Tim Jackson


Choreographer/Musical Staging credits include: DUSTY (UK Tour); A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Horipro Inc, Tokyo); MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Huntington Theatre Company Boston, West End & Menier Chocolate Factory); CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Additional Movement: West End); STEPPING OUT (Theatre Royal Bath, Tour & West End); THE OLIVIER AWARDS CEREMONY (Awards Stager: Royal Albert Hall; Choreographer: Royal Opera House); MOUTHFUL (West End); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Guildford Shakespeare Festival);MADE IN DAGENHAM (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch & New Wolsey Theatre); CABARET; HITCHHIKING ACROSS AMERICA; BACK TO BEFORE (Arts Ed); MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch); OLIVER! (Watermill Theatre); THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13¾ (Leicester Curve); LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Royal Exchange, Manchester); FANATICAL (Mountview); IF I (Aoyama Theatre, Tokyo, Umeda Arts Theatre, Osaka); FRISKY & MANNISH: JUST TOO MUCH (Underbelly & Edinburgh Festival); THE BEAUTIFUL GAME and PAGES: PROMISED LAND (Union Theatre); SPEND, SPEND, SPEND and ALLEGRO (Bridewell Theatre, LSMT); FROM HACKNEY TO HOLLYWOOD (UK Tour); BERNARDA ALBA (Electric Theatre, Guildford, GSA); MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and THE OTHER SCHOOL (St. James Theatre, NYMT); PARADE (Southwark Playhouse Vaults); AS YOU LIKE IT (Wirksworth Festival); THE THREEPENNY OPERA and 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 Theatre); THE KISSING DANCE (Jermyn St. Theatre); DIARY OF A NOBODY (Drill Hall Theatre); ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES (Arcola Theatre); AUSTENTATIOUS (Landor Theatre); SATURDAY NIGHT (West End).

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: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Children’s Musical Direction: West End); LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Royal Exchange, Manchester); A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Birmingham Rep); WITHOUT YOU (Associate MD: Edinburgh Festival & Menier Chocolate Factory); DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS (UK Tour & Associate MD: 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 (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 teaches singing at several of the top UK drama schools and has performed in musicals in the West End and in concertsat prestigious London venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall and The Barbican.

20 November 2018

DUSTY is a “theatrical work of art”

DUSTY is a “theatrical work of art”

This new musical documenting the life of Dusty Springfield has recently finished its UK Tour and is “impeccably choreographed” by MLR’s Tim Jackson.

The Times

"Tim Jackson’s high-energy choreography whizzes pleasurably through the decades to Springfield’s 1980s Pet Shop Boys renaissance."

The Telegraph ★★★★

"Tim Jackson’s choreography embodies the superficial, brightly-coloured surfaces of Sixties pop culture in ways that somehow only emphasise the poignant incongruity of Dusty’s success, with her high-necked clothing, enormous soul voice and tortured sense of self."


"Against the fizz of Tim Jackson’s high-octane choreography, Kingsley’s Springfield stands still, cutting poses with the utmost of presence and poise."

The Stage

"There’s really strong choreography from Tim Jackson, culminating in a fantastic routine for Pet Shop Boys’ What Have I Done to Deserve This. It’s one of the best moments of the show"

The Bath Magazine

"An ensemble cast who seamlessly keep the high-octane pace up at all times, impeccably choreographed…the Pet Shop Boys ‘moment’ in particular is a theatrical work of art"

Theatre Bath

"The exuberant choreography by Tim Jackson keeps the excellent company involved in the ongoing story providing some inspired transitions."

Sheffield Big Stamp of Approval

"A real highlight of this show is the impeccably trained, well rehearsed chorus. The dancing is absolutely on point with extreme energy all the way through. Credit to the choreographer, Tim Jackson. Each character on stage has something to offer and during the performance of ‘What Have I Done to Deserve This’ they really do steal the show."

North West End ★★★★★

"The first number was truly eye catching, Tim Jackson’s brilliant attention to detail within the choreography was special…the ensemble brought life to the stage with Jackson’s amazing choreography."

WhatsOnStage ★★★★

The Reviews Hub ★★★★


09 October 2017

Tim Jackson is Choreographer on MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington Theatre

Tim Jackson is Choreographer on MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington Theatre

Maria Friedman’s Olivier Award winning London production of Sondheim’s musical is recreated in Boston, running until the 15th October.

The New York Times 

“Tim Jackson’s effortlessly integrated choreography” 

“this portrait of the slippery road to success in mid-20th-century Manhattan has never seemed more emotionally resonant, or more gratifyingly fulfilled.”

“authentic enough to keep its audience bathed in tears” 


Theatre Mania

“Friedman is aided by choreographer Tim Jackson, who swiftly commands a 21-member ensemble.”

“this production projects the traumas and the joys of growing up and attaining wisdom — no matter the cost— and elevates it into the rarefied circle of Sondheim's most memorable works.”


Boston Globe

“outstanding production” 

“brings urgency to the universal questions this musical, with its exceptionally complicated history, asks about ambition, loyalty, and what gets left behind on our journeys through life and career.”


Arts Fuse

“The lighting design by Philip S. Rosenberg is as seamless as Tim Jackson’s choreography.”

“this outstanding production proves that this show is very much Sondheim being Sondheim — and that is pretty damn good.” 



“unfolds with a charisma that disarms, and then utterly delights.”

“Everything in this production comes together, from Soutra Gilmour’s crisp scenic and costume design, Tim Jackson’s simple choreography (especially his brilliant use of the party crowds) and Matthew Stern’s high-energy, 10-piece orchestra.”


Wicked Local 

“simply splendid”


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.”


Telegraph ★★★★


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.”


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.”


Musical Theatre Review ★★★★★

“worthy of the West End”

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


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” 


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.”


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”


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” 


Birmingham Mail ★★★★

“Simply magical.” 


Behind the Arras ★★★★★

“a cracking show” 

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


Broadway World

“a perfect fit for the festive season”