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Jack Weir

Lighting Designer

DUST, Traflagar Studios, Director: Sara Joyce, Designer: Anna Reid, Lighting: Jack Weir (Photo © The Other Richard, 2018)
DUST, Traflagar Studios, Director: Sara Joyce, Designer: Anna Reid, Lighting: Jack Weir (Photo © The Other Richard, 2018)

DUST, Traflagar Studios, director: Sara Joyce, designer: Anna Reid, lighting: Jack Weir (Photo © The Other Richard, 2018)

Judy!, Arts Theatre, Director: Ray Rackham, Designer: Tom Paris, Lighting: Jack Weir, 2017

Judy!, Arts Theatre, director: Ray Rackham, designer: Tom Paris, lighting: Jack Weir, 2017

Rain Man, Theatre Royal Windsor & UK Tour, Director: Johnathan O'Boyle, Designer: Morgan Large, Lighting: Jack Weir, 2018

Rain Man, Theatre Royal Windsor & UK Tour, director: Johnathan O'Boyle, designer: Morgan Large, lighting: Jack Weir, 2018

Boys In The Band, The Vaudeville Theatre, Director: Adam Penford, Designer: Rebecca Brower, 2017

Boys in the Band, The Vaudeville Theatre, director: Adam Penford, designer: Rebecca Brower, 2017

Wizard Of Oz, Blackpool Opera House, Director: Cressida Carré, Designer: Steve Howell, Lighting: Jack Weir, 2018

Wizard of Oz, Blackpool Opera House, director: Cressida Carré, designer: Steve Howell, lighting: Jack Weir, 2018

Judy!, Arts Theatre, Director: Ray Rackham, Designer: Tom Paris, Lighting: Jack Weir, 2017

Judy!, Arts Theatre, director: Ray Rackham, designer: Tom Paris, lighting: Jack Weir, 2017

Rothschild & Sons, Director: Jeffrey B Moss, Designer: Rebecca Brower, Lighting: Jack Weir (Photo © Pamela Raith, 2018)

Rothschild & Sons, director: Jeffrey B Moss, designer: Rebecca Brower, lighting: Jack Weir (Photo © Pamela Raith, 2018)

Grindr The Musical, Above The Stag, Director Andrew Beckett, Designer: David Shields, Lighting: Jack Weir, 2018

Grindr The Musical, Above The Stag, director Andrew Beckett, designer: David Shields, lighting: Jack Weir, 2018

The Funeral Director, Papatango Theater Co, Director: Hannah Haeur-King, Lighting: Jack Weir (Photo © The Other Richard, 2018)

The Funeral Director, Papatango Theater Co, director: Hannah Haeur-King, lighting: Jack Weir (Photo © The Other Richard, 2018)

Assata Taught Me, The Gate Theatre, Director: Lynette Linton, Designer: Frankie Bradshaw, Lighting: Jack Weir, 2017

Assata Taught Me, The Gate Theatre, director: Lynette Linton, designer: Frankie Bradshaw, lighting: Jack Weir, 2017

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DUST, Traflagar Studios, Director: Sara Joyce, Designer: Anna Reid, Lighting: Jack Weir (Photo © The Other Richard, 2018)Judy!, Arts Theatre, Director: Ray Rackham, Designer: Tom Paris, Lighting: Jack Weir, 2017Rain Man, Theatre Royal Windsor & UK Tour, Director: Johnathan O'Boyle, Designer: Morgan Large, Lighting: Jack Weir, 2018Boys In The Band, The Vaudeville Theatre, Director: Adam Penford, Designer: Rebecca Brower, 2017Wizard Of Oz, Blackpool Opera House, Director: Cressida Carré, Designer: Steve Howell, Lighting: Jack Weir, 2018Judy!, Arts Theatre, Director: Ray Rackham, Designer: Tom Paris, Lighting: Jack Weir, 2017Rothschild & Sons, Director: Jeffrey B Moss, Designer: Rebecca Brower, Lighting: Jack Weir (Photo © Pamela Raith, 2018)Grindr The Musical, Above The Stag, Director Andrew Beckett, Designer: David Shields, Lighting: Jack Weir, 2018The Funeral Director, Papatango Theater Co, Director: Hannah Haeur-King, Lighting: Jack Weir (Photo © The Other Richard, 2018)Assata Taught Me, The Gate Theatre, Director: Lynette Linton, Designer: Frankie Bradshaw, Lighting: Jack Weir, 2017037 Lichfield Garrick Dick Whittington Pamela Raith Photography

Jack is a four time Off West End nominee for best lighting design and a What’sOnStage Award nominated lighting designer who works across a broad range of theatre and opera, including productions with Trafalgar Studios, Arcola Theatre, and Leicester Curve. He has also won the LIT award for his design on Judy! at the Arts Theatre and the ETC Award in 2014.

He is Associate Lighting Designer at Above the Stag Theatre, where he has lit many shows including the Offie winning “Grindr The Opera”, as well as Romance Romance, Title of Show, Maurice, Beautiful Thing and Holding The Man, among many others.

His recent work includes; Maria Studara for Opera Up Close; Boots at The Bunker Theatre (Offie Nominated); Cinderella at the Gaiety Theatre; The Wizard of Oz for Blackpool Opera House; The Funeral Director for Papatango Theatre & English Touring Theatre; The Plague, Hanna and Titus Andronicus for The Arcola Theatre; Rain Man at Theatre Royal Windsor and a UK Tour; Dust at Trafalgar Studios; Rothschild & Sons for The Park Theatre; George’s Marvellous Medicine for Leicester Curve and UK Tour; Pyar Actually at Watford Palace; Assata Taught Me for The Gate Theatre; and The Boys in the Band at The Vaudeville Theatre (What’sOnStage & Broadway World Nominated), among others.

His other work includes lighting the 2018 & 2019 What’sOnStage Awards Concert at the Prince of Wales Theatre, West End.

Praise for The Plauge:

“Jack Weir’s lighting manages a peripheral dimension partly off – red and green lights menace, and lights tables in a ghostly gleam.”
–  Fringe Review

“lighting (design by Jack Weir) brings forth the power and poetry of the original novel which is still so relevant today.”
– Carolin Kopplin, Theatre Full Stop ★★★★

Praise for Judy!:

“West End style is provided by Jack Weir’s smart and very impressive lighting design. Nostalgia is embraced by moody lighting states which evoke the possibility of youth, the lustful pleasures of performance (on and off stage) and the twilight stages of a powerhouse career. Most impressive are Weir’s evocations of Palace Judy is performance, where the lighting truly takes you to another place, another theatre…”
– Stephen Collins, Live Theatre UK ★★★★

SELECTED THEATRE CREDITS

2019

BOOTS
Bunker Theatre
director: Nadia Papachronopoulou // designer: Lia Waber // lighting: Jack Weir

2018

CINDERELLA
Gaiety Theatre
lighting: Jack Weir

THE WIZARD OF OZ
Blackpool Opera House
director: Cressida Carre // sets: Steve Howell // costumes: Sarah Mercade // lighting: Jack Weir

THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR
Papatango Theatre Co at the Southwark Playhouse
director: Hannah Haeur-King // designer: Amy Jane Cook // lighting: Jack Weir

MAURICE
Above The Stag
director: James Wilby // designer: David Shields // lighting: Jack Weir

BLOOD WEDDING
Clapham Omnibus
director: George Richmond-Scott // designer: Christianna Mason // lighting: Jack Weir

THE PLAGUE
Arcola Theatre
director: Neil Bartlett // sound: Dinah Mullen // designer: lighting: Jack Weir

RAIN MAN
Theatre Royal Windsor // UK Tour
director: Jonathan O’Boyle // designer: Morgan Large // lighting: Jack Weir

DUST
Trafalgar Studios
director: Sara Joyce // designer: Anna Reid // lighting: Jack Weir

GRINDR THE OPERA
Above The Stag
director: Andrew Beckett // designer: David Shields // lighting: Jack Weir

WEST SIDE STORY
Bishopsgate Institute
director: Toby Hane // costumes: Stewart Charlesworth // lighting: Jack Weir

CRAZY FOR YOU
Trinity College
director: Sarah Readmond // designer: Amy Yardley // choreographer: Anthony Whiteman // lighting: Jack Weir

BEAUTIFUL THING
Above The Stag
director: Steven Dexter // designer: David Shields // lighting: Jack Weir

LITTLE WOMEN
Chichester University
director: Graham Hubbard // lighting: Jack Weir

PIPPIN
Tring Park School
director: Steven Dexter // lighting: Jack Weir

ROTHSCHILD & SONS
The Park Theatre
director: Jeffrey B Moss // designer: Rebecca Brower // lighting: Jack Weir

HANNA
The Arcola
director: George Turvey // sets: Jasmine Swan // lighting: Jack Weir

2017

GEORGE’S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE
Leicester Curve Theatre // UK Tour
director: Julia Thomas // designer: Morgan Large // lighting: Jack Weir

PYAR ACTUALLY
Watford Palace
director: Pravesh Kumar // designer: Rebecca Brower // lighting: Jack Weir

HOLDING THE MAN
Above The Stag
director: Gene David Kirk // designer: David Shields // lighting: Jack Weir

TALK RADIO
Old Red Lion
director: Sean Turner // designer: Max Dorey // lighting: Jack Weir

SALAD DAYS
Union Theatre
director: Bryan Hodgeson // designer: Catherine Morgan // lighting: Jack Weir

SUMMER IN LONDON
Theatre Royal Stratford
director: Rikki Beadle-Blair // designer: Tom Paris // lighting: Jack Weir

JUDY!
Arts Theatre, West End
director: Ray Rackham // designer: Tom Paris // lighting: Jack Weir

BETTY BLYE EYES
Chichester University
director: Sarah Redmond // designer: Ryan Leight // lighting: Jack Weir

ASSATA TAUGHT ME
The Gate Theatre
director: Lynette Linton // designer: Frankie Bradshaw // lighting: Jack Weir

CAT! (THE PLAY)
The Ambassadors Theatre
director: Stephen Whitson // lighting: Jack Weir

OUT OF ORDER
UK Tour
director: Ray Cooney // designer: Rebecca Brower // lighting: Jack Weir

PRAY FOR YOU
The Finborough Theatre
director: Jake Smith // designer: Anna Reid // lighting: Jack Weir

LA RONDE
The Bunker Theatre
director: Max Gill // designer: Frankie Bradshaw // lighting: Jack Weir

THE BOYS IN THE BAND
The Vaudeville Theatre // Park Theatre // UK Tour
director: Adam Penford // designer: Rebecca Brower // lighting: Jack Weir

2016

CINDERELLA
Chiswick House Gardens
director: Mary Monro // lighting: Jack Weir

CONFESSIONAL
Southwark Playhouse
director: Jack Silver // designer: Justin Williams // lighting: Jack Weir

THROUGH THE MILL
Southwark Playhouse
director: Ray Rackham // designer: Justin Williams // lighting: Jack Weir

NO VILLAIN
Trafalgar Studios
director: Sean Turner // designer: Max Dorey // lighting: Jack Weir

LITTLE VOICE
The Union Theatre
director: Alastair Knights // designer: Libby Todd // lighting: Jack Weir

THE LIFE
Chichester University
director: Ian Summers // lighting: Jack Weir

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
Chichester University
director: Sarah Redmond // lighting: Jack Weir

PRINCESS CARABOO
The Finborough Theatre
director: Phil Willmott // sets: Toby Burbidge // costumes: Pen O’Gara // lighting: Jack Weir

BAD GIRLS
The Union Theatre
director: Will Keith // designer: Jess Phillips // lighting: Jack Weir

FOUR PLAY
Theatre503
director: Jonathan O’Boyle // designer: Cecilia Carey // lighting: Jack Weir

ROAD SHOW
The Union Theatre
director: Phil Willmott // designer: Nik Corrall // lighting: Jack Weir

FEAR & MISERY
The Union Theatre
director: Phil Willmott // sets: Nik Corrall // costumes: Nik Corrall & Sasha Regan // lighting: Jack Weir

2015

AFRICAN GOTHIC
The Park Theatre
director: Roger Mortimer // designer: Nancy Surman // lighting: Jack Weir

STICHING
The White Bear Theatre
director: Pip Minnithorpe // designer: Katie Scott // lighting: Jack Weir

THE SUM OF US
Above The Stag
director: Gene David Kirk // designer: David Shields // lighting: Jack Weir

MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA!
Trafalgar Studios // Tristan Bates Theatre
directors: Roger Mortimer & Deborah Edgington // designer: Nancy Surman // lighting: Jack Weir

THE SPITFIRE GRILL
The Union Theatre
director: Alastair Knights // choreographer: Lee Crowley // lighting: Jack Weir

ALL MALE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
UK Tour
director: Sasha Regan // designer: Robyn Wilson Owen // lighting: Jack Weir

PRINCESS IDA
The Finborough Theatre
director: Phil Willmott //sets: Maria Vazeou // costumes: Clara Lopez Merino // lighting: Jack Weir

MUSWELL HILL
The Park Theatre
director: Roger Mortimer // designer: Nancy Surman // lighting: Jack Weir

THE BOY’S UPSTAIRS
Above The Stag
director: Andrew Beckett //designer: Zoe Hurwitz // lighting: Jack Weir

HAMLET
Riverside Studios
director: Zoe Ford // sets: Anna Reid // lighting: Jack Weir

2014

THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Bird College
director: Luis Deabreu

RICHARD III
Upstairs at The Gatehouse
director: Zoe Ford // lighting: Jack Weir

2013

TITUS ANDRONICUS
The Arcola
director: Zoe Ford // lighting: Jack Weir

SELECTED OPERA CREDITS

2019

MARIA STUDARA
Opera Up Close
director: Robin Norton-Hale // designer: Kate Lane // lighting: Jack Weir

2016

LA BOHEME
Regent’s Opera // UK Tour
director: Nicholas Heath // costume designer: Maryna Gradnova // lighting: Jack Weir

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