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Milk Presents, in association with Derby Theatre

JOAN by Lucy J Skilbeck

An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, this is Joan of Arc. 

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Tue 11 Apr – Sat 22 Apr, 7:30pm

Venue: Downstairs

Performed by drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson, history’s greatest gender-warrior takes to the stage, dragging up as the men she defies in this smash hit show.

Packed with guts and heart, Joan is the latest daring fusion of lyrical new writing and cabaret prowess from the multi-award winning Milk Presents.

What happens when a disguise becomes something a lot more real and you have to fight for who you really are? A fearless solo play with uproarious songs about what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone.

Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award, Stage Award and Spirit of the Fringe Award 2016

"Comic fizz, emotional ballast and cross-dressing that looks like sorcery" The Guardian

Supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and BBC Performing Arts Legacy Fund

Age: 12+

Join us to discuss Joan after the show on Thurs 18 April​! A relaxed and informal gathering over a glass of wine, *Discuss gives our audience the opportunity to lead the conversation. Find out more here.



Benjamin Butch

Sat 22 April 8.30pm
The legendary Bar Wotever hosts a special JOAN after-party with cocktails, hard drag king entertainment from Benjamin Butch and Rico DelRay, plus queer music ‘til closing time.
Tickets*: £20 | £15 concs 
(*includes a ticket to JOAN and a free cocktail) 

To book, add a ticket to JOAN and a ticket to the soirée to your basket, and the discount will be automatically applied.
(You may see JOAN on a different night)


  • Tue 11 Apr, 7:30pm
  • Wed 12 Apr, 7:30pm
  • Thu 13 Apr, 7:30pm
  • Fri 14 Apr, 7:30pm
  • Sat 15 Apr, 7:30pm
  • Tue 18 Apr, 7:30pm
  • Wed 19 Apr, 7:30pm
  • Thu 20 Apr, 7:30pm
  • Fri 21 Apr, 7:30pm
  • Sat 22 Apr, 7:30pm

Additional information

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Sat 22 Apr, 8:30pm

The legendary Bar Wotever hosts a special JOAN after-party with cocktails, hard drag king entertainment and queer music  ‘til closing time.