“She is a thoughtful and sensitive director and someone who is committed to reflecting society and challenging the way it works. Jen has a clear sense of what she wants to achieve, yet remains open minded to new ideas and challenges”

Ailis Ní Ríain (composer & writer)

“I’ve been aware of the excellent work of Jen Heyes since 2007, her site specific piece Wall Talks was one of my cultural highlights of the year”

Gemma Bodinetz (Artistic Director: Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse)

“I’ve found Jen to be an artistic visionary and an open and generous collaborator of the highest order”

Jeremy Goldstein (Theatre Producer & Director of London Artists Projects)

“Jen is an extraordinary director and has produced some wonderful work for MDI”

Karen Gallagher MBE (Director, MDI)




5 stars, Liverpool Live


Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles

5 stars, What's On Stage

The heavily symbolic final act is where most productions of Blood Wedding degenerate into absurdity, yet it is here where Heyes’ staging comes into it’s own


4 stars, The Guardian

Having watched a lot of theater -to -video experiments. I thought this was so beautifully, thoughtfully made. Congratulations

Truth to Power Cafe – Digital Adaptation

Bill Rauch , AD Perelman Center New York

A polemic on people with power over you…not to be missed

Truth to Power Cafe – Digital Adaptation


Treasured is a clever, disturbing piece of work. It should be seen


4 stars, The Arts Desk

Directed with subtlety and feeling by Jen Heyes, this is a beautifully crafted play

Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles

4 stars, WestEndWilma

breathtakingly beautiful


5 stars, METRO

Truth to Power Cafe is a highly original mix of personal memoir, pungent testimony and political resistance to what someone calls ‘all the isms that the system upholds’

Truth to Power Cafe – Digital Adaptation

Michael Billington

A haunting, lyrical meditation on personal power, family and identity

Truth to Power Cafe – Live

The Stage

The revolutionary potential of theatre at it’s simplest and most direct

Truth to Power Cafe – Live

Lyn Gardner, Soho Theatre

Jen Heyes has brought about a show that is rich, thought provoking and deeply enriching


9/10, The Stage

Even more inventive than watching Ken Campbell’s sci-fi road shows in pubs during the early 80’s


9/10, Joe Riley

Jen Heyes has a great eye for a good shot. The piece is a carefully crafted and loving triple-aspected memoir collaborative art-making at its best

Truth to Power Cafe – Digital Adaptation

Part 3 In The Age of Covid, TOTAL THEATRE

I have to pay tribute to the production team for the range of age, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender in their selection, which was inspiring to see

Truth to Power Cafe – Live

4 and a half stars, Riverside Theatre, Sydney

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