About

Betrayal in rehearsal at Salisbury Playhouse (2017)
Photo: Barbara Leatham.

Hello. I’m a theatre director based in the South West. I was Associate Director at Wiltshire Creative; Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International Arts Festival (2016-2020) and Recipient of Regional Theatre Young Director’s Scheme (RTYDS) 18 Month Placement at Salisbury Playhouse (2015-16). Previously I was Co-Artistic Director of Tin Box Theatre (2011-16), a Theatre Maker on the Birmingham Rep’s Foundry Project (2013), part of New Diorama’s Emerging Theatre Companies Scheme, and part of the team managing PILOT Nights, Birmingham.

Training: University of Birmingham (BA Hons Drama and Theatre Arts and MPhil B Directing and Dramaturgy)

Directing Credits Include: The Tailor of Gloucester, Relatively Speaking (Salisbury Playhouse), Imber: You Walk Through (Salisbury International Arts Festival), Handbagged (Salisbury Playhouse, York Theatre Royal, Oldham Coliseum), Silence (Mercury Theatre Colchester, Salisbury Playhouse and UK tour), A Wiltshire Tale (Salisbury Arts Centre and tour), Hansel (Salisbury Playhouse), Happiness Ltd (Bike Shed, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Salisbury Playhouse and tour), Betrayal (Salisbury Playhouse), This Land (Pentabus, Salisbury Playhouse and tour), Pint Dreams (Tin Box Theatre, Holding space commission and UK tour), Not Known at This Address (Tin Box Theatre, UK tour), Stop the Clocks (Tin Box Theatre, The Coffin Works)

As assistant director: The Magna Carta Plays; Bike; Fallen Angels (Salisbury Playhouse), Little Shop of Horrors (Salisbury Playhouse and Mercury Theatre Colchester), The Palace of Wasted Dreams (mac Birmingham). Jo was an Associate Director on we’re here because we’re here (National Theatre, Jeremy Deller, 14-18 Now) and conducted verbatim interviews for My Country (National Theatre).