Five characters share a common thread: Joanne. But it’s not about her. It’s about Stella, whose tomorrow is as far away as winter from summer. It’s the way Grace finds her song on the footpath between two cars. It’s about Alice’s MBA wasted on plugging holes, Kath’s patients crawling alongside her after the night shift and it’s Becky caught in the crosshairs of what’s best and what’s right for her students.
But what about her? What about Joanne?
Performed by Olivier Award nominated Tanya Moodie, five of the most exciting voices in theatre explore the pressures on our public services as one young woman buckles under pressures of her own.
Joanne ran from 13 October for a three week run at Soho Theatre Upstairs in 2015
Catch JOANNE at The RSC's Making Mischief Festival this summer
Róisín has over fifteen years experience as a theatre director working in the UK, Ireland and internationally. Previously the Joint Artistic Director for Clean Break, for the company she has directed THICK AS THEIVES (Theatr Clwyd), JOANNE (Soho Theatre and RSC) and HOUSE/AMONGST THE REEDS (Yard Theatre).
Amongst others, Róisín has directed for The Abbey Theatre in Dublin (A TASTE OF HONEY/NO ESCAPE/ PERVE/HEARTBREAK HOUSE, The Gate Theatre Dublin (THE SNAPPER), Sheffield Theatres (AFTERPLAY’), Leeds Playhouse (YERMA), The Tricycle (THE FIELD) and as Associate Director for Sherman Theatre (BEFORE IT RAINS, SLEEPING BEAUTIES and IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR).
Her awards include the Quercus Award (National Theatre) and the Young Vic Jerwood Young Directors' Award. She has been nominated for the Irish Times Best Director Award.
Tanya Moodie's engaging performance... touches us in a way that news stories and reportage can't
Alison Benjamin – The Guardian
This is one of the most generous, expressive, focused, compassionate and compelling performances you're ever likely to see
Aleks Sierz – The Arts Desk
Joanne, under new artistic director, Róisín McBrinn seems to be taking their work to a new level
Carole Woddis – woddisreviews.org.uk