'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:
  • Poet in the City: Stevie Smith with ZoŽ Wanamaker (Kings Place, London; 15 February, 7-8:30pm): ZoŽ will read Smith's witty poems during this event celebrating the highly original poet's work.
  • Elegy (Donmar Warehouse, London; 21 April Ė 18 June): ZoŽ will star as Lorna in the world premiere of this play, which imagines a world in which life can be augmented and extended.

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

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Listen to ZoŽ discussing All On Her Own/Harlequinade on BBC Radio 2

31 October 2015 13:54

If you missed ZoŽ's interview on Graham Norton's Radio 2 show this lunchtime, you can listen to it on the BBC iPlayer. The very enjoyable interview, during the last half hour of the show, offers insight into All On Her Own and Harlequinade, the double bill of plays by Terence Rattigan in which ZoŽ is starring at London's Garrick Theatre.

As she explained, All On Her Own was originally written for TV and has never been seen in the West End Ė until now. Harlequinade is another rarely-seen gem, focused on the antics of a repertory company staging Romeo and Juliet and The Winter's Tale (a production of which is in repertory with the Rattigan double bill).

'I went all over the country doing rep,' ZoŽ remarked about her early stage career. She acted in Oxford, Cambridge, Leeds and elsewhere.

Team spirit is, of course, essential to theatre companies. ZoŽ chose Joe Cocker's song, 'With a Little Help from My Friends', to sum up the supportive atmosphere at the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, which is producing All On Her Own and Harlequinade.

Tickets for this double bill, which is currently in previews, are available. You have until 13 January to catch the show.


ZoŽ to be interviewed by Graham Norton on BBC Radio 2

30 October 2015 19:30

ZoŽ will be a special guest on Graham Norton's BBC Radio 2 show tomorrow, 31 October. She'll be talking about her current stage roles in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's All On Her Own/Harlequinade at London's Garrick Theatre.

The radio show is on-air from 10am to 1pm (the specific time of ZoŽ's interview hasn't been announced). The interview promises to be lively and fun, as those of you who heard ZoŽ's first interview on Graham Norton's show, back in 2011, will know.


Harlequinade 'is a love affair with the theatre of the past,' ZoŽ emphasises in new interview

30 October 2015 00:55

London newspaper the Evening Standard has interviewed ZoŽ about starring in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's productions of All On Her Own and Harlequinade at the West End's Garrick Theatre, praising her as 'a peerless tragedian and comedian'.

Discussing the intriguing, tension-filled monologue All On Her Own, ZoŽ emphasises that she'd 'never seen anything like it' before. The second part of the Terence Rattigan double bill, Harlequinade, also captured her attention. The comedy about a touring theatre company, she explains, 'is a love affair with the theatre of the past'.

ZoŽ shares fond memories of the period during which her father, Sam Wanamaker, performed in Stratford with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She recalls him rowing to work and describes herself as 'totally blown away' by the wonderful atmosphere backstage.

ZoŽ's enthusiasm for theatre clearly remains very strong. She remarks that the reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe, which her father built on London's South Bank, is a 'magical space'.

Tickets are available for All On Her Own and Harlequinade, which are currently in previews and receiving hugely positive comments from theatregoers on Twitter (I'm endeavouring to retweet them). Performances are scheduled until 13 January.


ZoŽ returns to the stage tonight!

24 October 2015 17:58

The wait is almost over! Tonight ZoŽ will return to the stage for the first time since May, in order to star in All On Her Own and Harlequinade at London's Garrick Theatre.

Performances of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's double bill of Terence Rattigan plays Ė which encompasses both drama and comedy Ė are scheduled until 13 January. Tickets are available.

Let's wish ZoŽ and her fellow cast and crew members much success!


Photos of ZoŽ rehearsing All On Her Own and Harlequinade

22 October 2015 18:34

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has today released a couple of great photos of ZoŽ rehearsing the double bill of Terence Rattigan plays, All On Her Own and Harlequinade, which will be staged at London's Garrick Theatre from 24 October.

The rehearsal photos feature in the theatre press on both sides of the Atlantic, with BroadwayWorld.com, Official London Theatre, Whatsonstage.com, LOVEtheatre, West End Frame, LondonTheatre.co.uk and London Theatre 1 publishing them.

Tickets for the double bill, which runs until 13 January, are available.


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