Photograph from Cogitatio - lighting design by Jack Wills
From the show Cogitatio
Photograph from Days of Significance - lighting design by Jack Wills
Iraq Warzone - Daytime | From the show Days of Significance
Photograph from Days of Significance - lighting design by Jack Wills
From the show Days of Significance
Photograph from Spy Plays - lighting design by Jack Wills
Photographer: PBG Studios | From the show Spy Plays
Photograph from The Glove Thief - lighting design by Jack Wills
From the show The Glove Thief
Jack Wills's picture

Jack Wills

Jack is a 2018 Graduate from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since graduating in July 2018 Jack has designed at ALRA London, York Theatre Royal Studio, The Royal Academy of Music, The Kings Head Theatre and the Above The Stag Theatre to name a few,

He is the ALD Students lead and has recently worked as the Lighting Associate at Milan & London fashion week,

He has as a full Vectorworks Spotlight License [paid version] for draftsman work and regularly casuals at the Richmond Theatre, Watford Palace and Shakespeares' Globe Theatre as a Venue technician,

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
ENB'S Cinderella Dance English National Ballet Draftsperson Lighting designer: Steve Mackie
Apr 2020
Shook Theatre Trafalgar Studios Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Johanna Town
Director: George Turvey
Set designer: Jasmine Swan
Apr 2020
Zorro The Musical Musical Hope Mill Theatre Draftsperson Set designer: Rosa Maggiora Mar 2020
Spy Plays Theatre Above The Stag Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Peter Darney & Julie Addy
Feb 2020
Sportmax Fashion Show Corporate & Industrial Palazzo Senato, Milano Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Muly Yechezkel
Feb 2020
Max Mara Fashion Show Corporate & Industrial Palazzo Senato, Milano Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Muly Yechezkel
Feb 2020
Simone Rocha Fashion Show Corporate & Industrial Lancaster House, London Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Muly Yechezkel
Feb 2020
Preen Fashion Show Corporate & Industrial Church House, Deans Yard, Westminster Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Muly Yechezkel
Feb 2020
Telfar Fashion Show Corporate & Industrial Florence, Italy Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Tupac Martir
Jan 2020
Snow White Theatre Campus West Welwyn Garden City
Campus West Welwyn Garden City
FollowSpot Operator Lighting designer: Leigh Mulpeter
Dec 2019
The Dedication Theatre Chapel Playhouse, London Lighting Designer Director: Kenneth Michaels
Nov 2019
Shook Theatre Southwark Playhouse, then touring
Papatango Productions
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Johanna Town
Oct 2019
A Prayer for Wings Theatre Kings Head Theatre Production Electrician Lighting designer: Robbie Butler
Oct 2019
Immersive Great Gatsby Theatre Gatsbys Mansion, Mayfair, London
Hartshorn-Hook Productions
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Rachel Sampley
Director: Alexander Wright
Set designer: Casey Jay Andrews
Oct 2019
The Good Scout Theatre Above The Stag, London
[Edinburgh Transfer] BOTE Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Glenn Chandler
Oct 2019
1984 & Odyssey Theatre USA Tour, then touring
Aquila Theatre
Draftsperson Lighting designer: Steve Mackie
Oct 2019
Simone Rocha Fashion Show Corporate & Industrial Alexandra Palace, London Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Muly Yeckezkel
Sep 2019
Pericles Theatre Chateau Valtice, Czechia
Idle Discourse
Lighting Designer Director: Dan Dawes
Sep 2019
Worlds End Theatre Kings Head Theatre Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Jai Morjaria
Aug 2019
The Good Scout Theatre Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
Boys of The Empire
Lighting Designer Director: Glenn Chandler
Aug 2019
Funny Turns Theatre Jermyn Street Theatre Production Electrician Director: Hayward B. Morse
Jul 2019
St Swithuns The Musical Theatre Alban Arena - St. Albans Lighting Designer Director: RARE Productions
Jul 2019
The Glove Thief Theatre ALRA London Lighting Designer Director: Scott Brookbanks
Jun 2019
Napoli Brooklyn Theatre Park Theatre Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Johanna Town
Director: Lisa Blair
Jun 2019
The Importance of Being Earnest Theatre Tabard Theatre, London Lighting Designer Director: David Phipps-Davis
Set designer: Leah Sams
Jun 2019
Days of Significance Theatre ALRA London Lighting Designer Director: Beth Flintoff
May 2019
Miss Julie Theatre Jermyn Street Theatre, London Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Johanna Town
Director: Tom Littler
Set designer: Louie Whitemore
Apr 2019
Romeo & Juliet Theatre York Theatre Royal Studio Lighting Designer Director: Multiple
Apr 2019
Royal Academy Vocal Scenes Opera Royal Academy of Music, Susie Sainsbury Theatre
Royal Academy of Music Vocal Faculty
Lighting Designer Director: Victoria Newlyn
Feb 2019
Richard II Theatre Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Shakespeares Globe
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Prema Mehta
Director: Adjoa Andoh
Feb 2019
The Capital Theatre Birmingham Rep, then touring
Stans Cafe
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Simon Bond
Director: James Yarker
Set designer: Stans Cafe
Jan 2019
A Christmas Carol Theatre Maltings Art Theatre
OVO
Lighting Designer Director: David Houston
Dec 2018
The Boy Under The Christmas Tree Theatre Kings Head Theatre
Boys of The Empire
Lighting Designer Director: Glenn Chandler
Dec 2018
Tis The Season Dance Wren Academy
Soto CIC Dance
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Emilia Georgiou
Dec 2018
Robin Hood & The Arrow of Destiny Theatre Theatre Peckham Lighting Designer Director: Suzann McLean
Set designer: Lily Faith Knight
Dec 2018
Snow White Theatre Victoria Theatre, Halifax Draftsperson Lighting designer: Tim Speechley
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

Spy Plays

''With a script that never lets you be entirely sure where it is going, directors Peter Darney and Julie Addy, helped by Jack Wills’s lighting, mix menace with a study of gay vulnerability''
Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide 29/02/2020
''The power of the script is also intensified by Jack Wills’ incredible lighting that adds an elegance to the atmosphere; a frisson that is both spellbinding and stupendous''
Stephen Vowles, Boyz Magazine 29/02/2020
You can enjoy the pretty-as-a-picture set by Boo Williams, nicely lit by Jack Wills
Julian Eaves, British Theatre.com 28/02/2020

The Good Scout

''Lights, costume and design make this a high quality production''
Derek Benfield, UK Theatre Web 09/08/2019

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
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Pantomime
  • Touring relights
Opera:
  • Large scale
  • Small scale
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
  • Touring relights
Concert:
  • Touring relights
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Opera
  • Plays
Contact method Details
Email address jackwillslightingdesign@gmail.com

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