Theresa Heskins


Theresa Heskins

Adapter and Director

For the New Vic: Peter Pan in Scarlet, 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 peopleUK 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 at the 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: 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, most recently, Woman’s Hour dramatizations of Lady Audley’s Secret and Wives and Daughters.

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