Theatre director

Jessica Edwards is a theatre director and dramaturg. She chiefly directs new writing, and regularly develops ideas from an early seed with writers, through to first production. Her work often explores the queer and female experience. It is iconoclastic, subversive, outrageous and fun.

Most recently, Jessica has directed the award-winning new musical SPARKS at Vault Festival 2018, and the five star DENIM WORLD TOUR at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017. She has been associate to Jamie Lloyd on THE MAIDS and DOCTOR FAUSTUS and Rupert Goold on KING CHARLES III. Jessica has also assisted James McDonald and Claire Lizzimore. She has twice been a finalist for the JMK award.

Jessica also works internationally, directing Hedi Mohr's NACKTSAENGERIN at the BKA Theatre in Berlin in May 2018. She is currently writing her first screenplay.




Writer Ell Potter and Mary Higgins
Soho Theatre, Underbelly
Writer Isley Lynn
  • Laura Hanna
  • Research and development at The Bush
    Producer Michelle Barnette Productions & Flipping the Bird
    Writer Jessica Butcher
    Vault Festival, HighTide, Pleasance Edinburgh
    Producer Thomas Hermanns
    Writer Hedi Mohr
    BKA Theater Berlin
    Writer Nina Segal
    New Diorama Theatre
    Producer Heretic Productions
    Writer Annie Fox
    Arcola Theatre
    Producer Soho Theatre & United Agents
    Edinburgh Festival & Soho Theatre
    Producer Kuleshov
    Writer Sarah Page
    Theatre 503
    Producer Collaborative Artists
    Writer Daniel Andersen
  • Mandana Jones
  • In development with the Old Vic lab
    Producer Flipping the Bird
    Writer Phoebe Eclair-Powell
  • Jess Mabel Jones
  • Latitude Festival, New Diorama Theatre & Underbelly, Edinburgh
    Producer Jamie Lloyd Company
    Writer Christopher Marlowe
  • Sharon D. Clarke
  • Emily Taaffe
  • Duke of York's Theatre
    Producer Jamie Lloyd Company
    Writer Jean Genet
  • Bertie Carvel
  • Fisayo Akinade
  • Jonathan Broadbent
  • Marc Wootton
  • Trafalgar Studios
    Writer Devised
    Writer Jonathan Broadbent
    Writer Anton Chekhov
    Rose Bruford College
    Producer Kaya Stanley-Money
    Writer Daniel Andersen
    Old Vic
    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
    Writer Kit Redstone
    Writer Sophie Treadwell
    Arts Education Schools MA Acting

    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

    Assistant Director 

    Director James Macdonald
    Writer Anne Carson
  • Ben Whishaw
  • Bertie Carvel
  • Amiera Darwish
  • Eugenia Georgieva
  • Kaisa Hammarlund
  • Almeida
    Director Laurence Boswell
    Writer Fyodor Dostoevksy
  • Simon Scardifield
  • Rob Edwards
  • Jane Leaney
  • Nicholas Karimi
  • Sean Murray
  • Theatre Royal Bath
    Director Richard Beecham
    Writer Adam Rapp
  • Keir Charles
  • Ilan Goodman
  • Sally Tatum
  • Theatre Royal Bath
    Producer Red Shift
    Director Jonathan Holloway
    Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh