Theresa Heskins


Theresa Heskins


For the New Vic: Kiss Me Quickstep, Robin Hood & Marian, Hoard Festival, Dracula, The Borrowers, Around the World in Eighty Days (co-production with The Royal Exchange nominated for Best Show for children and young people, UK Theatre Awards and the Manchester Theatre Awards), The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Widowers’ Houses, Around the World in Eighty Days, A Christmas Carol, Far From the Madding Crowd, Where Have I Been All My Life?, Alice in Wonderland (Nominated for Best Show for children and young people, UK Theatre Awards), 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.

Credits include: A South Bank Show Award- nomination for White Open Spaces and an Edinburgh Fringe First Award for Silent Engine; Strawberry Fields, Precious Bane (all for Pentabus Theatre as Artistic Director); Grace, Like Candyfloss, Night Train (Jade Theatre); The Turn of the Screw, The Devil’s Only Sleeping (Birmingham Rep); Gangsta Rapture, Pink Floyd’s The Wall (Midlands Arts Centre); 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, most recently, 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 Theatres, Director scheme.