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Ben Jacobs


Ben Jacobs trained in lighting design at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.


In London’s West End: Dawn French is a Huge Twat (as lighting designer, also on UK tour), Les Misérables (as associate lighting designer, also on UK tour and internationally) and Sondheim’s Old Friends (as associate lighting designer).

Other productions as lighting designer, include: Evita at Parque Villa-Lobos, Sao Paulo; King Hamlin at Park Theatre; SalomeSeussical and Bring it On at Southwark Playhouse; A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Wilton’s Music Hall; Caterpillar at Stephen Joseph; The Sorrows of Satanat Brocket Hall; Dolphins & SharksMelting PotMaggie & Pierre and The Retreat at Finborough; NoMad, Lord of the Flies and Edward II at Greenwich; Nora: A Doll’s HouseH.R.AitchHeartbreak HouseCarmenTwangPrivates on Parade and Imagine This at the Union; Midlife Cowboy and Freefall at Pleasance; Sister at Ovalhouse; People We Didn’t Quite MeetRed and Are We Stronger Than Winston at The Place; ProudSouthern BellesStripped and The Stones at King’s Head; CaterpillarIn Event of Moone Disaster, The State We’re InElexion and Red Like Embers at Theatre503; Blood Wedding, The Lower DepthsHamletBurial at ThebesLove and Information and Secret Circus at RCSSD; Cuncrete and Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave on UK tour.

As associate lighting designer, productions include: Le nozze di Figaro at Glyndebourne; Ostalgie at National Theatre Studio; Project Oat Southbank Centre; and Crave at Prague Quadrennial.


Ben Jacob’s work has been nominated for the Off West End Award for Best Lighting Design four times, as well as winning the award in 2018 and 2022.


(Published June 2023)