Photograph from Base Layer - lighting design by Jack Wills
From the show Base Layer
Photograph from Two - lighting design by Jack Wills
From the show Two
Photograph from Spring Opera Scenes - lighting design by Jack Wills
Photographer: Matthew Ferguson | From the show Spring Opera Scenes
Photograph from Le nozze di Figaro - lighting design by Jack Wills
Photographer: Maxim Gamble | From the show Le nozze di Figaro
Photograph from Saved - lighting design by Jack Wills
Photographer: Clive Barda | From the show Saved

Jack Wills

Jack is a Lighting Designer and recent Graduate from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama's Theatre Technology degree. 

He is currently the Assistant Lighting Designer with Johanna Town and Andrew Lindsay as Lighting Designers for Theatre By The Lake's summer season in the Main House. During his time at Guildhall, Jack has designed Saved, Autumn Opera Scenes, Cogitatio and The Next Room in the Milton Court Studio Theatre and has also worked with Johanna Town in the Milton Court Main Theatre as Assistant LD for The Cherry Orchard. 

During his studies Jack has Lighting Designed external productions including as Cockroaches at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dance: Make Your Move for the British Red Cross, Figaro at The Great Hall GE College, The Weir at The White Bear Theatre and The Kitchen Sink at Trestle Arts Base. Jack will be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe this year with Glenn Chandler's Kids Play production.  

Jack has also Lighting Designed The Boy Preference at The National Theatre on the Dorfman stage as part of the NT Connections program in July 2015. 

Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Opens
The Capital Theatre Birmingham Rep, then touring
Stans Cafe
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Simon Bond
Director: James Yarker
Set designer: Stans Cafe
23 Jan 2019
A Christmas Carol Theatre Maltings Art Theatre
OVO
Lighting Designer Director: David Houston
17 Dec 2018

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Closes
Robin Hood & The Arrow of Destiny Theatre Theatre Peckham Lighting Designer Director: Suzann McLean
Set designer: Lily Faith Knight
22 Dec 2018
The Boy Under The Christmas Tree Theatre Kings Head Theatre
Boys of The Empire
Lighting Designer Director: Glenn Chandler
05 Jan 2019

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Tis The Season Dance Wren Academy
Soto CIC Dance
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Emilia Georgiou
Dec 2018
Pattern Up Theatre Various - Tour
Reve(a)l Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Joanna Procter
Nov 2018
Annie Theatre The Radlett Centre
Rare Productions
Lighting Designer Nov 2018
Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense Theatre York Theatre Royal
Theatre By The Lake
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Johanna Town
Director: Philip Wilson
Set designer: Colin Falconer
Nov 2018
Single Spies Theatre York Theatre Royal
Theatre By The Lake
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Andrew Lindsay
Director: Tom Littler
Set designer: Louie Whitemore
Nov 2018
Sense & Sensebility Theatre York Theatre Royal
Theatre By The Lake
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Johanna Town
Director: Juliet Forster
Set designer: Barney George
Nov 2018
Kids Play Theatre Above The Stag Theatre
Boys of The Empire
Lighting Designer Director: Glenn Chandler
Sep 2018
Buckets Theatre Abbey Theatre St Albans
Theatre of Minds
Lighting Designer Director: Beth Wilson
Sep 2018
Kids Play Theatre TheSpace @ Niddry St (Venue 9) ​ Lighting Designer Director: Glenn Chandler
Aug 2018
Sense and Sensibility Theatre Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Johanna Town
Director: Juliet Forster
Set designer: Barney George
Aug 2018
Refuge in Harmony Opera Opera Holland Park
British Red Cross & Gestalt Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Ruth Mariner
Set designer: Amy Mitchell
Jul 2018
Bugsy Malone Theatre Alban Arena - St. Albans
Rare Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Sophie Giscard
Jul 2018
Single Spies Theatre Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Andrew Lindsay
Director: Tom Littler
Set designer: Louie Whitemore
Jun 2018
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense Theatre Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Johanna Town
Director: Philip Wilson
Set designer: Colin Falconer
May 2018
Le nozze di Figaro Opera The Great Hall, Goodenough College Lighting Designer Director: Barbara Poll
Set designer: Felix Graff & Rodolfo Acevedo
Apr 2018
Charlie Peace Theatre Central School of Speech and Drama
CSSD MA Acting Course
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jai Morjaria
Director: Martin Berry
Set designer: Colin Mayes
Feb 2018
Saved Theatre Milton Court Studio Theatre
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Lighting Designer Director: John Haidar
Set designer: Frankie Bradshaw
Feb 2018
Spring Opera Scenes Opera Milton Court Studio Theatre
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans
Set designer: Gregor Donnelly
Nov 2017
The Cherry Orchard Theatre Milton Court Theatre
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Johanna Town
Director: Christian Burgess
Set designer: Polly Sullivan
Oct 2017
Cockroaches Theatre Venue 39; Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Sosis Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Anastaysia Sosis
Aug 2017
The Weir Theatre White Bear Theatre, Kennington Lighting Designer Director: Victoria McFarlane
Set designer: Russo Rainaldi
Jul 2017
Opera Makers Opera Milton Court Studio Theatre
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Sean Mortimer
Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans
Jul 2017
Dance Make Your Move Dance Greenwood Theatre, Kings College London
British Red Cross
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Multiple
Jun 2017
The Next Room Theatre Milton Court Studio Theatre
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Guildhall Collaborative Project
Apr 2017
Dreamcatcher Theatre Hertford Theatre
Best Theatre Arts
Lighting Designer Director: David Bevan
Mar 2017
Just Laugh Now Theatre Trestle Arts Base, St Albans, UK
Best Theatre Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Dawn Hudson & Lisa Schulberg
Mar 2017
The Dowagers Oyster Theatre So & So Arts Club
Belsize Opera
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Jess Bernberg
Director: Jack Cherry & Louis Mander
Nov 2016
Mavra & Iolanta Opera Silk Street Theatre, London
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Declan Randall
Director: Kelly Robinson
Set designer: Bridget Kimak
Oct 2016
Base Layer Theatre Trestle Arts Base, St Albans, UK
Theatre of Minds
Lighting Designer Director: Beth Wilson
Jul 2016
The Kitchen Sink Theatre Trestle Arts Base, St Albans, UK
Best Theatre Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Lisa Schulberg
Apr 2016
Cogitatio Theatre Milton Court Studio Theatre
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Guildhall Collaborative Project
Dec 2015
The Boy Preference Theatre Dorfman Theatre National Theatre
Best Theatre Arts
Lighting Designer Director: David Bevan
Jul 2015
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Maltings Art Theatre
OVO
Lighting Designer Director: Janet Podd
May 2015
The Country Theatre Maltings Art Theatre
OVO
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Cunningham
Set designer: Stephen Cunningham
Mar 2015
Two Theatre Maltings Art Theatre
OVO
Lighting Designer Director: David Houston
Set designer: Keith Adsley and Adam Bachini
Feb 2015
The Tempest Theatre Maltings Art Theatre
OVO
Lighting Designer Director: Alison Wright
Jul 2014
The Ladykillers Theatre Maltings Art Theatre
OVO
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Brett Cohen
Director: Adam Nichols
Mar 2014

Kids Play

It’s another triumph for Chandler and his team. Jack Wills sets the various moods with his lighting and Ellie Haffenden as stage manager creates the Brighton room and runs her usual tight ship.
Richard Beck, Broadway Baby 25/09/2018
Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
Opera:
  • Small scale
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
Contact method Details
Email address jackwills_@outlook.com