A TEENAGE playwright and aspiring film director is set to take her sell-out show to a historic arts and culture event frequented by industry gamemakers.

Jaz Skingle, 18, from Copford, will stage her wonderfully funny debut play Ghost Therapy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this month.

The original show, which was a smash hit at Colchester Fringe last October, explores the world of ghosts and the problems they regularly encounter.

All told through the unique and insightful view of ghost therapist Dr Soul, the razor-sharp comedy prides itself on being a perfect feel-good play for all the family.


Jaz’s script will now be acted out at the festival’s ZOO Playground 2 venue by original cast members Trenetta Jones, Ciaran Forde, Emma Pallett and Ewan Purser.

She said: “I am so thrilled to be able to take this unique chance to share my debut play with audiences at Edinburgh Fringe.

“I have visited the Edinburgh Fringe every year of my life and the atmosphere of creativity and innovation makes it a very special place to be.

“It was actually my time at the Edinburgh Fringe which inspired me to write Ghost Therapy as my Covid project.

“But to now see it brought to life by such a talented cast has been a magical experience.

“Everyone in Colchester seemed to enjoy the play so much, so now I am hoping the audiences in Edinburgh find it just as funny.”

Jaz, who has only just finished her A-levels, has had a passion for entertaining audiences from a young age, acting in everything from school plays to TV adverts.

She eventually recognised she had a knack for screen and scriptwriting and managed to land a place on a film and writing course at Kings College London.

Her talent has even caught the attention of Thunderbirds writer Richard Dinnick, who believes Jaz is a star of the future.

He said: “For a first script, this is an amazing job by Jaz. Comedy’s hard, but this had me laughing out loud. A talent to watch out for.”

Ghost Therapy will run at 11.50am and 19.20pm from Friday until August 13.