This website was last updated February 2013
I'm fascinated with creative lighting design, and what attracts me most, is the overwhelming effect it can have on a performance. Lighting can be used as a narrative, to portray settings or emotions through the use of colour in theatre or an enhancement, such as the attractive lighting displays that now accompany many of today's famous recording artists. In either case, lighting holds the most impact and it amazes me how much a performance can be changed simply by alternative illumination.
I have wanted to follow a lighting career from a very young age and managed to built up experience with local theatres, contributed to school productions and events, shadowed industry leading lighting designers and I'm currently working in the West End as a lighting operator on The Woman In Black.
Testimonials & Press
"Beautiful lighting from Jack M. Weir, music from Jamie Reid, and hauntingly sung sea shanties richly evoke the atmosphere of life at sea."
- The Stage Magazine
"I find it difficult to remember someone more suited or better prepared for the world of theatre than Jack. I recommend him to you in the strongest possible terms"
- Nigel Fox. Headteacher
London 2012 Paralympic Ceremonies
This summer, I was extremely proud to gain an internship with the lighting design team working as a lighting design assistant at the London 2012 Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the Olympic Stadium. Working in close relationship with Patrick Woodroffe and Adam Bassett I aided and assisted the team in many areas including the operation of smoke on the closing ceremony and the essential task of providing the programming team with tea!