"Jenkins' invention makes every minute hold" - British Theatre Guide (Mojo Mickybo)

Emily trained as a director at Mountview Academy of Theatre arts. She has worked extensively with both Shakespeare and new writing and has won a prestigious Fringe First Award (Rainbow) and been nominated for Off West End Award (Mojo Mickybo). She works regularly at LAMDA and currently has several professional productions in development. She spent 4 years as head of the prestigious Poel Event.

"...exacting and meticulous direction...clever stuff" - London Theatre Guide (Mojo Mickybo)

Mojo Mickybo by Own McCafferty

Mojo Mickybo by Own McCafferty


SERIOUS MONEY by Caryl Churchill - Sainsbury Theatre, LAMDA. 29th May - 6th June

QUARANTINE: Dark tales of Disease at Sea - Greenwich National Maritime Museum/SPECIFIQ.

Bobby and Amy by Emily Jenkins - Vault Festival 2019. SHOW OF THE WEEK AWARD

A Midsummer Night's Dream - LAMDA July 2018

Vinegar Tom by Caryl Churchill - Royal & Derngate - March 2017 (BA student production)

Romeo and Juliet – Northampton University, BA Acting program May 2016

Merry Wives of Windsor – Royal & Derngate Theatre. – June 2015

KCS by Caitlin Moran - Southwark Playhouse – April 2014

Rainbow by E Jenkins – Zoo Southside – August 2012. FRINGE FIRST AWARD

Arabian Nights by Dominic Cook -  Liverpool Theatre School – June 2011

Mojo Mickybo by Owen McCafferty – The Old Red Lion – May 2011 (nominated for Off West End Award 2011 ‘Best Ensemble’)

Look at Me by Nessah Muthy – Theatre 503 – May 2010

Elvis is Jesus by Melissa Manteghi – Camden Roundhouse – April 2010

(Nabokov shorts)

Sweet Jack Falstaff (Adaptation by E Jenkins of Henry IV prt 1&2) - The Manor Garden – July 2009 (outdoor Shakespeare)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by W Shakespeare– The Manor Garden – July 2007 (outdoor Shakespeare)

Fame by Margoshes and Levy– The Northcott Theatre– Feb 2007

Emily, Chris Luscombe and Poel Participants on the Olivier Stage

Emily, Chris Luscombe and Poel Participants on the Olivier Stage

The Poel Event

Emily was Head and Chair of the prestigious Poel Event providing free Shakespeare training for professional actors on stage at The National Theatre.

Workshops are delivered by top industry professionals such as Ian McKellen, Jeremy Herrin, Barbara Houseman, Jeannette Nelson and Gregory Doran.

The Poel Sonnets

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Emily directed fourteen past Poel Participants each performing their favourite Shakespeare sonnet.  Released on the day - 23rd April 2016 - and for the following 14 days on social media, the Poel sonnets celebrate Shakespeare's work. Visit the Poel Event's  YouTube channel to see all 14 sonnets.