60 Seconds With... Jocelyn Cox

Jocelyn is a resident director at the Almeida Theatre. Her recent work as director includes: Star Jelly by Katherine Soper (Royal Exchange Theatre/Bruntwood/RHS Tatton Park), The Baby Act by Oliver Bevan (Barbican & RichMix), Black Bodies by Zodwa Nyoni (Royal Exchange Theatre). She has worked as assistant director on 1984 (Playhouse Theatre) and Uncle Vanya (Almeida Theatre), as well as Private Lives and The Ancient Secret of Youth and the Five Tibetans (Octagon Theatre) whilst in residence supported by RTYDS.


Favourite play?

I aim to always be working on my favourite play. So right now, mine is Play 29.


Favourite actor?

I could watch Rafe Spall forever.


What is your biggest fear?

Shame. Hunger.


Tell us a secret?

I'm currently re-learning French and no longer have any shame about muttering along with my headphones in on the tube. I secretly quite enjoy the narrative my gentle foreign ramblings might spark in onlookers.


Favourite month?



Favourite PLAY moment so far?

Rehearsal Day One. I suggest we'll need some milk. My cast arrive with ten pints between them and proceed to drink most of it.


Biggest pet peeve at the theatre?

Lack of substance. I always want something truly live & somehow meaty.


If PLAY 29 was a song what would it be?

Rocky Theme.


You can catch PLAY 29 as part of our Subterranean Season at VAULT Festival next week.

1st - 5th March, 8.25pm
Tickets £12

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