Jeff James is a theatre director, writer and dramaturg. Originally from Leeds, he is now based in London. 

He has directed plays at the Young Vic, Nottingham Playhouse, Manchester Royal Exchange, Rose Theatre Kingston and the Dailes Theatre, Riga.

Jeff’s writing includes adaptations of Jane Austen’s Persuasion and Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. As dramaturg, he frequently collaborates with the choreographers Jess and Morgs, including on the award-winning Coppélia for Scottish Ballet.

He has been associate director on seven of Ivo van Hove's productions, including A View from the Bridge and Hedda Gabler

Jeff is represented by Tracey Elliston at United Agents.

Contact: jeffwjames[at]gmail[dot]com
(Please do not use this email for casting inquiries)

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Recent interviews:
Ripping up the rule book: Jeff James' radical reworking of The Winter's Tale by Natsha Tripney for Cafe Europa
-Exit, pursued by a panda: the Brits bringing eye-popping Shakespeare to the Baltics by Chris Wiegand for The Guardian

Photo: Gints Ivuškāns