Ellie Jones

freelance theatre director

About

ellieJon

Ellie Jones is a freelance theatre director who specialises in making extraordinary things happen in the most unlikely circumstances. Invariably involving extreme logistics and casts of millions, Ellie often works with children, animals and all the other things most sensible people avoid like the plague.

She is quite fantastic and extremely sort after and was worked on a myriad of exciting projects – please explore this site to read reviews and view images of past work.

Ellie is always looking for new and exciting projects contact her if you have something splendid lurking in your imagination.

Productions (Past, Present & Future)


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The BFG

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Late one night, Sophie is snatched from her bed in the orphanage by the BFG, who takes her back to his cave in Giant Country. The BFG — Big Friendly Giant — is a dream-blowing giant who blows lovely golden dreams into the bedrooms of sleeping children. The two soon become the best of friends, feasting together on disgusterous stinking snozzcumbers, washed down with frobscottle and making whizzpoppers together.

 

Written by Roald Dahl
Adapted by David Wood
Director: Ellie Jones
Designer: Ellen Cairns

Derby TheatreTue 29 Nov – Sat 14 Jan

News

The New World Order – reviews

2011-11-30

****  “Ellie Jones has pulled off something wonderful here… a brilliant balance of wit and coercion. An unnerving but thrilling evening.” - Dominic Maxwell, The Times

 

****  “A superbly realised production from director Ellie Jones… crackles with Pinter’s pitch-black wit and horrified fascination with emotional and political power.” Critic’s choiceAndrzej Lukowski, Time Out

 

****  “Now this is what I call site-specific…Pinter, the master of menace, would surely have revelled in this.” – Fiona Mountford,  Evening Standard

 

****  “An artistic triumph” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

 

*****  “The sense of being trapped within a brutal state machine builds and intensifies during  this brilliant site-specific production by Hydrocracker”  - Jane Hughes, The Independent

 

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TNWO Shoreditch Town hall

2011-10-06

I am thrilled to be directing another staging of  Hydrocracker‘s The New World Order in Shoreditch Town Hall.
Staged in a former government building, Hydrocracker’s darkly compelling promenade performance journeys from the council chambers of high-minded policymakers to the labyrinthine depths below, where functionaries of the new world order keep ‘the world clean for democracy’.

 

16 Nov 2011 – 11 December 2011 / 19:00, 21:15

 

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  1. New World Order Interview on Brighton Festival radio. May 2011

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