Jeff James is a theatre director, writer and dramaturg. Jeff’s credits as director include: Persuasion (Manchester Royal Exchange), Noah and the Peacock (Nottingham Playhouse), La Musica (Young Vic); One for the Road and Victoria Station (Young Vic and Print Room), and Stink Foot (The Yard Theatre). His writing includes Noah and the Peacock, a lockdown Zoom play for young people, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion (with James Yeatman) and Stink Foot, a new version of Philoctetes by Sophocles. Dramaturgy includes Richard II at the Almeida. Jeff was associate director on Ivo van Hove's English language productions from 2014-2017, including A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler, Lazarus and The Crucible.