“The abuse in the church has very unique and cruel twists to it. And, as one of the oldest continuous patriarchal institutions in the world, looking at the church helps us to reflect upon how many established institutions, including families, help perpetuate and conceal violence throughout society.”
The virtuoso approach of Bedlam’s Saint Joan, its unpretentious immediacy, makes this production an exuberant Shavian history lesson that should not to be missed.
Evaluating actress Judi Dench is akin to watching a great athlete do a high dive or land a difficult jump on ice skates. She nails it so often that you half expect a row of judges to hold up cards with nothing but 10’s on them.