Photograph from Duality (RADA & RAMBERT Dance Project) - lighting design by JacobGowler
© Linda Carter Of RADA Photographer: Linda Carter | From the show Duality (RADA & RAMBERT Dance Project)
Photograph from Chicago The Musical - lighting design by JacobGowler
© Frankie Gerrard Chicago | Photographer: Frankie Gerrard | From the show Chicago The Musical
Photograph from Duality (RADA & RAMBERT Dance Project) - lighting design by JacobGowler
© Linda Carter Of RADA Photographer: Linda Carter | From the show Duality (RADA & RAMBERT Dance Project)
Photograph from Duality (RADA & RAMBERT Dance Project) - lighting design by JacobGowler
© Linda Carter Of RADA Photographer: Linda Carter | From the show Duality (RADA & RAMBERT Dance Project)
Photograph from Little Women - lighting design by JacobGowler
© Greg Goodale Photographer: Greg Goodale | From the show Little Women
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Jacob Gowler

Lighting Designer for Musical Theatre, Plays, Dance & Opera. Jacob Gowler trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and specialised in Lighting Design. Jacob has primarily lit musicals including Chicago, Into The Woods, Little Women, Saturday Night Fever, Bugsy Malone, The Wizard Of Oz, The Sound Of Music and Return To The Forbidden Planet. Plays include Don Juan Comes Back From The War, The Railway Children and Intimate Apparel. Additional credits include Assistant Lighting Designer for the 2018 British Youth Opera Season. Other credits include multiple roles as lighting programmer including Godspell, Romeo & Juliet, The Pirates Of Penzance and Opera Holland Park's 2019 Double Bill: Il Segreto di Susanna /Iolanta. Jacob is a member of the Association Of Lighting Designers.

Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Opens
Our House - The Madness Musical Musical The Great Hall at The Leys
Cambridge Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Cuming
28 Oct 2020

In repertoire

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team
lolanta Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: Olivia Fuchs
Set designer: Takis
Il segreto di Susanna Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: John Wilkie
Set designer: Takis
Un Ballo in Maschera Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Simon Corder
Director: Rodula Gaitanou
Set designer: Takis
The Rakes Progress Opera The Peacock Theatre, London
British Youth Opera
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: James Cotterill
The Enchanted Island Opera The Peacock Theatre, London
British Youth Opera
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: Stuart Barker
Set designer: Nicky Shaw

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Musical The Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Academy
Lighting Designer Director: Lorna Pearson-Hall
Apr 2020
Little Shop of Horrors Musical The Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Arts Centre
Lighting Designer Director: Richard Mulholland
Mar 2020
Future Conditional Theatre The Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Acting
Lighting Designer Director: Patrick Toomey
Set designer: Sophia Pardon
Feb 2020
Love and Information Theatre The Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Acting
Lighting Designer Director: Lawerence Evans
Set designer: Sophia Pardon
Feb 2020
Aladdin Theatre Sutton Coldfield Town Hall
The Production Exchange / Sutton Coldfield Townhall
Lighting Designer Director: Colin Blumenau
Set designer: Sophia Pardon
Dec 2019
Little Women Musical The Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Arts Centre
Lighting Designer Director: Tom O'Brien
Set designer: Sangju Lee / Yueyi Zhang
Nov 2019
Saturday Night Fever Musical The Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Academy
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Strassen
Set designer: Lois Cornish / Maria Kuncheva
Nov 2019
Chicago The Musical Musical The Great Hall at The Leys
Cambridge Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Cuming
Set designer: Frankie Gerrard
Oct 2019
Il segreto di Susanna Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: John Wilkie
Set designer: Takis
Jul 2019
lolanta Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: Olivia Fuchs
Set designer: Takis
Jul 2019
Un Ballo in Maschera Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Simon Corder
Director: Rodula Gaitanou
Set designer: Takis
Jun 2019
Into The Woods Musical Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (RADA)
RADA
Lighting Designer Director: James Bonas
Set designer: Tom Paris
May 2019
Salt (RADA & RAMBERT Dance Project) Dance Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (RADA)
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Lighting Designer Choreographer: Kennedy Muntanga
May 2019
Henry Marshall Prize Fights 2019 Theatre Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (RADA)
RADA
Lighting Designer Director: Lucy Skilbeck
Mar 2019
The Philosophy Shop Theatre John Gielgud Theatre (RADA) Lighting Designer Director: Catherine Kontz
Set designer: Anna Cierpial
Mar 2019
Romeo & Juliet Theatre Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (RADA)
RADA
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Lucia Sánchez Roldán
Director: Edward Kemp
Set designer: Natasha Jenkins
Feb 2019
Beauty & The Beast Musical Sutton Coldfield Town Hall
The Production Exchange
Lighting Designer Director: Colin Blumenau
Set designer: Sophia Pardon
Dec 2018
Intimate Apparel Theatre John Gielgud Theatre (RADA) Lighting Designer Director: Chipo Chung
Set designer: Kimberley Bouland
Nov 2018
Don Juan Comes Back From The War Theatre George Bernard Shaw Theatre (RADA) Lighting Designer Director: Sue Lefton
Set designer: Carla Goodman
Oct 2018
The Rakes Progress Opera The Peacock Theatre, London
British Youth Opera
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: James Cotterill
Sep 2018
The Enchanted Island Opera The Peacock Theatre, London
British Youth Opera
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: Stuart Barker
Set designer: Nicky Shaw
Sep 2018
Knock Knock Theatre George Bernard Shaw Theatre (RADA)
Hot Coals Theatre Ensemble
Lighting Designer Director: Hot Coals Company
Jun 2018
Journey's End Theatre George Bernard Shaw Theatre (RADA) Production Electrician Lighting designer: RIC MOUNTJOY
Director: Prasanna Puwanarajah
Set designer: James Cotterill
May 2018
Duality (RADA & RAMBERT Dance Project) Dance Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (RADA)
RAMBERT Students
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Adèlie Lavail
May 2018
Actors Tree 2018 Theatre Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (RADA)
RADA
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Matt Leventhall
Director: Geoff Bullen
Apr 2018
Broadway Bound Theatre John Gielgud Theatre (RADA) Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jake Stebbings
Director: Geraldine Alexander
Set designer: Emily Horvath
Mar 2018
Broadway Bound Theatre John Gielgud Theatre (RADA) Production Electrician Lighting designer: Jake Stebbings
Director: Geraldine Alexander
Set designer: Emily Horvath
Mar 2018
Mrs Klein Theatre George Bernard Shaw Theatre (RADA) Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Mark Dymock
Director: Lucy Skilbeck
Set designer: Janet Bird
Feb 2018
Beauty & The Beast Musical The Angles Theatre
RATZ
Lighting Designer Director: Kevin Shippey
, Director: Laura - Jayne Shippey
, Director: Robert Williams
Dec 2017
Love & Information Theatre George Bernard Shaw Theatre (RADA) Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Euan James Davies
Director: Simon Dormandy
Set designer: James Turner
Oct 2017
Godspell Musical The Angles Theatre, Wisbech
RATZ
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Matthew Peploe
Director: Robert Williams
Set designer: Robert Williams
Sep 2017
The Wizard of Oz Musical The Angles Theatre, Wisbech
RATZ
Lighting Designer Director: Marie Cunningham
Set designer: Marie Cunningham
Aug 2017
Return to the Forbidden Planet Musical The Angles Theatre, Wisbech
RATZ
Lighting Designer Director: Emlyn Moment
Set designer: Emlyn Moment
Aug 2016
Carry On Dancing Dance The Angles Theatre, Wisbech
Katy Lilley School Of Dance
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Katy Lilley
Jul 2016

Knock Knock

The design is impeccable. The stage is divided in two, a magical forest on one side, full of trees laced with fairy lights, the warmth of Harris’ living room on the other. Jacob Gowler’s lighting design is brilliant, transferring us between spaces with ease. It is used to particularly moving effect towards the end of the piece, when Harris waits interminably through the seasons.
Amelia Brown, The Spy in the Stalls 03/07/2018

Beauty & The Beast

Lighting (design by Jacob Gowler) was completely perfect in every way! A well-considered accessory to everything on stage but never…. ever obtrusive.
Stephen P E Hayter, NODA Review 09/01/2018
Theatre:
  • West End
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Pantomime
Opera:
  • Small scale
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
Concert:
  • Club
  • Festival
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Opera
  • Plays
Contact method Details
Email address jacobgowler@mail.com
Twitter @JacobGowlerLD
Agent name The Production Exchange Management
Agent phone +44 (0)207 686 3215
Agent email agents@theproductionexchange.com
Agent website www.theproductionexchange.com
Website www.jacobgowler.com

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