Joanna recently had the pleasure of working with Lee Mack & Sally Bretton in the latest TV series of Not Going Out – Avalon/BBC TV. She can also be seen in the new British film Sink – Produced & Directed by Mark Gillis, with Mark Rylance as the Executive Producer.
She recently played the role of Sandra in a new musical version of The Liver Birds called Liver Birds Flying Home – performed as a workshop then at The Royal Court Theatre Liverpool
In 2017 Joanna played the role of June in the national tour of Silver Lining – a new play by Sandy Toksvig.
In 2016/17 she completed her fourth Christmas season at Hall for Cornwall Truro playing Aunty Flo, a part that was written for her in Jack & The Beanstalk.
Joanna played the part of Rosie in the smash hit musical Mamma Mia!. She was in the International Tour for 2 years then joined the London cast for a period of 5 years at The Prince of Wales Theatre then at The Novello Theatre.
Theatre includes: Breeze Block Park (Liverpool Playhouse), Habaes Corpus (Northcott Theatre, Exeter), Women on the Verge of HRT, Golden Leaf Strut, The Master Builder (Belgrade Theatre), Mrs Lyons and Mrs Johnston in the West End production of Blood Brothers, Frankie Doyle in the world premiere of Prisoner Cell Block H, Baby Love, Rough Crossing, All’s Well That Ends Well, Dead White Males, The Price of Meat, The Taming of the Shrew (Nuffield Theatre Southampton), Dreams of San Francisco (Bush Theatre, London), When I was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout (Whitehall Theatre London and National Tour), Free As Air (Finborough Theatre, London)
Television includes: Not Going Out (BBC TV), Charity Begins (Sky Arts Theatre Live), Doctors, Casualty, Chambers, People Like Us, The Cazelet Chronicles, The Elgin Marbles, That’s Life, Doctor Who, and four years as Anna Newcross in the series, Angels (all for the BBC). Also for the BBC: Fast Forward, Simon and the Witch, Up Our Street Jackanory. Joanna has also starred in: Emmerdale (Yorkshire TV), The Bill (Thames TV), Confessions of a Diary Secretary (ITV) & Peter Kosminsky’s The Life and Death of Phillip Knight, Dream Team (Sky One), Hale & Pace and The Six O’Clock Show (LWT)
Radio: Westway, the award-winning series for the BBC World Service. Numerous plays and comedy series for BBC Radio. Joanna has also been a member of BBC Radio Drama Company and was a recurring character in the BBC Radio 4 epic Homefront.