Jane Prowse - Theatre Director and Writer

Jane writes and directs theatre. Her most recent production, an adaptation of “A Round-Heeled Woman”, which she also directed, recently ran at London’s Aldwych Theatre.


Jane’s stage play, based on Jane Juska bestseller, starred Sharon Gless (Cagney and Lacey, Queer As Folk, Burn Notice). Jane directed her adaptation at The Gablestage Theatre in Miami, December 2010, The Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, October 2011. The production then transferred to the Aldwych theatre in London’s West End.

“Jane Prowse’s stage adaptation is outrageously funny. Sections of the audience didn’t know whether to laugh or scream.” Daily Mail

“Frank, feisty and funny, she takes us with her on Juska’s extraordinary journey, and ensures we’re gunning for her every inch of the way.” Mail on Sunday

“An adaptation of Juska’s bestselling memoir that sparkles with wit and wisdom.” The London Magazine

“The smartly crafted script conveys the hilarity and cruelty of Jane’s carnal ventures with ingenious good taste and at one stage Gless performs a solo, fully-clothed orgasm to rival Meg Ryan’s in When Harry Met Sally… this is a captivating evening.” Daily Express

“Jane Prowse has adapted the memoir with skill, as well as directing a sparky production… A Round-Heeled Woman proves an unexpectedly uplifting tonic.” Daily Telegraph

“Skilfully adapted for stage by writer and director Jane Prowse. With sharp, frequently explicit dialogue and larger-than-life characters, the production… portrays an older woman’s sexuality in a way that is rarely seen on stage or screen. At times uncompromisingly graphic, it’s also refreshingly honest and very funny.”
The Stage


Also for theatre, Jane co-wrote and directed Up On The Roof, which received three Olivier Award nominations, including Best Musical.

“Up on the Roof is a remarkable achievement. Always funny, often moving and superbly performed throughout, the play boasts an extraordinarily perceptive script and director/co-writer Jane Prowse has crafted near perfect performances from the five strong cast. This is a truly brilliant production.”
Julian Newby – ITV

“Memories are made of this”

Time Out


By Anthony Minghella, directed by Jane Prowse.

“Directed by Jane Prowse, it is probably one of the best things Druid has presented. The acting is virtually faultless.” Irish Sunday Press

“The credit for its success must go to Jane Prowse. Her production is beautifully modulated and wonderfully well judged.” Irish Times


Co-produced film co-written with Simon Moore for Granada Film/ Rank. Prods: Jane Prowse, Pippa Cross and Brian Eastman.

Find out more about Jane’s recent teen novel – the latest in the Hattori Hachi series, Curse of the Diamond Daggers. Read more…

Jane has written works for television such as Lynda La Plante’s Trial and Retribution and The Commander as well as being a Director on “Green-Eyed Monster”. Read more…

Jane writes and directs theatre. Her most recent production, her adaptation of “A Round-Heeled Woman”, which she also directed, recently ran at London’s Aldwych Theatre. Read More…