Jo Clifford

Jo Clifford (formerly known as John Clifford) is an award-winning playwright, translator, poet and performer, who has also worked as a journalist and academic. She was instrumental in establishing the reputation of the Traverse Theatre Company in the 1980s.

She is the author of about eighty plays, many of which have been performed all over the world. They include: Losing Venice, Every One, Faust and The Tree of Knowledge. Her adaptation of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations makes her the first openly transgendered woman playwright to have had a play on in London’s West End.

A wildly imaginative, hilariously provocative and deeply moving play from one of Scotland's most important playwright...
The tale of an impassioned childless woman living with her husband in rural Spain. Tortured by her incessant longing...
García Lorca's passionate, lyrical tale of longing and revenge: a twentieth century masterpiece.
An epic fable set in the faraway Spanish Golden Age, about the deranged behaviour of countries that have lost an empi...
Lorca's extraordinarily powerful drama, the last he wrote before his assassination, explores the darkness at the hear...
Jo Clifford's beautifully simple adaptation of one of Dickens's best-loved novels brings it thrillingly to life for t...
A re-imagining of Everyman, Jo Clifford's bold and haunting play tells a deeply emotional and warmly funny s...