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Meet The Actress Turned Director, Jo McInnes
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Meet The Actress Turned Director, Jo McInnes

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Updated: 14 October 2016
The intense futuristic play Valhalla, created by Paul Murphy, sees well-known British actress Jo McInnes show off her acting chops. McInnes is now also known as an acclaimed theatre Director, with credits including the National Theatre, the Royal Court and RSC. We caught up with McInnes more behind the woman who not only directs, but acts.

What is the most unusual idea you’ve had for a play/show?

If you come see VALHALLA, you’ll see it has a surprise that took a lot commitment to pull off!

What advice would you give to someone who was trying to break into the business?

Work hard, stay focused and keep knocking!

From actress to director, what’s next?

To keep on working with good writing, both old and new.

What is your dream project?

My dream project would be one where you have the time and space to truly investigate a brilliant new play!

If you opened a fortune cookie, what would it say?

‘Be Lucky.’

Describe yourself in 80 characters.

Still feel like a teenager, whatever my date of birth states. Always on the hunt for a plug to charge my phone!

Walt Disney or Brothers Grimm?

Brothers Grimm

Contemporary or traditional art?

Contemporary

Tropical Island or Ski Resort?

Tropical Island.

Pasta or Sushi?

Pasta.

The Lion King or Les Misérables?

The Lion King.

Mac or PC?

Mac.