Director & Writer

Jess Edwards is a Queer writer and director who splits her time between Margate and Tottenham in North London. Directing credits include: Funeral Flowers (Roundhouse and UK tour), Albatross (Playground Theatre), Hotter/Fitter (Soho
Theatre), Sparks (HighTide / Radio 4 / Pleasance), The Other Tchaikovsky (Radio 4), Passengers (Summerhall / Adelaide Fringe), Nacktsängerin (BKA-Theater. Berlin), Denim: World Tour (Soho Theatre / Underbelly), Punts (Theatre503), Torch (New Diorama / Underbelly), The Itinerant Music Hall (Lyric Hammersmith / Latitude), The Box (Theatre Deli / Latitude), Jekyll & Hyde (Southwark Playhouse / Assembly).

Jess has worked as an associate director at the the Young Vic, Almeida, Theatre Royal Bath and in the West End. She has won the Summerhall Lustrum Award for Passengers and the Best New Musical Award for Sparks. In 2021 she was awarded a Developing Your Creative Practice grant from the Arts Council for her writing.

She is currently workshopping her first play, creating a new musical with Trafalgar Entertainment Group, and developing two original screenplays. 




Producer Represent Theatre
Writer Isley Lynn
Playground Theatre
Writer Emma Dennis-Edwards
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
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
  • Jess Mabel Jones
  • Latitude Festival, New Diorama Theatre & Underbelly, Edinburgh
    Writer Devised
    Almeida Young Company
    Producer Jamie Lloyd Company
    Writer Christopher Marlowe
  • Sharon D. Clarke
  • Emily Taaffe
  • Duke of York's Theatre
    Producer Flipping the Bird
  • James Rowland
  • Pete Ashmore
  • Kate Adams
  • Lyric Hammersmith, Watford Palace Theatre, GDIF & Latitude
    Producer Flipping the Bird
    Writer Jonathan Holloway
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Zawe Ashton
  • Uzo Aduba
  • Laura Carmichael
  • Trafalgar Studios
    Director Clare Lizzimore
    Writer Mike Bartlett
  • Max Bennett
  • Susannah Fielding
  • Nigel Lindsay
  • Marc Wootton
  • Young Vic
    Director Rupert Goold
    Writer Mike Bartlett
  • 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
  • Oliver Lansley
  • Conrad Sharp
  • Alfie Boyd
  • Tim Jackson
  • Alexander Wolfe
  • Pleasance, Edinburgh
    Director Laurence Boswell
    Writer Sarah Ruhl
  • Katie Lightfoot
  • Paul Hickey
  • Lucy Robinson
  • Tom Hodgkins
  • Flora Montgomery
  • Theatre Royal Bath



    Writer Jessica Butcher & Anoushka Lucas

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Writer Harriet Madeley

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4