"Slick, smart and very funny. Excellent acting and excellent direction."
"Get lost in fantasy, question your humanity, bathe in the realms of Ridley"
TheatreLab - Radiant Vermin
"I haven't been able to stop thinking about it."
Audience feedback - Continuum
"Amazing acting & very funny."
"Beautiful application of physical theatre to tell the story!"
"I am speechless to be honest... LOVED IT!"
Audience feedback - Intersect
"It was immense!"
"Intriguing, captivating and very emotional."
Audience feedback - Auguste and The Moon
Jo is a Freelance Creative Producer based in South West England. Jo is Founder and Artistic Director of Contemporary Performance Collective Up The Ante and Associate Producer for Bath Spa Productions. Most recently Jo has produced Radiant Vermin at Burdall's Yard as part of Sparkfest, Continuum at Bath Spa University and Intersect at Arnolfini. Jo also has a decade of experience leading workshops, classes and directing adults and young people of all ages in both creative and educational environments. Jo has additionally worked in Stage Management and Arts Administration. Jo is currently undertaking an MA in Creative Producing at Bath Spa University as well as Level 5 Teaching English as a Foreign Language at The TEFL Academy, and has a BA (Hons) Drama with Creative Writing from The University of The West of England.
"Jo is a bit invincible. She’s got a supportive hand on everything and encourages you as an artist to be bold and adventurous. She brings the team together and alleviates any worries with her refusal to fear creative risks."
Leanda Mochrie, Actor, Up The Ante
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jo on numerous projects. Jo is such an inspiring person to work with. Her drive and enthusiasm for her work make her a wonderful producer."
Lucy Hannam, Vocal Coach, Up The Ante
"Jo has been an absolute gem to work with, and I couldn't have asked for more. She used her wide range of talents, experience and contacts to provide each member of the company what they needed to put on a great show. I hope to work with her again in the future!"
Alison Green, Sound Designer, Bath Spa Productions
"Jo is a wonderful producer. She has a talent for raw creativity and ideas but she is also very practical and technical. I felt her enthusiasm and support throughout the whole journey. She also fought for what we believed in artistically and questioned some decisions that didn’t fit with the ultimate creative vision which was incredibly useful. I would recommend her to any future director. Thank you Jo for making my job such a joy."
Lizzie Franks, Director
"Jo worked as a stage manager for me for my "Stars of Magic" show. I am very pleased to say that she integrated perfectly with my team and showed great versatility by taking on a number of different responsibilities. Nothing was too much of an ask for her! She solved problems quickly, kept calm and went above and beyond what I had asked her to do. A magic show can be a challenging one to work on as there are technical demands that are specific to this genre but Jo learned and adapted immediately. I was delighted with my decision to bring her on board and I would recommend her to anyone!"
Rob James, Stars of Magic
"I have recently taken on a new team. Therefore I called on Jo's skill-set, asking for building confidence in my team to help them identify their potential as professionals, as well as some team building activities and practical tools to engage young people. Jo delivered beyond my expectations, she installed a sense of excitement for the role with in my team. The team said how much fun they had, that they have not laughed so much for a long time, and had gained some great ideas for their work. I felt that they had a really great time bonding as a team as well as hearing new outside-the-box thinking with their approach to engagement. Jo was great at making the team feel comfortable, and engaged every member in the process."
Laura Brain, Off The Record