Behind the mask: Cast & creatives
For over 25 years Jonathan Park has worked with some the biggest names in popular entertainment, creating some of the most spectacular events ever staged – including Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday Tribute, U2′s ‘ZOO TV’, the Rolling Stones ‘Voodoo Lounge’ and Michael Flatley’s ‘Lord of the Dance’. His work has appeared in many TV broadcasts and books.
In 1995 he designed the Peace Globe and Concerts for the VE Day celebrations in Hyde Park and the later VJ Day commemoration concert in Horseguards Parade. Then in 2002 he was honoured to create the 50-Year Parade of History in the Mall for the Queen’s Jubilee, followed a year later with a pageant of “Fabulous F.I.S.H.” for Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.
His wide ranging design work includes the London ‘Hippodrome’, ‘Ferropolis’, the City of Steel near Leipzig, and the 1996 lighting of the monumental Thyssen ironworks, which became one of the most photographed attractions in the Rührgebiet in Germany.
In 2005 he created the setting & visuals for the Pink Floyd’s memorable return concert at Live 8, also designing the sister G8 concert in Edinburgh. Then, in 2006, he designed the first ever fabulous stage version of Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds.