ELLIE JONES - DIRECTOR

Ellie Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ellie has combined theatre-based work with a wide range of critically acclaimed site-specific productions. These include ‘THE NEW WORLD ORDER’ - based on some of Pinter’s short plays – at the Brighton Festival and at the Barbican Bite Festival,  ‘THE ERPINGHAM CAMP’ by Joe Orton on Brighton Pier (both of these for Hydrocracker Theatre Company), AS YOU LIKE IT at Arundel Festival and ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’, under the arches at Southwark Playhouse where she was Artistic Director from 2007-2010.

She was also Associate Director at Sheffield during Samuel West’s reign where she first directed Finn Kennedy’s ‘HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY AND NEVER BE FOUND’, later revived at Southwark Playhouse to great critical acclaim. She also directed through Sheffield a tour of ‘THE ELEPHANT MAN’.

Other productions include: MACBETH (RSC), ‘ONCE WE WERE MOTHERS’ by Lisa Evans, STRANGE ORCHESTRA by Rodney Ackland and MAN OF LETTERS by Tim Firth (all Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond), ‘DAISY PULLS IT OFF (Sherman, Cardiff), GOD OF CARNAGE (National tour), TANZI LIBRE (Southwark Playhouse) ‘ROMEO & JULIET’, ‘THE TEMPEST’ and ‘THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST’ (New Wolsey, Ipswich) , ‘THE BFG’ (Derby Live) and ‘ACCORDING TO BRIAN HAW’ for Youth Music Theatre UK.

Ellie has recently made the foray into writing and directing for screen with the musical film VANISHING POINT which can be viewed here:  http://www.youthmusictheatreuk.org/vanishingpointinteractive

Ellie's highly successful production of Torben Bett's "INVINCIBLE" transferred from the Orange Tree to the St. James Theatre where it runs until the 9th of August. The reviews have been excellent. Paul Taylor said in The Independent, "The cast in Ellie Jones's fresh, punchy production expertly tread the line between hilarity and heartache".

She is currently writing a new musical MISS INTERPRETED for YMTUK, and devising some street theatre dog walkers as part of the Collaborative Touring Network with Battersea Arts Centre.

www.elliejones.co.uk