Ellie Claughton

Ellie Claughton

Freelance Theatre Producer

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

I am a theatre producer creating punchy and socially relevent theatre across London and the UK. I am currently producer at Plane Paper Theatre, Changing Face Collective, She Productions and LUNG Theatre and was previously an Administrator at Headlong Theatre and Assistant Producer for Tara Finney Productions. I received an MA Creative Producing from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. 

For LUNG I am currently producing the UK Tour of Who Cares with The Lowry and Salford Young Carers, a verbatim piece which tells the stories of young carers in Salford supported by the Oglesby Foundation and Curious Minds. I am also producing Trojan Horse with West Yorkshire Playhouse, a verbatim piece following the story of the ongoing Trojan Horse scandel around radicalisation in schools in Birmingham. I previously produced E15 ('Electrifying' ★★★★ The Guardian, ‘Infectious’ ★★★★ London Evening Standard)  the story of 29 single mothers united to confront Newham Council's gentrification of their home town.

For Plane Paper Theatre I recently produced five time Off West End Award nominnation production of Odd Shaped Balls (★★★★ Gay Times) at the Old Red Lion by Richard D Sheridan and directed by Andrew Twyman. Odd Shaped Balls is currently touring its outreach programme, Odd Shaped Balls: Front Row, around the country exploring issues of homophobia in sport with universities and schools. Previous credits for Plane Paper Theatre include Dont Smoke in Bed by Aurin Squire which had its UK Premiere at the Finborough Theatre. Plane Paper Theatre is currently Associate Artist of Live Theatre, Newcastle. 

I am producer at She Productions, an all female collective based in the North East who are currently Artist in Residence at East Riding Theatre. I am currently developing It's Different For Girls, a new musical based on Hull's first girlfriend Mandy & The Girlfriends, with support from Heads Up Festival and Ensemble 52. Previous producing credits for She include: The StorytEllas, The Three Kingdoms & The Vagina Monologues.

I am Creative Producer at Changing Face Collective and am currently developing work focused on contemporary social, economic and political issues through verbatim theatre and new writing.  


Work History

Administrator - Headlong

Apr 2016 - Present

Producer - SHE Productions

Feb 2015 - Present

Company Manager - Plane Paper Theatre

Dec 2014 - Present

Producer - The Six Twenty

Dec 2014 - Present

Producer - East Riding Theatre

Sep 2014 - Present

Assistant Producer - Tara Finney Productions

Jan 2017 - Aug 2017


Creative Producing - MA - Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Sep 2015 - Jul 2016

English Literature - BA - Newcastle University

Sep 2011 - Sep 2014