Joan Littlewood (Director) | Playbill

Joan Littlewood


After dropping out of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she founded an amateur theatre, Theatre Union, in Manchester, with husband Ewan McColl (whose real name was Jimmy Miller). Their mission was political, experimental works, and the group's reputation grew, but was halted by World War II.

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  • Born: Oct 01, 1914 in London, ENGLAND
  • Death: Sep 20, 2002 in London, ENGLAND


Tony Award
1965 Best Direction of a Musical Nominee
1961 Best Direction of a Play Nominee

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