Jenny Ayres - Director/Writer, Performer & Mask Facilitator
Jenny's career, as a director, playwright, actress and movement/ mask specialist, continues to be shaped by her diverse range of work across stage, screen and print.
Originally studying Drama and Education, at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and later specialising in New Writing and Physical Theatre at LISPA, Jenny has enjoyed directing, writing, performing and teaching across the UK.
Jenny's play, Glimpse, completed a successful run at London's Jermyn Street Theatre in 2018 (receiving 4 star reviews and publication by Oberon) and Trouble and Strife, a WW2 play for a female ensemble, is also available from Unthank Books as part of 'Words and Women 2'.
Working as an actress, Jenny has played many roles from the comic to the tragic. 2020/21 saw Jenny return to the stage to play the roles of Boudica and Elizabeth I with theatre co, Trestle, as well as her on-going mask / physical theatre workshop facilitating for the company.
To find out more about Jenny's work, click on the tabs at the top of the screen. Jenny is always keen to hear about new projects, collaborations and workshop opportunities - so please do get in touch!
Jenny talking in interview about her spy play, Station IX:
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'Ayres's script blends colloquial naturalism with clever linguistic facility...with Glimpse, Ayres certainly fulfils [Noel] Coward's ambition'
The British Theatre Guide
'Jenny Ayres as the manipulative, wide eyed Kay gives a sparky performance'
'Jenny Ayres as the vampire bride is excellently judged'