Cast & Crew
|Archbishop of Rheims||Christopher Hancock|
|Bertrand de Poulengey||Giles Block|
|Captain de la Hire||Anthony Langdon|
|de Stogumber||Job Stewart|
|Duchess de la Tremouille||Sarah-Jane Gwillim|
|Dunois’ page||Donald Sumpter|
|Gilles de Rais||John Tordoff|
|Robert de Baudricourt||Laurence Carter|
|St Joan||Judi Dench|
|Costume designer||Rosemary Vercoe|
|Lighting designer||Geoffrey Mersereau|
Cast included John Neville and Michael Craig & Harold Innocent.
Jimmy Thompson (better known as the human foil for the singing puppets Pinky & Perky) was a very good dauphin.
I think the junior cast members included John Shrapnell.
Judi Dench was spellbinding.
Our English teachers at Bilborough were starstruck by John Neville being director at the playhouse and organised trips to various Richard # x Shakespeare productions which left me totally unmoved and doubting that The Bard had any relevance to us in the 1960s. But then we saw St Joan there and I was transfixed by the lead performance of the unknown ( in the day of Marilyn Munro, Brigitte Bardot and Hattie Jacques), Judi Dench.
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