The story of an extraordinary girl who changed history…
Isabelle Arc is a God-fearing woman. She can neither read nor write and her skirts smell ripe as cheese. But she can do all sorts of handy things such as gutting a lamb, lancing a boil and hiding the family valuables during a raid. She has never blamed God for a blessed thing. When she lost a baby daughter to the bloody flux she barely shed a tear. Not that she didn’t love the child but she knows that motherhood is a numbers game. Isabelle is grateful to have a daughter as healthy and hardy as her Joan. Isabelle sometimes wishes that Joan would be a little chattier. But still, Isabelle Arc counts her blessings. Grateful, grateful, grateful. That’s what Isabelle tries to be.
Set in a world ravaged by 90 years of war between the Kingdoms of France and England and the torment of the Black Death, Mother of the Maid is the story of Joan of Arc’s mother, a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she deals with the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter. This riveting play is an epic tale told from an unexpected and remarkable perspective.
Content warning: Adult themes and depictions of family violence.
Season: July 15-29
Every Wed, Fri, Sat – 8pm
Sun Jul 16 & Sat Jul 22 – 2pm