Written and Directed by Ishwar Maharaj
Finnish Translation by Eeva Salonius
Designed by Marie Antikainen
Photography by Taina Saati & Marie Antikainen
Ella Gray was first produced by Teatteri Vertigo and performed at Tehdas Teatteri, Finland 2008.
Ella Gray is based loosely on the writer Jean Rhys, who only achieved the fame and recognition she desired towards the end of her alcoholic and tragic life, when she commented bitterly "It came too late." The play is set in 1930's pre-war Paris in a seedy jazz club with hot music, gamblers and private dancers and follows the young ambitious writer through her colourful life as her older self looks on.