Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson Portrait

CHOREOGRAPHER/MUSICAL DIRECTOR/DIRECTOR

Current and forthcoming credits include: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Children’s Musical Direction and Additional Movement, West End); MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Huntington Theatre Company).

Choreographer/Musical Staging credits include: STEPPING OUT (Choreographer, Theatre Royal Bath, Tour & West End); THE OLIVIER AWARDS CEREMONY 2017 (Musical Staging, Royal Albert Hall); MADE IN DAGENHAM (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch & New Wolsey Theatre); MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch); THE OLIVIER AWARDS CEREMONY 2016 (Musical Staging, Royal Opera House); OLIVER! (Watermill Theatre); THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13¾ (Leicester Curve); LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Manchester Royal Exchange); FANATICAL (Mountview); IF I (Aoyama Theatre, Tokyo, Umeda Arts Theatre, Osaka); FRISKY & MANNISH: JUST TOO MUCH (Udderbelly and Edinburgh fest); HITCHHIKING ACROSS AMERICA; BACK TO BEFORE (ALW Theatre, Arts Educational); THE BEAUTIFUL GAME; PAGES: PROMISED LAND (Union Theatre); SPEND, SPEND, SPEND; ALLEGRO (Bridewell Theatre, LSMT); FROM HACKNEY TO HOLLYWOOD (UK Tour); BERNARDA ALBA (Electric Theatre, Guildford, GSA); MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End, and Film Release); THE OTHER SCHOOL (St. James Theatre, NYMT); PARADE (Southwark Playhouse Vaults);  AS YOU LIKE IT (Wirksworth Festival); THE THREEPENNY OPERA; INTO THE WOODS (Oxford Playhouse); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Wirksworth Festival & Riverside Studios); THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT, THE SMELL OF THE CROWD (Finborough); THE KISSING DANCE (Jermyn St Theatre); DIARY OF A NOBODY (Drill Hall Theatre); ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES (Arcola Theatre); AUSTENTATIOUS (Landor Theatre); SATURDAY NIGHT (Arts, West End; Theatre Royal Windsor; Jermyn St Theatre). 

Opera musical staging includes: LA PERICHOLE (Garsington Opera); THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Wilton's Music Hall & French Tour); LA BOHEME (Tour to Palestine: Jerusalem, Ramallah, Nablus); THE BIRDS (Merton Chapel). 

Musical Director credits include: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Manchester Royal Exchange); A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Birmingham REP); WITHOUT YOU (Associate MD, Edinburgh Festival and Menier Chocolate Factory); DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS (UK Tour and Associate MD, Playhouse Theatre, West End); FLOYD COLLINS (Southwark Playhouse Vaults); OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD (Oxford Playhouse); THE LORD MAYOR'S SHOW 2009 (St Paul's Cathedral); THE BOATSWAIN’S MATE (Finborough Theatre).

Musical Supervisor and Arranger: THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (Birmingham Rep);

Musical Director and Arranger credits include: KEAN (Apollo Theatre, West End); LORD OF THE FLIES (Oxford Playhouse)

Composer credits include: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Riverside Studios); THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds). 

Tim trained in musical theatre performance at Mountview Academy having received a BA( Hons) in Music from New College, Oxford University where he specialised in performance, techniques of composition and orchestration. He was a choral scholar of the Choir of New College, Oxford with whom he toured internationally and recorded regularly. He trained in opera and oratorio with Ashley Stafford (Royal College of Music), and prior to that, with Deborah Roberts, Bronwen Mills and Paul Farrington. Post-Mountview he trained with Steven Luke Walker. He teaches singing at several of the top UK drama schools and has performed in musicals in the West End and in concerts at prestigious London venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall and The Barbican.

17 March 2017

Tim Jackson is Choreographer on STEPPING OUT in the West End

Tim Jackson is Choreographer on STEPPING OUT in the West End

Maria Friedman directs Richard Harris’ 1908s musical, starring Amanda Holden and playing at the Vaudeville Theatre until 17th June.

London Theatre 1 ★★★★★ 

“a truly delicious slice of comedy writing.”

“keeping us engaged and hooked from the modest church hall beginnings to the toe-tapping, sparkling finale.” 

“brilliant, feel-good choreography from Tim Jackson. Stepping Out is really not to be missed – step on up to the Vaudeville to catch this sparkling gem of a show.”

https://www.londontheatre1.com/news/169020/stepping-out-vaudeville-theatre-review/

Telegraph ★★★★

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/amanda-holden-wittily-struts-stuff-stepping-vaudeville-review/ 

Broadway World ★★★★

“spot-on, witty choreography from Tim Jackson” 

“this Calendar Girls-meets-Chorus Line piece is inarguably successful as toe-tapping, big-hearted entertainment, and should join Strictly in getting Britain's dance classes packed out.”

http://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/BWW-Review-STEPPING-OUT-Vaudeville-Theatre-20170314#

06 September 2016

Hayley Grindle, Tim Jackson & Emma Laxton open MADE IN DAGENHAM in Hornchurch

Hayley Grindle, Tim Jackson & Emma Laxton open MADE IN DAGENHAM in Hornchurch

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich present the regional premiere of MADE IN DAGENHAM Designed by Hayley Grindle, Choreographed by Tim Jackson and with Sound Design by Emma Laxton. Running until 17th Sept.

London Theatre 1 ★★★★★

“A stunning and sensational show manufactured to a superb standard.”

https://www.londontheatre1.com/news/145829/5-star-made-in-dagenham-queens-theatre-hornchurch/ 

Musical Theatre Review ★★★★★

“worthy of the West End”

“best show I’ve seen at the Queen’s Theatre”

http://musicaltheatrereview.com/made-in-dagenham-queens-theatre-hornchurch/ 

Evening Standard ★★★★ 

“joyous revival”

“a great night’s entertainment.” 

“lovely, lively production, staged with a charismatic group of actor-musicians on a sensibly spare set, bubbles with ebullient good humour” 

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/made-in-dagenham-theatre-review-underrated-show-gets-a-joyous-revival-a3333131.html

The Stage ★★★★ 

“powerful British musical”

“heartfelt and sincere”

“a far grittier integrity as Hayley Grindle's deliberately dowdy designs whisk us, with little change of setting, from factory floor to union meetings and domestic scenes.”

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2016/made-in-dagenham-review-at-queens-theatre-hornchurch/ 

The Reviews Hub ★★★★

“It’s all stripped back and simple: props are handed on, the breakfast teapot is popped back in the factory locker, one scene is overlaid on another.” 

“so much fun”

http://www.thereviewshub.com/made-in-dagenham-queens-theatre-hornchurch/  

02 December 2015

Tim Jackson and Emma Laxton open THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at Birmingham Rep

Tim Jackson and Emma Laxton open THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at Birmingham Rep

This festive classic is staged in a brand new production, directed by Tessa Walker. With Sound Design by Emma Laxton and Tim Jackson as Musical Supervisor and Arranger, THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE plays until 16th of January. 

The Stage ★★★★ 

“CS Lewis’ children’s classic is given a new lease of life in a show packed full of magic, puppetry and music” 

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2015/the-lion-the-witch-and-the-wardrobe-review-at-birmingham-rep-magic/

Birmingham Mail ★★★★

“Simply magical.” 

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/theatre-news/lion-witch-wardrobe-simply-magical-10520042

Behind the Arras ★★★★★

“a cracking show” 

“The pleasant music…makes an important impact on the production”

http://www.behindthearras.com/Reviewspr/ReviewsPRNov-Dec2015/The-lion2-BR11-15.html

Broadway World

“a perfect fit for the festive season”

http://www.broadwayworld.com/uk-regional/article/BWW-Reviews-THE-LION-THE-WITCH-THE-WARDROBE-Birmingham-Rep-Theatre-December-1-2015-20151202

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