Jenny Davis OAM

Born in Surrey, England, Jenny lives in Perth with her husband and has had a forty-year theatrical career, appearing in many leading roles for all the major theatre companies in Perth, as well as productions touring around Australia, New Zealand and Brazil.

In 1993, Jenny founded Agelink Theatre – now THEATRE 180 – and has written many plays for them, including the original concept for The Lighthouse Girl Saga, combining stage and cinema screen. She has also been an acclaimed director for the stage for more than thirty years for many theatre companies, with some productions touring nationally and internationally, including her own plays, Dear Heart and Cis and Barbiche.

Jenny’s book Dear Heart (Allen & Unwin) was published in Australia and the UK.

She has appeared in many ABC radio dramas, was artistic director of the WA Youth Theatre for ten years and writer for ABC schools’ radio for a decade. She has worked to bring generations together in theatre projects, inspired by the seniors in her life and her own children and grandchildren.

Books from this author


Medal of the Order of Australia

Senior Australian of the Year (Shortlisted 2019)

WA’s Senior Australian of the Year (Winner 2016)

Centenary Medal

WA Women’s Hall of Fame

Equity Guild Award (Winner 2009)

RWA Romantic Book of the Year Award (Shortlisted 1999)