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Jemma Kennedy

Jemma Kennedy

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Giles Smart
Assistant: Jennifer Thomas
+44 (0)20 3214 0934
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Jemma Kennedy is a novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Her first novel, Skywalking was published in 2003, and she has been writing for the stage since 2004. She was awarded a Jerwood Arvon Young Playwrights Apprenticeship in 2006 and was Pearson playwright in residence at the National Theatre in 2010.

Recent plays include: The Prince and the Pauper (Unicorn Theatre); The Grand Irrationality (Lost Theatre Studio, Los Angeles); Don’t Feed the Animals for National Theatre Connections, The Summer Book (Unicorn Theatre) and Second Person Narrative for Tonic Theatre’s inaugural Platform play series. She is currently under commission to the National Theatre, where she also teaches playwriting.  

Jemma’s first feature film, Captain Webb, is scheduled for release this year. She is currently writing her third feature for director Amanda Boyle (Wellcome Trust Development Award) and has recently adapted Barbara Pym’s novel Excellent Women for BBC Films. 

 

http://www.jemmakennedy.com
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In Development
ProductionCompanyNotes
EXCELLENT WOMENRaindog Films / BBC FilmsFeature film adaptation of Barbara Pym's novel
LAST CHRISTMASObjective Productions / Eleven FilmFeature film
Dir. Amanda Boyle
THE EDUCATION OF MARYObjective ProductionsFeature film
THE BANK OF BRITAINNational TheatreFull length play commission
Film
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CAPTAIN WEBB
(2015)
Prod. John Toba, Justin HardyDir. Justin Hardy
Starring Hannah Tointon and Warren Brown
A WIFE AND A WHOREProd. John Toba, Justin Hardy
Theatre
ProductionCompanyNotes
SECOND PERSON NARRATIVETonic TheatreScript commission as part of the Play for Platform Series
Published by Nick Hern Books
THE GIFTNew Vic Theatre (Stoke-on-Trent)Dir. Gemma Fairlie
Part of a festival of plays inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard
THE SUMMER BOOK
(2014)
Unicorn TheatreBased on The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
Dir. Douglas Rintoul
DON'T FEED THE ANIMALS
(2013)
National Theatre / NT Connections 2013Published by Methuen Drama (as part of NT Connections 2013 collected works)
THE GRAND IRRATIONALITY
(2013)
Lost Theatre, Los AngelesDir. John Pleshette
THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER
(2012)
Unicorn TheatreAdapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Dir, Selina Cartmell
Published by Methuen Drama
EVENSONG
(2006)
Landscape Productions / Tour
THE SEAGULL
(2006)
Tabard TheatreNew adaptation
THE WINDMILL
(2005)
Soho TheatreRehearsed reading commissioned as part of a Jerwood / Arvon Young Playwright's Apprenticeship
LOCUST BEAN GUM
(2005)
Manchester Royal ExchangeRehearsed reading
HONESTY BAR
(2004)
Manchester Royal ExchangeRehearsed reading; runner up, Write#2 Festival
Radio
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HOW TO REMEMBER THE DEAD
(2007)
BBC Radio 4Afternoon Play
Other
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SOHO 6 SCHEME
(2011)
Soho Theatre Company
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