Current / coming soon:
Bakersfield Mist (Sonia Friedman Productions, currently running at the Duchess Theatre)
Play Strindberg (Theatre Royal Bath, dir. Nancy Meckler; autumn 2014)
Merlin (a new version by Ella Hickson: Northampton Royal & Derngate, Christmas 2014)
Mermaid (Shared Experience, dir. Polly Teale, 2015)
Jekyll & Hyde (Chung Ying Theatre Company, Hong Kong, 2015)
Jon’s work featured in the V&A Museum’s recent Transformation & Revelation exhibition of the work of leading stage designers.
Theatre: Jon’s most recently composed / sound designed for Theatre Royal Bath’s production of Lynn Nottage’s multi-award-winning play Intimate Apparel, currently running at the Park Theatre, and created the music / sound-score for Idomeneus at the Gate. He’s also composed / sound designed for Stephen Sach’s hit comedy Bakersfield Mist, currently running at the Duchess Theatre starring Kathleen Turner & Ian McDiarmid, and his music can also be heard in Theatre Royal Bath’s national touring production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Things We Do For Love, starring Natalie Imbruglia. He also composed / sound designed for all three productions in Theatre Royal Bath’s nationally-acclaimed Spanish Golden Age season: A Lady Of Little Sense, Don Gil and Punishment Without Revenge (‘…an essential evening..’ ***** The Guardian).
Other recent theatre includes The Holy Rosenbergs at the National Theatre, Natalie Abrahami’s scorching production of Yerma at the Gate, and Erica Whyman’s TMA-nominated production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (‘..frighteningly potent…': The Guardian) at the Sheffield Crucible and Northern Stage, which received rave reviews from every national broadsheet.
Other theatre work also includes the National Theatre’s smash-hit European premiere productions of Tennessee Williams’s Spring Storm and Eugene O’Neill’s Beyond the Horizon, which had sell-out extended runs in the Cottesloe – ‘a triumph on so many levels I would need at least twice the space to do them justice’ (Independent – 5 stars); ‘you won’t find much anywhere in Britain to top Laurie Sansom’s superlative productions’ (Guardian – four stars); ‘thrilling, illuminating and deeply affecting’ (Telegraph – five stars). Both productions received national acclaim and rave reviews from, amongst others, the Times, Telegraph – ‘one of the most thrilling theatre offerings of the decade’ – and the Guardian.
Screen: Jon’s recently worked with Mentorn on new documentaries on Hurricane Sandy and the Oscar Pistorius case for BBC3, and with Films of Record on a new documentary for ITV’s Exposure series. He also worked recently with Firecracker Films’ on their smash-hit documentary Married To The Moonies. Meanwhile Speed Date , a new short from from Smoorns Films (with whom Jon previously worked on Prodigal and Shore) premiered at the Glasgow Film Theatre recently, and he’s currently composing / sound designing for several other film shorts.
He’s also recently worked on music and sound design for films forming part of the promotional package for the rebranding of Gatwick airport.
Radio: Jon’s most recently created music and sound-design for BBC Radio 4’s productions of Lavinia Greenlaw’s malaria docu-drama Five Fever Tales, and the adaptation of Adam Foulds’ narrative poem The Broken Word , about the 1963 Mau-Mau uprising in Kenya. Other recent radio work includes Peter Flannery’s adaptation of Robert Pirsig’s cult 70’s classic Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Drama slot (now available in the BBC shop), music and sound design for Pink Mist by Owen Sheers and Erebus, Jo Shapcott’s poetic retelling of the doomed 19th-century Franklin expedition to the Arctic, both for Radio 4.
He also created the music / sound score for Laurels and Donkeys, by former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion which formed a key part of Radio 4’s 2012 Armistice Day broadcasts. Other recent radio includes music for Radio 4 Extra’s serialisations of H P Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth and At The Mountains of Madness (now available as an audiobook and download from Ladbroke Radio).
He also scored Radio 3’s acclaimed adaptation of H G Wells’ The Time Machine, starring Robert Glenister, which is now available to buy as a BBC CD at Amazon and was reviewed by the Guardian and the Stage.
His music and sound score for BBC Radio 4’s acclaimed docu-drama What I Heard About Iraq received a Jury Special Mention at the Prix Italia.