My practice is to make work that is visually and socially engaging, inspirational and entertaining.
My experience is predominantly as a performer, and currently I am creating my own production. I have explored a range of themes and stories in my previous work – ranging from a Shadow performance of an extract of Heracles to a 5* Immersive production of Trainspotting. I have worked in a variety of genres from Short Films, to Physical Theatre, Comedy and Drama on both stage and screen. The work I most enjoy is exploring current themes and issues.
The Hard Man, In Your Face Theatre, 2013. Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Glasgow Centre, Paisley, Dundee. “The true highlight is seeing Jessica Innes as Carole” – BroadwayBaby ★★★★★
Trainspotting, In Your Face Theatre, King’s Head Theatre, 2014-2016. Edinburgh Centre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, London, Birmingham, Bristol. Fringe Sell-Out Show Award.
“Jessica Innes move[s] between various roles with ease, all wickedly funny." - WhatsOnLive ★★★★★
“Jessica Innes [was] remarkable for [her] multi-rolling” -LondonPubTheatre ★★★★★
“Jessica Innes who turns herself from the sexy sex-mad girlfriend clad in underwear and suspenders, to concerned middle-aged mum in the blink of an eye" -TheReviewsHub ★★★★.5
This is my first production as Director, however my relevant acting credentials are;
Aside of being an actor, I have taken on other roles; In 2016, in the Basque Country of France, I volunteered at a Theatre and Arts Centre, and taught workshops in Learning English at the local Primary school. Over 2014-2015, I ran a Variety Performance Scratch Night fortnightly in Edinburgh, enabling performing artists of any discipline to come along to try new work in front of a supportive, welcoming, live audience. I have also worked as a reviewer for BroadwayBaby, as a Stage Manager with Citadel Arts, and devised workshops for Primary School children over Edinburgh teaching Drama (Strange Town Youth Theatre).