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Jesse Jones



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




Death Drop – (Garrick Theatre-  Trafalgar Entertainment – Tuck Shop) 2020

By Holly Stars


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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