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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.

Current and upcoming projects include lighting The Lehman Trilogy directed by Sam Mendes, the transfer of The Jungle from the Young Vic to the Playhouse Theatre – as well as transferring The Inheritance from the Young Vic to the Noël Coward Theatre – followed by the Pinter at the Pinter season.

SELECTED DESIGNS FOR THEATRE

2018

THE LORAX
The Old Globe, San Diego // Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis // Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto (2017) // Old Vic Theatre, London (2015)
director: Max Webster // designer: Rob Howell // lighting: Jon Clark // sound: Tom Gibbons

ABSOLUTE HELL
National Theatre, London
director: Joe Hill-Gibbins // design: Lizzie Clachan // costumes: Nicky Gillibrand // lighting: Jon Clark // sound: Paul Arditti // music: Harvey Brough

THE INHERITANCE
Young Vic, London
director: Stephen Daldry // design: Bob Crowley // lighting: Jon Clark // sound: Paul Arditti & Chris Reid // music: Paul Englishby

FROZEN
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
director: Jonathan Munby // design: Paul Wills // lighting: Jon Clark // sound: Christopher Shutt // music: Rupert Cross // video: Luke Halls

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

2017

THE JUNGLE
The Young Vic, London
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: Jon Clark // sound: Nick Greenhill

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

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

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

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

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

2016

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

ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Young Vic, London
director: Richard Jones  // sets: Hyemi Shin // lighting: Jon Clark // costumes: Nicky Gilibrand // sound: 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: Jon Clark // sound: Rory Madden

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

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

DOCTOR FAUSTUS
Duke Of York’s Theatre, London // producer: The Jamie Lloyd Company
director: Jamie Lloyd // designer: Soutra Gilmour // lighting: Jon Clark // sound: 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: Jon Clark // sound: Paul Arditti

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

2015

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

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

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

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

2014

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

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

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

2013

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

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

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

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

2012

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

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

THE TEMPEST
Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon // The Roundhouse, London
director: David Farr // design: Jon Bausor // lighting: Jon Clark

TWELFTH NIGHT
Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon // The Roundhouse, London
director: David Farr // design: Jon Bausor // lighting: Jon Clark

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon // The Roundhouse, London
director: Amir Nizar Zuabi // design: Jon Bausor // lighting: Jon Clark

2011

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

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

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

2010

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

HAMLET
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, London
director: Nicholas Hytner // design: Vicki Mortimer // lighting: Jon Clark // choreography: Fin Walker

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

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

SELECTED DESIGNS FOR OPERA

2018

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL
Thomas Adès
Det Kongelige Teater, Copenhagen // The Metropolitan Opera, New York (2017) // Royal Opera House, London (2017) // Haus für Mozart, Salzburg (2016)
director: Tom Cairns // designer: Hildegard Bechtler // lighting: Jon Clark // video: Tal Yarden

HAMLET
Adelaide Festival 2018 // Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2017 // producer: Glyndebourne Opera
director: Neil Armfield // designer: Ralph Myers // costume: Alice Babidge // lighting: Jon Clark // choreographer: Denni Sayers

2017

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

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

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

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

WRITTEN ON SKIN
Royal Opera House, Convent Garden, London (2013/2017) David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York (2015) // Theater an der Wein, Vienna (2013) // Prinzregententheater Munich (2013) // Opéra Comique, Paris (2013) // Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam (2012) // Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse (2012) // Aix-en-Provence Festival, France (2012)
director: Katie Mitchell // designer: Steffen Aarfing // lighting: Jon Clark // choreographer: Cathy Marston

2016

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

2015

KRÓL ROGER
Royal Opera House, London
director: Kasper Holten // designer: Steffen Aarfing // lighting: 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: Jon Clark

2013

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

WOZZECK
English National Opera, London Coliseum
director: Carrie Cracknell // designer: Tom Scutt // lighting: 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: Jon Clark // projection design: Leo Warner for 59 Productions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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