Jack is a four time Off West End nominee for best lighting design and a What’sOnStage Award nominated lighting designer who works across a broad range of theatre and opera, including productions with Trafalgar Studios, Arcola Theatre, and Leicester Curve. He has also won the LIT award for his design on Judy! at the Arts Theatre and the ETC Award in 2014.
He is Associate Lighting Designer at Above the Stag Theatre, where he has lit many shows including the Offie winning Grindr The Opera, as well as Romance Romance, Title of Show, Maurice, Beautiful Thing and Holding The Man, among many others.
He frequently designs a broad range of work including; plays and musicals around the UK, on the London fringe, in the West End and UK tours.
Jack's design for The Boys In The Band was nominated in the 2016 WhatsOnStage Awards and The Broadway World Awards for Best Lighting Design.
He is a Four time offie nominee and was short-listed in the 2016 OffWestEnd awards and in 2014, he was recipient of the ETC award.
|Boots||Off West End 2019||Title of Show||Off West End 2019||Judy!||LIT Award Winner 2017||Boys In The Band||WhatsOnStage Nomination 2017||Princess Caraboo||Off West End 2016||Bad Girls||Off West End 2016|
|Production||Venue||Director||Date||Dust||New York Theatre Workshop||Sara Joyce||Aug 2019||Peter Pan||Theatre Royal Margate||Sarah Ingram||Aug 2019||Closer To Heaven||Above The Stag||Steven Dexter||Jun 2019||Honk!||Hounslow Arts||Andy Room||Apr 2019||Mary Queen of Scots||Opera Up Close||Robin Norton-Hale||Apr 2019||Romance Romance||Above The Stag||Steven Dexter||Mar 2019||Title of Show||Above The Stag||Robert McWhir||Feb 2019||Boots||The Bunker Theatre||Nadia Papa||Feb 2019|
|Dick Whittington||Litchfield Garrik||Sam Rabone||Dec 2018||Cinderella||Gaiety Theatre||Colin Snell||Dec 2018||The Wizard of Oz||Blackpool Opera House||Cressida CarrÃ©||Dec 2018||The Funeral Director||Papatango Theatre Co.||Hannah Haeur-King||Oct 2018||Maurice||Above The Stag||James Wilby||Sep 2018||Blood Wedding||Clapham Omnibus||George Richmond-Scott||Sep 2018||The Plague||Arcola Theatre||Neil Bartlett||Aug 2018||Rain Man||Theatre Royal Windsor & UK Tour||Johnathan O'Boyle||Aug 2018||Dust||Trafalgar Studios||Sara Joyce||Aug 2018||Grindr The Opera||Above The Stag||Andrew Beckett||Jul 2018||West Side Story||Bishopsgate Institute||Toby Hine||June 2018||Crazy For You||Trinity College||Sarah Readmond||Jun 2018||Beautiful Thing||Above The Stag||Steven Dexter||Apr 2018||Little Women||Chichester University||Graham Hubbard||Apr 2018||WhatsOnStage Awards||Prince of Wales Theatre||Simon Russel Beale||Feb 2018||Pippin||Tring Park School||Steven Dexter||Feb 2018||Rothschild & Sons||The Park Theatre||Jeffrey B Moss||Feb 2018||Hanna||The Arcola||George Turvey||Jan 2018|
|Georges Marvellous Medicine||Leicester Curve & Tour||Julia Thomas||Dec 2017||Pyar Actually||Watford Palace||Pravesh Kumar||Sep 2017||Holding The Man||Above The Stag||Gene David Kirk||Sep 2017||Talk Radio||Old Red Lion||Sean Turner||Aug 2017||Salad Days||Union Theatre||Bryan Hodgeson||Aug 2017||Summer In London||Theatre Royal Stratford||Rikki Beadle-Blair||Jul 2017||Judy!||Arts Theatre, West End||Ray Rackham||May 2017||Betty Blue Eyes||Chichester Uni||Sarah Redmond||May 2017||Assata Taught Me||The Gate Theatre||Lynette Linton||April 2017||Cat! (ThePlay)||The Ambassadors Theatre||Stephen Whitson||April 2017||Out Of Order||UK Tour||Ray Cooney||March 2017||Pray For You||The Finborough Theatre||Jake Smith||March 2017||La Ronde||The Bunker Theatre||Max Gill||Feb 2017||The Boys In The Band||The Vaudeville Theatre||Adam Penford||Feb 2017|
|Cinderella||Chiswick House Gardens||Mary Monro||Dec 2016||Confessional||Southwark Playhouse||Jack Silver||Oct 2016||The Boys In The Band||Park Theatre & Tour||Adam Penford||Feb 2016||Through The Mill||Southwark Playhouse||Ray Rackham||July 2016||No Villain||Trafalgar Studios||Sean Turner||June 2016||Little Voice||The Union Theatre||Alastair Knights||May 2016||The Life||Chichester University||Ian Summers||May 2016||A Little Night Music||Chichester University||Sarah Redmond||May 2016||Princess Caraboo||The Finborough Theatre||Phil Willmott||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|
|African Gothic||The Park Theatre||Roger Mortimer||December 2015|
|Stitching||The White Bear Theatre||Pip Minnithorpe||September 2015|
|The Sum of Us||Above The Stag||Gene David Kirk||September 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|
|All Male Pirates of Penzance||UK Tour||Sasha Regan||April 2015|
|Princess Ida||The Finborough Theatre||Phill Wilmot||March 2015|
|Muswell Hill||The Park Theatre||Roger Mortimer||February 2015|
|The Boy's Upstairs||Above The Stag||Andrew Beckett||January 2015|
|The Addams Family||Bird College||Luis Deabreu||December 2014|
|Hamlet||Riverside Studios||Zoé Ford||May 2014|
|Richard III||Upstairs at The Gatehouse||Zoé Ford||February 2014|
|Titus Andronicus||The Arcola||Zoé Ford||October 2013|
"West End style is provided by Jack Weir's smart and very impressive lighting design. Nostalgia is embraced by moody lighting states which evoke the possibility of youth, the lustful pleasures of performance (on and off stage) and the twilight stages of a powerhouse career. Most impressive are Weir's evocations of Palace Judy is performance, where the lighting truly takes you to another place, another theatre..."
Jack Weir's lighting manages a peripheral dimension partly off red and green lights menace, and lights tables in a ghostly gleam.
lighting (design by Jack Weir) brings forth the power and poetry of the original novel which is still so relevant today.
"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."
"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."
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.
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."
"Some of the best lighting I’ve seen in a small theatre for a long time from lighting designer Jack Weir. "