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Theresa Heskins


Theresa Heskins

Adapter and director

For the New Vic Theatre: Treasure Island, Around The World In 80 Days (2017 co-production with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and Simon Friend and Royal Exchange); The Snow Queen (winner of the UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People); Peter Pan in Scarlet, Kiss Me Quickstep, Robin Hood & Marian, The Hoard Festival, Dracula, The Borrowers, Around The World In 80 Days (2014 co-production with the Royal Exchange); The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Widowers’ Houses, A Christmas Carol, Far From the Madding Crowd, Where Have I Been All My Life?, Alice in Wonderland, The Rivals, The Admirable Crichton, Peter Pan, Bleak House, Humble Boy, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Wicked Lady, A Voyage Round My Father, The Weir, Great Expectations, The Wizard of Oz, Cider With Rosie, Jamaica Inn and The Glee Club.

Other credits include: White Open Spaces (South Bank Show Award nomination); Silent Engine (Edinburgh Fringe First Award); Strawberry Fields and Precious Bane (all for Pentabus Theatre as Artistic Director); Grace, Like Candyfloss and Night Train (Jade Theatre); The Turn of the Screw and The Devil’s Only Sleeping (Birmingham Rep); Gangsta Rapture and Pink Floyd’s The Wall (Midlands Arts Centre) and productions for Custard Factory Theatre, the RSC Fringe Festival, Women and Theatre, the National Theatre Studio, Coventry Belgrade and Soho Theatre.

Theresa has written plays and screenplays for the Royal Court Young Writers Festival, Midlands Arts Centre, ITV and BBC Radio, including Woman’s Hour dramatizations of Lady Audley’s Secret and Wives and Daughters.

Theresa studied at Oxford University and trained at Birmingham Rep on the ITV/Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme.