Welcome to the official website of Vicky Ireland
Vicky Ireland is one of the foremost theatre practitioners in the UK. She is a freelance Children's Theatre Director and Writer.
In 2002 she was awarded the MBE medal in the Queen's Jubilee Birthday Honours list for services to children's drama, the first of its kind.
Vicky positions include:
Co-Artistic Director with Kumiko Mendl A Thousand Cranes Theatre - www.athousandcranes.org.uk
Vice Chair Action for Children's Arts - www.childrensarts.org.uk
Board Member TYA - ASSITEJ UK - www.tya-uk.org
Patron Polka Theatre - www.polkatheatre.com
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NEWS - 2012
Recent and Forthcoming Work:
A Thousand Cranes - our new show with artsdepot, Little Sunshine, Little Rainfall for 3+ years will be touring from September with ACE funding. Bookings are now open for 2013. Download the flyer or visit athousandcranes.org.uk for more details.
Disabilty Across Arts Forms For Children - Friday 12th October 2012 at Polka Theatre
An ACA Inspiration day in partnership with Polka Theatre to explore how disability is approached across different art forms for children. visit childrensarts.org.uk for more information.
May - Vicky adapted Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie for The Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch - Directed by Bob Carlton with music and lyrics by Steven Markwick. Have a look at some of the Reviews.
September - Vicky will be visiting Washington DC as a member of the TYA UK Disability Team, for an International Convening Of Thought Leaders in Theater, Dance, Disability and Inclusion, run by The Kennedy Centre.
November/December - Vicky will be directing, The Wind In The Willows, with 3rd year BA Acting students at East 15 Drama School, Christmas 2012.
Click here for archive news items.
SE: "I have seen dramatisations of several Wilson books – such as The Lottie Project and Secrets at the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon. Isn't it very difficult to hand over your "baby"?
JW: "No: Vicky Ireland, my usual adapter, is a novelist's dream," she says. "She won't change storylines because it upsets children in the audience who know the books but, skilled actor and director that she is, she finds wonderful ways of presenting it on stage."
Susan Elkin interviews Jacqueline Wilson for The Independent on Sunday - August 2009