Joanne Gallagher


Joanne can be contacted through Playwrights' Studio

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Former Mentored Playwright

Joanne Gallagher

Joanne Gallagher is a playwright and actor from Linwood. She trained at the Oxford School of Drama and has appeared in Film and TV (Outlander, Tell it to the Bees) and had her West End debut in Equus in 2019. She studied English Literature at Glasgow University. She is interested in writing about working-class Scots, romance and how we dance when we're caught in the mire. The Bouncy is her debut play.

Mentoring Programme 2021

Joanne is part of our Mentoring Programme for 2021.

Gee: I'd rather be the one who loves the other person more...but I think it's kind of bold, in a way.

The Bouncy is a story about violent communities and wild joy. Set in Linwood in the first marching season post Referendum, it is about the relationship between Kirsty and Gee, sisters who are carrying one another aloft whilst both at low points in their lives. It is a celebration of working-class communities and an insight into loss of industry, domestic abuse, cultural privilege and why these women can only ever find a love which is unmatched and unseen.

Joanne is mentored by John McCann.

Photograph by Verona Rose

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