Writer and actor

Emma Dennis-Edwards is a Writer/Performer of Jamaican and Trinidadian heritage. 

For stage, Emma has been a participant at Royal Court, Soho Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith and Oval House writers programmes. Plays include Funeral Flowers which was 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 went on to tour venues across London. Her play Bricks was developed on the Old Vic 12 scheme and was shortlisted for the Alfred Fogan Award.

For TV, Emma is writing an episode of Champion (Candiace Carty-Williams' new show for BBC) and is in a writersroom for a UKTV/AMC show. Alongside her episodic writing Emma is developing an original single with Channel 4 and additional projects with The Forge. She was part of the BBC Writers Academy with John Yorke and also wrote a pilot as part of the BBC Drama room.




Writer's room

Sid Gentle

Writer's room

Merman for SKY
Creator Candiace Carty-Williams
Producer Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor
Balloon Entertainment for BBC

Writers room development for series 3 of ITV comedy Timewasters

Big Talk

Writer & Creator 

Script commission in development

The Forge

Original project in development

Red Planet Pictures

Original project in development

In Development

Original project in development.

BBC Studios/Firebird for Channel 4



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