Photograph from My Uncle Freddy - lighting design by Johnathan Rainsforth
Photographer: Wycombe89 | From the show My Uncle Freddy
Photograph from Bobby Robson Saved My Life - lighting design by Johnathan Rainsforth
Photographer: Wycombe89 | From the show Bobby Robson Saved My Life
Photograph from Aladdin - lighting design by Johnathan Rainsforth
Photographer: Paul Fincken | From the show Aladdin
Photograph from Everywhere We Go - lighting design by Johnathan Rainsforth
From the show Everywhere We Go
Johnathan Rainsforth's picture

John Rainsforth

Current, Forthcoming Credits:

Love and Information (Guilford School of Acting, Dir. Sean Linnen) Cosmonaut’s Last Message (Guilford School of Acting, Dir. Audrey Sheffield) All About My Mother(Guilford School of Acting, Dir. Hannah Bannister) Snow White, Pantomime (The Customs House, Dir. Ray Spencer) Cinderella, Pantomime (Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering)

Previous Productions:

Dolly Mixtures the Musical (The Customs House, Dir. Mina Anwar) Bobby Robson Saved My Life (UK Tour, Dir. Jamie Brown) High School Musical (The Customs House, Dir. Gareth Hunter) Mack and Mabel (The Mill, GSA, Dir. Julian Woolford) Everywhere We Go (The Customs House, Dir. Dale Meeks), My Uncle Freddy (The Customs House, Dir. Gareth Hunter) Addams Family, Musical (The Customs House, Dir. Gareth Hunter)End of The Pier (The Customs House, Dir. Neil Armstrong) Legally Blonde, Musical (The Customs House, Dir. Gareth Hunter), Educating Rita (The Customs House, Dir. Neil Armstrong), Dolly Mixtures, Musical (The Customs House, Dir. Ray Spencer) Bring It On, Musical (The Customs House, Dir. Gareth Hunter), Alice in Wonderland (The Customs House, Dir. Ray Spencer), Annie, Musical (The Customs House, Dir. Gareth Hunter)Aladdin, Musical (The Sunderland Empire, Dir. Fiona Clegg), Bugsy Malone, Musical(The Sunderland Empire, Dir. Steve Woodridge)

Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Opens
Cinderella: Pantomime Theatre Kettering Lighthouse Theatre
Jordan Productions
Lighting Designer 13 Dec 2019
Snow White Theatre The Customs House
The Customs House Theatre Trust
Lighting Designer Director: Ray Spencer
Set designer: Fox and Shriek
27 Nov 2019
All About My Mother Theatre GSA
GSA Conservatiore
Lighting Designer Director: Hannah Bannister
Set designer: Elliott Squire
19 Nov 2019
Love and Information Theatre GSA
GSA Conservatiore
Lighting Designer Director: Sean Linnen
Set designer: Elliott Squire
19 Nov 2019
Cosmonaut’s Last Message Theatre GSA
GSA Conservatiore
Lighting Designer Director: Audrey Sheffield
Set designer: Elliott Squire
18 Nov 2019

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Dolly Mixtures The Musical Theatre The Customs House
The Customs House Theatre Trust
Lighting Designer Director: Mina Anwar
Set designer: David Wilkinson
Aug 2019
Disney's High School Musical Theatre The Customs House
The Customs House Theatre Trust
Lighting Designer Director: Gareth Hunter
Set designer: John Rainsforth
Aug 2019
Bobby Robson Saved My Life Theatre The Customs House, then touring
ION Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Jamie Brown
Set designer: Gareth Hunter
Jul 2019
Mack and Mabel Theatre The Mill Studio - Yvonne Arnaud
GSA
Lighting Designer Director: Julian Woolford
Jun 2019
Forgotten Broadway 2 Concert Customs House, South Shields Lighting & Projection / Video Designer May 2019
Everywhere We Go Theatre The Customs House
Boyle Yer Stotts Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Dale Meeks
May 2019
Addams Family Theatre The Customs House
The Customs House Theatre Trust
Lighting Designer Director: Gareth Hunter
Set designer: John Rainsforth & Gareth Hunter
Aug 2018
My Uncle Freddy Theatre The Customs House
The Customs House Theatre Trust
Lighting Designer Director: Gareth Hunter
Jul 2018
Cinderella Theatre Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Qdos Pantomimes
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Will West
Director: Michael Vivian
Dec 2017
End of The Peir Theatre The Customs House
ION Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Neil Armstrong
Set designer: Gareth Hunter
Aug 2017
Legally Blonde - The Musical Theatre Customs House, South Shields
The Customs House Theatre Trust
Lighting Designer Director: Gareth Hunter
Set designer: JR/GH
Aug 2017
Educating Rita Theatre Customs House
ION Productions
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Johnathan Rainsforth
Director: Neil Armstrong
Sep 2016
Dolly Mixtures The Musical Theatre The Customs House
The Customs House Theatre Trust
Lighting Designer Director: Ray Spencer
Set designer: David Wilkinson
Aug 2016
Bring It On the Musical Theatre The Customs House
The Customs House
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Johnathan Rainsforth
Director: Gareth Hunter
Set designer: Gareth Hunter
Aug 2016
Dick Whittington Theatre Dartford Orchard
Qdos Pantomimes
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Will West
Director: Nick Winston
Dec 2015
Alice in Wonderland Theatre The Customs House Lighting Designer Director: Ray Spencer
Set designer: Fox and Shriek
Dec 2015
Annie Theatre The Customs House
South Shields GandS
Lighting Designer Director: Gareth Hunter
Feb 2013
Aladdin Theatre Sunderland Empire
Centre Stage North East
Lighting Designer Director: Fiona Clegg
Jun 2012
Bugsy Malone Theatre Sunderland Empire
Ambassador Theatre Group
Lighting Designer Director: Steve Woodridge
Aug 2011

Dolly Mixtures The Musical

John Rainsforth’s lighting really enhances the show. Elevating the mood of the scenes and effortlessly taking the action to various locations through lighting changes.
Steven Sullivan, North East Theatre Guide 22/08/2019

Annie

Use of back projected graphics set the atmosphere in many scenes, and was used to good effect in the minimalistic set.
20/02/2013
Theatre:
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Touring relights
Opera:
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • Touring relights
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Plays
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07432 568 989

Email address

john@jrlx.co.uk

Website

http://www.jrlx.co.uk

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