Writer and actor

Emma Dennis-Edwards is a Writer/Performer of Jamaican and Trinidadian heritage. Emma has been a participant at Royal Court, Soho Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith and Oval House writers programmes. This year she has been chosen as part of the Almeida Theatre's Genesis Writers Programme and her play Bricks has been shortlisted for the Alfred Fogan Award.

In 2018 Emma’s play Funeral Flowers (which Emma wrote and stars inwas performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 and won the Scotsman’s Fringe First Award and the Filipa Bragança award for best female solo performance. It has since enjoyed sold-out London transfers to The Bunker, Free Word Centre,  Bernie Grant Arts Centre, The Roundhouse and Hackney Empire. 

✭✭✭✭✭ "Funeral Flowers is a beautifully presented illustration of a woman whose strength and determination see her through dark times until she is allowed to blossom" – Marbles Magazine

✭✭✭✭✭ "Impassioned, urgent storytelling like this deserves a big audience" – To Do List

✭✭✭✭✭ "Beautifully written in a poetic but conversational style, Funeral Flowers is an unforgettable, intense experience" - BritishTheatre.com

✭✭✭✭ "Written and performed by Emma Dennis-Edwards with warmth and compassion, but also an unblinking eye" - Scotsman

Emma was chosen as one of the Old Vic 12 Playwrights and recently wrote a Young Vic Community play in 2019.

For screen, Emma is developing original comedy and drama projects; and is part of BBC Studios Writers Academy, BBC Television Drama Writers Programme and Drama Room.



Writer & Creator 

Emma was chosen as one of The Old Vic 12 which aims to nurture and develop the next generation of theatre practitioners through offering access and insights into theatre-making, mentoring from industry experts, delivering masterclasses to other emerging artists, and collaborating with each other to create brand new work.

The Old Vic
Director Rachel Nwokoro

The Pleasance, Edinburgh, Bunker Theatre, The Roundhouse, Bernie Grant Arts Centre and Hackney Empire Studio

Bunker Theatre
Director Ross Crosby

An original theatre commission for the Arcola Theatre's East Side Stories strand.

Arcola Young Company
Director Toby Peach
Tricycle Theatre / Mapping Brent
Director Roy Alexander Weise
Young and Talented Theatre / Barking Broadway
Director Emma Higham
Rose Bruford Drama School
Director Thomas Wright
Camden People’s Theatre, The Cryer



Script commission in development

The Forge

Original project in development

Red Planet Pictures

Original project in development

In Development

Writers room development for series 3 of ITV comedy Timewasters

Big Talk

Writer & Creator 

Original project in development