Vicky Jones

Writer / Director

Add to shortlist

Photograph: The Other Richard

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Assistant: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Vicky is co-Founder and co-Artistic Director of DryWrite (with Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Resident Company at the Bush Theatre from 2010 to 2012. With DryWrite, she has commissioned and directed short plays from some of the country’s leading new writing talent, including Joe Penhall, Chloe Moss, Simon Stephens, Terry Johnson, Jack Thorne, Lucy Kirkwood, Ella Hickson, James Graham, Penelope Skinner and Mike Bartlett amongst many others. The company have performed regular shows at theatres including Hampstead Theatre, York Theatre Royal, Liverpool Everyman, Trafalgar Studios and The Roundhouse. She originally commissioned and directed Simon Stephens’s monologue T5 at The Roundhouse, since published by Methuen, translated and performed all over Europe.

Her premiere production of Jack Thorne's MYDIDAE opened to critical acclaim and sold out its 2012 run at Soho Theatre, subsequently transferring to Trafalgar Studio 2 in the West End in 2013 (5 stars WhatsOnStage, 4 stars Evening Standard, Independent on Sunday, Metro, Sunday Express).

Her premiere production of James Graham’s THE TOUR GUIDE was a much-acclaimed hit of the 2011 Edinburgh Festival (5 stars Edinburgh Evening News, The List, Scotsman.com; 4 stars The Independent, WhatsOnStage, Scotsman; ‘a fascinating production... carries the baton for innovative site-specific theatre’ FEST).

Vicky trained on the Royal Court/Channel 4 Young Directors scheme, the Gate Theatre Trainee Directors scheme, the National Theatre Studio Directors course and by assisting Katie Mitchell, Terry Johnson, Erica Whyman, Joe Hill-Gibbons and Patrick Marber amongst others.

She has directed productions, taught and run workshops for numerous top Drama Schools, including Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Oxford School of Drama.

As a writer, Vicky's first play, THE ONE, won the 2013 Verity Bargate Award (from over 800 entrants).

Vicky is currently the National Theatre's Playwright in Residence.

US Representation: CAA

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

MURDERERS NEXT DOOR

Leopard Drama

Co-written with Stephen Merchant

THE ONE (TV)

BBC / Sid Gentle

Adaptation of her play for TV

KILLING EVE

Sid Gentle / BBC America

1 x 60'

RUN

eOne

Original TV series in development

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

FLEABAG

2016

BBC / Two Brothers

Script Editor
New comedy for TV by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

CRASHING

2016

Big Talk / E4

Script Editor
New comedy for TV by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

AS WRITER

TOUCH

2017

DryWhite / Soho Theatre

Written and Directed by Vicky Jones
Published by Nick Hern Books

THE ONE

2014

DryWrite / Soho Theatre

Dir. Steve Marmion
* Winner of the 2013 Verity Bargate Award
Published by Nick Hern Books

AS DIRECTOR

FLEABAG

2017

Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe

Revival of original show written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

TOUCH

2017

DryWhite / Soho Theatre

Written & directed by Vicky Jones

FLEABAG

2016

Soho Theatre

Revival of original show written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

FLEABAG

2013 - 2014

Underbelly (Edinburgh) / Soho Theatre

Show written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
* Nomination - Olivier Awards 2014: Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

MYDIDAE

2013

Trafalgar Studios / DryWrite

Transfer
By Jack Thorne
WhatsOnStage *****
Evening Standard ****
Independent On Sunday ****
Metro ****
Sunday Express ****
Exeunt ****

MYDIDAE

2012

Soho Theatre / DryWrite

By Jack Thorne
World Premiere of a DryWrite commissioned play

THE HOMONEOLOGUES

2012

Riverside Studios

Staged reading of hit Dutch play by Yvonne van den Hurk.

BITTER PLEASURES FOR A SOUR GENERATION

2012

Soho Theatre / Oxford School of Drama

New shorts commissioned and directed from 8 playwrights including Phil Porter, Adam Brace, Michael Bhim, Amy Rosenthal, Georgia Fitch, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, David Kantounas and Rachel Wagstaff.

THE ELEVENTH CAPITAL

2012

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

By Alexandra Wood

THE TOUR GUIDE

2011

Gary Roden Productions / Playhouse Theatre (Edinburgh)

By James Graham
World Premiere
5 stars - The List; Edinburgh Evening News
4 stars- Independent; Scotsman; Whatsonstage

DRYWRITE: FUNNY NOT FUNNY?

2011

Bush Theatre

Original pieces by Tim Price, Matt Hartley, Chloe Moss, Adam Brace

HUB NIGHT PERFORMANCES

2011

Soho Theatre

Directed workshop performances of pieces by Georgia Fitch and Ed Hime

THE MAD TRAP AND OTHER GAMES

2011

Oxford Schol of Drama / Hampstead Theatre / DryWrite

LIVE LIKE PIGS

2011

Oxford School of Drama / Drill Hall

By John Arden

STEALING SWEETS AND PUNCHING PEOPLE

2010

NuWrite Theatre Festival (Croatia)

By Phil Porter
Mainland European Premiere

PRESENT: TENSE

2010

Nabokov / Southwark Playhouse

Short piece, co-written and directed with Phoebe Waller-Bridge

TERROR TALES

2010

Oxford School of Drama / Hampstead Theatre Studio

TREEMONISHA

2010

Southbank Centre / Pegasus Opera Company / National Tour

By Scott Joplin
As co-director with Iqbal Khan

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

2010

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

by Anton Chekhov

DRYWRITE - DANCE: RADIO

2009

Roundhouse Theatre / Theatre Royal York

Original shorts by James Graham, Al Smith, Joel Horwood

DRYWRITE - DRYFIGHT

2009

Latitude Festival 2009

Co-conceived, commissioned and directed full length festival show
By Penelope Skinner, John Donnelly, Matt Hartley, Joel Horwood

STILL. BLUE. SKY. (2008/09)

DryWrite / Everyword Festival, Liverpool Everyman

Rehearsed reading

GAME GIRL, GAME BOY

2009

DryWrite / Oxford School of Drama / Drill Hall

THE BELLS OF SHOREDITCH

2009

London Word Festival / Sherman Theatre (Cardiff)

Development production

DOGS

2009

Hampstead Theatre Studio

By David Kantounas
Staged reading

PRESENT: TENSE

2008

Nabokov / Trafalgar Studios

Original short play by Chloe Moss

SHUFFLE

2008

Royal Court @ Latitude Festival

Original shorts by Bola Agbaje, Polly Stenham, D C Jackson

SATURDAY NIGHT

2008

White Bear Theatre

SEPARATED

2008

iceandfire Theatre Company

Touring

BANNED: THE HISTORY OF CENSORSHIP

2007

National Theatre Platform

15 readings from Aristophanes, Schiller, Ibsen

ANGEL MEADOW

2006

Bush Theatre

By Alan Williams
Rehearsed reading

FINDING A FAT MAN HANGING

2006

Nabokov / Latitude Festival

HATCH

2006

Liverpool Everyman

By Colette Kane
Staged reading

LET'S GET IT ON

2006

Bush Theatre

Staged readings

WESTWORDS

2006

Bush Theatre

Staged readings

THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY

2005

Finborough Theatre

By Brian Friel
4 stars - Guardian; Financial Times; Time Out

ZOO

2005

Arcola Theatre / Shortcuts Festival

By Dawn King

THE APATHISTS

2005

Theatre503

Original shorts by Simon Vinnicombe

HIGHFLIERS

2004

Royal Court Theatre - Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Rehearsed reading

WHEN YOU CURE ME

2004

NYT Short / Lyric Hammersmith Studio

By Jack Thorne
Original workshop

COLDER THAN HERE

2003

Royal Court Theatre - Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Staged reading

THE BLIND BIRD

2003

Gate Theatre (Notting Hill)

Young Directors Festival Workshop production

EXTRACTS

2002

Royal Court YWP Writers Course

Invited by Simon Stephens to direct extracts of YWP plays

AND YOUR POINT IS...

2002

Royal Court YWP Writers Forum

Staged reading

AIRSWIMMING

2001

Etcetera Theatre

By Charlotte Jones

BROKEN

2000

Hen & Chickens Theatre

By Phil Porter

WELDON RISING

2000

Crescent Theatre (Birmingham)

By Phyllis Nagy

BROKEN

2000

Chaplaincy Centre (Edinburgh)

By Phil Porter

EXPLODE THE MYTH

1998

Midland Arts Centre (Birmingham)

By Phil Porter

AS STAFF DIRECTOR

RAFTA, RAFTA

2008

National Theatre - Lyttelton Theatre

Directed by Nicholas Hytner

CORAM BOY (2006/07)

National Theatre - Olivier Theatre

Directed by Melly Still

AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

PIANO / FORTE

2006

Royal Court Theatre - Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Directed by Terry Johnson

I REMEMBER THE ROYAL COURT

2006

Royal Court Theatre - Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Directed by Patrick Marber

SEE HOW THEY RUN

2006

National Tour (Act Productions) / Duchess Theatre (West End)

Directed by Douglas Hodge

JOURNEY'S END

2005

Duke of York's Theatre (West End)

Directed by David Grindley

PRESS
Vicky Jones's deft production is full of lovely little touches and there is a wonderful quality of stillness to much of the action.
Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard on MYDIDAE

A curiously magical spectacle. Vicky Jones's production is so real there are moments you feel embarrassed to be present.
Robert Shore, Metro on MYDIDAE

In Vicky Jones's immaculate production, performances [are] of the highest calibre.
Whatsonstage on MYDIDAE

Jones treads skilfully through this structural and tonal labyrinth, all the more admirably for having to compact it on to such a small stage.
Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times on THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY at the Finborough

DryFight was perfect festival fare - loud, bawdy, in-yer-face and more than a little bit dirty. My highlight.
Whatsonstage on DRYFIGHT at Latitude.

Vicky Jones’s steely production.  Gets you by the neck and gives you a jolly good shake.
Lyn Gardner, Guardian on THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY

Of all the ADD-friendly shows at the festival, this one takes the prize. I also enjoyed it so much I'm sure I ruptured something. Ingeniously simple.
British Theatre Guide on DRYFIGHT

A fascinating production. Carries the baton for innovative site-specific theatre.
FEST Magazine on THE TOUR GUIDE

One of the most surprising and memorable shows at this year's Fringe.
Alice Jones, The Independent on THE TOUR GUIDE

The excellent DryWrite have established themselves with some cleverly themed and curated events. At their best they form a crucial dialogue between artists and allow a new sense of the possible. The success that a number of their writers are now starting to enjoy in mainstream theatres with work that remains formally innovative is an early testament to the excellence of the concept.
The Guardian