"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 Fringe First Award winning writer. Her first play Rainbow won a Fringe First Award in August 2012, and was named by The Independent as one of the Top 5 plays to see at the Edinburgh Fringe.
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 currently working on her new play for Paines Plough which is due to open in Summer 2018 and her play COOKIES will open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in October 2017.
She is represented by Nick Quinn at The Agency.
Come to Where I'm From, Paines Plough. Emily will be performing her Monologue DARK MATTER for Paines Ploughs Come to Where I'm From project in Gloucester on the 6th July 2017. for more information and to book tickets
Under commission for the Royal Haymarket Theatre Westend, Emily's new play COOKIES will be performed at The Theatre Royal Haymarket in October 2017 Directed by Anna Ledwich. For more details please visit the masterclass website
Under Commission for Paines Plough. Emily's new play will open in Summer 2018.
RAINBOW ran for four weeks in August 2012 at Zoo Southside. It was produced by Boxed Cat with Selladoor Theatre company and was awarded with a Fringe First Award.
Director: Emily Jenkins
Set and Costume Designer: Mike Lees.
Lighting Designer: Alexander Ridgers
Sound Designer: Jonathan McCleod
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.”
- 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.”
- 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!”
- EDFRINGE REVIEW