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Joan Littlewood was the anarchic revolutionary of 20th century theatre. Born into poverty, she raged her way to have a lasting influence on British culture. Anti-establishment, communist, visionary, rude and glorious, Joan fired the imagination of a generation. Her unique Theatre Workshop was responsible for a raft of successes including Oh What A Lovely War!, and breathed new life into the Theatre Royal Stratford East. This new musical of Joan's life story, told with her own uncompromising candour, reveals a mighty love story at its heart.Performers Clare Burt (Joan Littlewood), Aretha Ayeh (Joan at a different stage in her life), Sandy Foster (Joan at a different stage in her life), Amanda Hadingue (Joan at a different stage in her life), Dawn Hope (Joan at a different stage in her life), Emily Johnstone (Joan at a different stage in her life), Sophia Nomvete (Joan at a different stage in her life), Daisy Badger (Rosalie), Greg Barnett (Jimmie Miller/Cedric Price), Laura Elsworthy (Shelagh Delaney), Solomon Israel (Gerry Raffles), Natasha Lewis, Tam Williams (Murray Melvin).
Book by Sam Kenyon. Music Sam Kenyon. Lyrics Sam Kenyon. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Erica Whyman. Design Tom Piper. Lighting Charles Balfour. Sound Jonathan Ruddick. Director Lucy Hind (movement director). Design Nina Dunn (video).
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