Chronology: 1970 - 1979

1970 Directs Joan Littlewood's Oh What a Lovely War, National Theatre School of Canada.
1971 Husband Jack Thorne is transferred within the CBC to become a drama producer in Montreal.
1971 Coghill becomes the first woman artistic director of the English Acting Section of the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal (1971 - 1973).
1972 Mother Dorothy Coghill dies in Vancouver, January 26.
1973 Agiluk in Herschel Hardin's Esker Mike and His Wife Agiluk and Masonette in Bagdad Saloon by George Walker, with the Factory Theatre Lab tour to England. Joy Coghill in Esker Mike and his Wife Agiluk
Joy in
Esker Mike and
his Wife Agiluk
1974 Mrs. Miles in Games Played in the Park by Diane Harrison, Theatre Rencontre, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal. Director: Daniel Landau.
1974 Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman with the London Little Theatre.
1974 Michael Cook's Head, Guts and Soundbone Dance at the Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal. Director: Roy Higgins.
1975 Mrs. Purdy in D.H. Lawrence's The Daughter in Law, Centaur Theatre, Montreal. Director: Elsa Bolam.
1975 Mona Wheally in the movie Shivers, aka Frissons (French title), aka The Parasite Murders, aka They Came from Within (USA title). Director: David Cronenberg.
1975 The American Dream by Edward Albee, Globe Theatre, Regina.
1975 Beckett Trio, Guelph Spring Festival.
1975 Nurse and Matron in Bethune by Rod Langlley, Centaur Theatre, Montreal. Director: Maurice Podbrey.
1975 Martha in Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, Muskoka Summer Theatre.
1975 Director of Hay Fever by Noel Coward, Muskoka Summer Theatre, Ontario. Joy Coghill in Tartuffe
Joy in
Tartuffe, 1976
1975 Title role in Michel Tremblay's Forever Yours, Marie-Lou, Theatre Plus, Toronto. Director: Marion Andre.
1976 Gates for Keys, with Dr. Shimon Levy, a reading of Israeli poetry (both Arab and Jewish), Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal.
1976 Sidestreet, television drama series, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
1976 Madame Pernelle in Moliere's Tartuffe, Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver. Director: Derek Golby.
1976 Mistress Fowl in the movie based on Mordecai Richler's Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang. Director: Theodore J. Flicker (who also wrote the screenplay). Producer: Harry Gulkin. Joy Coghill in Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang
Jacob Two Two
1977 Lennoxville Festival in Quebec. Martha Turner in Jill by Lezley Havard and Gramma in Sqrieux-de-Deux by Betty Lambert, both directed by Richard Ouzounian. Maritime tour in September of Sqrieux-de-Deux.
1977 Gypsy in Camino Real by Tennessee Williams, Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver. Director: Chistopher Newton.
1977 Abie in Arsenic and Old Lace, Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver. Director Chris Newton. Joy Coghill and Janet Brechin in Aresenic and Old Lace
Joy and Janet Brechin
in Arsenic and Old Lace
Photo by David Cooper
1978 Marion in Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn, Muskoka Summer Theatre, Ontario. Director: Bernard Hyatt.
1978 A Voice in August Strindberg's The Dream Play, adapted by Jean Herbiet, Centaur Theatre Company, Montreal. Directors: Jean Herbiet and Felix Mirbt.
1979 Rebecca Nurse in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver. Director: Jean-Pierre Ronfard.
1979 Alfred's Mother in Tales from the Vienna Woods by Odon von Horvath, Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver. Director: Roger Hodgman.
1979 A Delicate Balance, CBC Radio. Director: Rob Chesterman.
1979 Mackerel, by Israel Horovitz, Open Circle, Toronto. Director: Sylvia Tucker.