Plaque: Joan Littlewood - Stratford plaque
Joan Littlewood, 1914 - 2002, theatre director.
The sculpture by Philip Jackson, CVO, DL MA FRBS.
Joan arrived at Theatre Royal Stratford East with her Theatre Workshop Company in 1953 and changed the theatre world forever. With children from the streets of Stratford, she was the founder of modern young people's theatre.
Commissioned by the Theatre Royal Stratford and the London Borough of Newham.
Site: Joan Littlewood (2 memorials)
E15, Theatre Square, Theatre Royal Stratford East
Littlewood set up the Theatre Royal Stratford East and ran it with her partner Gerry Raffles until 1974.