Jessica Dromgoole

Jessica was a freelance theatre director, working on new writing, and Literary Manager at Paines Plough Theatre Company, before joining the BBC to set up BBC writersroom.  After stints producing Westway for the World Service and launching a drama series for BBC Urdu in Pakistan, Pyar ka Passport, Jessica was an Audio Drama Producer for 14 years and was editor of Home Front, the four-year WW1 daily drama on Radio 4.  

Since leaving the BBC, outside of setting up Hooley, Jessica has worked freelance, making The King of Hell’s Palace by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig for Hampstead Theatre, ten plays by young writers for New Voices for the National Theatre and Audible, Glenvern Stories, a 34-episode drama for Tandem Productions and the NHS.  She is currently in edit with Lonely No More by Sebastian Baczkiewicz for Audiama, and The Lost Battalion by Iris Yamashita with Catherine Bailey Productions for the World Service.  She also directed Supernova by Rhiannon Neads at the Vault Festival and Clapham Omnibus. 

Productions (audio available)


& Other Stories* by Katherine Mansfield adapted by Katie Hims

An Accident that wasn’t Your Fault* by Margaret Perry

Bleeder* by Ed Hime

Clash* by Ellen Wilkinson, adapted by Sharon Oakes

Faith, Hope and Glory* by Roy Williams, Rex Obano, Winsome Pinnock

Five Wedding Dresses* by Katie Hims

A Fragile Peace* by Katie Hims

Goblin Market* by Cristina Rossetti

Highlites* by Steve Chambers & Phil Nodding

The Incomplete Recorded Works of a Dead Body

Interrogation* by Roy Williams

Listening to the Dead* by Katie Hims


Luxembourg Gardens* by Katie Hims

A Lightening* by Sarah Daniels

New Cycle of Mystery Plays* by Dawn King, Katie Hims, Frazer Flintham, Winsome Pinnock and Tom Wells

Oak Tree Close* by Priyanga Burford, Maud Dromgoole, Sonia Jalaly, Hatty Jones, Max Levine, Joel MacCormack, Margaret Perry


The Recruiting Officer* by George Farquhar

Romeo and Juliet* by William Shakespeare

Scenes from a Zombie Apocalypse* by Katie Hims and Paul Elliott

A Tale of Two Cities* – WINNER SONY BRONZE by Charles Dickens adapted by Mike Walker

Wasteland* by Ed Harris

New Voices*

Bus Stops by Mia Galanti

Childhood, War and Love by Ellie Jayne Sharman

Colour Inside the Lines by Jamila Salim

If We Were Older by Alice Sparrow

Perspective by Mackenzie Wellfare

If Not Now, When? by Isabel Hague

Ashes to Ashes, Assam to Oolong by Sol Alberman

£39 by Rachel Lane

Blue by Rae Webb

Teapot Troubles by Loresa Leka

Productions (audio unavailable)

All the Blood in my Veins by Katie Hims

Alone in the Garden with You by Louise Monahan

Be Mine by Jackie Malton

Beyond Words – Maeterlinck adapted by Katie Hims

Big Broadcast by Neil Brand

Cinders by Ali Taylor

The Country Girls by Edna O’Brien adapted by Lin Coghlan & Katie Hims

Danton’s Death by Georg Buchner adapted by Simon Scardifield

Dewey Eyed by Sarah Lee

Dombey and Son* by Charles Dickens adapted by Mike Walker

Dracula by Bram Stoker adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Edward the Second by Christopher Marlowe

Eight Feet High and Rising by Ali Taylor

Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kaestner adapted by Katie Hims

Escape from Gaza by Justin Butcher

Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy adapted by Graham White

Far Pavilions by M M Kaye adapted by Rukhsana Ahmed & Lucy Catherine

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway adapted by Stephen Keyworth

First Do No Harm WINNER – ARIA SILVER by Al Smith

Glastonbury at 50 by Michael & Emily Eavis

Glenvern Stories – a soap for the NHS

Great North Run by Tom Wells

Guardian Angel by Gill Adams

Jonesy by Tom Wells

The Kiss by Katie Hims

Lennon A Week in the Life by Ian la Frenais & Dick Clements

Listen to the Words WINNER – BEST DRAMA – RADIO & MUSIC AWARDS by Ed Hime

Love my Rifle More than You by Kayla Williams/Stephen Keyworth

My One and Only by Dawn King

Master Class by David Pownall

Night Watch by Terry Pratchett adapted by Robin Brooks

No Nightingales No Snakes by Maeve Binchy adapted by Sasha Hails & Jessica Dromgoole

Obey the Wave by Ed Hime

Old Peter’s Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome adapted by DJ Britten

Our Liam of Lourdes by Alex Oates

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens adapted by Mike Walker

Paid Servant by E R Braithwaite

Planet B by Matthew Broughton et al

Plantagenet by Mike Walker

Porcelain by Margaret Perry

Sarah and Ken by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate adapted by DJ Britten

The Shores by Vinay Patel

Silver Darlings by Tallulah Brown

Stuarts by Mike Walker

Suffer Little Children by Gabriele Kohl/Jessica Dromgoole

We are Mermaid by Frazer Flintham

We Outnumber You by Ed Hime

The Yellowplush Papers by William M Thackeray, adapted by Stephen Wyatt