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.
Ellie Jones’s fine looking production works wonderfully well in its moments of intimacy, with Joe Duttine outstanding in the title role.
His introduction is a mesmerising piece of theatre…As is tradition, Duttine plays the role without prosthetics and his performance is entirely sensitive and convincing. He’s ably supported by Antony Byrne as Dr Treves, the man who rescues Merrick and on whose memoirs the play is based. Their scenes together, of which there are many, are never less than tender and affecting.
All this is helped enormously by a score that is sympathetic and evocative and a set design that meets the standards we’ve come to expect from Sheffield Theatres productions.
**** “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 choice – Andrzej 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
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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