"Miracles are all right, Polly. The only difficulty about them is that they don’t happen nowadays."
George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan is an involving, thought-provoking journey to the very boundaries of faith and self-preservation. Joan of Arc, “inspiring yet unbearable”, is determined to fulfil the wishes of the voices in her head and lead France to victory against the English in the Hundred Years’ War. Her passion propels her to the elite circles of bishops and kings, but her naivety leads her to overestimate her allies and underestimate the determination of those whose way of life she threatens. It is a multi-faceted tale of dogmatism and trust that will lead you to critically assess the time we live in.
The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today. Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement.