PROGRAMME: Saturday 11 November

STEPHEN JOSEPH’S LEGACY

9.30-10.00 Stephen Joseph Studio – Old German Church 
Gather for reminiscences and photo opportunity

10.00 -11.00 Martin Harris Centre – Room G16 

  • SJ as Teacher. Reminiscences from the 1960s – to be recorded.
  • Alumni from 60’s as well as invited contributors
  • Discussion on of ways of taking this forward

11.15 – 1.00pm Symposium – Martin Harris Centre – Room G16 
Welcome – Kate Dorney and Tony Jackson
All delegates

Stephen Joseph – Inspiration. Teacher, Producer and Provocateur
Chair Tony Jackson (Panel format plus Q&A/discussion)

Panel A: From Central to Manchester

  • Charles Lewsen on Stephen at Central School of Speech & Drama
  • Peter Thomson: Stephen Joseph at Manchester


Panel B: From Edward II (1964) to Taking Steps – production, design and innovation

  • John Adler: “The legacy of working with SJ on Edward II”
  • David Zinder: “Image Work and Stephen Joseph”. Working with Stephen on Edward II
  • Andrew Sanders: “From Bacchae masks to Pink Floyd &Beyond”. Design, Art Direction & More
  • Alistair Livingstone: “Sacred spaces and moccasins”
  • Ellis Jones on Taking Steps in Mandarin. Ayckbourn in translation 


Buffet lunch – Courtesy of University Department of Drama 


1.45-4.30pm – Symposium Continues – Martin Harris Centre 
Chair Kate Dorney (Panel format plus Q&A/discussion)

Panel C: Stephen Joseph – Wider Influence and Legacies

  • Paul Elsam:’Stephen Joseph -Theatre Pioneer’
  • Tom Cornford: (CSSD) on Ensemble
  • Paul Gibson: on SJ’s influence on his own directing career
  • Barbara Day: “Stephen Joseph and the meaning of theatre in a time of oppression”

Panel D: Stephen Joseph – Wider Influence and Legacies Continued

  • Michael Holt: on SJ’s influence on theatre design and ‘fit-up theatre’
  • Phil Butterworth: Stephen Joseph and early plans for the Bolton Octagon
  • Terry Lane: ‘Upstart Crow/Mark II’. (SJ and the origins of the Traverse Theatre)
  • Bob Millington: from the archives: ‘Stephen Joseph’s way with words’ (Part 2 – Part 1 on Fri.) 

  • 3.30 – 4.30/5.00pm Future Directions
    Chair Jenny Hughes

Looking towards 2021: centenary of Stephen Joseph’s birth