Directed by Marianne Elliott, the cast is led by Anne-Marie Duff in the title role and also includes Jamie Ballard, James Barriscale, Simon Bubb, Finn Caldwell, Oliver Ford Davies (as the Inquisitor), Jonathan Jaynes, Paterson Joseph (as Cauchon), Gareth Kennerley, William Osborne, Paul Ready (as the Dauphin), Michael Thomas, Luke Treadaway, Ross Waiton and Angus Wright (as Warwick).
A country girl in her late teens declares her bloody mission to drive the English from France and to crown the reluctant Daphin as King. With staggering confidence, she takes command of the army and conducts a brutal campaign that leads to Charles VII's coronation. But as one of the first Protestants and natonalists, she threatens the very fabric of feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. Within one year she is burnt at the stake.
Saint Joan has twice been previously produced at the National, at the Old Vic in 1963 (with Joan Plowright) and in the Olivier in 1984 (with Frances de la Tour).