THE two lead roles in the major new musical which will premiere in High Wycombe have been announced.

After open auditions for Joan of Arc a Musical were held in The Chiltern Centre Sarah Coope from Beaconsfield has been chosen to play Joan of Arc.

Francis Forbes-Edwards from Marlow will play Alencon, the leading male role.

Sarah is a talented actress and singer and has starred in The Hot Mikado, Merrily We Roll Along and Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

Francis is currently studying for a degree in music technology and has had lead roles in several musicals, including Fame, Cabaret and Crazy for You.

Rehearsals will start in September and the show will start on November 4.