Joanna Swan

  • Actor
    Female / Norfolk
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    31 - 41
    Height
    5' 3" (1m 63cm)
    Weight
    143lb (65kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Green
    Build
    Medium

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2020a convincing villain who we cannot just dismiss as a monochrome baddie
Julian Swainson
norwicheye.co.uk
2017...credible... cleverly showing the progression of the character from helpless and fearful to strong and remorseless.
Nic Bull
edition-online.co.uk
2016Joanna Swan... moved between... various roles with ease and credence...[and] heartbreaking strength.
Lizz Page
outlineonline.co.uk
2016Joanna Swan’s old Queen Margaret is particularly memorable... It is hard not to despise what society has done to her.
Hannah Rose
thenorwichradical.com
2015...a captivating performance... adeptly managed...
Lynn News
lynnnews.co.uk
2015...assured performances. Joanna Swan’s inimitable comic timing had the audience laughing and she provided an excellent foil to Kiara Hawker’s more sinister character Cat...
Lynn News
lynnnews.co.uk
2015Swan’s performance especially was full of energy and her relationship with the audience was deliciously bawdy.
InSuffolk
insuffolk.com
2013...should appear at The Royal Court in London.
Eastern Daily Press
crudeapache.files.wordpress.com
2013...Jo Swan clutching her red hot water bottle to her stomach like an exposed, yearning womb was a particular favourite...
Dugald Blanchard Ferguson
crudeapache.wordpress.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2012 - 2021Simulated Patient
Role Play
Consultation Skills Training for Medical Students
*Cast
*Cast
University of East Anglia
2019 - 2021Honoria Orange - The Sleuth
Theatre (Immersive)
Various Murder Mysteries
Burtie Welland
The Foul Players
2018 - 2021Various Character Roles
Site Specific
Various Murder Mysteries
Jo Berry
Dreamstone Productions
Heacham Manor, Norfolk
2020VoiceoverRecorded Corporate Presentation
Paul Osborne
Rebecca Osborne Digital Graphics
2020Lootie
Theatre (Tour)
The Princess And The Goblin
Donna Triggs
Goblin Market Theatre Co
2020Maggie
Theatre
At The Turning Of The Tide
Jo Edye
Crude Apache Theatre Company
Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
2020Jessica
Film (Feature)
Hellthy
Stephen Willis
IW Films
Norfolk
2019Various lead and character roles
Theatre
Mainspring Arts Scriptwriters' Showcase
Sam Holley Horseman
Mainspring Arts
Aphra Theatre, Canterbury
2019Various roles and talking heads
Commercial
Online Commercials
Amie Marie
e-Surgery
2019Woman
Film (Student)
Blessed
BFI Film Academy
BFI Film Academy
2019Tipsie Floozie / Octavia De Lacey
Corporate
The Great Gitsby
Mark Hayden
Murder Mystery Events
ABAX Stadium, Peterborough
2019Miss Scarlet
Corporate
Live Cluedo
Burtie Welland
Right Angle Events
Voewood House
2018Tallulah D'Amour
Corporate
Bounty's Bonanza
Mark Hayden
Murder Mystery Events
2018Octavia de Lacey
Theatre (Immersive)
Hillbilly Ball
Nick Rutter
Pickled Events at Rustic Hire
Norfolk
2018Rat Girl
Theatre (Immersive)
Loco Horror Train
Paul Goldsmith
Loco UK
Mid Norfolk Railway
2018Etty Hillesum
Theatre
The Girl Who Learned to Kneel
Charlotte E Carter
Life, Love and Death Co
Norwich Cathedral
2018Julia Knight-Bishop
Theatre
Power Play
Tom Levitt
Fourth Sector Theatre
The Lion And Unicorn
2018Julia
Rehearsed Reading
Separate Gables
John Gleeson
New Eye Theatre
Abbey Hall, Eye
2018The Informant
Corporate
Taken - Live Kidnap Event
Burtie Welland
Right Angle Events
Ipswich
2018Jacintha Talbot
Theatre
The Audition
Pand A Monium
Maddermarket Theatre Company
The Maddermarket, Norwich
2018Verity Lambert
Site Specific
Miss Austin Would Approve of Murder
Jo Berry
Dreamstone Productions
The Crown Hotel, Downham Market
2018Character Compere (As Phyllis)
Presenter
The Sound Of Musicals
Jon Bennett
Musicality
2018M.
Corporate
Skyfinger
Paul Goldsmith
Big Head Events
2018Lucinda Head
Corporate
The Game's Afoot
Burtie Welland
The Foul Players
Essex
2018Voice Over
Voiceover
Safer Sex
Alice Childerhouse
Alice C Films
2018Office Worker
Commercial
Adnams - The Escape
Jonathan Jones
Ember Films
2018Catherine (Happy Valley Extract)
TV
BBC Class Act
Paulette Randall
BBC
New Diorama Theatre
2018Teacher
Film (Short)
Terrorist
Jon Max Spatz
Signature Pictures
2013 - 2018Roleplayer in Various Mental Health Roles
Role Play
Medical Role Play
N/A
Professional Role Players Ltd
Norwich and Ipswich
2017Sophie Enston
TV
Doctors
David Beauchamp
BBC
2017Fairy Godmother
Site Specific
Who Killed Cinderella? - A Murder Mystery
Jo Berry
Dreamstone Productions
2017Wicked Queen
Theatre
Death in Pantoland (a murder mystery)
Victoria Barrett
Movers n Shakers
Attleborough
2017Bubble
Site Specific
It's Murder Darling - An Absolutely Fabulous Murder Mystery
Burtie Welland
The Foul Players
Slepe Hall Hotel, St Ives, Cambs
2017Debbie
Rehearsed Reading
Room 38
John Gleeson
New Eye Theatre
Abbey Hall, Eye
2017Coachman, Narrator, Ensemble
Musical
The Transports - a Folk Opera - Outdoor Tour
Tim Lane and Pand A Monium
Crude Apache Theatre Company
Norfolk
2017Veronica
Theatre
Magnificence (Brenton)
Tom Francis
Crude Apache Theatre Company
St Mary's Works, Norwich
2017Narrator - Bad Dreams by Tessa Hadley
Rehearsed Reading
The Story Machine
Sam Ruddock
Writers' Centre Norwich
St Mary's Works, Norwich
2017Narrator - The Quiet by Carys Davies
Voiceover
The Story Machine
Sam Ruddock
Writers' Centre Norwich
St Mary's Works, Norwich
2017Lucinda Head
Site Specific
The Game's Afoot
Burtie Welland
The Foul Players
The Maids Head Hotel, Norwich
2017Candy Cane / Baroness Ionna Fleet
Site Specific
Death and the Maiden Voyage - A Murder Mystery
Brad Shaw
Blackwatch Entertainment
Hoveton Hall, Norfolk
2017Bella Manningham
Theatre
Gaslight
Alexander Banks
Moss Banks Productions
The Maddermarket, Norwich
2016Gladys Potter
Site Specific
The Curse of Arkhepshet
Jo Berry
Dreamstone Productions
Voewood House
2016Queen Margaret, Second Murderer and Others
Theatre
Shakespeare's Richard The Third
Tim Lane
Crude Apache Theatre Company
The Shoe Factory Social Club, St Mary's Works, Norwich
2016Althea Thoon
Site Specific
Sugar and Spice - A Murder Mystery
Burtie Welland
The Foul Players
Thomas Paine Hotel, Thetford
2016Mammy Byford
Site Specific
Deadline - A Noir Murder Mystery
Simon Morgan
Dreamstone Productions
Sheringham Steam Railway, North Norfolk
2016Gimli
Site Specific
Lord of the Rings: The Union of the Ring - A Faithful Parody
Simon Morgan
Strange Fascination Theatre Company
Beccles
2016Phyllis
Film (Short)
Phyllis and Friends: New Gardener
Self Directed
Pulled Swan Productions
2016Miss Scarlet
Corporate
Live Cluedo
Burtie Welland
Right Angle Events
Cambridge Cottage, Kew Gardens
2016Glenda Harding
Site Specific
Murder on the Starlit Express (Murder Mystery)
Jo Berry
Dreamstone Productions
Sheringham Steam Railway, North Norfolk
2016Phyllis
Film (Short)
Phyllis and Friends: The List
Self Directed
Pulled Swan Productions
Norfolk
2016Susan Murphy
Site Specific
Murder is Brewing (Murder Mystery)
Jo Berry
Dreamstone Productions
Norfolk
2016Catherine Musgrave, a Social Worker
Corporate
Training Video for the School of Social Work (Part 2)
Peter Jordan
University of East Anglia
University of East Anglia
2016Phyllis
Film (Short)
At Home with Phyllis
Self Directed
Pulled Swan Productions
2016Pussy Galore
Site Specific
Live and Let Dine
Brad Shaw
Blackwatch Enertainment
Hoveton Hall, Norfolk
2016Honor Dickerson
Voiceover
Voices from the Workhouse ProjectGressenhall Farm and Workhouse
Gressenhall Museum
2016Elsie Drummond
Site Specific
Catch Your Death - A Murder Mystery
Jo Berry
Dreamstone Productions
2016Peace Morgan
Site Specific
A Taste of Your Own Medicine - A Murder Mystery
Brad Shaw
Blackwatch Enertainments
2016Pamela Hand
Site Specific
You Only Love Once (a Murder Mystery)
Simon Morgan
Strange Fascination Immersive Theatre
Norfolk
2016Alice-Marie
Site Specific
The After Show Party (A Murder Mystery)
Pete Giles
Murder Inc
Holiday Inn, Norwich
2015Catherine Musgrave, a Social Worker
Corporate
Training Video for the School of Social Work (Part 1)
Peter Jordan
University of East Anglia
2015Chookie Blessing
Site Specific
Secrets (a Murder Mystery)
Simon Michael Morgan
Strange Fascination Theatre Co
Sheringham, Norfolk
2015Fairy Godmother
Site Specific
Cinderella Rockerfella (a Murder Mystery)
Jo Berry
Dreamstone Productions
Cliff Hotel, Gorleston
2015Fanny Billings
Theatre (Tour)
The Poisoners' Pact
Cordelia Spence
Stuff Of Dreams Theatre Company
Touring
2015Candy Cane and Ionna Fleet
Site Specific
Death and the Maiden Voyage (a Murder Mystery)
Brad Shaw
Blackwatch Entertainments
Norfolk
2015Margery Kempe
Theatre
Margery Kempe of Lynn
Joanna Swan
Room at the Hanse
Kings Lynn Minster
2015Penny and Abi
Rehearsed Reading
Can This Be England?
Joanna Swan
Minerva Theatre Company
2015Peace Morgan
Site Specific
A Taste of Your Own Medicine (Murder Mystery)
Brad Shaw
Blackwatch Entertainments
Norfolk
2014 - 2015Phyllis and Bijou
Theatre
The Supper Club
Hayden Turner
Sensus Theatre
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre
2014Cinderella
Site Specific
Oh, Cinders! - a Murder Mystery
Jo Berry
Dreamstone Productions
Cliff Hotel, Gorleston
2014Lady Cecelia Thornley-Cruttock
Site Specific
Murder on the Home Front (Murder Mystery Dinner)
Brad Shaw
Blackwatch Entertainments
Norfolk
2014Tad the Dragonseeker
Site Specific
Dragon Seeker Quest
Belona Greenwood
The Greenword Tree
Norfolk
2014Prince Escalus
Theatre (Tour)
Romeo or Juliet
Mark Finbow
The Keeper's Daughter
Suffolk and Norfolk
2014Margery Kempe, Anne Boleyn and Others
Theatre
Spoken Word, Spooky Folk and Wild Norfolk Women
Gareth Calway
Room at the Gin
Tour of Norfolk and Cambridgeshire
2014School Business Manager
Corporate
English language training video for Dutch professionals
Tessa O'Neil
Tin Can Island
2014Narrator - Deerbrook
Site Specific
Living Literature Walk - Thetford
Rebecca Mordan
Scary Little Girls
King's House Garden, Thetford
2014Anna Wellburgh
Site Specific
An Eye for an Eye - Murder Mystery
Hayden Turner
Sensus Theate
Burgh Hall
2013Artist
Theatre
Pool (No Water)
Lucinda Bray
Empowerment Theatre
The Workshop, Norwich
2013Martha Alden
Theatre
The Trial of Martha Alden
Graham Creelman
Sewell Barn Players with Leeway (Domestic Abuse Charity)
The Guildhall, Norwich
2013Saul Baddun / Nanny Butler
Theatre (Tour)
The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Adam Morley
Baroque Theatre Company
Tour
2013Rheba
Theatre
You Can't Take it With You
Paula Alexian
Great Hall Theatre Company
Assembly House, Norwich
2013Anna
Film (Feature)
I'm Still Here
Kris Smith
Norwich University of the Arts
2013Narrator, Ensemble
Musical
The Transports
Jo Edye / Tim Lane
Crude Apache Theatre Co
Dragon Hall, Norwich
2012Nixie Plonks - Psychic and Medium
Film (Short)
Mabel 'n' Beattie: the 20th Anniversary
Jon Bennett
Jon Bennett
2012Phoebe
Theatre
Self Defence
Lucinda Bray
Empowerment Theatre Company
The Hog in Armour, Norwich
2012Aunt Patience / Gypsy
Theatre
Jamaica Inn
Rebecca Wass
Great Hall Theatre Company
Assembly Rooms, Norwich
2012Watchman / Chorus
Theatre
Agamemnon adapted by Stephen Berkoff from Aeschylus
Stathis Grapsas
Hydrama
Hydrama Studio, Vlychos, Hydra, Greece
2012Aristocratic women, woman of Norwich
Voiceover
Audio history recordings
Brian Gardner
Renvision
Bridewell Museum, Norwich
2012Fairy Godmother / The Witch
Theatre
Hansel and Gretel
Joe Ballard
Response Theatre Co
Wymondham, Norfolk
2012Offended Shopper
Corporate
PISCES - Projective Immersive Simulated Controlled Environments System
Paul Strickland
Xenodu
University of east Anglia
2012Lady in the Woods
Music Video
Baron / New Follower
Ross Carwell Casswell
Carwell Casswell
Beccles Common, Suffolk
2012Jenny Beales
Theatre
Roots by Arnold Wesker
Jo Edye
Crude Apache Theatre Company
Dragon Hall, Norwich
2011Vampire's Victim
Film (Feature)
Old Blood
Jaq D Hawkins
Goblin Films Ltd
2011Polly Garter, Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard, Mrs Dai Bread 2, Mrs Cherry Owen and others
Theatre
Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
Jo Edye
Crude Apache Theatre Company
Dragon Hall, Norwich
2010Gloucester
Theatre
King Lear
Danni Doughty
Ginger Tom Productions
2010Matron, Jono
Site Specific
Workhouse Stories by Pand A Monium
Pand A Monium
Pand A Monium
Gressenhall Museum of Rural Life, Norfolk
2010Vanessa Salt
Theatre
The Nerd Instinct by Steven Rayner
Steven Rayner
Crude Apache Theatre Company
The Sewell Barn, Norwich
2010Bereaved Lover
Music Video
Jon Richard Bennett / The Last Night
Jon Bennett
Jon Richard Bennett
2009Myfanwy Strict
Theatre (Tour)
The Chalk Hill Gang by Trevor Key
Pand A Monium
Crude Apache Theatre Company
2009Bond Girls / Judy Dench
Music Video
Jon Richard Bennett / Words Never Spoken
Jon Bennett
Jon Richard Bennett
2009Sookie Stackhouse
Music Video
Jon Richard Bennett / The Girl is You
Jon Bennett
Jon Richard Bennett
2008Soul Technician
Film (Short)
Lost Soul
Lee Chapman
Intrepid Banana
20081960s Girl
Music Video
Jon Richard Bennett / Forget About Us
Jon Bennett
Jon Richard Bennett
2007Sarah Waring
Theatre
Leaves on the Line by Pand A Monium, Russell J Turner and the Company
Pand A Monium
Crude Apache Theatre Company
2007Carlotta / Lady Macbeth
Theatre
The Daroga's Tale adapted from Shakespeare and Gaston Leroux by Christina Poulton
Christina Poulton
Visceral Theatre
The Garage, Norwich
2006Queen of Hearts
Theatre
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Dan Howard
Visceral Theatre
The Garage, Norwich
2005The Nurse
Theatre
Jet of Blood by Antonin Artaud
Christina Poulton
Visceral Theatre
The Garage, Norwich
2003Lizzy, an Hysteric, a Clown, a Lunatic, a Vampire
Theatre
Dracula: Kabbalah of Fiends by Stephen Hornby and Mariela Stephenson
Stephen Hornby
Conical Productions
2002The Demon Verrier
Theatre
History of the Devil by Clive Barker
Alex Sergent
Conical Productions
2001Hermia
Theatre
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Andy Naylor
Westacre Theatre
2001Chrysothemis, Chorus
Theatre
Electra by Sophocles
Andy Naylor
Westacre Theatre
1996Caroline
Theatre
Whale Music by Anthony MinghellaLeicester University Theatre
1995Cassandra / Chorus
Theatre
Agamemnon adapted by Stephen Berkoff from Aeschylus
Victoria Firth
Leicester University Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2002Post Graduate Certificate of EducationUniversity of East Anglia

    Additional Skills

    Physical Theatre

    Singing (Folk, Cabaret, mezzo-soprano, soprano, descant)

    Clowning

    Long Sword and Messer (Historical European Martial Arts)

    Descant Recorder

    Yoga

    Directing

    Playwriting

    Additional Information

    Training:

    * BBC Class Act TV Acting Masterclass

    * Clowning Masterclass

    * A Week with Chekhov (Applied Meisner)

    * Butoh Dance Masterclass

    * Acting to the Gods 2 week intensive

    * Theatre Melange Physical Theatre

    About me

    "Captivating"

    "Powerful... sympathetic, involving, and nuanced."

    "...inimitable comic timing..."

    "Swan’s performance especially was full of energy and her relationship with the audience was deliciously bawdy."

    "...very open and brave work.

    "Exciting to watch"

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • German
    Musical Skills
    • Percussion
    • Recorder
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • Dorset
    • East Anglian
    • Essex
    • Estuary English
    • Geordie
    • Hull
    • London
    • Norfolk
    • Northern England
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Southern England
    • Welsh, Standard
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • Southern American
    • Texas
    Hair Length
    • Long
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Alto
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    • Soprano
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Sexy
    • Villainous
    • Wholesome