'I am very happy to make this website, designed by Liz, official.'
ZoŽ Wanamaker CBE
My name is Liz, and I manage the website.  For details of when and why it was created, please see the section about this website.
ZoŽ has an official Twitter account, @ZoeWanamaker, that she runs with her PA, Vanessa.  I tweet at @LizLockhart1985.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse:
You can donate to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and find out more about this recreation of an indoor Jacobean theatre, on the Shakespeare's Globe website.  ZoŽ, who is Honorary President of the Globe, talks about the history and significance of the project in a video by the theatre. 

Current and upcoming projects:
  • Stevie Smith (Cheltenham Literature Festival; 11 October 2015): ZoŽ will recreate the poetry reading given by Stevie Smith at the Festival, fifty years ago.
  • Death of a Salesman (BBC Radio 3; 11 October 2015, 9pm): ZoŽ will play Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's masterpiece.
  • All On Her Own/Harlequinade (Garrick Theatre, London; 24 October 2015 Ė 13 January 2016): ZoŽ will play Rosemary in dramatic monologue All On Her Own and Dame Maud in comedy Harlequinade in this double bill of plays by Terence Rattigan.

Guestbook - To sign the guestbook, please click the picture below.  Your comments are much appreciated.

Welcome to the official website for Zoë Wanamaker!

Photos: ZoŽ at New York Theatre Workshop 2015 Spring Gala

12 May 2015 18:48

Yesterday ZoŽ joined Helen Mirren, Bill Nighy and a host of other well-known theatre industry figures at the New York Theatre Workshop's 2015 Spring Gala, where they celebrated the achievements of hugely successful theatre designer Bob Crowley.

ZoŽ was photographed at the event, which was held at the elegant Edison Ballroom in New York City, for BroadwayWorld.com, the Telegraph, Playbill and Getty Images.

She looked very chic in a jacket made from fabric inspired by vintage newspapers. It was a highly appropriate choice, given that Crowley designed the memorable set for the National Theatre's 2003 production of fast-paced press-room comedy His Girl Friday, in which ZoŽ starred as feisty journalist Hildy Johnson.


Please donate to The Esther Benjamins Trust's Nepal Earthquake Appeal, following second earthquake

12 May 2015 16:19

Following today's terrible news that a second major earthquake has struck Nepal, I wanted to remind ZoŽ's fans about The Esther Benjamins Trust, a charity supported by ZoŽ and working in Nepal.

The Esther Benjamins Trust is running a Nepal Earthquake Appeal, for which donations are urgently needed. You can donate to the charity online, by cheque or text to help fund its vital relief work in Nepal Ė which includes supporting children and impoverished families, as well as carrying out search and rescue work.

You can see The Esther Benjamins Trust's work in action in the video above. In addition, a news article from the charity shows its staff in Makwanpur spearheading a relief operation, bringing aid to a remote village.


Photos: ZoŽ at closing night of Zorba!

11 May 2015 16:25

Yesterday ZoŽ and her co-stars in the musical Zorba! gave their closing night performance at New York City Center.

BroadwayWorld.com, TheaterPizzazz.com and Getty Images have great photos from the curtain call and later in the evening.

Everyone certainly looks as if they've had a wonderful time working on the show, which ran from 6-10 May, as the final production in City Center's 2015 Encores! season, celebrating American musicals.


Broadway photos, then and now

8 May 2015 23:23

ZoŽ, her fellow cast and crew members, plus special guests are pictured at the first night of City Center's Zorba! revival, which took place on 6 May, in a great series of photos on Broadway.com.

The special guests include Bartlett Sher, who directed one of ZoŽ's previous Broadway productions, Awake and Sing!, in 2006. He is pictured backstage with ZoŽ, celebrating the success of Zorba!

In another great Broadway photo, this time from 1981, ZoŽ poses with her father, Sam Wanamaker, following a benefit performance of Acting Shakespeare. As the photographer, Adrian Bryan-Brown, points out, ZoŽ was appearing in Piaf at the time Ė her Broadway debut.


Videos: two more songs from Zorba!

8 May 2015 13:44

Here are two more excellent videos of Zorba! from Broadway.com. In the first ZoŽ, as Hortense, sings the witty 'No Boom Boom'; in the second, she and co-star John Turturro (Zorba) duet on the humorous and touching 'Goodbye, Cannavaro'.

Tickets for Zorba!, at New York City Center, are available now Ė but hurry! There are only three days left to catch this musical gem!

Thanks to Janet for the links to the videos.


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