I Am Joan is an autobiographical one woman show by our Artistic Director, Viv Gordon.

A hopeful comedy about a woman in recovery from trauma finding empowerment by connecting with various inspiring Joans, such as Joan Collins, Joan Jett and Joan of Arc, all of whom embody elusive qualities of resilience and self-belief.

Think Dynasty meets Joan of Arc with lashings of cherry bakewells, a heavy dose of glam rock and tissues for all at the end. Irreverent, laugh out loud, hold your breath and weep silently; this show will stay with you long after you watch it. It is currently touring the South West with accompanying wrap around activity with arts venues aimed at increasing access and inclusion for artists and audiences with mental health issues.

"This piece is a call to arms" DERYCK NEWLAND, PAVILION DANCE SOUTH WEST.

A beautifully paced piece. At once both touchingly personal and universal in its themes. I am still haunted by it" RUTH KAPADIA, DIVERSITY MANAGER ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.

  • Writer and Performer Viv Gordon
  • Original Music Composer and Performer Tom Johnson
  • Director Tom Roden
  • Designer Mayou Trikerioti
  • Lighting Designer Will Monks
  • Choreographer Mandy Braden
  • Dramaturg Chris Fogg
  • Producer Strike A Light


The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter - 8th May            
Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Taunton - 9th May    
Birmingham MAC - 12th May                                   
Circomedia, Bristol - 13th May                  
Theatre Shop, Clevedon - 18th May                       
​Strode Theatre, Street - 19th May                             
Prema Arts Centre - 20th May                                   
Salisbury International Arts Festival - 30th May     
Hackney Showroom - 6th & 7th June                           
Regal Theatre, Minehead - 12th June                      
Bridport Arts Centre - 16th June                                 

Watch the trailer below and get in touch for more information

I am Joan Trailer

I am Joan from Viv Gordon on Vimeo.