Julie Balloo

Julie Balloo

I am a former standup and now write stories and stage/radio scripts. My long- time collaborator is Jenny Eclair.


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Edith Sitwell, the eel among the goldfish

Julie Balloo has always dreamed of having her residence anointed with a Blue Plaque. While her hopes are fast diminishing, her fascination for the recipients remains. Today is the 50th anniversary of Edith Sitwell’s death; her plaque adorns Flat 42, Greenhill Road, Hampstead.
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Verse and adversity

Julie Balloo has always dreamed of having her residence anointed with a Blue Plaque. While her hopes are fast diminishing, her fascination for the recipients remains. This week, to celebrate National Poetry Day, she looks at remarkable poet Stevie Smith whose plaque adorns 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green, North London.
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Reunited – and it feels so good?

Social media has put us back in touch with all sorts of people. Julie Balloo asks: Is that a good thing?