Joanne Hartstone

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The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

Currently touring to New York January 2018
Returning to the UK in July/August 2018

That Daring Australian Girl - written & performed by Joanne Hartstone
In development for launch at Adelaide Fringe 2018

“I was born a suffragette. I saw that the world treated women unfairly, and rebelled. The Women of England demand the Vote!” The amazing true story of Muriel Matters; the Adelaide-born Actress who became one of the leading figures of the UK’s Suffragette movement and was the “Foremost Woman Orator in Britain”.

Joanne Hartstone
Writer & Performer

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Joanne Hartstone is a multi-award winning South Australian theatre maker who produces shows on three different continents. She is an actress, singer, writer, director, theatre producer, artistic director and teacher. She has participated in 12 Adelaide Fringe festivals, seven Edinburgh Fringe festivals, one Melbourne Fringe, one Hollywood Fringe and has recently debuted in New York.

Joanne’s solo-show The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign won the inaugural Made In Adelaide Award and the Holden Street Theatres’ Award in the 2017 Adelaide Fringe. When the show travelled to Hollywood, Joanne won the Producers’ Encore Award, the TVolution Platinum Medal, the Combined Artist & Fringe Management ‘Pick Of The Fringe’, Better Lemon’s Critics Choice Award, and the TVolution Best Solo Show (Female) Award and was nominated for a host of other awards. The following season in Edinburgh had multiple sell outs and garnered incredible reviews from media and patrons alike.

Joanne graduated with a Bachelor Creative Arts (Honours) from Flinders University Drama Centre. She was nominated for the Emerging Artist of the Year by the Adelaide Critics Circle and nominated (twice) for the Adelaide Theatre Guide’s Best Female Performer (Professional).
Joanne is also a prolific theatre producer and presenter, and has won multiple awards for her shows including Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Awards, the Peace Foundation Award, Adelaide Critics Circle Awards and the Sunday Mail Best New Venue, Best Collective and Best Return Season Awards.

***** “Joanne Hartstone is an all-round entertainer, oozing comedic, dramatic and musical talent... A true Super Star is Born” - Edinburgh Guide