Photograph from La Cenerentola - lighting design by Charlie Morgan Jones
Photographer: Peter Marsh | From the show La Cenerentola
Photograph from A Little Night Music - lighting design by Charlie Morgan Jones
Photographer: Graeme Braidwood | From the show A Little Night Music
Photograph from Jekyll and Hyde - lighting design by Charlie Morgan Jones
Photographer: Matt Martin | From the show Jekyll and Hyde
Photograph from The Golden Needle - lighting design by Charlie Morgan Jones
From the show The Golden Needle
Photograph from Loveplay - lighting design by Charlie Morgan Jones
Photographer: Robin Savage | From the show Loveplay

Charlie Morgan Jones

As an experienced freelance Lighting Designer, Charlie has enjoyed a great deal of professional success for his innovative and evocative work in theatre and opera both at home and abroad

His work spans the full theatrical spectrum, from multiple musical productions to the West End, immersive theatre and opera on the National and International stage.

He has received critical acclaim for his designs and his work can currently be seen across the UK.

Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Opens
The Beggar's Opera Opera Crescent Theatre
Birmingham Conservatoire
Lighting Designer Director: Matthew Sharp
Set designer: Colin Judges
15 Jun 2017
How To Survive In A Post Truth Apocalypse Theatre Colchester Arts Centre, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Rob Watt
Set designer: Shawn Soh
24 May 2017
Stormy: The Life Of Lena Horne Theatre Norwich Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Maxwell Golding
17 May 2017
Contemporary Opera Scenes Opera Wilton's Music Hall
National Opera Studio
Lighting Designer Director: David Pountney
02 May 2017
Macbeth Theatre Theatre Severn
Theatre Severn
Lighting Designer Director: Loveday Ingram
Set designer: Adam Wiltshire
25 Apr 2017

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Closes
Derren Brown: Underground Theatre Charing Cross Theatre
Vaudeville Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Andrew O' Connor and Andy Nyman
Set designer: John Dalston
01 Apr 2017

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
The Marriage of Figaro Opera Crescent Theatre
Birmingham Conservatoire
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Barry
Set designer: Colin Judges
Mar 2017
The Fabulous Fund Fair Corporate & Industrial RoundHouse, Camden, London
The Naked Heart Foundation
Lighting Designer Set designer: Helen Wright & Judith Pearson Feb 2017
The Wind in the Willows Theatre Old Rep Birmingham
Scott Richie Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Robert Marsden
Set designer: Mila Sanders
Nov 2016
La Cenerentola Opera Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
HighTime Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Felicity Green
Set designer: Richard Evans
Oct 2016
The Golden Needle Theatre Joyce, Hong Kong
Les Enfants Terribles
Lighting Designer Director: Joe Hufton
Set designer: Joseph Bennett
Oct 2016
The Burnt Part Boys Musical Park Theatre
Small Dark Woodland Creatures
Lighting Designer Director: Matthew Iliffe
Set designer: Rachel Wingate
Aug 2016
Little Shop of Horrors Musical Bournemouth Pavilion, then touring
Sell A Door
Lighting Designer Director: Tara Wilkinson
Set designer: David Shields
Aug 2016
Rent Musical Old Rep Birmingham
Michael Neri LTD
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Neri
Set designer: Michael Neri
Jul 2016
The Time Portal Theatre MC Motors
Les Enfants Terribles
Lighting Designer Director: Joe Hufton
Set designer: Poppy Luard
Jul 2016
Songs of Farewell, Songs of New Beginnings Concert Birmingham Conservatoire Lighting Designer Director: Michael Barry
Jun 2016
Gobsmacked Concert Underbelly
Nic Doodson
Lighting Designer Director: Alexandra Spencer-Jones
Set designer: Philip Gladwell
Jun 2016
Tristan I Izolda Opera Teatr Narodowy
Polish National Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Mariusz Treliński
Set designer: Boris Kudlička
Jun 2016
Julian Clary - The Joy Of Mincing Theatre Vaudeville Theatre, London
Mick Perrin Worldwide
Lighting Designer May 2016
James and the Giant Peach Theatre Greenwich Theatre, then World Tour
Sell A Door
Lighting Designer Director: Bronagh Lagan
Set designer: Kate Unwin
Apr 2016
Goosebumps Alive Theatre The Vaults
Longplay Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Tom Salmon & Rob Watt
Set designer: Samuel Wyre
Apr 2016
L'enfant et les Sortilèges Opera Crescent Theatre
Birmingham Conservatoire
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Barry
Set designer: Colin Judges
Mar 2016
Savitri Opera Crescent Theatre
Birmingham Conservatoire
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Barry
Set designer: Colin Judges
Mar 2016
Riders to the Sea Opera Crescent Theatre
Birmingham Conservatoire
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Barry
Set designer: Colin Judges
Mar 2016
Avenue Q Musical New Theatre, Cardiff, then touring
Sell A Door
Lighting Designer Director: Cressida Carrè
Set designer: Richard Evans
Jan 2016
Dracula Musical The Arts Theatre, West End
Action To The Word
Lighting Designer Director: Alexandra Spencer-Jones
Set designer: Zoe Koperski
Jan 2016
Earthquakes In London Theatre Studio Theatre
ArtsEd
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Jordan
Set designer: Rachel Wingate
Dec 2015
The Blues Brothers Musical The Arts Theatre, West End
Hartshorn Hook
Lighting Designer Director: Joshua Mumby
Nov 2015
The Drunken City Theatre The Tabard Theatre
19th Street Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Vik Sivalingam
Set designer: Vicky Sweatman
Nov 2015
Sam Bailey Live Concert Lyric Theatre, West End
As Told By
Lighting Designer Director: Katie Pesskin
Oct 2015
Seussical Musical The Spa, Bridlington, then touring
Sell A Door
Lighting Designer Director: Racky Plews
Set designer: Richard Evans
Oct 2015
Vampire Cabaret Musical Assembly Bosco Tent
Shrapnel
Lighting Designer Director: Alexandra Spencer-Jones
Aug 2015
Dracula Musical Latitude Festival
Action To The Word
Lighting Designer Director: Alexandra Spencer-Jones
Jul 2015
Short Life of Trouble/Red Cross/Icarus' Mother Theatre The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre
ArtsEd
Lighting Designer Director: Kelly Hunter
Set designer: Rachel Wingate
Jul 2015
There Is A War Theatre The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre
ArtsEd
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Budgen
Set designer: Rachel Wingate
Jul 2015
Loveplay Theatre The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre
ArtsEd
Lighting Designer Director: Benet Catty
Set designer: Rachel Wingate
Jul 2015
Venus and Adonis Opera Crescent Theatre
Birmingham Conservatoire
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Barry
Set designer: Colin Judges
Jun 2015
Acteon Opera Crescent Theatre
Birmingham Conservatoire
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Barry
Set designer: Colin Judges
Jun 2015
Why Does The Queen Die? Opera Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Iain Burnside
Set designer: Aaron Marsden
May 2015
Avenue Q Musical Mercury Theatre, Colchester, then touring
Sell A Door
Lighting Designer Director: Cressida Carrè
Set designer: Richard Evans
Apr 2015
Failed States Musical St James Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Patrick Wilde
Apr 2015
Ava's Wedding Opera Crescent Theatre
Birmingham Conservatoire
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Barry
Set designer: Colin Judges
Feb 2015
Jekyll and Hyde Theatre Greenwich Theatre, then touring
Sell A Door
Lighting Designer Director: David Hutchinson
Set designer: Richard Evans
Feb 2015
Seussical Musical Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong
ABA Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Racky Plews
Set designer: Richard Evans
Nov 2014
Avenue Q Musical Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong
ABA Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Cressida Carrè
Set designer: Richard Evans
Nov 2014
Why Does The Queen Die? Opera O'Riley Theatre, Oxford
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Iain Burnside
Set designer: Aaron Marsden
Oct 2014
Le nozze di Figaro Opera Centre Rene d'Anjou
Opera de Bauge
Lighting Designer Director: Bernadette Grimmett
Set designer: Adam Purnell
Jul 2014
Madama Butterfly Opera Centre Rene d'Anjou
Opera de Bauge
Lighting Designer Director: Bernadette Grimmett
Set designer: Adam Purnell
Jul 2014
Dracula Musical Pleasance Courtyard
Action To The Word
Lighting Designer Director: Alexandra Spencer-Jones
Set designer: Zoe Koperski
Jul 2014
Fidelio Opera Coade Hall Theatre
Dorset Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Laurance Dale
Set designer: Steve Howell
Jul 2014
I Pagliacci Opera Centre Rene d'Anjou
Opera de Bauge
Lighting Designer Director: Bernadette Grimmett
Set designer: Adam Purnell
Jul 2014
The Elixir of Love Opera Salisbury Cattle Market
Winterbourne Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Ben Occhipinti
Set designer: Tom Paris
Jul 2014
Aida Opera Coade Hall Theatre
Dorset Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Carr
Set designer: Steve Howell
Jul 2014
Shutters Theatre Park Theatre
Making Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Jack Thorpe Baker
Jul 2014
A Little Night Music Musical Crescent Theatre
Birmingham Conservatoire
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Barry
Set designer: Colin Judges
Jun 2014
Alice in Wonderland Theatre Greenwich Theatre
Sell A Door
Lighting Designer Director: David Hutchinson and Maddy Mutch
Set designer: Tom Paris
May 2014
Avenue Q Musical Greenwich Theatre, then touring
Sell A Door
Lighting Designer Director: Cressida Carrè
Set designer: Richard Evans
Apr 2014
Cool Rider Musical Duchess Theatre, West End
Christopher D Clegg & James DP Drury
Lighting Designer Director: Guy Unsworth
Apr 2014
Dialogues des Carmelites Opera Crescent Theatre
Birmingham Conservatoire
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Barry
Set designer: Colin Judges
Mar 2014
Islington The Opera Opera Young Actors Theatre
YATI
Lighting Designer Director: Andrew Harries
Set designer: Andrew Harries
Feb 2014
Cool Rider Musical Lyric Theatre, West End
Christopher D Clegg & James DP Drury
Lighting Designer Director: Guy Unsworth
Jan 2014
Aida Opera Rose Kingston
Opera de Bauge
Lighting Designer Director: Bernadette Grimmett
Set designer: Adam Purnell
Jan 2014
Kidnapped Theatre Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, then touring
Sell A Door
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Fox
Set designer: Richard Evans
Jan 2014
The Boys From Syracuse Musical The Union Theatre
Regan De Wynter Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Ben De Wynter
Oct 2013
Ghosts Theatre The Citadel, St Helens, then touring
Sell A Door
Lighting Designer Director: Phillip Rowntree
Set designer: Isabella Van Braeckel
Sep 2013
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever Musical The Union Theatre
Regan De Wynter Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Kirk Jameson
Sep 2013
L'Elisir D'Amore Opera Centre Rene d'Anjou
Opera de Bauge
Lighting Designer Director: Bernadette Grimmett
Set designer: Adam Purnell
Jul 2013
Die Fledermaus Opera Centre Rene d'Anjou
Opera de Bauge
Lighting Designer Director: Bernadette Grimmett
Set designer: Adam Purnell
Jul 2013
Aida Opera Centre Rene d'Anjou
Opera de Bauge
Lighting Designer Director: Bernadette Grimmett
Set designer: Adam Purnell
Jul 2013
Carmen Opera Salisbury Cattle Market
Winterbourne Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Ben Occhipinti
Set designer: Tom Paris
Jul 2013
When The Rain Stops Falling Theatre The Unity Theatre
said&done
Lighting Designer Director: Gillian Lemon
Set designer: Mari Lotherington
Jun 2013
Evita Musical Young Actors Theatre
YATI
Lighting Designer Director: Andrew Harries
Apr 2013
Love On Trial Theatre OvalHouse
Bilimankhwe Arts/OvalHouse
Lighting Designer Director: Amy Bonsall and Roe Lane
Set designer: Adam Purnell
Feb 2013
Missing In Action Theatre Central Studio, Basingstoke, then touring
Proteus Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Mary Swan
Set designer: Sam Pine
Oct 2012
The Secret Garden Theatre Central Studio, Basingstoke, then touring
Proteus
Lighting Designer Director: Mary Swan
Set designer: Sam Pine
Sep 2012
Into The Woods Musical The Lowry
The Company
Lighting Designer Director: Ben Occhipinti
Set designer: Tom Paris
Aug 2012
Two-Headed Theatre The Rose, Bankside
MyLovely Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Amy Bonsall
Set designer: Maira Vazeou
Jul 2012
Boy In A Dress Theatre OvalHouse
La JohnJoseph
Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Chew
Set designer: Cleo Pettit
Feb 2012
3am Theatre Curve
Curve Young Company
Lighting Designer Director: Adel Al-Salloum
Set designer: Olivia Morton
Jun 2011
Savitri Opera Rosemary Branch Theatre
Minotaur Music Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Stuart Barker
Set designer: Rachel Wingate
Oct 2010

Little Shop of Horrors

…brilliant lighting thanks to lighting designer Charlie Morgan Jones, who really captures the mood in every scene so perfectly…
Julie Wallis, Brum Hour 28/09/2016
...Charlie Morgan Jones’ lighting was stunning, creating some beautiful images throughout.
Andrew Exeter, Love Midlands Theatre 28/09/2016
The show wouldn't have been the same experience without the well-thought out colourful set and excellent use of lighting.
Staffordshire Newsletter 21/09/2016
The angles of the scenery and dingy colour scheme contrast with the colourful lighting (by Charlie Morgan Jones) used to compliment the energetic dance numbers, and provide corners which are instantly transformed into dangerous places by carefully cast shadows.
Define Arts 20/09/2016
Charlie Morgan Jones’ lighting design added to the tongue-in-cheek approach with harsh red lighting during the horror scenes along with greens and purples throughout, typical to the science-fiction genre.
Tom Millward, London Theatre 24/08/2016
The lighting of the stage works extremely well bringing the stage to life and also bringing Skid Row to Venue Cymru.
Karen Woodham, Blazing Minds 16/08/2016
Little Shop of Horrors, staged at the Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, was based on the low-budget cult 1960’s film, but this production was in no way “low budget”, with a stunning set, fantastic lighting and brilliant choreography.
Charlotte Giddins, Life Begins 10/08/2016

Rent

Charlie Morgan Jones’ lighting provides some stunning moments...the tone and colour palette is apt.
Jenny Ell, What's On 26/07/2016
One element that enhanced this industrialised set was Charlie Morgan-Jones' open rig lighting design which created some beautifully artistic images throughout the performance...
Love Midlands Theatre, Love Midlands Theatre 26/07/2016

Gobsmacked

Textured and sultry lighting adds to the nightclub vibe...
Oliver Fenwick, Gay Times 24/06/2016

The Blues Brothers

“…staging innumerable smoky, silhouetted moments…in distinctive, hat-and-shades pose. This production distils the film into a repeated handful of fan-pleasing visuals.”
Tom Wicker, The Stage 17/12/2015
The lighting...was well designed and executed.
Christine Firkin, BritishTheatre.com 06/12/2015

Dracula

...it’s a surprisingly faithful adaptation that bombards the senses in the best possible way. Perfect for blasting away any festival fatigue.
Financial Times 24/07/2015
...a visual and aural feast...
Andy Smith, Broadway Baby 14/08/2014
...The utterly breathtaking lighting - I marveled both its subtle beauty and more striking statements.
Mollie Tuttle, Arts Award Voice 04/08/2014
Action To The Word has turned this well worn story into an aesthetically decadent, ferocious and bloody musical feast that breathes new and ungodly life into some of literature’s most famous characters.
Tim Bano, A Younger Theatre 03/08/2014

Why Does The Queen Die?

In the final moments, Schubert’s friends gather to lament the composer’s premature death, participating in a formal dance of mourning against striking blue-green light.
Claire Seymour, Seen and Heard International 06/05/2015

Jekyll and Hyde

...much of the production of the show is excellent...Charlie Morgan Jones’ atmospheric lighting does wonders.
Paul F Cockburn, Broadway Baby 20/02/2015
The atmosphere is suitably dark and ill-defined, Charlie Morgan Jones’ excellent lighting design feeding into and exponentially increasing that effect.
Stephen Collins, British Theatre 18/02/2015
...terrific sound design which is highly effective and complemented nicely by the atmospheric lighting design.
Andrew Tomlins, West End Frame 16/02/2015
The minimalistic set, although simple, was as powerful as the lighting, which outshone the rest of London that night.
Emily and John, South Hill Park 16/02/2015
A fantastic set and lighting design...
Scott Stait, Remote Goat 14/02/2015
...impressively versatile set and the atmospheric lighting.
Catherine Usher, The Stage 13/02/2015
...the cast slither, crawl and writhe in the darkness and the light, with stunningly stark lighting design from Charlie Morgan Jones.
Ed Nightingale, The Gizzle 13/02/2015
The play certainly has merits: the acting is accomplished, the set and lighting is impressive, and the dialogue is eloquent and poetic.
Andrea White, Bargin TheatreLand 12/02/2015

Fidelio

...highly effective lighting.
Brian Robins, Opera Magazine 01/10/2014
Excellent lighting, by Charlie Morgan Jones, created an intense and claustrophobic atmosphere, pierced by shafts of light, as Florestan has his vision of an angel (Leonore) leading him to freedom.
FC, Fine Times Review 24/07/2014

Aida

As always with Aida, it’s the spectacle and the big choruses that stick in the memory (along with the big aria Celeste Aida) and this production does DO’s anniversary proud, with some fine performances and inspired use of light and shadow, evoking threat, hope and passion.
GP-W, Fine Times Review 23/07/2014

Shutters

...an atmospheric production...
Jonathan Lovett, The Stage 14/07/2014
With minimalist staging, powerful lighting and the intelligent placement of sound...
Georgia Mizen, The Upcoming 12/07/2014

A Little Night Music

Director Michael Barry has form with Conservatoire productions, and this one looked gorgeous.
Richard Bratby, Birmingham Post 25/06/2014

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

The simple yet wholly effective lighting design by Charlie Morgan Jones painted a picture of stark doctors surgeries and ageing memories of the past.
Steve Stubbs, backstagepass.biz 07/09/2013
It is very simply mounted. There is just a single armchair and a chaise longue against a broadly striped wall with a window opening, but it is interestingly lit by Charlie Morgan Jones.
Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide 06/09/2013

Two-Headed

Amy Bonsall’s direction throughout seems tight, but also allows for a little artistic freedom in the dramatic fight scenes between the two girls with Charlie Morgan Jones’s lighting design and Matt Woodward’s original music adding tremendously to the atmosphere.
Paul Lucas-Scott, WhatsOnStage 20/05/2012

Boy In A Dress

The director, crafts an emotional rollercoaster ride of aural and visual synesthesia with the aid of a masterful creative team including Charlie Morgan Jones... ...I sat there in my seat wondering what next stage picture would be painted, what lighting trick would give way to something beautiful...
Andres Ordorica, What's On The Fringe 18/02/2012
The outstanding aspect of the stage design, however, is the lighting, which Charlie Morgan Jones uses sparingly but to great effect. From dressing room mirror-style lighting from within the closet, to cabaret-inspired spotlight and the ingenious blue UV-style lighting of the public toilets—which transforms the space into an eerie, sordid den—Morgan Jones evokes great atmosphere throughout.
Kat Halstead, British Theatre Guide 17/02/2012
Contact method Details
Website

http://www.charliemjones.co.uk

Agent name

Simon Ash

Agent website

www.loesjesanders.com

Agent phone

+ 44 (0)1394 385 260

Agent email

simon@loesjesanders.org.uk