JOHN RAINSFORTH
ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

John is a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2011, specialising in lighting design for theatre and dance. 

His work has been showcased in the UK and internationally, spanning countries such as China, Italy, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and South Africa, among others.

Some of John’s recent credits include “Nutcracker on Ice” in Italy, “Aladdin” in Croydon, “Cinderella: A Fairytale” at Northern Stage, “Speakeasy” on a UK tour, “Peter Pan On” on the Emirates tour, “Swan Lake on Ice” in Italy, “Some Enchanted Evening” at the Barn Theatre & Tour, “Brotherhood” at Alphabetti Theatre, and “Soapbox Racer” at Alphabetti Theatre. In 2023, John was honoured to be nominated for Broadway World’s Best Lighting Design for his work on Reading Rep’s “Shakespeare’s R&J.”

His selected designs for drama schools include “Richard III,” “Cinderella,” “Curtains,” “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: A Musical,” “Amour!,” and “The Pirate Queen,” among many others for Guildford School of Acting.