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The Voices of Joan of Arc

Janie Gibson (VIC)

Presented in association with Darebin Arts' Speakeasy

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3-14 May


Northcote Town Hall, 189 High St, Northcote


Tue 3 May 9pm

Tue–Sat 9pm | Sun 8pm | Sat 7 May 3:15pm & 9pm | Fri 13 May 3pm & 9pm


$28 Full / $23 Concesssion / Preview $18 / Green tickets Sun 8 May and Tue 10 May


  • assistive-listening
  • audio-description
  • tactile-tour (1)
  • wheelchair - Copy

Tactile Tour Fri 13 May 2:15pm | Audio Described performance, Fri 13 May 3pm

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Contains violent imagery, nudity and a replica weapon

Event Details

Janie Gibson has established herself as a powerful and original performance maker.

RealTime Arts

At age 17, Joan of Arc led the French army to victory commanded by her voices from God. By age 19 she was condemned a heretic and burnt at the stake. She was a soaring supernova whose light shone too brightly for the world she lived in. Joan’s story is one of resistance, speaking to the tragedy of silenced women’s voices across the ages.

It’s time for her to take up space.

In this intimate performance, actor and theatre maker Janie Gibson delves into the past to channel the voices of Joan of Arc. Weaving together song, story, text and music, Gibson gives voice to Joan’s own words as captured in the detailed transcript of her trial for heresy.

Together with electric violinist and vocalist Xani Kolac (The Twoks) we enter a musical world of wild lamentation, devotional hymns and original compositions. Women’s voices meet in transcendent harmonies that pierce the night air, underscored by violin and echoing bells, and driven by the pounding drums of war.From the courtroom, to her prison cell, to the battlefields of France…

Out of the fire, we hear Joan speak.

  • Lead Artist/Actor/Author
    Janie Gibson
  • Musican & Composer
    Xani Kolac
  • Actor & Devisor
    Daniel Han
  • Producer
    Piper Huynh
  • Dramaturg
    Amelia Evans
  • Lighting design
    Rob Sowinski & Bryn Cullen
  • Costume Design
    Jacinta Anderson
  • Poetess and text consultant
    Raven Moon Eyelander
  • Access Consultant
    Belinda Locke
  • Live Audio Description
    Rachel Edward

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.