Annie Jenkins

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

Annie is from London. In 2016 In Lipstick had two rehearsed readings: as part of ‘Playwrought’ at the Arcola and of Druid Theatre’s ‘Druid Debuts’ season for the Galway International Arts Festival. It was also shortlisted for the Theatre503 Award. In 2018 Annie co-wrote VOID which was produced at VAULT Festival by RIFT and Queen Mary University, winning a VAULT Innovation Award. She also wrote and produced A Tinder Trilogy at the Hen and Chickens Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe. She wrote and co-directed Funemployed, which was screened at various festivals including the London Short Film Festival in 2017.

Annie has had three full length plays on in London in 2019. In Lipstick opened at the Pleasance Theatre in January, A Tinder Trilogy ran at Theatre503 in the summer and Karaoke Play ran in the autumn at The Bunker.

Short plays include: Sing a Song of Silence (Arcola YouthTheatre), What About England? (Islington Mill), Lunch in My Car (Theatre N16), 50% Lesbian, 100% Scared (Park Theatre/Bunker Theatre) and Annie’s 1000 Plays (Shakespeare in Shoreditch). She took part in the first HighTide Writers’ Group.

In 2019 Annie was chosen to be one Theatre503's 503Five and also one of the Michael Grandage Company's MGCfutures Bursary recipients. She was awarded a Peggy Ramsey Foundation Bursary to develop KARAOKE PLAY. 

Annie's new play Staying at Stacey's was longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize 2019. She was shortlisted for The Old Vic 12 in 2017/18 and longlisted for The Old Vic 12 in 2018/19.

Annie is published by Faber.

In Development

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STAYING AT STACEY'S

*Longlisted for The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019

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Theatre 503

Theatre

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KARAOKE PLAY

2019

The Bunker Theatre / Pluck Productions

Dir. Lucy McCann
*Awarded OffCom Commendation from the Offies

A TINDER TRILOGY

2019

Theatre503 / Feeling Gorgeous Theatre

Directed by Lucy McCann

IN LIPSTICK

2019

Pleasance / Up In Arms

Dir. Alice Hamilton
Published by Faber
*Shortlisted for Theatre503 Award 2016

VOID

2018

VAULT Festival

Produced by RIFT and Queen Mary University
Dir. Felix Mortimer

A TINDER TRILOGY

2018

Hen & Chickens Theatre / Feeling Gorgeous Theatre

Dir. Lucy McCann

WHAT ABOUT ENGLAND?

2016

Islington Mill, Salford

Dir. Ali Pidsley
Published with introduction at Orlando online

SING A SONG OF SILENCE

2016

Arcola

Commissioned for the Arcola Youth Theatre summer show
Dir. Ross Crosby

Short Films

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FUNEMPLOYED

2017

Screened as part of the London Short Film Festival, Encounters Film Festival, Underwire Film Festival
*Winner of Shooting People's film of the month March 2017
*Shortlisted for Shooting People's SHORT CUTS film competition 2018

KARAOKE PLAY

"A beautifully written, darkly comic character study of four damaged British people, brought to life by a pitch-perfect cast. I suspect it will haunt me for quite some time." ​ - View From The Outside

"Annie Jenkins’ impeccably acted Karaoke Play proves quietly devastating at the Bunker Theatre" - There Ought To Be Clowns

IN LIPSTICK

‘Isolation is gilded in glitter in Annie Jenkins’ tender debut. Jenkins has an ability for writing care within her characters, and we feel the ache of the effort they invest. Under the comedy bravado, each long for an intimacy that isn’t laced with fear.’The Guardian

'Moments of pure invention and theatrical brilliance Jenkins keeps such a tight grip on her audience that you can barely believe this is her debut play. It’s the sheer bombastic weirdness of In Lipstick that will linger in the mind… a memorable and entertaining debut play from a writer full of promise.’ - Exeunt

‘A hugely ambitious debut play from Annie Jenkins about two women locked in a suffocating friendship. The manic, possessive, motor-mouthed Cynthia sparkles and crackles.’Time Out

‘An incredible piece of theatre… an undeniable triumph. In Lipstick could quite easily be described as black comedy but it’s so much more, this play about power and frailty is absolutely gripping from start to finish.’Theatre Weekly

‘A very smart and quietly devastating piece.’The Reviews Hub

‘Incredibly well written.’Plays To See

 

A TINDER TRILOGY

‘A very well written show… very relevant and hard hitting.’Views from the Gods

‘Tinder is not by any means the main feature, each piece goes far deeper. They are delivered by three captivating performers who show us a glimpse of what womanhood means today for millennials trying to navigate modern society.’ – LondonTheatre1

 

VOID

‘Unique and hugely daring; its form is entirely distinct from other productions, leaving you shaken and intrigued, searching for clearer lines between reality and fiction.’ A Younger Theatre