Ellen Hardisty

This is Ellen’s 4 th year as a Core Ensemble Member. She trained with the ensemble as an apprentice in 2011, then took four years to work in theatre throughout Europe before returning to QSE in 2017.

Ellen has performed with QSE in Henry IV as Lady Percy and the Earl of Westmoreland, Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead as Rosencrantz, The Blood Votes as Cecilia and Ruby, The Winter’s Tale as the Old Shepherd and Emilia, and Bogga as Prisoner 2. She regularly performs in QSE’s The Half-Hour Hamlet as Hamlet.

In 2018, Ellen joined QSE’s Shakespeare Beyond program, facilitating Shakespeare workshops in Brisbane Youth Detention.

Theatre credits include: Blue Murder (4Stage Productions); Once Upon a Serial Killer (Inside Outside Theatre); The Dark Lord and the White Witch, Lip Gloss, Teechers (German Tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival); Mick and Beth, Monster Madness, Throne Raiders, Under the Sea (Spanish Tour); Charlie Charleston (Italian Tour); We’ll Meet Again (UK Tour); George and the Dragon and Old King Cole (UK and Republic of Ireland Tour); Government Inspector (London Theatre Collective); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Monstrous Regiment (Brisbane Arts Theatre); Inconvenient People (Play With Your Food); Secrets of Saint Helena Island (Cat ‘O’ Nine Tails Cruises); Group (Devine Productions); David the Friendly Dragon (Stagedoor Dinner Theatre); Phar Lap Champion to a Nation (Gold Coast Show); Unoriginal Sin (Samford Valley Theatre); Secret Bridesmaids’ Business (Act One Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Actor’s Workshop); and Please Release Me (Metro Arts Theatre).

Ellen studied her Advanced Diploma in Film, Television and Theatre Acting at the Actor’s Workshop. She studied Shakespeare at an intensive five-week course at RADA, London.

Ellen is a member of the MEAA