Photograph from Exit The King - lighting design by Chris Jaeger
Photographer: Chris Jaeger | From the show Exit The King
Photograph from Old Clown Wanted - lighting design by Chris Jaeger
From the show Old Clown Wanted
Photograph from Old Clown Wanted - lighting design by Chris Jaeger
From the show Old Clown Wanted
Photograph from Exit The King - lighting design by Chris Jaeger
Photographer: Chris Jaeger | From the show Exit The King
Photograph from Exit The King - lighting design by Chris Jaeger
Photographer: Chris Jaeger | From the show Exit The King

Chris Jaeger

Chris has worked as a Theatre Lighting Designer for the past 30 years,
working with a wide range of companies, lighting Dance, Opera, Musical, and Drama.
He trained at LAMDA (The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) graduating in 1981.
In 1982 he did his first Lighting Design, Swan Lake, for a small Classical Ballet Company, London City Ballet. He then went on to tour and light LCB for 6 years as Resident Lighting Designer. He moved into the Freelance market in the late 80's Lighting and Touring many Musicals, Plays, and Opera. His First West End Shows where Coriolanus And The Winters Tale For the English Shakespeare Company in 1990 at the Aldrich Theatre and Timon Of Athens for the English National Opera at the London Coliseum also in 1990. 
Throughout the 90's he was mainly lighting and touring Musicals including Return To The Forbidden Planet and From A Jack To A King by Bob Carlton with Pola Jones. He Later went on to work with Bob at the Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Lighting many of their in-house rep shows.  
Into the 2000's and Chris became involved in Romania with Ion Caramitru on the Peter Brook
version of Carmen as part of the 2007 European Capital of Culture event in Sibiu, 
and in 2009 on a production of Eugene Onegin with the National Opera in Bucharest and after a 4-year successful run, Eugene Onegin has now transferred to The Sofia National Opera in Bulgaria in 2013.
From 2007 until the present day Chris has Been involved at The National Theatre Bucharest and has 8 shows running in the current rep. 
In 2008 he worked with Alexandra Badea on a production of 69 by Igor Bauersima
at the National Theatre in Timisoara.

Current Lighting Design is for No Man's Land - By Danis Tanovic. Adapted for the Stage and Directed by Alexander Morfov
with a Set Design by Nikola Toromanov for the Macedonian National Theatre in Skopje which opened June 2017. In September 2017 he returned to Bucharest for a Production of Exit The King by Eugene Ionesco Directed by Andrei and Andreea Grosu with a Set Design by Vladimir Turturica. 
In 2018 he will be Opening Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagllacci in Bucharest in March and The Seagull in Skopje in November.

In repertoire

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team
Eugene Onegin Opera National Opera House Bucharest
ONB - National Opera Buchcarest
Lighting Designer Director: Ion Caramitru
Set designer: Maria Miu
The Visit Theatre Grand Hall - TNB
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Alexander Morfov
Set designer: Nikola Toromanov
The Tempest Theatre Grand Hall - TNB, then touring
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Alexander Morfov
Set designer: Nikola Toromanov
The Inspector General Theatre Studio Hall - TNB
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Felix Alexa
Set designer: Andrada Chiriac
Old Clown Wanted Theatre Studio Hall - TNB
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Ion Caramitru
Set designer: Florilena Popescu Fărcăşanu
No Man`s Land Theatre Studio Hall - TNB
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Alexander Morfov
Set designer: Nikola Toromanov
God dresses from the thrift Theatre Studio Hall - TNB
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Ion Caramitru
Set designer: Maria Miu
All My Sons Theatre Grand Hall - TNB
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Ion Caramitru
Set designer: Dragoş Buhagiar
No Man’s Land Theatre National Theatre Skopje - Macedonia, then touring
National Theatre Skopje - Macedonia
Lighting Designer Director: Alexander Morfov
Set designer: Nikola Toromanov
Exit The King Theatre The Grand Hall, TNB
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Andrei & Andreea Grosu
Set designer: Vladimir Turturica

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Exit The King Theatre The Grand Hall, TNB
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Andrei & Andreea Grosu
Set designer: Vladimir Turturica
Nov 2017
No Man’s Land Theatre National Theatre Skopje - Macedonia, then touring
National Theatre Skopje - Macedonia
Lighting Designer Director: Alexander Morfov
Set designer: Nikola Toromanov
Jun 2017
Old Clown Wanted Theatre Studio Hall - TNB
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Ion Caramitru
Set designer: Florilena Popescu Fărcăşanu
Jan 2017
No Man`s Land Theatre Studio Hall - TNB
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Alexander Morfov
Set designer: Nikola Toromanov
Nov 2016
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Theatre Grand Hall - TNB
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Petrică Ionescu
Set designer: Helmut Stürmer
Dec 2015
God dresses from the thrift Theatre Studio Hall - TNB
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Ion Caramitru
Set designer: Maria Miu
Dec 2014
The Tempest Theatre Grand Hall - TNB, then touring
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Alexander Morfov
Set designer: Nikola Toromanov
Apr 2014
The Inspector General Theatre Studio Hall - TNB
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Felix Alexa
Set designer: Andrada Chiriac
Oct 2013
The Visit Theatre Grand Hall - TNB
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Alexander Morfov
Set designer: Nikola Toromanov
Apr 2011
All My Sons Theatre Grand Hall - TNB
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Ion Caramitru
Set designer: Dragoş Buhagiar
Sep 2009
Eugene Onegin Opera National Opera House Bucharest
ONB - National Opera Buchcarest
Lighting Designer Director: Ion Caramitru
Set designer: Maria Miu
Mar 2009
69 Theatre National Theatre Timisoara
National Theatre Timisoara
Lighting Designer Director: Alexandra Badea
Set designer: Velica Panduru
Mar 2008
Carmen Opera Grand Hall - TNB, then touring
TNB - National Theatre Bucharest
Lighting Designer Director: Ion Caramitru
Set designer: Maria Miu
Jun 2007
Theatre:
  • International
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
Musical:
  • International
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
Opera:
  • International
  • Large scale
  • Small scale
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • International
  • UK National Company
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
Concert:
  • International Event
  • Stage Touring
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Exhibition Stands
  • Fashion Shows
  • Product Launches
  • Award Ceremonies
Architectural:
  • Commercial & Retail
  • Displays & Art
  • Open Air Events
Education:
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Training
Contact method Details
Work phone

+33 (0)4 93 51 23 36

Mobile phone

+33 (0)7 86 28 08 23

Email address

chrisjaeger@cjlitedesign.com

Website

http://www.cjlitedesign.com

Mobile phone

+44 (0)7580 247239