Joanna Riding in Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends

Joanna Riding stars in Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre in London.

The two-time Olivier Award winner Joanna Riding trained at Bristol Old Vic, and has gone on to star in many of London’s great musicals productions.

Her stage career includes playing Sally in the National Theatre’s production of Follies; Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot The Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre; Me and My Girl (Olivier award winner), Carousel for the National Theatre, My Fair Lady (Olivier award winner), The Witches of Eastwick (Olivier award nominee), Guys and Dolls (Olivier award nominee), A Little Night Music, Oh What a Lovely War, Lady Be Good, The Wizard of Oz and Martin Guerre.

She has also appeared in a number of plays including  Mark Ravenhill’s Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat at the Royal Court, Blithe Spirit for the Theatre Royal Bath and in the West End, An Ideal Husband, Hobson’s Choice and The Happiest Days of Your Life for The Royal Exchange Theatre, The Portrait of Dorian Gray for the Lyric Hammersmith and My Mother Said I Never Should and The Merry Wives of Windsor for Chichester Festival Theatre.

Joanna Riding – Stage

2021, Stage, Nettie Fowler, Carousel, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Timothy Sheader
2019, Stage, Sally, FOLLIES, National Theatre, Dominic Cooke
2018, Stage, Lady Dant and Madame Colbert, FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS, Chichester Festival Theatre, Daniel Evans
2018, Stage, Mother / Magda, Romantics Anonymous, Shakespeare’s Globe, Emma Rice
2017, Stage, Annie, The Girls, Phoenix Theatre/UK Tour, Tim Firth
2013, Stage, Valerie Hobson, STEPHEN WARD, Stephen Ward Prod. Ltd/Really Useful Theatre Co., Richard Eyre
2012, Stage, Dick Whittington, DICK WHITTINGTON, Hackney Empire, Susie McKenna
2012, Stage, Vesta Tilly + 1, HA HA HACKNEY, Hackney Empire, Susie McKenna
2012, Stage, Babe Williams (2012/2013), THE PAJAMA GAME, Chichester Fest. Theatre/Old Vic, Richard Eyre
2011, Stage, Wicked Stepmother, Cinderella, Hackney Empire, Susie McKenna
2008, Stage, A Spoonful of Stiles & Drewe, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Paul Spicer
2008, Stage, Mrs Chevely, An Ideal Husband, Manchester Royal Exchange, Braham Murray
2008, Stage, Olivia, Fear and Misery, Royal Court, Dominic Cooke
2005, Stage, Ruth, Blithe Spirit, Bath Theatre Royal, Thea Sharrock
2005, Stage, Fania, Playing For Time, Salisbury Playhouse Theatre, Joanna Read
2004, Stage, Gossage, The Happiest Days of your Life, Manchester Royal Exchange, Braham Murray
2003, Stage, Maggie, Hobson’s Choice, Manchester Royal Exchange, Braham Murray
1998, Stage, Sarah Stone, No Way To Treat A Lady, Arts Theatre, Neil Marcus
1994, Stage, Sybil Vane, Portrait Of Dorian Gray, Lyric Theatre/Tour, Neil Bartlett
Stage, Aouda, Around the World in Eighty Days, Ian Kellgren
Stage, Rosie, My Mother Said I Never Should, Chichester, Annie Castledine
Stage, Anne Page, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Chichester, Michael Rudman
2011, Musical, Maria Merelli, Lend Me A Tenor, Gielgud Theatre, Ian Talbot
2011, Musical, Madame Emery, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Gielgud Theatre, Emma Rice
2009, Musical, Mrs Wilkinson, Billy Elliot, Apollo Victoria, Stephen Daldry
2003, Musical, Eliza *Olivier Winner – Best Actress in a musical, MY FAIR LADY, Drury Lane Theatre, Trevor Nunn
2001, Musical, Jane *Olivier nominee – Best actress in a musical, THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, Dury Lane Theatre, Eric Schaeffer
1999, Musical, Bertrande de Rols, Martin Guerre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Connal Morrison
1998, Musical, Oh What A Lovely War, National Theatre, Fiona Laird
1997, Musical, Sarah *Olivier Nominee – Best Actress in a musical, GUYS AND DOLLS, National Theatre, Richard Eyre
1996, Musical, Annie, A Little Night Music, National Theatre, Sean Mathias
Musical, Julie *Olivier Winner – Best Actress in a musical, CAROUSEL, National/West End, Nicholas Hytner
Musical, Happy as a Sandbag, Pat Trueman
Musical, Susie, Lady Be Good, Regents Park, Ian Talbot
Musical, Sally, Me and My Girl, Adelphi, Mike Ockrent
Musical, Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz, Chichester, Michael Rudman

Joanna Riding – Television

2021, Television, Margaret, McDonald and Dodds, ITV,
2013, Television, Melissa (7 episodes), STELLA, Sky, Mandie Fletcher
2010, Television, Sarah Fielding, HOLBY CITY, BBC, Dermot Boyd
2008, Television, Doctors, BBC, Steve Hughes
2008, Television, HEARTBEAT, YTV, Gerry Mill
2006, Television, HEARTBEAT, Yorkshire Television, Roger Bamford
2006, Television, HOLBY CITY, BBC Television, Indra Bhose
2006, Television, Terri, WHERE THE HEART IS, Anglia Television, Various Directors
2005, Television, MIDSOMMER MURDERS, Bentley Productions/ITV, Peter Smith
2004, Television, Sheena Wilkinson, THE ROYAL – ‘Doing Time’, Yorkshire Television, Graeme Harper
2003, Television, HOLBY CITY, BBC Television, Jamie Annett
1998, Television, ROSY FUTURES, Pola Jones, John Birkin
1995, Television, Carol, MEN OF THE WORLD – ‘Happy Birthday Kendle’, BBC, Terry Kinane
Television, Casualty, BBC, Matthew Evans
Television, JEEVES AND WOOSTER, Carnival Films, Simon Langton
Television, SEAN’S SHOW, Channel X, Slyvie Bowden
Television, STRIKE COMMAND, YTV, Bob Mahoney
Television, THE ROYAL, Yorkshire Television, Graeme Harper
Television, WEST TWO, Thames, John Stroud

Joanna Riding – Film

2014, Film, Cinderellas Mother, Into The Woods, Disney Productions, Rob Marshall

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