Jon Nicholls

Composer & Sound Designer

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

Recent theatre credits include: Hamlet (RSC); My Brilliant Friend Parts 1 & 2, Spring Storm, Beyond The Horizon, The Holy Rosenbergs (National Theatre); Good Canary (dir. John Malkovich) & Much Ado About Nothing (Rose, Kingston); Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (Harold Pinter Theatre); Bakersfield Mist (Duchess); Pink Mist, Medea (Bristol Old Vic); The Mirror Crack’d (Wales Millennium Centre / NCPA Mumbai), Bracken Moor, Mermaid (Shared Experience); (the fall of) The Master Builder, Richard III (Leeds Playhouse); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Sheffield Crucible);  Wonderland, Our Country’s Good, Kindertransport (Nottingham Playhouse), Dear Elizabeth, Yerma, Idomeneus (Gate); The Norman Conquests (Liverpool Playhouse); Driving Miss Daisy, Things We Do For Love (national tours); The Model Apartment, The Whale, Christmas Eve, The Mother, Trouble In Mind, Intimate Apparel (Theatre Royal Bath); Dancing at Lughnasa, Eden End, Humble Boy, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, In Praise of Love (Northampton Royal and Derngate); Wipers (Curve); Blue Remembered Hills, Art, Silas Marner (Theatr Clwyd); Rutherford and Son (Northern Stage); Katherine DeSouza, The Mothership (Birmingham Rep).

Screen credits: scores for numerous documentaries for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and Al Jazeera and the VR experience The Turning Forest for the BBC.

He’s also created music and sound design for over 20 BBC radio dramas, most recently working with Tony Harrison on his new version of Iphigenia In Tauris, and scoring multi-episode adaptations of Ursula le Guin’s Earthsea novels and Toni Morrison’s Beloved. Composed features for BBC radio include Who’s There?, Ballad Of The Blade, Ballad Of The Fix, What I Heard About Iraq & Water Towers Of New York.