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Jo Caird

Jo Caird

Biography

Jo Caird is a freelance journalist with over 10 years’ experience covering the British and international culture scene for publications including The Guardian and The Economist.

Recent Articles

Meet the theatre stars turning their hand to video-game voice-overs

Meet the theatre stars turning their hand to video-game voice-overs

Though live shows are scarce, many performers have turned to jobs in an entertainment sector that continues to flourish. Actors and directors tell Jo Caird how video games can offer roles that are both financially rewarding and artistically fulfilling
Shot in the dark: How theatres became vaccine centres in the fight against Covid

Shot in the dark: How theatres became vaccine centres in the fight against Covid

As the UK continues to roll out its Covid vaccination programme, theatres have stepped up and offered their spaces to be repurposed as clinics. Theatre managers speak to Jo Caird about why the sector is well-placed to support the national effort
Gaming, WhatsApp and VR – how theatre is forging new digital forms

Gaming, WhatsApp and VR – how theatre is forging new digital forms

While streamed shows have been a way of keeping theatre alive while venues are closed, they are no substitute for the real thing. Jo Caird meets theatremakers exploring different media to create work that taps into the immediacy of live performance
Read all about it: how newspapers are coming to life in the Royal Court

Read all about it: how newspapers are coming to life in the Royal Court

Live news is being made on stage weekly at the Royal Court. The designers behind the project tell Jo Caird about working in lockdowns, the importance of accessibility and how a theatre building and a newspaper can be read in similar ways
Tiers and audience Tetris: How front-of-house staff coped on theatre's brief return

Tiers and audience Tetris: How front-of-house staff coped on theatre's brief return

Front-of-house staff tell The Stage about the challenges and rewards of reopening and how they will adapt in a post-Covid world
Jenny Anderson: ‘The shoots are personal. I see things actors don’t normally share’

Jenny Anderson: ‘The shoots are personal. I see things actors don’t normally share’

While Broadway’s theatres remain closed, photographer Jenny Anderson has been finding a new way to snap her subjects – via video call. She tells Jo Caird about bonding with Broadway stars including Ariana DeBose and Nikhil Saboo and finding creative satisfaction during the pandemic
Judy Craymer

Judy Craymer

Can't Wait for Christmas!

Can't Wait for Christmas!

Hippity Hop

Hippity Hop

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