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Joan Littlewood

Photo: Ben Sutherland Wikimedia Commons
CC BY 2.0

Sculptor: Philip Jackson FRSS (b.1944)

Materials: Bronze

Unveiled: 4 October 2015

Joan Littlewood

Joan Littlewood (1914-2002), theatre director, who developed the renowned Theatre Workshop Company at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. This bronze statue, The Mother of the Modern Theatre is based on a photograph of Littlewood sitting on a pile of rubble in the same location outside the theatre when the building was under threat of demolition in the 1970s.

Location: Outside the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London E15.