Meet The Old Vic 12 - Emma Dennis-Edwards


The Old Vic 12 aims to nurture and develop the next generation of theatre practitioners through offering access and insights into theatre-making, mentoring from industry experts, delivering masterclasses to other emerging artists, and collaborating with each other to create brand new work.

Launched in 2015, we are delighted to be hosting the fourth year of the scheme with 12 exciting new participants – get to know Writer Emma Dennis-Edwards with 12 quick fire questions.

1. What’s your name?

Emma Dennis-Edwards.

2. What do you do?

I’m an Actor and Writer.

3. Who inspires you?

Black Womxn.

4. What can’t you live without?

My iPhone and MacBook (I know capitalism gross).

5. The most surprising thing you’ve learnt about The Old Vic?

Just how engaged they are in the local area and people and despite a lack of funding subsidy they work really hard to ensure that people in the area get the opportunity to see the shows there.

6. Your favourite piece of trivia?

My brain is too full to hold any trivia in there.

7. Last show you saw?

Bottom by Willy Hudson at Soho Theatre. It was amazing.

8. One trick of the trade you’ve discovered?

The taxman will take all your money so anything you make don’t spend it.

9. Night owl or early bird?

Early Bird.

10. Your life story in one short sentence?

A girl from Hackney tells stories.

11. In one year you will have…

Have written a play or two?

12. Old Vic 12 in one word


The Old Vic 12 is generously supported for 2018/2019 by:
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation; Claire Bullus; Nathalie & Nicolas Giauque; Laura & Nigel Mead; The Luscinus Trust; PRS Foundation; The Noël Coward Foundation; Roger De Haan Charitable Trust and The Old Vic Impact Fund.