Kate Saffin talks to Gemskii about the challenges of portraying Joan Littlewood

Joan Babs and Shelagh

Solo performer Gemskii discusses not only the contribution that Joan Littlewood made to British theatre but the challenge of reworking a show intended for a cast of six to being a solo piece.

“Joan Littlewood contributed as much to British theatre as Shakespeare! Why is she not remembered? Is it because she was a communist, or a woman, or because she was downright rude? Joan, Babs & Shelagh too is a complete history of this fantastic woman and her collision with Barbara Windsor and Shelagh Delaney.”

Listen to our interview with Gemskii on her solo show about Joan Littlewood