Saint Joan

Donmar Warehouse

Saint Joan

13 Dec 2016 - 18 Feb 2017

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11 reviews

3.1 out of 5.0
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“Arterton’s gloriously straightforward, striding Joan... radiating both determination and a real simplicity of girlish kindness.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Although the play has its Shavian windbag longuers, this production radiates with contemporary resonance... Arterton: miraculous”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“Arterton is radiantly persuasive as Bernard Shaw's heroine in this richly rewarding revival... Highly recommended.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Arterton finds a terrific grace, and quiet conviction... It's quite a play. If only the production had trusted it a little more.”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“Whenever Arterton is at the heart of the action, the scenes have a bright vitality. She glows with ardour... Incongruous.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Stylish and engagingly performed... Feels at time like it’s hitting its audience over the head with a rolled up newspaper.”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“The cast saves the day. Arterton is luminescent as Joan... Akinade is on fetching form... So many words, though.”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“Arterton: very good indeed... Rourke’s updated production, however, risks ironing out some of the complexities of the play.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Arterton turns in the best stage performance I’ve seen her give... Electrifying every moment she’s on stage.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Attempts to stick its fingers into the sockets of the volatile political environment... Muddled... Arterton convinces.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Perverse... all the energy has been devoted to updating the peripherals rather than exploring the play.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

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