Tina Jones began work as an actor with the Brighton Combination, Albany Empire and Pip Simmons Theatre Group and has since worked in the R.S.C., repertory theatre, musicals, contemporary opera and television.
Tina is an accomplished actress with many credits. Her work includes Carla in the U.K. premiere of 'Helver's Night' by Ingmar Villqist for Brit-Pol Theatre ('powerful performances' - Time Out, 'utter integrity'- www.reviewsgate.com, 'particularly poignant, important in its message and beautifully acted by Tina Jones'- Glasgow Herald) - also: Lady Windermere's Fan at the Haymarket Theatre West End, directed by Peter Hall and Jack and The Beanstalk at the legendary Stratford East Theatre. Other acting work includes: The Comedy of Errors, Red Star, The Devils, Mother Courage - (RSC). Lady Anne in Richard III (Old Vic). Ophelia in Hamlet, Jessica in The Merchant of Venice, Marguerite in Faust, Alison in Look Back In Anger and Geraldine in What The Butler Saw - (Young Vic). Yvette in Camille - (The Comedy Theatre). Blondie in Archangels Don't Play Pinball - (Bristol Old Vic). Mary McGinty in Once a Catholic - (Sheffield Crucible). Kate Hardcastle in She Stoops To Conquer - (Liverpool Everyman). Marquise de Merteuil in Les Liaisons Dangereuses - (Cheltenham Everyman).
Musicals: Jesus Christ Superstar (Palace). Girlfriends, (The Playhouse). All The Trimmings (Lyric Theatre Hammersmith). Invade My Privacy (Criterion, Kings Head and Riverside). Forbidden Planet (Miranda). The Threepenny Opera (Mrs. Peachum). The Mother (QEH), Blitz! (Mrs Blitztien) Queens Theatre Hornchurch.
Seasons and tours with Bubble Theatre, Paines Plough and The Rocky Horror Show in Japan.
TV includes: Sorry! Secret Army, Split Screen, Eastenders, The Bill, Silent Witness, Roger Roger, The Brokers Man, Maisie Raine, London's Burning, Crime Monthly, Hale and Pace and Heartbeat, Shockers II.
For Babel Music Theatre (co-founded with composer Warren Wills) she has written and produced six full-length music theatre shows, fusing the skills of actors and singers, performing at The Bush, BAC and the Half Moon. The Royal College of Music post-graduate Music Theatre Course has used Babel material for an end of term showcase. Her work as book writer/librettist includes: Timepiece (composer Roxanna Panufnik) and a large-scale community opera Heroes Don't Dance (composer Julian Grant), commissioned by the Royal Opera House and short operas: Platform 10 and Odd Numbers were produced by ENO/Tete a Tete, in London and for a UK tour.
She directed her adaptation of Verdi's Carmen at Bow Boys School and Babel Theatre's Mary and The Shaman, at BAC and performed in and was associate director of the Time Out Critics Choice production of The Card Index by Brit-Pol Theatre (www.britpol.net)