• Read Joanna Trollope's BALANCING ACT, out now in harback and on kindle
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for TONIGHT AT 8:30 (Nuffield / ETT)
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD (touring)
  • Blanche McIntyre directs TONIGHT AT 8:30 for the Nuffield / ETT
  • Catch Elizabeth Berrington in TRYING AGAIN at 9pm on Sky Living
  • See Les Dennis starring in THE PERFECT MURDER, on tour
  • Abbey Smith directs THE NOTORIOUS MRS EBBMITH at Jermyn Street Theatre
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for A STEADY RAIN at the Ustinov Studio
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for THE ONLY WAY IS DOWNTON
  • See Sue Kelvin as Madam Morrible in WICKED West End
  • James Cotterill designs HOBSON'S CHOICE at the Oldham Coliseum
  • See Deborah McAndrew's AN AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY LARK
  • Buy THURSDAY'S CHILDREN by Nicci French, out now in hardback
  • Buy Julian Barnes' exquisite LEVELS OF LIFE, out now in paperback
  • Read Louise Levene's THE FOLLOWING GIRLS, out now in hardback
  • Read Robert Lautner's ROAD TO RECKONING out now in hardback and kindle
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for TWO INTO ONE at the Menier
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for MARTINE at the Finborough Theatre
  • Buy Felicity Cloake's mouth-watering PERFECT TOO, out now
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for JULIE MADLY DEEPLY
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for THE NOTORIOUS MRS EBBSMITH
  • Tom Wainwright's THE ROOM IN THE ELEPHANT tours the UK
  • Anya Reiss' new adaptation of SPRING AWAKENING tours with Headlong

Client details

Joanna Read

Joanna Read

Director

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Nicki Stoddart
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About

Joanna was Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Salisbury Playhouse for eight years. Productions included William Nicholson's SHADOWLANDS with Julian Glover and Lisa Eichorn, the new musical TWO CITIES, the European premiere of Arthur Miller's PLANG FOR TIME, TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD and THE HIRED MAN (TMA Award for Best Musical) as well as national tours of JAMAICA INN and A TOUCH OF THE SUN.

Freelance work includes the number one tour of BRASSED OFF for the Touring Partnership and Sheffield Theatres, TALENT for the Palace Theatre Watford and an outdoor production of the TEMPEST.

Prior to Salisbury, Joanna was Associate Director at the Octagon Theatre Bolton where she won a Manchester Evening News award for her producion of THE WIZARD OF OZ, Education Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre where she commissioned and directed plays by Debbie Isitt, Richard Cameron, Andrew Alty and Alex Jones, and Assistant Director at the Young Vic.   Joanna is Principal of LAMDA.  

As a writer Joanna's work includes the book of TWO CITIES, a new musical with Howard Goodall. She has also written five pantomimes, all performed at Salisbury Playhouse, the more recent of which was ROBIN HOOD AND THE BABES IN THE WOOD.  CINDERELLA was the 2009 Christmas show at Watford Palace Theatre followed by ALADDIN in 2010.

In 2010, Joanna directed the world premiere of Jill Hyem's play WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS for the Mill at Sonning.    

Other
ProductionCompanyNotes
ALADDIN Watford Palace Theatre
WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARISMill at Sonning
CINDERELLAWatford Palace Theatre
THE CORSTORPHINE ROAD NATIVITYFestival Theatre, Edinburgh
THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAWThe New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme
MATILDA AND DUFFY'S STUPENDOUS SPACE ADVENTUREWatermill Newbury
ON THE RAZZLEBristol Old Vic School
THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRYRADA
DANGEROUS CORNERNew Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme
ANIMAL FARMCreation Theatre Company, Oxford
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEAREGuildford Shakespeare Company
SHADOWLANDSSalisbury Playhouse
TWO CITIESSalisbury Playhouse
A TOUCH OF THE SUNSalisbury Playhouse
PLAYING FOR TIMESalisbury Playhouse
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDSalisbury Playhouse
JAMAICAN INNSalisbury Playhouse
THE WATERS OF THE MOONSalisbury Playhouse
THE HIRED MANSalisbury Playhouse
BARBARIANSSalisbury Playhouse
POOL DEATHSalisbury Playhouse
THE DUCHESS OF MALFISalisbury Playhouse
DONKEY'S YEARSSalisbury Playhouse
RUTHERFORD AND SONSalisbury Playhouse
MACBETHSalisbury Playhouse
THE SECRET RAPTURESalisbury Playhouse
A TASTE OF HONEYSalisbury Playhouse
SWEET HEARTSalisbury Playhouse
EQUUSSalisbury Playhouse
ROUGH CROSSINGSalisbury Playhouse
SEE HOW THEY RUNSalisbury Playhouse
THE WINTER'S TALESalisbury Playhouse
BRASSED OFFTouring Partnership and Sheffield Theatres
TALENTWatford Palace Theatre and the Mercury Theatre Colchester
PAT AND MARGARETOctagon Theatre, Bolton
THE WIZARD OF OZOctagon Theatre, Bolton
TWOOctagon Theatre, Bolton
THE DAUGHTER IN LAWOctagon Theatre, Bolton
HYSTERIAOctagon Theatre, Bolton
A CHRISTMAS CAROLOctagon Theatre, Bolton
CANDIDAOctagon Theatre, Bolton
BONDEDBirmingham Repertory Theatre
SEVENBirmingham Repertory Theatre
SQUEALING LIKE A PIGBirmingham Repertory Theatre
JOHNNY WATKINS WALKS ON WATERBirmingham Repertory Theatre
MICKEY AND MEBirmingham Repertory Theatre
JOYRIDERSBirmingham Repertory Theatre
THE CHANGELINGBirmingham Repertory Theatre
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMBirmingham Repertory Theatre
MOHICANSBirmingham Repertory Theatre
BRETEVSKI STREETBirmingham Repertory Theatre
THE COUNTRY WIFEArden School of Theatre
THE WAY WE LIVE NOWYoung Vic
ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRAYoung Vic
HAMLETYoung Vic
BORDERLINESCrucible Studio Theatre
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