Legendary French heroine Joan of Arc will be portrayed as non-binary in a new production at London’s Globe Theatre, with Artistic Director Michelle Terry saying it is “simply offering the possibility of another point of view”.
Joan of Arc to be made a non-binary character in new Globe production
A new Globe Theatre production exploring the life of Joan of Arc will see the legendary French heroine portrayed as a non-binary character.
The historical figure is known for fearlessly leading the French in battles against English soldiers in the Hundred Years War.
Theatre bosses say the play, I, Joan, will “offer the possibility of another point of view” when it arrives later this month.
Our new play I, Joan shows Joan as a legendary leader who uses the pronouns ‘they/them’. We are not the first to present Joan in this way, and we will not be the last. We can’t wait to share this production with everyone and discover this cultural icon.https://t.co/19T7baWsRk pic.twitter.com/lrgOC59TvQ— Shakespeare’s Globe (@The_Globe) August 11, 2022
The lead role will be played by Isobel Thom, who also uses the pronouns “they/them” and the script has been altered to change the pronouns of the French patron saint.