Jon Nicholls

Jon Nicholls studied composition at the London College of Music and electroacoustic music at Dartington.

At the National: Manor and My Brilliant Friend.

As music associate other theatre includes: Hamlet for the RSC. As composer and sound designer his work includes Touching the Void at Duke of York’s; The Mirror Crack’d at the Wales Millennium Centre and on UK tour; Pink Mist and Medea at Bristol Old Vic; Bracken Moor and Mermaid for Shared Experience; Much Ado About Nothing at the Rose; The Master Builder and Richard III at Leeds Playhouse; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Sheffield Crucible; Wonderland, Our Country’s Good, The Duchess of Malfi and The Revenger’s Tragedy at Nottingham Playhouse; Dear Elizabeth, Yerma and Idomeneus at the Gate; The Norman Conquests at Liverpool Playhouse; The Whale, The Mother, Trouble in Mind and Intimate Apparel at Theatre Royal Bath; Eden End and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at the Royal & Derngate; Wipers at the Curve; and Rutherford and Son for Northern Stage.

As composer other theatre includes: Spring Storm, Beyond the Horizon and The Holy Rosenbergs at the National; Things We Do for Love at the Theatre Royal Bath and on UK tour; and As You Like It at Chester. As sound designer work includes Good Canary at the Rose; Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and Bakersfield Mist in the West End; and Breaking the Waves at Scottish Opera.


As composer and sound designer radio includes: BelovedEarthseaIphigenia in CrimeaClouds in Trousers, The Blast of WarFive Fever TalesPink MistErebusLaurels and DonkeysIn MemoriamFaust, The Histories of HerodotusThe Time MachineZen and the Art of Motorcycle MaintenanceBallad of the FixBallad of the BladeWater Towers of New York and What I Heard About Iraq.

What I Heard About Iraq (Prix Italia Jury Special Mention).

(Published April 2020)