Jon Clark

Lighting Designer

Jon Clark

Jon Clark has worked extensively for the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company among many other theatres and opera houses in the UK and Europe. In 2015 he received an Olivier Nomination for Best Lighting for King Charles III.

His opera lighting design includes: Lucia di Lammermoor,  L’Étoile, Krol Roger (Royal Opera House), La Bohème (Der Nederlandse Opera and ENO) Macbeth (Royal Danish Opera); The Perfect American (Teatro Real Madrid and ENO); Written on Skin (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, other European houses and Lincoln Center); Wozzeck, Caligula and The Return of Ulysses (ENO); Orest (Nederlands Opera); Clemency (ROH2 London); Street Scene and The Lion’s Head (Opera Group).

Jon Clark’s work at the National Theatre includes As You Like It, Beaux Stratagem, The Roof (Fuel Theatre), Othello, Hansel and Gretel, The Effect, Damned by Despair, Collaborators, Greenland, Beauty and The Beast, Hamlet, The Cat in the Hat (also Paris), Pains of Youth and Our Class. For the RSC he has lit Hamlet, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, The Homecoming, King Lear, A Winter’s Tale and Merchant of Venice.

Other theatre productions include: Dr Faustus, The Maids (Jaime Lloyd and ATG) The Lorax (Old Vic), King Charles III (West End, UK Tour, Australian Tour and Broadway), Richard III, American Psycho, King Lear and The House of Bernarda Alba (Almeida); The Ruling Class (Trafalgar); Trelawny of the Wells, Moonlight and Polar Bears (Donmar); A Streetcar Named Desire and A Season in the Congo (Young Vic); Tipping The Velvet (Hammersmith Lyric), Luna Gale (Hampstead Theatre) Ten Billion, Red Bud, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Gone Too Far and The Pride (Royal Court); Salome (Headlong Company and tour); the Olivier-winning Into the Woods (Regent’s Park); Painkiller (Belfast) and Four Quartets (Lincoln Center, New York).

West End work includes the musicals Made in Dagenham, I Can’t Sing and The Commitments, The Pride, The Little Dog Laughed, Three Days of Rain (Olivier nomination for Best Lighting), Pinter’s The Lover and The Collection, and Pinter’s People.

He has lit dance productions for ROH2 in London, Bern:Ballett and Scottish Dance.

Future work includes a production of The Exterminating Angel, a co-production for Salzburg Festival, Royal Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera, a production at Glyndebourne and a 2017 project with ENO.


Jon Clark