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Jack Ellis

Jack Ellis

Student

Biography

My first experience of the NNT was performing here in the long-form Improv slot in my first year, it seemed nice enough but I was busy with an improv troupe, so I gave it a miss for then.

I joined the theatre in my second year, and spent most of it pretending to be a techie; attending get-ins, even going so far as to play one in Camp Macbeth. I may have played it a bit too well though, as I was then elected to Workshop Manager for 2017/18. Whoops.

The theatre has so far given me some of the best experiences I’ve had at uni (as well as a guaranteed something to do on a Saturday night), Unscripted putting me alongside 16 other actors and a fantastic creative team to devise a two-hour long comedy with no budget or set, The Nether being my first real experience of being in a big play with a big set and cool lighting, all that good stuff. Monarch was my first real experience with Fringe theatre, and 100% stage time in a two-hour show was quite the experience. To cap it all off, I was somehow then cast in one of the NNT’s 2017 Edinburgh Fringe shows, namely Escape For Dummies. That show lasted 6 months from audition to getting out of Lakeside for the swansong performances, a month spent in Edinburgh with some of the best people I’ve ever met, and a rehearsal schedule that generally saw me sat there for an hour at the beginning of each rehearsal while two men made mostly of limbs choreographed the scenes and then said “So do that”.

Let’s see where we go from here…

Bio last updated 2017-02-11, submit updates.

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Computer Science MSc
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