Ailsa Jenkins

Ailsa Jenkins’ one woman show, The Invisible Woman, will be performed in Cardiff in September 2019, followed by a Welsh tour.

Previously, she worked for BBC Cymru Wales as a television producer in music and entertainment, including the behind-the-scenes show, Doctor Who Confidential. Now writing full-time, her area of interest is work creating three-dimensional middle-aged women for stage and screen.

Ailsa is also finishing a novel about the life of a Welsh receptionist at a Sydney brothel. Born and raised in Swansea, she has lived in Cardiff for the last twenty years.


Writing CV

The Invisible Woman

A middle-aged woman discovers she has become invisible to society so decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back, with extraordinary results.

Arts Council Wales funded R&D & Rehearsed reading by Julie Barclay (Broadchurch, Coronation Street) in the Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre.

Performance by Nicola Reynolds (Ideal, Tracy Beaker) at The Other Room Pub Theatre, Cardiff, scratch night ‘Seen’

The Handover

Louise and Jane are on shift together as receptionists and it’s busier one than usual. But they don’t work in an office or factory, they work in brothel and tonight, a return customer leaves them both lost for words.

Dirty Protest Theatre Company Cardiff performance


Jo stands at a busy Cardiff junction, day in and day out, with a set of binoculars and her inhaler, looking for someone. It is only after one accident too many that the police finally charge her and in court she reveals she’s looking for Jesus and he’s driving a white Mazda MX5.

Submitted to the BBC Writersroom Open Script submission window and shortlisted.