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14 Feb 2017

National Theatre Live brings Saint Joan to Cope Auditorium

National Theatre Live presents the electrifying new production of Saint Joan at the University’s Cope Auditorium this Thursday.

Written by George Bernard Shaw, Saint Joan centres on the 15th Century French military figure Joan of Arc. The play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France.

As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the fabric of the old-fashioned society and the Catholic Church across Europe.

The central role of Joan is being played by Gemma Arterton, star of “Lost in Austen”, “The Boat That Rocked” and “100 Streets”. She also won the Empire Award for Best Newcomer in 2009 and the Evening Standard Theatre Award for her role in the musical “Made in Dagenham”.

This live broadcast of Saint Joan can be seen on Thursday 16 February at the Cope Auditorium, Loughborough University, beginning at 7.00pm.

Tickets are £10.00 and can be bought online ( or from the LU Arts Box Office at Loughborough Town Hall on 01509 231914.

For more on the LU Arts programme, please contact Nick Slater, director of Arts on 01509-222960 or visit