Photographer: Kirsten Mcternan | From the show Here Be Monsters
Heist | Photographer: Colleen Lynch | From the show Heist
Photograph from Fragments of Ash - lighting design by Jane Lalljee
From the show Fragments of Ash
Bloody Ballad | Photographer: Kirsten Mctiernan | From the show Bloody Ballad
Old Hands | Photographer: Simon Gough | From the show Old Hands
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Jane Lalljee

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Biography

Jan-Mar 24 Polka Theatre/Theatr Iolo (Tidy) Dir: Lee Lyford Polka run and tour

Nov-Dec 23 Torch Theatre (Beauty and the Beast) Dir: Chelsey Gillard National Theatre Wales

Nov-Dec 23 Bolton Octagon (Around The World in 80 Days)Dir: Kash Arshad In house production

Oct 23 National Theatre Wales (Circle of Fifths) Dir: Gavin Porter Welsh tour

Sept-Dec 23 Les Enfants Terribles (The House with Chicken Legs) Dir: Oliver Lansley and James Seager National Tour

Sept/Oct 23 Salisbury Playhouse (Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense)Dir:Mareike AudsleySalisbury Playhouse/Bolton Octagon

June 23 English Theatre, Frankfurt (Now and Then)Dir: Natasha Rickman In House Production

May/June 23 Ambassador’s Theatre (Rose) Dir: Scott Le Crass West End run

May 23 New Vic Theatre (The Card) Dir: Conrad Nelson New Vic/Claybody Theatre

Mar 23 Swansea Grand (Cost of Living) Dir: Lorne Campbell National Theatre Wales

Feb 23 HOME, Manchester (Song from Far Away)Dir: Kirk Jameson In house Production

Nov 22 Harrogate Theatre (Aladdin) Dir: Marcus Romer In house production

Oct 22 Stephen Joseph Theatre (Constellations) Dir: Paul Robinson In house production

Sept/Oct 22 Chippy Lane (Right Where We Left Us) Dir: Chelsey Gillard Chapter Arts Centre

Sept/Oct 22 Rose with Maureen Lipman Dir: Scott Le Crass Hope Mill/Park Theatre

June 22 National Theatre Wales(Circle of Fifths) Dir: Gavin Porter Dance House, WMC

May-July 22 Bolton Octagon (One Man Two Guvnors) Dir: Lotte Wakeham Octagon, Liverpool Everyman, TBTL, Keswick

April 22 Leeds Playhouse (I wanna Be Yours) Dir: Sameena Hussain Leeds Playhouse Production

April 22 Luke Hereford/WMC (Grandmother’s Closet) Dir: Francoise Pandolfo In house at WMC/Edinburgh Fest 22

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

Professional member of Association of Lighting and Production Designers

PAT testing certificate (ABTT approved) Counterweight flying

Assessed test in 7.5 tonne truck Full, clean driving licence

Drive all types of vans

Sign language - BSL Stage 1 Certificate in deaf awareness

Course in working with moving lights EOS Family Level 2 enhanced programming

Stardraw Lighting 2D, LX series Pro, Capture Qlab lights and sound competent

EDUCATION

1993 – 1994 Royal Welsh college of Music and Drama

Advanced Diploma Course in Stage Management

1988 - 1991 De Montfort University

BA (Hons) Combined Arts

PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING DESIGN EXPERIENCEMar 22 Les Enfants Terribles at HOME(The House with Chicken Legs) Dir: Oliver Lansley and James Seager In house run

Feb 22 Jeremy Linnell (Don’t Play with Dead Things) Dir: Jeremy Linnell Horror gaming

Dec 21 Brewhouse, Taunton (Wind in the willows)Dir: Anna Fox In house Christmas show

Nov-Dec 21 Bolton Octagon (Peter Pan) Dir: Lotte Wakeham In house Christmas show

Oct 21 Storyhouse (Antigone) Dir: Natasha Rickman In house production

Jun-Jul 21 RWCMD Lighting Supervisor Student Productions

May 21 HER Productions(Meet me at Dawn) Dir: Ellie Rose Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Feb-Jul 21 Ffwrnes Theatr (Ghost Light) Concept and lighting design Building wide light and sound installation

Feb 21 M6 Theatre Company (The Storm) Dir: Caroline Kennedy Filming of show for schools

Dec 20 Awarded micro bursary from Theatr Clwyd

Nov-Dec 20 Theatr Iolo/Hyderabad Children’s Festival Lighting design consultant for connections through Culture

Nov 20 Ffwrnes Theatr (Sanctuary R&D) Concept and lighting design Building wide light and sound installation

Sep-Nov 20 ALPD Lumière 20:20 - mentored by Lucy Carter

Mar-Apr 20 Welsh National Opera (The Black Spider) Dir: Rhian Hutchings WNO Youth Opera (cancelled)

Mar-Apr 20 Trinity College (13) Dir: Angharad Lee The Gate, Cardiff (cancelled)

Jan 2019 Leeds Playhouse (Dr Korczak’s Example) Dir: James Brining Leeds Playhouse Production

Dec 19-Sept 20 Leicester Curve (Giraffes Can’t Dance) Dir: Julia Thomas Curve, Rose Th and National tour

Oct-Nov 19National Dance Company Wales (NYDW Associates) Lighting Designer Dance House, Cardiff

Jul - Oct 19 iCoDaCo Production Manager Hong Kong, Edinburgh and Welsh tour

May - June 19 National Theatre Wales (Cotton Fingers)Associate LX Designer Irish tour and Sherman

Apr - June 19 National Theatre Wales Technical Stage Manager Welsh tour

April 19 Relive (The Return) Joint LX Designer with Ceri James Site Specific at St Fagins

Jan - Apr 19 Taking Flight Theatre (Peeling) PM and LX Designer National tour

Jan 2019 Pontardawe Arts Centre (Cracked)Lighting Designer Welsh tour

Dec 2018 Notional Theatre (Clarissa!) Lighting Designer Chapter Arts Centre

Oct – Dec 18 Leeway Productions (Last 5 Years)PD/LX Designer (WMC and welsh tour

Apr – Sept 18 National Theatre Wales Assistant Production Manager Full time

Feb/Mar 18 Taking Flight (You’ve got Dragons)Lighting Designer National tour

Dec 2017 Elbow Room Theatre Production Manager R and D at WMC

Nov 2017 Ransack Dance (Arrive Dance Festival) Lighting Designer Theatr Brycheiniog

Sept/Oct 17 Lucid Theatre (Little Wolf) Lighting Designer Chapter and Welsh tour

Aug/Sept 17 Theatr Iolo (Out of the Blue) Production Manager Indian tour in Kolkata

July 2017 Light, Ladd & Emberton Production Manager Silent Disco in various castles in Wales

June/July 17 Pontardawe Arts Centre (Cracked) Lighting Designer PAC and Chapter

May 2017 Constellations Lighting Designer Sherman Theatre and Welsh tour

May 2017 Trinity College Production Manager Musical Th Showcase in Cardiff & London

Previous productions

In repertoire

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team
Grandmother's Closet Theatre Weston Studio Wales Millennium Centre
WMC
Lighting Designer Director: Francois Pandolfo
Set designer: Carl Davies
I Wanna Be Yours Theatre Bramall Rock Void, Leeds Playhouse
Leeds Playhouse
Lighting Designer Director: Sameena Hussain
The House with Chicken Legs Theatre HOME Manchester
Les Enfants Terribles
Lighting Designer
Sanctuary Theatre Ffrwnes Theatre,Llanelli Lighting Designer

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Around The World In 80 Days Theatre Bolton Octagon Lighting Designer Set designer: Katie Scott Nov 2023
Circle of Fifths Theatre National Theatre Wales Lighting Designer Oct 2023
The House with Chicken Legs Theatre Les Enfants Terribles Lighting Designer Sep 2023
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense Theatre Salisbury Playhouse and Bolton Octagon Lighting Designer Director: Marieke Audsley
Set designer: Olivia Du Monceau
Sep 2023
Now and Then Theatre The English Theatre, Frankfurt
The English Theatre, Frankfurt
Lighting Designer Director: Natasha Rickman
Set designer: Ryan Dawson Laight
Jun 2023
Rose Theatre Ambassador's Theatre
G and T
Lighting Designer Director: Scott Le Crass
Set designer: David Shields
May 2023
The Card Theatre New Vic Theatre
Claybody Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Conrad Nelson
Set designer: Dawn Allsopp
May 2023
The Cost of Living Theatre Swansea Grand
National Theatre Wales
Lighting Designer Director: Lorne Campbell
Set designer: Cai Dyfan
Mar 2023
Songs From Far Away Theatre HOME Manchester Lighting Designer Director: Kirk Jamison
Set designer: Ingird Hu
Feb 2023
Aladdin Theatre Harrogate Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Marcus Romer
Nov 2022
Constallations Theatre Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough
Stephen Joseph Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Robinson
Set designer: TK Hay
Oct 2022
Right Where We Left US Theatre Chapter Arts Centre
Chippy Lany Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Chelsey Gillard
Sep 2022
Rose Theatre Hope Mill Theatre/Park Theatre, London Lighting Designer Director: Scott Le Crass
Aug 2022
Circle of Fifths Theatre Dance House, WMC, Cardiff
National Theatre Wales
Lighting Designer Director: Gav Porter
Set designer: Jacob Hughes
Jun 2022
One Man Two Guv'nors Theatre Bolton Octagon, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Lotte Wakeham
Set designer: Colin Falconer
May 2022
I Wanna Be Yours Theatre Bramall Rock Void, Leeds Playhouse
Leeds Playhouse
Lighting Designer Director: Sameena Hussain
Apr 2022
Grandmother's Closet Theatre Weston Studio Wales Millennium Centre
WMC
Lighting Designer Director: Francois Pandolfo
Set designer: Carl Davies
Apr 2022
The House with Chicken Legs Theatre HOME Manchester
Les Enfants Terribles
Lighting Designer Mar 2022
Don't Play with Dead Things Theatre Chapter Arts Centre Lighting Designer Feb 2022
The Wind in the Willows Theatre The Brewhouse, Taunton
The Brewhouse
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Fox
Dec 2021
Peter Pan Theatre Octagon Theatre Bolton
Octagan Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Lotte Wakeham
Set designer: Rose Revitt
Nov 2021
Antigone Theatre Storyhouse, Chester
Storyhouse
Lighting Designer Director: Natasha Rickman
Set designer: Adam Wiltshire
Oct 2021
Ghost Light Theatre Ffrwnes Theatre, Llanelli Lighting Designer Set designer: Carl Davies Jun 2021
Sanctuary Theatre Ffrwnes Theatre,Llanelli Lighting Designer Apr 2021
The Storm Theatre M6 Theatre
M6 Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Caroline Kennedy
Set designer: Joss Matzen
Feb 2021
Giraffes Can’t Dance Theatre The Rose, Kingston, then touring
Curve, The Rose, Kingston, Simon Friend Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Julia Thomas
Set designer: Simon Kenny
Apr 2020
The Black Spider Opera Barry Memorial Hall
Welsh National Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Rhian Hutchings
Set designer: Bethany Seddon
Apr 2020
Dr Korczak’s Example Theatre Leeds Playhouse
Leeds Playhouse
Lighting Designer Director: James Brining
Jan 2020
Giraffes Can’t Dance Theatre Curve Theatre, Leicester, Studio
Curve, Rose Theatre Kingston, Simon Friend
Lighting Designer Director: Julia Thomas
Set designer: Simon Kenny
Dec 2019
Scrunch Theatre The Unicorn Theatre
The Unicorn Theatre in association with Sarah Argent
Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Argent
Nov 2019
Feathers Dance Dance House, National Dance Company Wales
National Dance Company Wales with National Arts Wales
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Laila Diallo
Nov 2019
Cotton Fingers Theatre Sherman Theatre Cardiff, then touring
National Theatre Wales
Lighting Designer Director: Julia Thomas
Set designer: Carl Davies
May 2019
jem and Ella Dance Muni Pontpridd, then touring
Run Ragged Productions
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Jem Treays and Ella Treays
Set designer: Saz Moir
Mar 2016
Touch Blue, Touch Yellow Theatre Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Winterlight
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Durnall
Set designer: Georgina Miles
Dec 2015
Adventures in the Skintrade Theatre Sydney Opera House, then touring
Theatr Iolo
Lighting Designer Director: Kevin Lewis
Jul 2015
Transitions Dance Chapter Arts Centre
National Theatre Wales/Run Ragged/Theatr Iolo
Lighting Designer Set designer: Saz Moire Apr 2015
Out of the Blue Theatre Chapter Arts Centre
Theatr Iolo
Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Argent
Apr 2015
Boxy and Sticky Theatre Chapter Arts Centre, then touring
Theatr Iolo
Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Argent
Mar 2015
The Harri Parris The Big Day Theatre Torch Theatre, then touring
Mai Oh Mai Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Owen Lewis
Set designer: Jenny Lee
Feb 2015
Grav Theatre Torch Theatre, then touring
Torch Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Doran
Feb 2015
Scrunch Theatre Unicorn Theatre, London
Theatr Iolo/Unicorn Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Argent
Dec 2014
Adventures in the Skintrade Theatre Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen, then touring
Theatr Iolo
Lighting Designer Director: Kevn Lewis
Oct 2014
Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco Theatre Chapter Arts Centre, then touring
Waking Exploits
Lighting Designer Director: Matt Ball
Set designer: Allison Neighbour
Sep 2014
Grimm Tales Theatre Various and Tron Theatre, then touring
Theatr Iolo
Lighting Designer Director: Kevin Lewis
Jul 2014
Poenus Pete Theatre Riverfront Theatre, then touring
Theatr Iolo
Lighting Designer Director: Kevin Lewis
Set designer: Saz Moir
Jun 2014
Mercury Fur Theatre Chapter Arts Centre
Company of Sirens
Lighting Designer Director: Chirs Durnall
Set designer: Bethany Seddon
May 2014
Tender Napalm Theatre Chapter Arts Centre
Company of Sirens
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Durnall
Set designer: Bethany Seddon
Apr 2014
Luna Theatre Blackwood Miners, then touring
Theatr Iolo/Hullabaloo
Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Argent
Set designer: Becks Palmer
Mar 2014
Heritage Theatre Ammanford Miners Theatre, then touring
Mess up the Mess
Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Jones
Feb 2014
Out of the Blue Theatre Chapter Arts Centre
Sarah Argent/Theatr Iolo
Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Argent
Dec 2013
Nia Ben Aur Musical Halliwell Theatre, then touring
Trinity College
Lighting Designer Director: Llinos Mai
Nov 2013
The Forsyth Sisters Theatre Norwegian Church, Cardiff
Gagglebabble
Lighting Designer Director: Adele Thomas
Oct 2013
Troyanne Theatre Chapter Arts Centre
Company of Sirens
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Durnall
Set designer: Bethany Seddon
Oct 2013
Here Be Monsters Theatre Parc and Dare, Treorchi, then touring
Theatr Iolo
Lighting Designer Director: Kevin Lewis
Set designer: Charlotte Neville
Jul 2013
Luna Theatre Parc and Dare, Treorchi, then touring
Theatr Iolo/Theatre Hullaballo
Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Argent
Set designer: Bek Palmer
May 2013
Bloody Ballad Theatre Soho Theatre, then touring
Gagglebabble/Theatr Iolo
Lighting Designer Director: Adele Thomas
Set designer: Lisa Leighton
Mar 2013
Out of the Blue Theatre Chapter Arts Centre
Theatre Iolo/Sarah Argent
Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Argent
Set designer: Charlotte Neville
Dec 2012
Grimm Tales Theatre Various and Polka Theatre, then touring
Theatr Iolo
Lighting Designer Director: Kevin Lewis
Oct 2012
Stitching Theatre Chapter Arts Centre
Company of Sirens
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Durnall
Set designer: Jo Durnall
Jul 2012
Fragments of Ash Theatre Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, then touring
Notional Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Terry Victor
May 2012
Heist Theatre Pontardawe Arts Centre, then touring
Citrus Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Bridie Doyle-Roberts
Set designer: Colleen Lynch
Apr 2012
Various Theatre Venue 13, Edinburgh Festival
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Lighting Designer Jul 2011
Old Hands Theatre Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, then touring
Hijinx Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: James Williams
Set designer: Mary Drummond
Jun 2011
Escena Mobile Festival Theatre Seville
Hijinx Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Ben Petitt Wade
Mar 2011
Fresh Apples Theatre Tactile Bosch/Soar Centre
Bespoken Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Julie Barclay/Richard Tunley
Set designer: Steve Denton
Feb 2011
Location availability:
  • Worldwide
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07764 757149

Email address

jelly1570@gmail.com

Website

http://www.janelalljeelightingdesign.co.uk

Agent email john@collectivagents.co.uk
Theatre:
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
  • Touring relights

News

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

Press quotes

Scrunch

made cosy with subtle lighting and white textured cloths
Duska Radosavljevic, The Stage 16/12/2014

Adventures in the Skintrade

All the cast were strong, as were the lighting (Jane Lalljee) and sound (John Norton) designers who were able to completely change the setting and even portray Bennett’s perception of the world with just a few sound and light cues.
Heather Arnold, Buzz Magazine

Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco

its intimate surroundings are perfectly suited to the in-your-face style of the production. Lighting is also used to good effect and the set design, while being minimal, puts audience right with the cast in a gritty, shitty town.
Gareth Llywellyn, The Good Review
The plot was slowly and delicately revealed, and the stage/sound/lighting (Alison Neighbour , Jane Lalljee and Chris Young respectively) had all be thought through to support this.
Heather Arnold, Buzz Magazine

Mercury Fur

with the aid of Dan Lawrence’s spare, doomy soundtrack, and lighting effects—from Jane Lalljee—which summon up a variety of apocalyptic scenarios.

Tender Napalm

The final sequence, beautifully lit and rooted in memory, is both painfully tender and crushing.
Bethany Seddon’s set design is perfectly minimalistic and coupled with Jane Lalljee’s subtle lighting, the actors are given the blank canvas they need to beautifully blur the lines between fantasy and reality
Jacqui Onions, The Public Reviews

Troyanne

Jane Lalljee’s lighting effects are also highly effective, especially at a crucial, climactic point.
Othniel Smith, British Theatre Guide 03/10/2013

Here Be Monsters

The lighting by Jane Lalljee is amazing, and in some scenes (like the shadows attack) is close to being a flesh and blood character.
Sian Hughes, Pobl Caerdydd 13/08/2013
The lighting design by Jane Lalljee complements the atmosphere created by the cast well and really comes into its own when the shadow monsters attack; eerie and effective.
Jacqui Onions, The Public Reviews 08/08/2013
John Norton’s creepily ambient sound design and Jane Lalljee’s lighting effects combining to create a doomy atmosphere.
Othniel Smith, British Theatre Guide 06/08/2013

Luna

Just in case you don’t read the rest of this review, you need to know now: this is children’s theatre at its very, very best. Every element – the music, the set, the lighting, the direction, the story, the acting – has been so carefully considered, and the result is, like Luna herself, out of this world.
Flossie Waite, Children's Theatre Reviews 31/10/2013
However, every part of the production has been used to its greatest effect – the lighting, for instance, is a joy, though that is all that will be said about it, as any more will spoil some heart-warming moments
Flossie Waite, Children's Theatre Reviews 31/10/2013

Bloody Ballad

the lighting created the right mood as required showing that yet again that sometimes less is actually more.
The Quotidian Times 04/08/2013
The lighting and set design suited the show in the sense that it aided in the creation of the atmosphere, with the shadow-effect backdrop, reminiscent of the style of Britain’s Got Talent 2013 winners ‘Attraction’, being an effective addition.
George Ward, The Edinburgh Reporter 03/08/2013
Location and atmosphere (and there is plenty of it) communicate through acid lighting (Jane Lalljee) and searing sound (Dan Lawrence).
Clare Brennan, The Observer online
Jane Lalljee lights the back screen in Lisa Leighton's design with the red flames of hell
Adam Somerset, Theattre in Wales website

Grimm Tales

Jane Lalljee's lighting casts the set in autumn russets and evening blues.
Adam Somerset, Theattre in Wales website
the crystal clarity of Jane Lalljee's lighting,
Michael Kelligan, Theatre in Wales Website
some excellent atmospheric lighting helps to set the mood, being used to particularly successful effect in Hansel and Gretel
Emma Watkins, Wahtsonstage.com

Stitching

Jane Laljee's lighting design adds to the nightmarish ambience.
Othniel Smith, British Theatre Guide