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Vicky Ireland

A Thousand Cranes Theatre

Co-Artisitic Director

Vicky has worked as an actress and also as a presenter on BBC TV’s Words and Pictures. She was Artistic Director of Polka Theatre, (1988-2002) and has since adapted and directed six books by Jacqueline Wilson. Television writing includes two series of adaptations of Allan Ahlberg’s Happy Families for BBC TV receiving a Writer’s Guild nomination. Vicky is co-artistic director of A Thousand Cranes Theatre, whose production The Paper Washi Wish is currently touring the UK. She has just produced a day on Disability Arts for young audiences in Sweden, with a 15-strong UK team.

Vicky is Vice-Chair of Action for Children’s Arts and will be a speaker in the session “Sell Out!”