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Jenkins’ writing mixes the poetic and the everyday, the down-to-earth and the charming to impressive effect
— Lyn Gardner, Bobby & Amy
From talented playwright Emily Jenkins - this is one of the best shows at the festival
— The Times

PLAYWRIGHT

"Jenkins’ lively writing manages to convey both light and dark: in this rather bleak world, there are moments of beauty and unexpected tenderness”                              

THE SCOTSMAN (Rainbow, Zoo Southside)

Emily is a double Fringe First Award winning writer for her plays Rainbow and Bobby & Amy - both of which she also directed.

BOBBY & AMY previewed at THE VAULTS FESTIVAL 2019 and won Show of the Week before being awarded a Fringe First by the Scotsman, it is currently playing at The Pleasance Courtyard until 26 August to Sold Out houses. It has been named as one of the Best Shows on the Fringe by The Stage, and Top picks by Whatson Stage, The Stage, The List, and The Independent.

COOKIES was produced at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, in London's Westend in October 2017.  The film of the production is available to watch online and you can purchase play texts from Samuel French

She has been on attachment at The Traverse Theatre, has attended the Royal Court Young Writers and Studio Programmes, and the prestigious advanced script writing programme at RADA led by Stephen Jeffries.   

She is represented by Nick Quinn at The Agency.

***** Bobby & Amy is a transporting, beautiful, heartfelt reminder that strength and resilience can be found in unexpected places
— Spy in the Stalls
***** storytelling in its purest form
— Broadway Baby
**** A moving story of resilience, of changing landscapes, national trauma and, above all, friendship
— The Stage
**** Jenkins writing makes the mundane reality of everyday village life into a poetic, nostalgic dreamscape
— The List

CURRENT

BOBBY & AMY Playtext is available to buy from Samuel French

COOKIES: The PLAY is available to buy from Samuel French

COOKIES: The FILM is available to stream.  - a filmed version of the original production at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in October 2017. Directed by Anna Ledwich. 

PAST PRODUCTIONS

BOBBY & AMY Pleasance Courtyard. 31 Jul - 26 Aug. 2019. FRINGE FIRST AWARD. SOLD OUT SHOW. TOP PICK OF THE STAGE, WHATSONSTAGE, THE INDEPENDENT, THE LIST.

QUARANTINE National Maritime Museum. SPECIFIQ. March 2019.

COOKIES  The Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End. Dir by Anna Ledwich. October 2017

DARK MATTER  Paine's Plough, Come to Where I'm From. August 2017

BOBBY & AMY  Rehearsed reading, Jermyn Street Theatre. October 2016

THE BED  Traverse Theatre, January and August 2013

RAINBOW  Zoo Southside, August 2012.  WINNER OF FRINGE FIRST AWARD

MORE REVIEWS

Thankfully, we have plays like Emily Jenkins' Cookies to remind us that we're not just screaming into the void. Over 80 electrifying minutes, we watch how small mistakes snowball into crises that threaten the lives of seven ordinary London teenagers.

 Cookies -HIIVE

Emily Jenkins’ Cookies sends an important message about the power of social media and its capacity to affect  lives in the internet age.

Cookies - MIRO MAGAZINE

Cookies being a show that is unlike one I have seen before. It is inventive...it is a good play. More than this, it sets the very purpose of theatre in its responsibility to engage, alight with the most visceral empathy.

Cookies - EVERYTHING THEATRE

Pay close attention to ‘Rainbow’; it will strike you as moving, smart, and powerful....Rainbow” shines with brilliance and covers a spectrum of dramatic feeling and powerful truth.”

Rainbow - THREE WEEKS

“Rainbow assumes its audience is intelligent and willing to think, and I appreciate that. Don't come to this show expecting mindless entertainment; you won't get it....The writing, by Emily Jenkins (who is also the show's director and producer) is fantastic. Her vibrant descriptions, beautifully delivered with just the right amount of humour and poignancy by the cast, easily transport the audience...I'd see Rainbow again, and I don't say that about many plays.”

 Rainbow - FRINGE GURU

“With three brilliantly told stories interlocking by the tiniest of details, Jenkins examines human behaviour in a time of crisis…Jenkins’s direction was excellent…A pacey performance and tight writing made this such a strong production…Don’t miss it!”

 Rainbow - EDFRINGE REVIEW