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Jon Clark

Lighting Designer

Gillian Anderson, A Streetcar Named Desire, Young Vic 2017, Dir Benedict Andrews, Lighting Jon Clark, Photo (c) Johan Persson

Jon Clark studied theatre design at Bretton Hall, Leeds University, and works prolifically in theatre and opera. In the UK he has worked extensively for The National Theatre, The Young Vic and The Royal Shakespeare Company as well as in the West End and with many other companies. Internationally his lighting has been seen at The Metropolitan Opera, Sydney Opera House, on Broadway, at the Lincoln Center and throughout Europe. He has been nominated for two Olivier Awards for best lighting for Three Days of Rain and King Charles III.

Upcoming projects include lighting The Inheritance for the Young Vic, Turn of the Screw for Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Absolute Hell for The National Theatre, Frozen for Theatre Royal Haymarket, remounting Hamlet at the Adelaide Festival and The Exterminating Angel for Royal Danish Opera, among other projects.

SELECTED DESIGNS FOR THEATRE

2017

THE JUNGLE
The Young Vic
director: Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin // design: Miriam Buether // costumes Catherine Kodicek // lighting: Jon Clark // sound Paul Arditti // music:  John Pfumojena // video: Tristan Shepherd

DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield // producer: Sheffield Theatres
director: Sam Yates // designer: Chiara Stephenson // lighting design: Jon Clark // sound design: Nick Greenhill

APOLOGIA
Trafalgar Studios, West End // producer: Trafalgar Entertainment
director: Jamie Lloyd // designer: Soutra Gilmour // lighting design: Jon Clark // sound design: Gareth Fry

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
Apollo Theatre, West End // producer: Young Vic
director: Benedict Andrews // designer: Magda Willi // lighting design: Jon Clark // sound design: Gareth Fry

FATHERLAND
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester // producer: Manchester International Festival, Frantic Assembly, LiFT, Lyric Hammersmith
director: Scott Graham // designer: Jon Bausor // lighting design: Jon Clark // sound design: Ian Dickinson // Composers: Karl Hyde & Matthew Herbert

GALILEO
Young Vic, London // producer: Young Vic
director: Joe Wright // designer: Lizzie Clachan // lighting design: Jon Clark // sound design: Tom Gibbon

LIMEHOUSE
Donmar Warehouse, London // producer: Donmar
director: Polly Findlay // designer: Alex Eales // lighting design: Jon Clark // sound design: Emma Laxton

2016

AMADEUS
Olivier Theatre, London // producer: Olivier Theatre, National Theatre
director: Michael Longhurst // designer: Chloe Lamford // lighting design: Jon Clark // sound design: Paul Arditti

ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Young Vic // producer: Young Vic
director: Richard Jones  // set design: Hyemi Shin // costume design: Nicky Gilibrand  // lighting design: Jon Clark // sound design: Sarah Angliss

THE COMMITMENTS – THE MUISCAL
Palace Theatre, West End (premiere, 2013) //  IRELAND Tour 2016-17 // producer: Phil McIntyre Entertainment
director: CJay Ranger // designer: Soutra Gilmour  //  lighting design: Jon Clark // sound design: Rory Madden

RICHARD III
Almeida Theatre, London // producer: Almeida Theatre
director: Rupert Goold // designer: Hildegard Bechtler // costume: Jon Morrell // lighting design: Jon Clark

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
St Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, New York // producer: Young Vic and Joshua Andrews
director: Benedict Andrews  // designer: Magda Willi // costume: Victoria Behr //  lighting design: Jon Clark

DOCTOR FAUSTUS
Duke Of York’s Theatre, West End // producer: The Jamie Lloyd Company
director: Jamie Lloyd // designer: Soutra Gilmour // lighting design: Jon Clark // sound design: Ben and Max Ringham

KING CHARLES III
Sydney Theatre Company – Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney Australia // Music Box Theater, Broadway (2015) //  UK Tour 2015 (Lee Dean) // Almeida Theatre & Wyndham’s Theatre (Premiere, 2014) // lead producers: Sonia Friedman Productions and Stuart Thompson Productions
director: Rupert Goold // co-director: Whitney Mosery // design: Tom Scutt // lighting design: Jon Clark // sound design: Paul Arditti

THE MAIDS
Trafalgar Studios, West End // producer: The Jamie Lloyd Company
director: Jamie Lloyd // designer: Soutra Gilmour // lighting design: Jon Clark // sound design: Ben and Max Ringham

2015

THE LORAX
Old Vic Theatre // producer: The Old Vic
director: Max webster // designer: Rob Howell // lighting design: Jon Clark // sound design: Tom Gibbons

AS YOU LIKE IT
Olivier, NT // producer: National Theatre
director: Polly Findlay // designer: Lizzie Clachan // lighting design: Jon Clark

TIPPING THE VELVET
Lyric Hammersmith // producer: Lyric Hammersmith and Lyceum Edinburgh
director: Lyndsey Turner // designer: Lizzie Clachan // lighting design: Jon Clark

THE BEAUX STRATAGEM
Olivier, NT // producer: National Theatre
director: Simon Godwin // designer: Lizzie Clachan // lighting design: Jon Clark

THE RULING CLASS
Trafalgar Studios // producer: Jamie Lloyd Productions & ATG
director: Jamie Lloyd // designer: Soutra Gilmour // lighting design: Jon Clark

2014

MADE IN DAGENHAM
Adelphi Theatre, West End // lead producer: Stage Entertainment Ltd
director: Rupert Goold // design: Bunny Christie // lighting design: Jon Clark // projection design: Terry Scruby

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Young Vic // producer: Young Vic and Joshua Andrews
director: Benedict Andrews // design: Magda Willi // costume: Victoria Behr // lighting design: Jon Clark

I CAN’T SING!
London Palladium // lead producers: SyCo Entertainment and Stage Entertainment Ltd
director: Sean Foley // design: Es Devlin // lighting design: Jon Clark // projection design: Luke Halls

2013

AMERICAN PSYCHO – THE MUSICAL
Almeida Theatre // producer: Act 4 Entertainments and Almeida Theatre
director: Rupert Goold // design: Es Devlin // lighting design: Jon Clark // projection design: Finn Ross

A SEASON IN THE CONGO
Young Vic, London // producer: Young Vic
director: Joe Wright // design: Lizzie Clachan // lighting design: Jon Clark

OTHELLO
Olivier Theatre, NT // producer: National Theatre
director: Nicholas Hytner // design: Vicki Mortimer / lighting design: Jon Clark

HAMLET
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon // producer: RSC
director: David Farr // design: Jon Bausor // lighting design: Jon Clark

2012

KING LEAR
Almeida Theatre // producer: Almeida
director: Michael Attenborough // design: Tom Scutt // lighting design: Jon Clark

COLLABORATORS
Olivier Theatre, NT // producer: National Theatre
director: Nicholas Hytner // design: Bob Crowley // lighting design: Jon Clark

THE TEMPEST
Royal Shakespeare Theatre // producer: RSC
director: David Farr // design: Jon Bausor // lighting design: Jon Clark

TWELFTH NIGHT
Royal Shakespeare Theatre // producer: RSC
director: David Farr // design: Jon Bausor // lighting design: Jon Clark

2011

THE CAT IN THE HAT
Cottesloe, NT  // Young Vic  (Jan 2009) // Théâtre des Abbesses, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris (December 2009) // producer: National Theatre Cottesloe Theatre, NT // producer: National Theatre
director: Katie Mitchell // design: Vicki Mortimer // lighting design: Jon Clark

COLLABORATORS
Cottesloe Theatre, NT // producer: National Theatre
director: Nicholas Hytner  // design: Bob Crowley // lighting design: Jon Clark

MOONLIGHT
Donmar Warehouse // producer: Donmar
director: Bijan Sheibani // design: Bunny Christie // lighting design: Jon Clark

2010

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Cottesloe Theatre, NT // producer: National Theatre
director: Katie Mitchell// design: Vicki Mortimer // lighting design: Jon Clark // projection design: 59 Productions

HAMLET
Olivier Theatre, NT // producer: National Theatre
director: Nicholas Hytner  // design: Vicki Mortimer // lighting design: Jon Clark // Choreography: Fin Walker

INTO THE WOODS
Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park // producer: Open Air Theatre
director: Tim Sheader & Liam Steel// design: Soutra Gilmour // lighting design: Jon Clark

KING LEAR
Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon // producer: RSC
director: David Farr// design: Jon Bausor // lighting design: Jon Clark

SELECTED DESIGNS FOR OPERA

2017

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL
Thomas Adès
The Metropolitan Opera, New York // Royal Opera House, Covent Garden // Haus für Mozart, Salzburg
director: Tom Cairns  // designer: Hildegard Bechtler // lighting design: Jon Clark // video design: Tal Yarden

LA BOHÈME
Dutch National Opera // producer: Dutch National Opera and English National Opera
director: Benedict Andrews // designer: Johannes Schütz // lighting design: Jon Clark

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Gaetano Donizetti
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden // producer: Royal Opera
director: Katie Mitchell  // designer: Vicki Mortimer // lighting design: Jon Clark

HAMLET
Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2017 // producer: Glyndebourne Opera
director: Neil Armfield // designer: Ralph Myers // costume: Alice Babidge // lighting design: Jon Clark // choreographer: Denni Sayers

KING ROGER
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (2015) // Opera Australia, Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne (2017) // producer: Royal Opera House, London & Opera Australia
director: Kasper Holten // designer: Steffen Aarfing // lighting design: Jon Clark // choreographer: Cathy Marston

THE WINTER’S TALE
English National Opera, London Coliseum // producer: English National Opera
director: Rory Kinnear // designer: Vicki Mortimer // lighting design: Jon Clark // choreographer: Cathy Marston

WRITTEN ON SKIN
Aix-en-Provence Festival, France (Premiere) // Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam // Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse // Theater an der Wein, Vienna (2103) // Prinzregententheater Munich (2103) // Opéra Comique, Paris (2013) // Royal Opera House, Convent Garden, London (2013/2017) // David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York (2015)
director: Katie Mitchell // designer: Steffen Aarfing // lighting design: Jon Clark // choreographer: Cathy Marston

2016

L’ETOILE
Emmanuel Chabrier
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden // producer: Royal Opera
director: Mariame Clement  // designer: Julia Hansen // lighting design: Jon Clark

2015

KRÓL ROGER
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden // producer: Royal Opera
director: Kasper Holten // designer: Steffen Aarfing // lighting design: Jon Clark // choreographer: Cathy Marston

LA BOHÈME
London Coliseum, ENO // producer: Dutch National Opera and English National Opera
director: Benedict Andrews // designer: Johannes Schütz // lighting design: Jon Clark

2013

MACBETH
Copenhagen Opera House // producer: Royal Danish Opera
director: Benedict Andrews // designer: Ashley Martin-Davis // lighting design: Jon Clark

WOZZECK
ENO, London Coliseum // producer: English National Opera
director: Carrie Cracknell // designer: Tom Scutt // lighting design: Jon Clark

THE PERFECT AMERICAN
Teatro Real, Madrid (Premiere) // ENO, London Coliseum // producer: Teatro Real and English National Opera
director: Phelim McDermott  // designer: Dan Potra  // lighting design: Jon Clark // projection design: Leo Warner for 59 Productions

CALIGULA
ENO, London Coliseum // Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014) // producer: English National Opera
director: Benedict Andrews // designer: Ralph Myer // costume: Alice Babage // lighting design: Jon Clark

2011

STREET SCENE
Young Vic and UK Tour // Théâtre du Châtelet Paris // producer: The Opera Group and Young Vic
director: John Fulljames // designer: Dick Bird // lighting design: Jon Clark

CLEMENCY
Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House // Theatre Royal Glasgow // Festival Theatre, Edinburgh // producer: ROH2 and Scottish Opera
composer: James MacMillan // director: Katie Mitchell // designer: Alex Eales // lighting design: Jon Clark

SELECTED DESIGNS FOR DANCE

THE ROOF
Festival, Bristol // Outdoor Space, South Bank, London //producer: Fuel Theatre
director: David Rosenburg // choreographer: Frauke Requadt // designer: Jon Bausor // lighting design: Jon Clark

LAY ME DOWN SAFE
Dundee Rep and UK and European Tours // producer: Scottish Dance Theatre
choreographer: Kate Weare // designer: Katerina Radeva // lighting design: Jon Clark

PLEASURE’S PROGRESS
Dance East, Linbury Studio ROH and UK Tour // producer: ROH2 and Dance East
choreographer: Will Tuckett // designer: Jon Bausor // lighting design: Jon Clark

CLARA
Vidmar, Stadt Theater Bern, Switzerland // producer: Bern Ballett
choreographer: Cathy Marston // designer: Jon Bausor // lighting design: Jon Clark

HOWL
Vidmar, Stadt Theater Bern, Switzerland // producer: Bern Ballett
choreographer: Andrea Miller // designer: Jon Bausor // lighting design: Jon Clark

BETWEEN THE CLOCK AND THE BED
Stadt Theater Bern, Switzerland // producer: Bern Ballett
choreographer: Karole Armitage // designer: Julia Hansen // lighting design: Jon Clark

LIBERA ME
Stadt Theater Bern, Switzerland // producer: Bern Ballett
choreographer: Cathy Marston // designer: Julia Hansen // lighting design: Jon Clark

TENDERHOOK
Dundee Rep and UK and European Tours // producer: Scottish Dance Theatre
choreographer: Liv Lorent // designer: Paul Shriek // lighting design: Jon Clark

SORRY FOR THE MISSILES
Dundee Rep and UK and European Tours // producer: Scottish Dance Theatre
choreographer: Vanessa Haska // designer: Phylis Byrne // lighting design: Jon Clark

INTO THE HOODS
Peacock Theatre, London // Wales Millennium Centre // Pleasance Edinburgh // producer: ZooNation
choreographer: Kate Prince // designer: Kate Prince // lighting design: Jon Clark

REAL
producer: ACE Dance and Music
choreographer: Gail Parmel // designer: Gail Parmel // lighting design: Jon Clark

MOUNTAINS ARE MOUNTAINS
Tanz Quartier, Vienna and European tour // producer: Phillip Gehmacher
choreographer: Phillipp Gehmacher // designer: Phillipp Gehmacher // lighting design: Jon Clark

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