Jarek Adams

I am a Playwright & Creative Producer who likes to create dark and intriguing works that are shot through with sparks of humour.

I write NOVELS for adults, PLAYS for a variety of audiences, and run WORKSHOPS where I’m very happy to share my skills with others.

I am a member of SOHO Theatre’s Writers Lab.

I run the Scriptorium in Gloucester - a playwrights development project.



South West (Wessex)



IN PRODUCTION: ‘The Mysterious Gentleman’ my play about JN Maskelyne ‘the father of modern magic’ was produced initially in 2014 and a new production will be on at the Courtyard Theatre Hoxton 31st October to 18th November 2017. This is a collaboration with director Kasia Rozycki from Off the Cliff Theatre.


IN DEVELOPMENT:  ‘Radical Ideas’, my play about the Golden Age of Arabic Science explored through a contemporary family struggling with issues of being British Muslims. This is currently in early development with Theatre 503 and director Vik Sivalingam.


I'm a member of the SOHO Theatre Writers Lab and will be developing a script with them between now and next summer 2018


 RECENT: Come to Where I’m From – Gloucester. Script commission from Paines Plough, performed at the Fountain Inn Gloucester 6th July 2017. Audio recording will be available via iPlayer app later this year.



‘Tapestry’, an ACE funded play about the circle of life. I was the lead writer and producer weaving together writing of twelve emerging playwrights for performances in May 2017 at Gloucester Cathedral. See the ‘Scriptorium’ tab for more info.

PREVIOUS PROJECTS:

2016:    ‘The Secret Life of Dads’, my family friendly comedy with live music was produced at the Guildhall in Gloucester with ACE funding, and I am currently developing a touring production for 2018.

ALSO   ‘On the dark side’ my short play was performed by Director’s Cut Theatre Company at St James Studio London directed by Heather Ward, and ‘The road not taken’, another short play was performed at Theatre 503 directed by Kasia Rozycki.

2015 :  I successfully produced three plays for Gloucester Scriptorium in partnership with Gloucester Museums, and was awarded a Writer’s Guild Theatre Encouragement award for this. Also my play ‘2 Up, 2 Down, 1 Back’ also had a sell-out run at the Edinburgh fringe, performed by Midsummers Theatre Company.

2014 : My play ‘The Mysterious Gentleman’, about Victorian magician JN Maskelyne was staged in partnership with Jenny Wren Productions at the Playhouse Theatre in Cheltenham, with funding from ACE, and receiving 5* reviews.

2013: My play ‘Urban Myths’ was performed at the Yvonne Arnaud theatre in Guildford as part of the Shattered Fragments project with the company 6 Foot Stories.

For earlier works please see my website


Books, Short Story, Theatre

Please contact me for details of scripts.