Theatre includes: Much Ado About Nothing (Sheffield Theatres/Ramps on the Moon), Macbeth (Leeds Playhouse) Measure for Measure (Royal Shakespeare Company), As You Like It (Royal Shakespeare Company), Wait Until Dark (Original Theatre Company), Curtain Up (Theatre Clwyd), In Water I’m Weightless (National Theatre Wales), The Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julie Pastrana (Hope Mill Theatre), Flower Girls (Graeae Theatre Company), Liar (Citizens Theatre Glasgow), On Blindness (Frantic Assembly/Paines Plough), Maddy and The Invisible Band of Groovers (Invisible Flash Theatre Company), The Freak Show (Cheltenham Everyman Theatre), The Man Who Lived Twice (Birds of Paradise Theatre Company), Crystal Clear (The Lowry)
Screen and Radio includes: Chimerica (Channel 4), Off Their Rockers (ITV), The Bill (Thames Television), Crimewatch (BBC), SoloParentPals.Com (BBC Radio 4)
Karina trained as an aerialist at The National Centre of Circus Arts London and Green Top Circus, Sheffield.
Actor/Aerialist credits for Circus include: Weighting (Extraordinary Bodies), Terry Riley in C (Colston Hall), Taking Flight (West Midlands Creation Centre), Aerial Sicillienne (Unlimited), and performing as a soloist for the Cerebral Palsy World Games Opening Ceremony. Karina also took part in a circus residency in Circus Oz, Australia with Extraordinary Bodies. She was a recipient of the Jerwood Arts Live Work Fund 2021 to further develop her aerial practice.
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KARINA JONES SHOWREEL
January – March 2022 – Karina is playing the Witch/Gentlewoman in ‘Macbeth’ at Leeds Playhouse. Directed by Amy Leach.
November 2018- March 2020 – Karina was part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Rep company. Appearing in ‘As You Like It’, directed by Kimberley Sykes and ‘Measure for Measure’ directed by Greg Doran.
Karina performed in Stratford-upon-Avon, The Barbican, London and toured Spain and the UK with these productions.
I completed filming for Channel 4’s drama CHIMERICA in 2018 alongside Alessandro Nivola and Sophie Okenedo.
I have also been developing my own project with the working title of BLIND DRUNK IN LLANDUDNO. This semi-biographical piece combines theatre and circus to tell a unique story and aims to turn the perception of disabled people quite literally on its head. This project has undergone two week of research and development in 2018 supported by NATIONAL THEATRE WALES and SHEFFIELD THEATRES. Further development to place later this year.
I performed the national tour of WAIT UNTIL DARK at the end of 2017 with Orignal Theatre. Karina was the first ever visually impaired actress to play the leading role of Susy. For full details please see the official Wait Until Dark Website