Urban Fox Theatre is a professional Edinburgh based Theatre Company, founded in 2012, who produce inventive, intimate and provocative new writing.

We value creative collaboration, working closely through development, drafts and ideas, to produce work that entertains, provokes and engages with audiences.

- We aim to use our work to always question, but not necessarily answer.

- We aim to tell stories, and tell them in interesting ways.

- We aim to be dark and daft, at times entertain, at times provoke and always engage.

- We aim to develop, challenge and inspire each other, as writers, directors, designers, actors, artists and people.

- We aim to create personal, intimate performances, championing the live experience, creating connections between actors and audiences. 


Urban Fox Theatre is run by Amy Gilmartin and Jo Rush, with support from our Creative Associates Joseph Brown, Dave Fargnoli, Lindsay Miller and Clare Ross.


Amy Gilmartin (Co-artistic Director) studied Drama and Theatre Arts at Queen Margaret University, specialising in directing.  She is the founder and Co-Artistic Director of Urban Fox Theatre, directing and producing Globophobia (Fringe 2013 and autumn remount), Safeword (Fringe 2014 and as part of Hothouse at the Traverse Theatre) and Heartlands (Fringe 2015 and Autumn Home Town Tour), as well as many events for Theatre Uncut in 2012, 2013 and 2014.  Her work as a freelance director includes Kiss Cuddle Torture and Warrior, as well as a new adaptation of Miss Julie, produced by Black Dingo Productions.  She is currently a member of the Tron 100 and the Traverse Theatre’s Director Group.  Recently she was the assistant director to Orla O'Loughlin on Milk by Ross Dunsmore at the Traverse Theatre.


Jo Rush (Co-artistic Director) studied Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham.  She is Co-Artistic director of Urban Fox Theatre, theatre maker and facilitator.  As a director she has premiered new work at the Edinburgh Fringe including Mary the Last Farewell (Cutting Edge Theatre), The Society of Ethical Cat Burglars, A View from the Fridge (Foolproof Theatre), and Hide & Seek, based on the short stories of Carol Ann Duffy.  As an assistant director she at the Traverse on the Bloody Trams and The Arthur Conan Doyle Appreciation Society and at the Lyceum on Dark Road.  She also works as a script reader for the Traverse.  With Urban Fox Theatre she has curated and directed performances as part of Theatre Uncut over the last three years and currently developing a new play Towers of Babel, supported by the University of Edinburgh.