Book, music and lyrics by Sam Kenyon
Directed by Hannah Chissick
ONE WOMAN WITH A REVOLUTION TO STAGE
Anti-establishment, visionary, rude and glorious, Joan Littlewood fired the imagination of a generation. Based on her life story, Sam Kenyon’s musical charts the emotional highs and lows of Joan’s journey from the East End to the West End.
Joan Littlewood was the anarchic revolutionary of 20th-century theatre. 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.
Told with her own uncompromising honesty, this musical reveals a mighty love story at its heart. Miss Littlewood premiered in the Swan Theatre in summer 2018.
Rehearsed entirely on Zoom during lockdown, this abridged film version has been developed in direct collaboration with the writer.
This film contains some strong language.
Aaron Bladen Jimmie Miller, Cedric Price, Robert Littlewood
Juliette Bull Joan 3 and 5, Avis Bunnage, Kate Littlewood, Nick
Elizabeth Chalmers Joan 1, Barbara Young, Young Woman, Barbara Windsor, Lionel Bart, Howard
Alice Hoult Joan 4 and 6, Old Woman, Jean Newlove, Murray
Stephanie Lindo Rosalie
Khadija Sallet Joan Littlewood, The Arts Council, Usherette
Samuel Sarpong-Broni Gerry Raffles, Frank Norman, Hal Prince
Meesha Turner Joan 2, Caroline Em, Pearl Turner, Shelagh Delaney
Seren Nickson violin
Cathryn Jenkins viola
Joseph Keenan cello
Hannah Corcoran flute/alto saxophone
Daniel Latham clarinet
Zoë Perkins trumpet
Hannah Stell trombone
Louis Moisan guitar
Jonathan Phillips drums
Jonathan Mayers bass
Sam Kenyon Writer and composer
Hannah Chissick Director
Tarek Merchant Musical Director
Chris Whittaker Choreographer
Louis Berry Director of Photography and Video Editor
Mike Walker Recording and Sound Editor
Hope Brennan Sound Assistant
Marcus Albertsen First Assistant Camera
Toby Leary First Assistant Camera
Matt Watkins Stage Manager
Michael 'Skip' Francis Production Manager
Faye Hetherington and Rob Pearce Production Crew
We’re deeply grateful to everyone who supported us through this crazy year, especially Disney Theatrical Productions, Dianne Roberts and the Graham and Dianne Roberts Charitable Settlement, the Maria Björnson Memorial Fund, The Mackintosh Foundation and the Toni V Fell Musical Charitable Trust. We couldn’t have done this without you.
WITH THANKS TO:
James Haddrell and the team at Greenwich Theatre
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