Jessica
Edwards

Director & Writer

Jess Edwards is a director, writer and dramaturg. She chiefly directs new writing, and regularly develops ideas from an early seed with writers, through to first production. She was director of verbatim dance party Hotter and drag girl super group Denim. Her work often explores the queer and female experience. It is pop-tastic, iconoclastic, subversive, and outrageous.

She has directed work at the Soho Theatre, Arcola, HighTide, and Theatre503, and many productions at the Edinburgh Festival. She also works internationally, and her work has appeared at the BKA Theater in Berlin. Now, she is developing a new musical with Trafalgar Entertainment Group. She is currently developing her first screenplay.

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Theatre

Director 

Writer Emma Dennis-Edwards
Roundhouse
Passengers
Winner: Summerhall Lustrum Award
Writer Kit Redstone with Jessica Edwards
Summerhall Edinburgh/Adelaide Fringe
Writer Ell Potter and Mary Higgins
Soho Theatre
Writer Ell Potter and Mary Higgins
Soho Theatre, Underbelly
Sparks
Winner: MTR Best Musical Award
Producer Michelle Barnette Productions & Flipping the Bird
Writer Jessica Butcher
Vault Festival, HighTide, Pleasance Edinburgh
Producer Thomas Hermanns
Writer Hedi Mohr
BKA Theater Berlin
Producer Soho Theatre & United Agents
Edinburgh Festival & Soho Theatre
Producer Kuleshov
Writer Sarah Page
Theatre 503
Producer Flipping the Bird
Writer Phoebe Eclair-Powell with Jessica Edwards
Starring
  • Jess Mabel Jones
  • Latitude Festival, New Diorama Theatre & Underbelly, Edinburgh
    Writer Devised
    Almeida Young Company
    Producer Jamie Lloyd Company
    Writer Christopher Marlowe
    Starring
  • Sharon D. Clarke
  • Emily Taaffe
  • Duke of York's Theatre
    Producer Flipping the Bird
    Starring
  • James Rowland
  • Pete Ashmore
  • Kate Adams
  • Lyric Hammersmith, Watford Palace Theatre, GDIF & Latitude
    Producer Flipping the Bird
    Writer Jonathan Holloway
    Starring
  • Cristina Catalina
  • Michael Edwards
  • Leo Wan
  • Elliott Rennie
  • Joel Phillimore
  • Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh & Southwark Playhouse
    Chicken Skin
    Shortlisted: Les Enfants Terribles Award
    Producer Flipping the Bird
    Starring
  • Joel Phillimore
  • Martha Ellis Leach
  • Peter Shenai
  • Phoebe Eclair-Powell
  • Oliver Mann
  • Holywell Brasserie

    Associate Director 

    Producer Jamie Lloyd Company
    Director Jamie Lloyd
    Writer Colin Teevan
    Starring
  • Kit Harington
  • Brian Gilligan
  • Craig Stein
  • Danielle Flett
  • Forbes Masson
  • Duke of York's Theatre
    Producer Jamie Lloyd Company
    Director Jamie Lloyd
    Writer Jean Genet, Benedict Andrews & Andrew Upton
    Starring
  • Zawe Ashton
  • Uzo Aduba
  • Laura Carmichael
  • Trafalgar Studios
    Director Clare Lizzimore
    Writer Mike Bartlett
    Starring
  • Max Bennett
  • Susannah Fielding
  • Nigel Lindsay
  • Marc Wootton
  • Young Vic
    Director Rupert Goold
    Writer Mike Bartlett
    Starring
  • Katie Brayben
  • Oliver Chris
  • Richard Goulding
  • Nyasha Hatendi
  • Tim Pigott-Smith
  • Wyndhams Theatre
    Producer Les Enfants Terribles
    Director James Seager & Oliver Lansley
    Writer Oliver Lansley
    Starring
  • Oliver Lansley
  • Conrad Sharp
  • Alfie Boyd
  • Tim Jackson
  • Alexander Wolfe
  • Pleasance, Edinburgh
    Director Laurence Boswell
    Writer Sarah Ruhl
    Starring
  • Katie Lightfoot
  • Paul Hickey
  • Lucy Robinson
  • Tom Hodgkins
  • Flora Montgomery
  • Theatre Royal Bath

    Radio

    Director 


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4