• Ellie Tillotson

    Freelance Drama Facilitator

    Accessible, creative, and tailored drama programmes
    for both young people and adults.

‘Creativity is intelligence having fun’ - Albert Einstein

Performances and Training


- Skill development and Performance driven programmes

Theatre for Expression


- Programmes and workshops in community settings

Corporate Workshops


- A unique and creative approach to team events and staff training

Play in a Week 2017

Tool Box Drama clubs are offering a 'Play in a Week' summer project! Open to 6 - 10 year olds in York and Thirsk

Testimonials

  • Ellie has been a real asset to our full time performance training course. She is knowledgeable, approachable, flexible and confident in her own craft and when leading / facilitating lessons with students. The students were left inspired and motivated to create some truly original work, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any organisation. We look forward to working with her again in the future!

    Kelly Nevett – ACT Academy

  • Ellie has devised and delivered several workshops for children in partnership with Grimm and Co, and it has always been a pleasure. She has devised and directed an original piece of interactive theatre to introduce complex themes in a visual and memorable fashion. She has led workshops, with irrepressible energy and positivity, building rapport quickly with young people. She is efficient, communicative and responsive to our needs at the planning, delivery and evaluation stages. Ellie has made collaboration simple and enjoyable, striking the balance between professional and friendly, and we could not hesitate to recommend her.

    Sally Thomas – Grimm and Co

     

  • I’ve learnt so much and I feel much more confident, a really supportive and encouraging atmosphere. Ellie makes something that is normally stressful into something fun – something to look forward to!

    Public Speaking Learner

  • Ellie is the perfect addition to any creative team. She has an astute skill for developing workshops and programmes which not only match our organisational aims, but are engaging and enjoyable for the young people of our youth theatre too. Ellie is an extremely committed, conscientious and talented practitioner. She is easy to work with, has superb initiative and our young people responded very well to her. I would have no hesitations what so ever in recommending her to other Arts bodies or indeed in inviting her back to our youth theatre!

    Matthew Harper – Upstage Centre Youth Theatre

  • Ellie was a tremendous asset to the PET-Xi team. Ellie used her initiative and common sense to excel in situations where others failed and showed great enthusiasm when delivering. It was great to know I could rely on Ellie to interact with clients in a professional manner.

    Gary Drake – PET -xi

  • Ellie created person-centred plans considering individual needs, strengths, development opportunities and communication which was key throughout the process! Parents and community members gathered to see the end performance and we have received great feedback from parents about their child’s participation and confidence through watching the performance.

    Door 84 would recommend Ellie and is looking forward to working with her in the future!

    Heidi Haywood – Door 84 Youth Centre

  • Ellie I would like to thank you for the excellent tutorials you gave me in preparation for a forthcoming audition. Your supportive and positive comments about my choice of material and performance were re-assuring. The constructive critical comments pertinent and useful. Most of all I left the sessions feeling very positive and confident.  It all paid off and I now have an agent.

    Jenny D – Private Tuition

     

  • Ellie has been working at Carney Academy for over three years now. She has a great aptitude with all students of all ages and challenges them with exciting and relevant work to their craft. She produces great results and helps to nurture them every step of the way.

    Ruth Carney Nash – Carney Academy Sheffield