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© Frankie Gerrard Chicago | Photographer: Frankie Gerrard | From the show Chicago The Musical
Photograph from Love and Information - lighting design by JacobGowler
Photographer: Greg Veit | From the show Love and Information
Photograph from Future Conditional - lighting design by JacobGowler
Photographer: Lidia Crisafulli | From the show Future Conditional
Photograph from Chicago The Musical - lighting design by JacobGowler
© Eliza Wilmot Chicago | Photographer: Eliza Wilmot | From the show Chicago The Musical
Photograph from Saturday Night Fever - lighting design by JacobGowler
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Jacob Gowler

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Biography

Freelance ETC EOS family console programmer, working across Theatre and Opera, Productions include; Pacific Overtures ( Off West End ) Noises Off ( West End Transfer ) Murder In The Dark ( UK Tour ) Spongebob The Musical ( UK Tour ) Opera Holland  Park Season Programmer ( 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023 * Ruddigore Only * ) Buxton International Festival 2023 , ETO Spring Tour 2023. I also work as a casual board programmer and operator at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. I have also lit shows of my own and associated for other lighting designers. 

Previous productions

In repertoire

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team
Il re pastore Opera Buxton Opera House
Buxton International Festival
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jake Wiltshire
Director: Jack Furness
Set designer: Hannah Wolfe
La Sonnambula Opera Buxton Opera House
Buxton International Festival
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jake Wiltshire
Director: Harry Fehr
Set designer: Nicky Shaw
Giulio Cesare Opera Hackney Empire, then touring, then touring
English Touring Opera
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mark Howland
Director: James Conway
Set designer: Cordelia Chisholm
Lucrezia Borgia Opera Hackney Empire, then touring, then touring
English Touring Opera
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: RIC MOUNTJOY
Director: Eloise Lally
Set designer: Adam Wiltshire
Il Viaggio a Reims Opera Hackney Empire, then touring, then touring
English Touring Opera
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: RIC MOUNTJOY
Director: Valentina Ceschi
Set designer: Adam Wiltshire
Le Villi Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jake Wiltshire
Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans
Set designer: Takis
Margot la Rouge Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jake Wiltshire
Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans
Set designer: Takis
Eugene Onegin Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Robert Price
Director: Julia Burbach
Set designer: Takis
L'amico Fritz Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Rory Beaton
Director: Julia Burbach
Set designer: Alyson Cummins
lolanta Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: Olivia Fuchs
Set designer: Takis
Il segreto di Susanna Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: John Wilkie
Set designer: Takis
Un Ballo in Maschera Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Simon Corder
Director: Rodula Gaitanou
Set designer: Takis
The Rakes Progress Opera The Peacock Theatre, London
British Youth Opera
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: James Cotterill
The Enchanted Island Opera The Peacock Theatre, London
British Youth Opera
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: Stuart Barker
Set designer: Nicky Shaw

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
La Strada Dance Sadlers Wells London
an Alina Cojocaru & Acworkroom Production
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Andrea Giretti
Choreographer: Natália Horečná
Set designer: Otto Bubeniček
Jan 2024
Pacific Overtures Musical The Menier Chocolate Factory
Chocolate Factory Productions
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Paul Pyant
Director: Matthew White
Set designer: Paul Farnsworth
Nov 2023
Noises Off Theatre Theatre Royal Haymarket ( London )
Theatre Royal Bath
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Paul Pyant
Director: Lindsay Posner
Set designer: Simon Higlett
Sep 2023
Murder In The Dark Theatre Churchill Theatre Bromley, then touring
The Original Theatre Company
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Paul Pyant
Director: Philip Franks
Set designer: Simon Kenny
Sep 2023
Ruddigore Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: John Savournin
Set designer: Madeleine Boyd
Aug 2023
Il re pastore Opera Buxton Opera House
Buxton International Festival
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jake Wiltshire
Director: Jack Furness
Set designer: Hannah Wolfe
Jul 2023
La Sonnambula Opera Buxton Opera House
Buxton International Festival
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jake Wiltshire
Director: Harry Fehr
Set designer: Nicky Shaw
Jul 2023
The Land of Might Have Been Musical Buxton Opera Festival then Theatre Royal Norwich, then touring
Buxton International Festival
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jake Wiltshire
Director: Kimberley Sykes
Set designer: Nicky Shaw
Jul 2023
The Land of Might Have Been Musical Buxton Opera Festival then Theatre Royal Norwich, then touring
Buxton International Festival
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jake Wiltshire
Director: Kimberley Sykes
Set designer: Nicky Shaw
Jul 2023
The Spongebob Musical Musical UK & Ireland Tour, then touring
Selladoor Worldwide LTD
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Ben Bull
Director: Tara Overfield Wilkinson
Set designer: Steve Howell
Apr 2023
Il Viaggio a Reims Opera Hackney Empire, then touring, then touring
English Touring Opera
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: RIC MOUNTJOY
Director: Valentina Ceschi
Set designer: Adam Wiltshire
Mar 2023
Lucrezia Borgia Opera Hackney Empire, then touring, then touring
English Touring Opera
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: RIC MOUNTJOY
Director: Eloise Lally
Set designer: Adam Wiltshire
Mar 2023
Giulio Cesare Opera Hackney Empire, then touring, then touring
English Touring Opera
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mark Howland
Director: James Conway
Set designer: Cordelia Chisholm
Mar 2023
Welcome Home Theatre Soho Theatre
Willy Hudson
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Jai Morjaria
Director: Zach James
Set designer: Anna Orton
Jan 2023
A Christmas Carole Theatre Southend Palace Theatre
Tuckshop & Trafalgar Theatre Productions
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Simisola Majekodunmi
Director: Denzel Westley-Sanderson
Set designer: Lily Arnold
Dec 2022
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Theatre Northern Stage
Northern Stage
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Jai Morjaria
Director: Maria Crocker
Set designer: Amanda Mascarenhas
Dec 2022
Calendar Girls the Musical Musical The Great Hall at The Leys
Cambridge Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Cuming
Set designer: Suzanne Emerson
Oct 2022
But, I'm A Cheerleader Musical The Turbine Theatre
Paul Taylor Mills & Adam Bialow (Lionsgate)
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: David Howe
Director: Tania Azevedo
Set designer: David Shields
Oct 2022
The Cherry Orchard Theatre The Yard / HOME
The Yard / HOME / English Touring Theatre
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Jai Morjaria
Director: James Macdonald
Set designer: Rosie Elnile
Sep 2022
The Selfish Giant Opera Howard Assembly Room
Opera North
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Black
Set designer: Zac Doughty
Aug 2022
Margot la Rouge Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jake Wiltshire
Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans
Set designer: Takis
Jul 2022
Le Villi Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jake Wiltshire
Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans
Set designer: Takis
Jul 2022
Eugene Onegin Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Robert Price
Director: Julia Burbach
Set designer: Takis
May 2022
Maria Friedman & Friends LEGACY Concert The Menier Chocolate Factory
Chocolate Factory Productions
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Paul Pyant
Director: David Babani
Mar 2022
Bloody Difficult Women Theatre Studio 3,Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
Cahoots Theatre Company
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: David Howe
Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: Nicky Shaw
Mar 2022
Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Musical The Great Hall at The Leys
Cambridge Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Cuming
Dec 2021
Cinderella Theatre Sutton Coldfield Town Hall
The Production Exchange
Lighting Designer Director: Colin Blumenau
Set designer: Sophia Pardon
Dec 2021
Pippin Musical The Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti
Lighting Designer Director: Georgie Rankcom
Set designer: Davy Stringer
Nov 2021
Urinetown: The Musical Musical The Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Academy
Lighting Designer Director: Simon Greiff
Set designer: Davy Stringer
Nov 2021
The Wedding Singer Musical The Avondale Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Andrew Waldron
Set designer: Davy Stringer
Nov 2021
Our House Musical The Great Hall at The Leys
Cambridge Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Cuming
Set designer: Concept By CTC
Oct 2021
SHREK The Musical Musical The Angles Theatre Wisbech
Right Angles Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Kevin Shippey
Set designer: Billy Garner
Oct 2021
Shining City Theatre Theatre Royal Stratford East, London Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Howard Harrison
Director: Nadia Fall
Set designer: Peter McKintosh
Sep 2021
The Pirates of Penzance Opera Opera Holland Park
Charles Court Opera
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jake Wiltshire
Director: John Savournin
Set designer: Rachel Szmukler
Aug 2021
L'amico Fritz Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Rory Beaton
Director: Julia Burbach
Set designer: Alyson Cummins
Jul 2021
Made In Dagenham Musical The Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Academy
Lighting Designer Director: David Willoboughy
Set designer: Sophia Pardon
May 2021
Legally Blonde Musical Italia Conti Arts Centre Lighting Designer Director: Andrew Waldron
Set designer: Sophia Pardon
May 2021
Guys and Dolls Musical The Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti
Lighting Designer Director: Guy Unsworth
Set designer: Sophia Pardon
May 2021
Future Conditional Theatre The Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Acting
Lighting Designer Director: Patrick Toomey
Set designer: Sophia Pardon
Feb 2020
Love and Information Theatre The Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Acting
Lighting Designer Director: Lawerence Evans
Set designer: Sophia Pardon
Feb 2020
Aladdin Theatre Sutton Coldfield Town Hall
The Production Exchange / Sutton Coldfield Townhall
Lighting Designer Director: Colin Blumenau
Set designer: Sophia Pardon
Dec 2019
Little Women Musical The Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Arts Centre
Lighting Designer Director: Tom O'Brien
Set designer: Sangju Lee / Yueyi Zhang
Nov 2019
Saturday Night Fever Musical The Avondale Theatre
Italia Conti Academy
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Strassen
Set designer: Lois Cornish / Maria Kuncheva
Nov 2019
Chicago The Musical Musical The Great Hall at The Leys
Cambridge Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Cuming
Set designer: Frankie Gerrard
Oct 2019
Il segreto di Susanna Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: John Wilkie
Set designer: Takis
Jul 2019
lolanta Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: Olivia Fuchs
Set designer: Takis
Jul 2019
Un Ballo in Maschera Opera Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Simon Corder
Director: Rodula Gaitanou
Set designer: Takis
Jun 2019
Into The Woods Musical Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (RADA)
RADA
Lighting Designer Director: James Bonas
Set designer: Tom Paris
May 2019
Salt (RADA & RAMBERT Dance Project) Dance Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (RADA)
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Lighting Designer Choreographer: Kennedy Muntanga
May 2019
Henry Marshall Prize Fights 2019 Theatre Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (RADA)
RADA
Lighting Designer Director: Lucy Skilbeck
Mar 2019
The Philosophy Shop Theatre John Gielgud Theatre (RADA) Lighting Designer Director: Catherine Kontz
Set designer: Anna Cierpial
Mar 2019
Romeo & Juliet Theatre Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (RADA)
RADA
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Lucia Sánchez Roldán
Director: Edward Kemp
Set designer: Natasha Jenkins
Feb 2019
Beauty & The Beast Musical Sutton Coldfield Town Hall
The Production Exchange
Lighting Designer Director: Colin Blumenau
Set designer: Sophia Pardon
Dec 2018
Intimate Apparel Theatre John Gielgud Theatre (RADA) Lighting Designer Director: Chipo Chung
Set designer: Kimberley Bouland
Nov 2018
Don Juan Comes Back From The War Theatre George Bernard Shaw Theatre (RADA) Lighting Designer Director: Sue Lefton
Set designer: Carla Goodman
Oct 2018
The Enchanted Island Opera The Peacock Theatre, London
British Youth Opera
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: Stuart Barker
Set designer: Nicky Shaw
Sep 2018
The Rakes Progress Opera The Peacock Theatre, London
British Youth Opera
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: James Cotterill
Sep 2018
Knock Knock Theatre George Bernard Shaw Theatre (RADA)
Hot Coals Theatre Ensemble
Lighting Designer Director: Hot Coals Company
Jun 2018
Journey's End Theatre George Bernard Shaw Theatre (RADA) Production Electrician Lighting designer: RIC MOUNTJOY
Director: Prasanna Puwanarajah
Set designer: James Cotterill
May 2018
Actors Tree 2018 Theatre Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (RADA)
RADA
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Matt Leventhall
Director: Geoff Bullen
Apr 2018
Broadway Bound Theatre John Gielgud Theatre (RADA) Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jake Stebbings
Director: Geraldine Alexander
Set designer: Emily Horvath
Mar 2018
Mrs Klein Theatre George Bernard Shaw Theatre (RADA) Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Mark Dymock
Director: Lucy Skilbeck
Set designer: Janet Bird
Feb 2018
Location availability:
  • UK London
  • Worldwide
Contact method Details
Email address jacobgowler@icloud.com
Twitter @JacobGowlerLD
Agent name BBA Management
Agent phone +44 (0)20 3077 1400
Agent email office@bba.management
Agent website https://bba.management/creatives...
Website www.jacobgowler.com
Theatre:
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Pantomime
Opera:
  • Large scale
  • 'Country House'
Dance:
  • UK National Company
  • Large Scale
Corporate:
  • Exhibition Stands
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Opera
  • Plays
Education:
  • Training

News

Appearing here soon... a collection of articles from the Focus magazine archives.

Press quotes

Knock Knock

The design is impeccable. The stage is divided in two, a magical forest on one side, full of trees laced with fairy lights, the warmth of Harris’ living room on the other. Jacob Gowler’s lighting design is brilliant, transferring us between spaces with ease. It is used to particularly moving effect towards the end of the piece, when Harris waits interminably through the seasons.
Amelia Brown, The Spy in the Stalls 03/07/2018