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.
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Neil Bartlett
“Ellie Jones’s production oozes atmosphere and offers flashes of inspiration.
Jones exploits the venue’s dank, murky Victorian vaults to create a sense of an unearthly subterranea and of the unyielding desolation of a London coldly merciless to the vulnerable. The arches are mildewed, cobwebbed and dripping with chilly moisture. As the audience moves from one space to the next, these cheerless environs are adroitly transformed. Scrooge’s spartan office, a ribbon-strewn barn where the Fezziwigs’ Christmas shindig takes place, a sinister graveyard, the dining room of the Cratchits, which unexpectedly, with the opening of trompe l’oeil windows, turns into a giant advent calendar: thanks to Barbara Fuchs’s designs, at its best it’s like walking through the pages of a lavish picture book….. there are some glowingly memorable moments along the way.”
**** “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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