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Joanna Read

JOANNA READ

  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    United Agents  

Joanna is Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Salisbury Playhouse. Recent productions there include William Nicholson's SHADOWLANDS with Julian Glover and Lisa Eichorn, the new musical TWO CITIES, the European premiere of Arthur Miller's PLAYING FOR TIME, TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD and the HIRED MAN (TMA Award for Best Musical) as well as natoinal 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. As a writer Joanna's work includes the book of TWO CITIES, a new musical with Howard Goodall which she is currently revising. She has also written five pantomimes, all performed at Salisbury Playhouse, the most recent of which is ROBIN HOOD AND the BABES IN the WOOD

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        Aladdin         Cinderella         Two Cities



Aladdin

Synopsis:
the most popular event of the year, our Pantomime is created especially for you in Watford by our devoted team. Aladdin brings the festive season to life with dazzling sets and costumes, talented actors, live music and all the lavish spectacle you have come to expect from us. This fun-packed Pantomime from the team behind last year's CinderElla is not to be missed! Rough diamond Aladdin is the hero of this tale of intrigue and romance. With the help of Widow Twankey, Wishy Washy, the flying magic carpet and of course the audience, will he be able to escape the clutches of Abanazer and marry the beautiful Jasmine?

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by Joanna Read And Stuart Thomas

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Cinderella

Synopsis:
freshly informal but handsomely costumed take on Cinderella.

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written by Joanna Read And Stuart Thomas

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Two Cities

Synopsis:
ased on Charles Dickens epic novel Tale of Two Cities transposing the Parisian half of the original story to St Petersburg

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Music And lyrics by Howard Goodall, book by Joanna Read And Howard Goodal

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Musical

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