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An obscene medieval mystery play with live music, based on the miraculous true story of a nun on the run, from Breach Theatre.

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Tue 3 Dec - Sat 21 Dec, 3pm & 7.30pm

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New Diorama Theatre
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15 - 16 Triton Street, Regent's Place NW1 3BF

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Breach’s work has always been laced with humour, some of it lethal, but they are going for full out fun in telling the apparently true story of Joan of Leeds a 14th century nun who went AWOL, and doing it in the style of a group of medieval players staging a mystery play. As in Lucy McCormick’s Triple Threat a number of familiar biblical stories get subverted in an evening that never takes itself too seriously as it concentrates on giving an alternative view of women and sexuality. The show doesn’t quite manage to keep the jokes flowing freely, but takes delight in killing a few sacred cows in its celebration of female sexual pleasure.

About Joan of Leeds

"She perverted her path of life arrogantly to the way of carnal lust ... to the notorious peril to her soul." In a 14th Century Yorkshire convent Sister Joan is blessed with unholy visions. A seductive serpent and sinful saints exalt the earthly pleasures of forbidden sex. Her visions cause a scandal in the order but Joan’s determined to spread her new carnal creed... even if it means getting a little creative. An obscene medieval mystery play with live music, based on the miraculous true story of a nun on the run. A new Christmas show by multi award-winning devised theatre makers Breach.