Theu Boermans had Jeanne d’Arc not without Sallie Harmsen performed

Theu Boermans had Jeanne d’Arc not without Sallie Harmsen performed

Stage director Theu Boermans (67) would the piece of Jeanne d’arc never for the National Theatre to be increased if he actress Sallie Harmsen (27) is not on board.

“It works well together with us. I would be Jeanne d’arc’t have done it if Sal was not there. These things have just come together,” says Boermans in conversation with the magazine’s Sister.

For Harmsen, who twice a Golden Calf for Best Actress was given, the cooperation with the successful director many: “I am very happy with him in the repetitielokaal. It is hard work, and I notice that I get better as an actor. I may have authority to tolerate.”

“If it is fertile, it is pleasant to critique. I should also themselves believe, because I am quite stubborn.”


The National Theatre performs Jeanne d’arc) from 7 February to 30 april. The cast includes in addition to Harmsen from, among others, Stefan de Walle, Juda Goslinga and Tamar van den Dop.

To connect with her character, trying to Harmsen, the French national heroine Joan of Arc a place in her real life.

“Everything is in the theme of your character. The books that I read, the conversations I have with friends, run, everything I do in the light of Jeanne. I try to be her theme to be found in the news, the religious extremism, for example, which is currently much in the news, and then to examine how it is to be in that position.”

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