GERRY JENKINSON first became interested in lighting while working in and for bands in 1966. After a year at Watford Palace Theatre with Giles Havergal and Philip Prowse, he moved to the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (Lawnmarket and Grassmarket) as Stage Manager and Lighting Designer. Gerry stayed in Edinburgh for three Festivals designing lighting for Max Stafford Clarke, sound for the Salvador Dali exhibition and lighting and sound for the Lindsay Kemp Mime Company.
In 1970 Gerry left Edinburgh to rejoin Giles Havergal, Philip Prowse and Robert David MacDonald in Glasgow at the Citizens and Close Theatres.
Since then he has been lighting Citizens productions both in Glasgow and on tour to International Festivals.
Tours with the Citizens and other companies have taken him to Borneo, France, Germany, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Malaya, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, USSR, Venezuela and Yugoslavia.
Opera and Ballet for Aldeburgh Festival, Buxton Festival Opera, Covent Garden Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Kent Opera, Opera North, Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet, Scottish Opera, Swedish Folk Opera, Welsh Opera.
Drama for 7:84, Arcola London Almeida London, Bath Theatre Royal, Birmingham Rep, Belfast Opera House, Brymawr Boilerhouse, Bush Theatre, Cambridge Theatre Company, Central School of Art, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Chichester Festival Theatre, Churchill Bromley, Comedy Unit, Compass Theatre Co. Cork Opera House, Crucible Sheffield, Dublin's Abbey, Gaiety, Gate and Olympia Dundee Rep, Eden Court, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh Royal Lyceum, English Touring Theatre, Foco Novo, Free Fall Productions, Greenwich Theatre, Harrogate Theatre, Joint Stock, Kings Edinburgh, Kings Glasgow. Leicester Haymarket, Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool Everyman,Lyric Players Belfast, Manchester's Royal Exchange, Library & Contact, Marlowe Canterbury, Mitchell Glasgow, Moray House, Playhouse Liverpool, Playhouse Newcastle, Playhouse Nottingham, Pavilion Glasgow, Redgrave Farnham, Royal Exchange Manchester, Scottish Theatre Company, Shared Experience, Southend, Third Eye Centre, Tron Theatre Glasgow, Unicorn Theatre, Watford Palace, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Wildcat, and Yvonne Arnaud Guildford.
Abroad:Gaite (Paris), Goldoni Theatre Venice, The Hamburg Statsteater, New York, E59th Street, Minetta Lane , Norwegian National Theatre, Stockholm Statsteater, Ludwigshafen.
London: Almeida, Arcola, Bush, Donmar, Greenwich, Guildhall Scool, Hampstead, Half Moon, Kings Head, Lyric Hammersmith, New End Theatre, New Moon, Old Red Lion, Old Vic, Richmond, Roundhouse, Royal Court, The Royal National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company (London and Stratford), and Stratford East.
West End: The Black Prince, Bodies, Can't Pay, Won't Pay, Clouds, Design for Living, Giovanna D'Arco, Dusa Stas Fish and Vi, The Entertainer, Gloo Joo, Heat of the Day, The Hothouse, The Invisible Man, Lady Windemeres Fan, Let us go then You and I, A Madhouse in Goa, The Mystery of the Rose Bouquet, Mother Courage, The Normal Heart, Oleanna, Pal Joey, The Pearl Fishers, Phaedra, Phantom of the Opera (Original production), Rocket to the Moon, Rocky Horror Show (Original production), Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club, Semi Monde, Strange Interlude, Summit Conference, Taking Steps, Torch Song Trilogy, Travels with my Aunt, The Vortex, A Woman of no Importance, The Big Life.Current Productions. "Pygmalion" Garrick Theatre, London.