Jenny Worton

Playwright

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Biography

Jenny Worton is a writer and a dramaturg. She has been the Artistic Associate at The Almeida Theatre since 2005.

Prior to the Almeida, she was the Literary Manager at the Tricycle Theatre between 2002 and 2005. She has also worked in the Literary Departments for the Bush Theatre, the National Theatre and Out Of Joint. She was a selector for the National Student Drama Festival between 2003 and 2008.

For the stage Jenny has adapted Ingmar Bergman’s Through A Glass Darkly, originally for the Almeida, which opened at the Altantic in New York in June 2011. She also adapted Takeshi Kitano’s Dolls (National Theatre of Scotland and Hush Productions) and wrote the text for South Bank Show nominated I Am Falling (The Gate Theatre and Sadler’s Wells) and acted as dramaturg on Breathing Irregular, also at The Gate Theatre.

Her original work for Radio Four includes Demonstrating Grace and A Hallowed Space.

CV

Theatre
Writer
William, After Sarah 2011
Site Specific in Hull City Centre
Producer Slung Low
Director Alan Lane
Writer Jenny Worton

The first 'beat' of Mapping the City, a site specific work that takes audiences on an adventure through Hull 

Through a Glass Darkly 2010 to 2011
Almeida Theatre, London. Atlantic Theatre, New York.
Creator Ingmar Bergman
Director Michael Attenborough, David Levaux
Writer Jenny Worton
Starring Dimitri Leonidas, Ian McIlhinney, Justin Salinger & Ruth Wilson

Stage adaptation of the classic film

Dolls 2009
Tramway, Glasgow
Producer National Theatre of Scotland
Director Carrie Cracknell
Writer Jenny Worton
Starring James Bolt, Tam Dean Burn , Ben Duke , Kim Moore & Laura Wheatley

Adapted from the film by Takeshi Kitano

I Am Falling 2008
Gate Theatre, London
Director Carrie Cracknell
Writer Jenny Worton
Starring Ben Duke, Gawn Grainger & Petra Soor

Dramaturg on the dance theatre collaboration about a couple who commit a double suicide, seen through the eyes of their adult son

Dramaturg
U Review 2011
Sadlers Wells
Creator Zoi Dimitriou
Producer Company of Angels

Dramaturg on the project designed to introduce children to watching dance

Dramaturg
Breathing Irregular 2010
Gate Theatre, London
Director Carrie Cracknell
Starring Temitope Ajose-Cutting, Bryony Hannah, Brendan Hughes & Eva Magyar

Dramaturg on this movement piece