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Jesse Jones

About Jesse Jones

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. He is now also a trustee of Shoreditch Town Hall.

Director

DEATH DROP II: BACK IN THE HABIT
by Rob Evans
The Garrick Theatre & UK Tour – Trafalgar Entertainment
November 2022-March 2023

SORRY, YOU’RE NOT A WINNER
by Samuel Bailey
A Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Plymouth production in association with University of Plymouth, School of Society and Culture
February-April 2022

WINNERS
by The Wardrobe Ensemble
Theatre on the Downs
August 2021

DESTINY
by Florence Espeut-Nickless
Tobacco Factory Theatres/ Pleasance
June 2021

DEATH DROP
By Holly Stars
The Garrick Theatre – Trafalgar Entertainment
May-July 2021

THE TOLL
By Chinonyerem Odimba
RWCMD
March 2021

DEATH DROP
By Holly Stars
The Garrick Theatre-  Trafalgar Entertainment
2020

THE LAST OF THE PELICAN DAUGHTERS (Complicite/ Royal & Derngate/ Bristol Old Vic) 2019/20
By The Wardrobe Ensemble

PIPPI LONGSTOCKING (Royal & Derngate/ York Theatre Royal/ Wizard Presents) 2019
By Mike Akers
Composer Stu Barker

MAGGOT MOON (Unicorn Theatre) – 2019
By Jemma Kennedy

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (Tobacco Factory Theatres) 2019
By Bertolt Brecht

EDUCATION EDUCATION EDUCATION  (West End -Trafalgar Studio 1) 2019
By The Wardrobe Ensemble

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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