Hello, I’m Ellen, a freelance prop maker and craftsperson based in south-east England.

I graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2015. My diploma was in Technical Theatre and Stage Management and I specialised in prop making.

I have been a contracted member of the props team at Glyndebourne since the 2016 festival season. This included assisting with the transition into our new Production Hub.

I also do commissions alongside my contracted work, and have created pieces for, among others, The National Theatre, the BBC and AAA Theatre.

While I specialise in carpentry, I am experienced in working with the large variety of materials and techniques required by demanding production environments.

I have a First Class honours degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London, from which I graduated in 2011. I am also an illustrator and trained picture framer, and have previously worked as an actor in both professional and amateur theatre.

Curriculum Vitae, Contact & Commissions


Die Zauberflöte
La Damnation de Foust

Pelléas et Mélisande

La clemenza di Tito
Béatrice et Bénédict
Il barbiere di Siviglia


The portfolio is still under construction, more pieces will be added shortly.

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