Good Canary


  • Fri 16 Sep - Sat 8 Oct
  • Directed by John Malkovich

Jon Nicholls

Composer & Sound Designer

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

For Rose Theatre KingstonGood Canary, My Brilliant Friend.

Other theatre credits include: Hamlet (RSC); Spring Storm, Beyond The Horizon, The Holy Rosenbergs (National Theatre);  Bakersfield Mist (Sonia Friedman Productions); Bracken Moor, Mermaid (Shared Experience); Who's  Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Sheffield Crucible); Richard III, (the fall of) The Master Builder (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Duchess Of Malfi, The Revenger's Tragedy, Wonderland (Nottingham Playhouse); Pink Mist, Medea (Bristol Old Vic); Yerma, Idomeneus (Gate); The Norman Conquests (Liverpool Playhouse); Things We Do For Love, Driving Miss Daisy (Theatre Royal Bath / national tour); Trouble In Mind, The Mother, Spanish Golden Age trilogy, Intimate Apparel, The Double, Christmas Eve (Theatre Royal Bath, Ustinov); Humble Boy, Dancing at LughnasaEden End, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, In Praise of Love (Northampton), As You Like It (Chester); Blue Remembered Hills, Art, Silas Marner (Theatr Clwyd); Rutherford and Son (Northern Stage); Katherine DeSouza, The Mothership (Birmingham Rep).

Screen credits include numerous documentaries for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and extensive music & sound design for BBC radio drama including Iphigenia In Crimea, Beloved, Earthsea, Five Fever Tales, The Broken Word, Pink Mist, Erebus, Laurels and Donkeys, In Memoriam, At The Mountains of Madness, The Shadow Over InnsmouthBabel’s Tower, Faust, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Histories of Herodotus, The Time Machine, Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and What I Heard About Iraq.

He's recently scored the VR experience The Turning Forest for the BBC / Google, and has composed two operas: Falling Across and most recently Flicker premiered at Sadlers Wells with Aurora Orchestra. He's currently working with The Society Of Strange & Ancient Instruments on their international touring project sound house mixing period instruments and live electronics.