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Performer   Director   Writer

Josephine Daphne Bousfield

Born: March 14th 1950

Nationality: English

Childhood in Kent, South East England


1966-68 Drama course at West Kent College of Further Education

1968 student ASM weekly rep, Folkestone.

1968 Actor ASM 3 week touring show Malta

1969-70 Actor national schools tour

1971-74 actor/puppeteer POLKA Children’s Theatre

1974-75 Travelled in South America

1975-78 studied Theatre Dartington College Arts

1978-79 gained Cert Ed Rolle College Exmouth

1979 co-founded Dr Fosters Travelling Theatre in Gloucestershire, an arts council regularly funded organisation which toured devised shows to village halls, schools and open air events

1979 – 2002 actor, deviser, director, workshop leader for Dr Fosters and as a free lancer with other organisations including Artshape, Cheltenham Festivals, Everyman Theatre, Gloucestershire University, Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, PATA, Stroud College, GLOSCAT, Glos Dance, Cinderford Artspace, Young Offenders, Youth and Community, Social Services, Primary and Secondary Schools, Glos library Service, Fairgame Theatre, Shire Training Workshops, Brewery Arts

2002  onwards

Artistic director Flies On the Wall Youth Theatre 1994 – present

Director Barnstorm Annual summer drama music camp Mayhill 1993 – present

Toddler Dance leader and trainer 1990 – present

Youth drama project Stroud/Czech Republic 1999

Theatre Development Co-ordinator, Theatre Gloucestershire 2004 - 2010

Playing with Words ongoing writer’s group 2007 – present 

Lansdown Hall & Gallery board member 2003 – present

Lansdown Film Club co-ordinator volunteer 2012 - present

Labour Party Member

Other interests; community choir, dog walking, knitting, scrabble, poker, jazz, photography, riding my electric bike, Springhill Co-housing community, mentoring young people, politics 


Gaining Ground

Winter Dreaming


The Shed Show (with Sheva Martin, Fiona Ross)

Caribbean Angels (with Tony Etoria, Sheva Martin, Fiona Ross)

Red Letter Day (with Sheva Martin)

Still Kicking (with Marcus Moore)

Restoration (with Marcus Moore)

Hundreds of plays for youth theatres and community 

Poetry (self published)

Ten Sonnets 2005

Ten Sonnets for Children 2006

Ask Me 2008

20 poems for 2010 (Jo Bousfield & Marcus Moore)

Luminous Tales 20010

Glove 2010

Birdwords 2012 (with Clare Hudman illustrations)