Bio

Jack trained at The Guildhall School & has been nominated for two Off West End Awards.

John Doe

Designing

Jack graduated from The Guildhall School in November 2015 and has been designing professionally since arriving in London in 2012. He frequently designs plays, musicals and UK Touring Productions. Jack has worked as a lighting intern for the London 2012 Paralympic Ceremonies. He has also been nominated for two Off West End Awards this year for Best Lighting Design. He is an affiliate member of the Association of Lighting Designers.

Jane Helf

Programming

Whilst designing productions, Jack has also re-lit professional UK tours which include The Imaginary Menagerie for Les Enfant Terribles and H.M.S Pinafore for The Union Theatre. He has also lit his own work in regional theatres including Richmond, Exeter Northcott, Winchester Theatre Royal and Hackney Empire.

Joshua Insanus

Assisting

In June 2015 Jack was assistant to Jon Clark for Luna Gale at the Hampstead Theatre. He has previously assisted Gary Bowman for Thark (The Park), Carthage (Finborough) & Even Stillness (Soho Theatre) and Mike Robertson for Cinderella Boom or Bust at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Press

Praise from production reviews

LIVE THEATRE UK

Jack Weir provides a high standard of lighting and, especially in Act Two, his mastery of the light does more to influence the tone and sincerity of various sections than the directorial choices.

Bad Girls | The Union Theatre

JONATHAN BAZ

Jack Weir's lighting is outstanding. In the absence of physical scenic changes it is down to the lighting plots to suggest time and place and it is rare that an off West End show is found to offer such distinctive clarity.. Jack Weir’s inspired lighting design introduces us to each of the women, shining a spotlight on them as they each tell a sorry tale of how they ended up banged up.


EVENING STANDARD

Jack Weir's lighting is exceptional too: moody, insistent and faintly dream-like, the way he uses light to shape scenes is exemplary. The top of the play is bright but listless, the energy of the light strangely unsure while the family waits in the heat for Arny's return. The work environment is perfectly evoked, with shadows of substance reflecting cross-beams or roof supports which mark out the area as one of work, not home life. The light is denser, somehow, in the factory, reflecting the thick, uncompromising difficulty that Abe is experiencing there, and, somehow, it all looks like you are watching an old movie - the light is grainy and sinister. The final scene, funereal and climactic, is intense, naked candlelight adding to the texture of the ambient hues.


GRUMPY GAY CRITIC

"Weir’s lighting design is absolutely stunning. Hundreds of colour LEDs which light, flash, and change hue to create warmth, cold, and some exciting scene changes. Weir adds subtle but luscious topical blushes on top of playing with the light boards behind the plywood. Four Play is possibly Theatre503’s most impressive stage and lighting design for a show yet."

Four Play | Theatre503

WHAT'S ON STAGE

Jack Weir’s expert use of lighting ensures that the story remains easy to follow and utterly beautiful to watch, effortlessly transporting audience members from a jail to a bus stop to a morning sunrise.


EVENING STANDARD

Jack Weir's lighting is exceptional too: moody, insistent and faintly dream-like, the way he uses light to shape scenes is exemplary. The top of the play is bright but listless, the energy of the light strangely unsure while the family waits in the heat for Arny's return. The work environment is perfectly evoked, with shadows of substance reflecting cross-beams or roof supports which mark out the area as one of work, not home life. The light is denser, somehow, in the factory, reflecting the thick, uncompromising difficulty that Abe is experiencing there, and, somehow, it all looks like you are watching an old movie - the light is grainy and sinister. The final scene, funereal and climactic, is intense, naked candlelight adding to the texture of the ambient hues.

Work

Productions past, present and forthcoming

2016

Production Venue Director Date
Aladdin QDOS Pantomimes - Dec 2016
Cinderella Chiswick House Gardens - Dec 2016
Confessional Southwark Playhouse Jack Silver Oct 2016
The Boys In The Band The Park Theatre & Tour Adam Penford Sep 2016
Through The Mill Southwark Playhouse Ray Rackham July 2016
No Villain Trafalgar Studios Sean Turner June 2016
Sherlock Holmes The Tabard Theatre Ken McClymont June 2016
Little Voice The Union Theatre Alastair Knights May 2016
The Life Chichester University Ian Summers May 2016
Spend Spend Spend Chichester University Karen Howard May 2016
A Little Night Music Chichester University Sarah Redmond May 2016
Gatsby The Union Theatre Linnie Reedman April 2016
Princess Caraboo The Finborough Theatre Phil Willmott March 2016
Brute Soho Theatre Hannah Hauer-King March 2016
Bad Girls The Union Theatre Will Keith March 2016
Four Play Theatre503 Jonathan O'Boyle February 2016
Road Show The Union Theatre Phil Willmott February 2016
Fear & Misery The Union Theatre Phil Willmott January 2016

2015

Production Venue Director Date
African Gothic The Park Theatre Roger Mortimer December 2015
No Villain The Old Red Lion Sean Turner December 2015
Stitching The White Bear Theatre Pip Minnithorpe September 2015
Bette Midler and Me St. James Studio Theatre Paul Foster September 2015
The Sum of Us Above The Stag Gene David Kirk September 2015
Arden Creatures The Cockpit Theatre Isabelle Kettle August 2015
Bruises The Tabard Theatre Jean Claude Fall August 2015
My Children! My Africa! Trafalgar Studios & Tristan Bates Theatre Roger Mortimer & Debroah Edgington August 2015
The Spitfire Grill The Union Theatre Alastair Knights July 2015
Nadha The Bush Theatre Attic Sean Turner July 2015
Burnt By The Sun Milton Court Theatre Jo Blatchley June 2015
All Male Pirates of Penzance UK Tour Sasha Regan April 2015
Rise Like A Phoenix Above The Stag Tim Mcarthur April 2015
Glaswegian Beauty Milton Court Theatre JP Mccue April 2015
Princess Ida The Finborough Theatre Phill Wilmot March 2015
Bath House the Musical Above The Stag Tim Mcarthur February 2015
Muswell Hill The Park Theatre Roger Mortimer February 2015
Wild Worlds:Dark Sides The Vaults Festival Zoe Cobb January 2015
The Boy's Upstairs Above The Stag Andrew Beckett January 2015
The Addams Family Bird College Luis Deabreu December 2014
True Dare Kiss Milton Court Theatre Owen Lewis October 2015

2014

Production Venue Director Date
Grim - The Musical Charing Cross Theatre Adam Woolerton August 2014
Hamlet Riverside Studios Zoë Ford May 2015
Richard III Upstairs at The Gatehouse Zoë Ford February 2014
Passing By Tristan Bates Theatre Andrew Keats November 2013
Titus Andronicus The Arcola Zoë Ford October 2013

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