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Jesse Jones



Katie Haines


Jesse Jones is a theatre Director from Bristol. He is currently a member of  the Old Vic 12 where he will develop two new shows over the next 12 months. He recently finished as Resident Director at Royal and Derngate, Northampton having won the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme award. Jesse was founding Artistic Director of the Wardrobe Theatre, set up in 2011. Over the last 4 years the theatre has housed hundreds of new works by some of the country’s most exciting emerging artists.

He is also a founding member of The Wardrobe Ensemble who are associates of Complicite and Shoreditch Town Hal, they have toured nationally and internationally. Currently they are working on a new show Education, Education, Education Co-produced by Royal & Derngate and Shoreditch Town Hall that will be performed later in 2017.


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

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

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

MAGGOT MOON (National Studio Theatre) 2014/15
Development Workshop
By Jemma Kennedy

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

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 has worked on a variety of community and educational projects in the last 6 years with numerous organisations including Bristol Old Vic, National Theatre, Tricycle Theatre and Royal and Derngate. He trained at Bristol Old Vic and completed a directing course at the National Theatre Studio.


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