Guild Hall Will Screen 'Saint Joan’ This Weekend

An encore screening of the National Theatre Live production

Guild Hall will present an encore screening of the National Theatre Live production from London’s Donmar Warehouse of George Bernard Shaw’s classic play “Saint Joan” on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Gemma Arterton plays the French peasant who claimed to experience visions from God and eventually convinced the Dauphin to let her lead the French troops against the English at Orleans during the Hundred Years’ War. While she was instrumental in turning the tide of the conflict, she was later captured by the enemy, tried for witchcraft and heresy, and burned at the stake. 

In his review of the production for The Independent, Paul Taylor wrote that “Gemma Arterton . . . is radiantly persuasive as Bernard Shaw’s heroine in this richly rewarding revival directed by Josie Rourke.”

Tickets cost $18, $16 for members.