Jon has spent more than twenty years in theatre consultancy and was one of the co-founders of Charcoalblue in 2004. Prior to this, he gained 11 year’s experience as a theatre practitioner in lighting and sound, including seasons for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre, Phoenix Dance Company and four years for Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Head of Sound.
He has provided lighting design for a number of high profile productions including Eugene Onegin for Glyndebourne and Assassins for Pimlico Opera.
Jon’s consultancy work with Charcoalblue includes Brooklyn’s St Ann’s Warehouse and Hoffman Building at Snape Maltings in Suffolk, UK.
What's the greatest lesson you've learnt as a Theatre Consultant?
Every project is challenging, exciting and different - and every client is too!
What first sparked your love of theatre or performing arts?
I grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon, walking past the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on my way to and from school every day - I have many happy memories of attending shows there while I was still at school, and of subsequently working there.
What qualities should a 'great performance space' have?
A sense of place, a unique personality and the potential for theatrical magic - and behind the scenes, the technical capability to back it up!