Jenny Ayres - Writer, Actress & Movement Direction

Jenny's career, as a playwright, actress and movement specialist, continues to be shaped by her diverse range of work across stage, screen and print.

Originally studying Drama and Education and Physical Theatre, Jenny has enjoyed writing, performing and teaching across the UK and Europe.

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 facilitating for the company which she greatly enjoys.

To find out more about Jenny's work, please clink on the tabs at the top of the screen. Jenny is always keen to hear about new projects, collaborations and ideas - so 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

The Times

'Jenny Ayres as the vampire bride is excellently judged' 

The Telegraph