Girlfriends

ZoŽ stars as Gail, part of a trio of childhood friends rocked by tragedy, in ITV's six-part drama series shown in early 2018. You can watch it on Region 2 DVD, Amazon Prime Video (UK) or Acorn TV on Amazon (US).

Britannia

ZoŽ stars as vengeful Queen Antedia in Sky's epic nine-part drama series, shown in early 2018, about the Romans invading ancient Britain. You can watch it on Sky Atlantic (UK), NOW TV (UK), Region B/2 Blu-ray, Region 2 DVD or Amazon Prime Video in the UK and US.

Inside No. 9

ZoŽ guest stars as waspish acting awards judge Paula in 'And the Winner Is...', an episode from the BBC's cult comedy-drama's fourth series shown on 30 January 2018. You can watch it on Region B/2 Blu-ray, Region 2/4 DVDAmazon Prime Video (UK), YouTube or via iTunes or Google Play.

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News round-up: Cheltenham Festival interview, rare photo and Ruby Wax praises ZoŽ's 'magnificent' performance

29 December 2015 23:06

ZoŽ is among the special guests interviewed for Best of the Cheltenham Literature Festival, a BBC Radio Gloucestershire programme that was broadcast early this morning.

As you may remember, ZoŽ attended the event, held in October, in order to recreate Stevie Smith's memorable poetry reading from the 1965 Festival. During her interview with presenter Jo Durrant, ZoŽ explains why Smith's work appeals to her. She remarks, 'I really connected with the way she writes, and her voice is very strong.'

Smith's witty, engaging poetry lends itself to being read aloud or sung; and 'once you hear the way she reads, it all makes sense,' ZoŽ points out. 'I think she's a forgotten woman writer, very strong and very quirky and very individual, and I think she should be celebrated.'

Best of the Cheltenham Literature Festival will be repeated by BBC Radio Gloucestershire on New Year's Day at 1pm. Alternatively, you can listen to the programme online now, for a limited period. (The interview with ZoŽ begins after about ten minutes.)

The interview's broadcast is timely, given the news, recently reported on this website, that ZoŽ will bring Stevie Smith's poetry to life once again, this time at Poet in the City and Faber & Faber's Stevie Smith event. It'll be held in London on 15 February; tickets are available.

Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre has included a lovely, rare photo of ZoŽ on stage there, playing orphan Teresa in a 1971 production of The Hostage, in its Advent calendar. The show, directed by Richard Eyre, was one of ZoŽ's earliest professional stage appearances.

On the subject of theatre, Ruby Wax has chosen ZoŽ's 'magnificent' performance in All On Her Own/Harlequinade, currently at London's Garrick Theatre, as one of her cultural highlights in the Guardian. ZoŽ's performance 'tears your heart apart,' Wax emphasises.

If you'd like to see the double bill for yourself, you'll be pleased to know that tickets are available. The show will run until 13 January.

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