Monument

Joan Littlewood - Stratford statue

Erection date: 4/10/2015

Inscription

{On a plaque attached to the front of the plinth:}
Joan Littlewood

This bronze statue, called The Mother of Modern Theatre, is based on an iconic photograph of Littlewood in the 1970s, when the theatre was threatened with demolition, sitting on rubble in almost exactly this location. The actor Murray Melvin (1932 – 2023) whose early career had been greatly assisted by working with Littlewood, led the campaign to erect this statue.

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.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Joan Littlewood - Stratford statue

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Joan Littlewood

Theatre director. Born Stockwell. 1945 set up the Theatre Workshop which move...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Joan Littlewood - Stratford statue

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Philip Jackson

Sculptor. Philip Henry Christopher Jackson was born Inverness. Studio in Midh...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Joan Littlewood - Stratford statue

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Joan Littlewood - Stratford plaque

Joan Littlewood - Stratford plaque

Joan Littlewood, 1914 - 2002, theatre director. The sculpture by Philip Jacks...

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