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Jesse Jones

Director

Agent

Katie Haines

Jesse Jones is a theatre Director from Bristol. He is a founding member of award-winning company The Wardrobe Ensemble who are associates of Complicite and Shoreditch Town Hall, they have toured nationally and internationally. Jesse was Resident Director at Royal and Derngate, Northampton having won the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme award. He is also alumni of the Old Vic 12, NT directors program and Bristol Old Vic’s made in Bristol scheme. In 2011 Jesse founded the Wardrobe Theatre where he was Artistic Director until 2015, before leaving he helped establish the theatre as the leading fringe theatre in the city.

2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Jesse with a number of projects landing, a new musical version of PIPPI LONGSTOCKING and a new Wardrobe Ensemble show in collaboration with Complicite and Royal & Derngate.

 

Director

FOR THE RECORD (Pleasance Theatre) 2018
By Toby Thompson, Winner of a Edinburgh Indie Award

EDUCATION EDUCATION EDUCATION (Royal & Derngate/ Shoreditch Town Hall/ TWE) 2017/18 UK Tour
By The Wardrobe Ensemble, Winner of a Stage Award & Scotsman Fringe First

WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Core @ Corby Cube/ TWE) 2017
By The Wardrobe Ensemble

SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT (Royal and Derngate, Northampton) 2016
by Mike Akers

CHAMP (Tobacco Factory Theatre) 2016
by Sam Bailey

SHIPPED (Theatre West) 2016
by Eno Mfon

1972: THE FUTURE OF SEX (Zoo Venues/Shoreditch Town Hall/TWE) 2015/16
By The Wardrobe Ensemble, Winner of a Stage Award

A DAY TO REMEMBER (Royal and Derngate) 2015
By Toby Thompson

EDGAR AND THE LAND OF LOST (The Bike Shed/Exeter/TWE) 2014/15
By The Wardrobe Ensemble

GUTTER MOUTH (The Wardrobe Theatre) 2013/14
By Greg Shewring

WILDBORE (The Wardrobe Theatre/Ignite Festival/Exeter) 2014
By Jesse Meadows

THE GRANDFATHERS (The Shed, NT/BOV Studio) 2013
By Rory Mullarky

SCUMBAG (The Wardbrobe Theatre) 2012
By Greg Shewring

OTHELLO (BOV Ferment) 2011

 

Readings and Workshops

EXCEPTIONAL MERCY (The Old Vic) 2017                                                                  By Rebecca Crookshank

BUILDING THE WALL (The Bush) 2017                                                                        By Robert Schenkkan

BRISTOL BUS BOYCOTT – Musical (Bristol Old Vic/ATG) 2017

CARE (Bristol Old Vic) 2017                                                                                            By Sam Baily

Assisting and Associate Director

UP NEXT GALA (National Theatre) 2017
Directed by Rufus Norris

SOUL (Royal and Derngate/Hackney Empire) 2016
Directed by James Dacre

THE HERBAL BED (Royal and Derngate/ETT) 2016
Directed by James Dacre

GASLIGHT (Royal and Derngate) 2015
Directed by Lucy Baily

BRAVE NEW WORLD (Royal and Derngate/National Tour) 2015
Directed by James Dacre

THE HOOK (Royal and Derngate/Northampton/Liverpool Everyman) 2015
Directed by James Dacre

EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES (The Olivier/NT) 2013/14
Directed by Bijan Sheibani

33 (BOV/ED Fringe/UK & USA Tour) 2013/14
Directed by Tom Brennan/TWE

Jesse is passionate about working with people in training. He has made numerous productions and developed training programs with young people across the country. From youth theatres to young offenders, primary schools to universities. A few of the organisations he has worked with include- Bristol Old Vic, National Theatre, Princes Trust, Theatre Royal Bath, St Mary’s university, Royal & Derngate and many more.

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