Calm Down Dear: Saint Somebody

Dates and Times

Wed 5 June 2019 at 7:15pm

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Ticket information

£8 (work-in-progress)

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Part of Calm Down Dear, a three-week festival of innovative feminist performance. The festival runs from Tuesday 28 May – Sunday 16 June.

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Presented by Clara Potter-Sweet

peasant / virgin / maid / warrior / heretic / witch saint

Like a butterfly pinned to a collector’s board, Joan of Arc dies by categorisation. She’s a rotating kaleidoscope of images, but whenever someone writes her story down, she’s limited, defined.

We say she was all of them and more. We’re here to set Joan free from written history and make our lady mercurial. We might resurrect some cultural Joans. We might hold a séance. We might write a little history of our own.

Tapping in to the medieval, the mystic of Joan’s mileu, Saint Somebody is a devised work-in-progress about women on trial and the dangers of myth-making, the difference between body and body text, and the fear of the undefinable woman.

About the company

Clara Potter-Sweet is a theatre-maker and dramaturg of devised, experimental work – dealing in surprise, strong images, the bounds of performance. She’s a co-founder of award-winning company Emergency Chorus (New Diorama, VAULT Festival, Lyric Hammersmith). Collaborators on previous work include: Anna Himali Howard, Barrel Organ, the Wardrobe Ensemble.

Twitter: @claraps_ | #SaintSomebody #CDD19

Image Credit: (c) Clara Potter-Sweet

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