Written by Deborah Bruce, Theresa Ikoko, Laura Lomas, Chino Odimba & Ursula Rani Sarma
Directed by Róisín McBrinn
11 August 2016 – 12 August 2016
Written by Deborah Bruce, Theresa Ikoko, Laura Lomas, Chino Odimba & Ursula Rani Sarma
Directed by Róisín McBrinn

Running time 60 minutes


11 August 2016 – 12 August 2016

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

Cast and Creatives

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Tanya Moodie – Cast

Róisín McBrinn – Director

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Becky Smith – Sound Designer

Lucy Osborne – Designer

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Emma Chapman – Lighting Designer

Laura Asare – Assistant Director

Our People

Tracey Anderson
Support Manager
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Finance & HR Administrator
Imogen Davies
Individual Giving Manager
Maya Ellis
Executive Assistant
Mimi Findlay
Emma Kendall
Development Manager
Cath Longman-Jones
Head of Finance & Operations
Lorraine Maher
Participation Manager
Selina Mayer
Finance & Data Manager
Samantha McNeil
Volunteer Coordinator
Linda Morgans
Sally Muckley
Head of Development & Communications
Giovanna Pala
Interim Support Manager
Rachael Smith
Operations Manager
Jacqueline Stewart
Head of Participation
Claire Stone
Heritage Project Manager
Demi Wilson-Smith
Development & Members Assistant
Dezh Zhelyazkova
Assistant Producer

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

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Paul Taylor
The Independent


Jane Kemp


Becky Henrys
The Upcoming


David Clack
Time Out

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