Joanna Tope

Joanna obtained an Honours Degree in Drama at Manchester University and initially worked in Repertory Theatre and Television creating roles for Alan Ayckbourn, Henry Livings and Edward Bond. She played leading roles in Stephen Joseph’s final season in Scarborough and was David Toguri’s first Adelaide in Guys and Dolls.

She has worked for the Citizens Theatre, Royal Lyceum, Traverse Theatre, Random Accomplice, Rapture Theatre, Stellar Quines and with the Auricle Ensemble. Her most recent Theatre Credits include: LOCKER ROOM TALK (Traverse Theatre/Latitude Festival) STILL GAME LIVE: BON VOYAGE! (SSE Hydro) THE CRUCIBLE (Royal Lyceum Theatre) WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT (Aurora Nova) 13 SUNKEN YEARS (Lung Ha) and THREADS (Stellar Quines)

TV Credits include: The Geographer’s Last Will, Monarch of the Glen, The Ruby Ring and Grandpa in my Pocket.
Joanna can regularly be heard on the radio and has performed in numerous radio drama’s throughout her career.

New York Drama Desk Nominee for Outstanding Solo Performance in Douglas Maxwell’s The Promise (aka Promises Promises). 


Featured News

Letters To…My Body Hair – Stellar Quines

Date posted: 15th Aug 2019

See Joanna Tope in the latest instalment of Stellar Quines’ Letters to… ; a quarterly writing opportunity where they invite letters in response to a theme. One is chosen, and then…Read More

Still Game – BBC Scotland

Date posted: 15th Mar 2019

Iconic BBC comedy Still Game will premiere its ninth – and final series – on the new BBC Scotland channel and features BAA’s Maureen Carr, Kevin Lennon and Joanna Tope.…Read More

Breakfast Plays: YOUTHQUAKE – Traverse Theatre

Date posted: 3rd Aug 2018

World premiere youthquake noun A significant cultural, political or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people. Three young Scottish playwrights from the Traverse Young Writers’ group join…Read More

Locker Room Talk – Edinburgh Festival

Date posted: 12th Aug 2017

During his controversial presidential campaign, Donald Trump regularly made statements considered by many to be misogynistic and offensive. Can such sexually abusive rhetoric really be accepted as mere locker room…Read More


Date posted: 2nd Jan 2017

Still Game favourite’s Mark Cox and Jane McCarry are joined by fellow BAA clients Joanna Tope and Natali McLeary in STILL GAME LIVE 2 – BON VOYAGE at the SSE…Read More

Therese and Pierrette at Holy Angels

Date posted: 7th Sep 2016

Wendy Seager, Kirstin McLean and Joanna Tope can be seen in a rehearsed reading of Thérèse and Pierrette at Holy Angels on Tuesday 27th September at 7.30pm in the Traverse Theatre. Therese…Read More

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