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.




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