SHEDx : JO CLIFFORD
DATES & TIMES
Friday 27th August
Tickets are not needed for this talk. The stream will be available below. Captions are available for this performance. Toggle them on or off in the right hand menu at the bottom of the YouTube Player.
SHEDx Talks are a free to watch series of ten minute talks from theatre makers and key arts industry figures, presented as part of SHEDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2021. All the talks are centred around the theme of Edinburgh Festival Fringe and aim to inspire, educate, reminisce and advocate for change.
Jo Clifford is a playwright, performer, proud father and grandmother. She is the author of over 110 plays. She is currently rehearsing THE COVID REQUIEM, which she will be performing with her co-writer Lesley Orr in Pitlochry in September.
Recent work as writer and performer includes: A SPACE TO BLESS (Queen Jesus Productions at St Mary’s cathedral; SLUG LOVE (Tron Theatre and Trans Vegas).
Just before last year’s lockdown she performed her GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS QUEEN OF HEAVEN in Sao Paulo after a hugely successful 10th anniversary season in the Tron in October.
Also before lockdown her translation of LIFE IS A DREAM was to be revived by the Lyceum (and it may still happen); the Finnish translation of her WUTHERING HEIGHTS briefly ran in Helsinki; and her LIGHT IN THE VILLAGE (in an Urdu translation) was to open in Karachi.
The year before, she performed as one of the women in Tai Shani’s Turner Prize winning installation DC: SEMIRAMIS in the Turner Gallery Margate; her ANNA KARENINA had a highly successful run in Tokyo, and her queer version of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW was performed to great acclaim in Cardiff and Glasgow.
She is currently co-creating THE NOT SO UGLY DUCKLING with the actress and writer Maria MacDonell, to open in March 2022