Jess Barton

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2020...a piece of excellent and high quality theatre.
Emma Burnell
viewfromthecheapseat.com
2020A challenging production for any director to bring together. Barton deserves to be very proud of this achievement.
Elaine Chapman
theatreandartreviews.wordpress.com
2020elegant simplicity...a truly stylish delight.
The Review Chap
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2019With an explosive story line and a first-rate cast, At Last cements itself as a modern classic.
Greg Stewart
theatreweekly.com
2019Directed with incredible pace, precision and heartbreaking realism…At Last is played by a company at the top of their game
The Review Chap
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2019Powerfully moving... a terrifying parable for the age we live in.
Emma Burnell
viewfromthecheapseat.com
2019…a stunning piece. Seek this out, find it, watch it, and don't stop thinking about it.
Emily Pulham
everything-theatre.co.uk
2019Incredibly delicate and emotionally fuelled...perfect examples of [why] the acclaimed Off West End Awards exist.
Elaine Chapman
theatreandartreviews.wordpress.com
2019Superb... Like You Hate Me is the love affair we've all had and never quite got over.
Emma Burnell
playstosee.com
2019Tremendously organic... The chemistry between the [actresses] is quite startling, their performances are riveting.
Greg Stewart
theatreweekly.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Director
Theatre
The Cleaner (rehearsed reading)Space Productions
The Space
2020Director
Theatre
Love/RuinSpace Productions
The Space
2020Director
Theatre
Feel MoreProforça Theatre Company
The Lion and Unicorn
2020Director
Theatre
Mnemonic "Two Fest"Space Arts Centre
The Space
2019Director
Theatre
At LastProforça Theatre Company
The Lion and Unicorn Theatre
2019Director
Theatre
Like You Hate Me
Jess Barton
Fight or Flight Productions
The Lion and Unicorn Theatre
2019Director
Theatre
Feel More / Before Feel
Jess Barton
Proforça Theatre Company
Space Arts Centre
2017Director
Theatre
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons
Jess Barton
Fight or Flight Productions
Etcetera Theatre
2015Director
Theatre
The Secret Garden
Jess Barton
Fight or Flight Productions
The Rosemary Branch
2014Director, co-Writer
Theatre
Calm Before The Storm
Jess Barton
Fight or Flight Productions
Theatre Royal, Brighton
2014Director, Co-Writer
Theatre
Witch: A Trilogy
Jess Barton
Fight or Flight Production
The Marlborough
2013Director
Theatre
The Last Five Years
Jess Barton
Fight or Flight Productions
The Marlborough
2013Director, Co-writer
Theatre
The Secret Garden
Jess Barton
Fight or Flight Productions
The Marlborough
2012Director
Theatre
Rent
Jess Barton
SMUTS
Sallis Benney
2012Director
Theatre
Company
Jess Barton
Fight or Flight Productions
The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2012English Lit and DramaUniversity of Sussex

    Referees

    Available on request.

    About me

    Director, producer, and occasional writer, with 8 years experience creating and developing fringe theatre. Following a degree in Drama and English Literature, specialising in the Uncanny and the use of blood work in live performance, I co-founded Fight or Flight Productions in 2012.

    With a passion for dystopian narratives, I am fascinated with body language and the nuance of non-verbal communication. An avid people watcher, my interest in theatre extends from a desire to expose the inner workings of the human psyche – revealing the instinctual, the carnal, the flawed vulnerability, often drawing inspiration from my own fears and observations.

    Constantly searching for the next story to bring to life, I am available for freelance directing roles, as well as dramaturgy or copy editing.

    As a returning Associate Artist for the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Fight or Flight are preparing their next show in Autumn 2020.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Immersive Theatre
    • Site Specific Theatre
    Work Permits
    • EU
    DBS checked
    • No