I was very lucky to work with Sophie Rose recently. She performed her piece Quiet Violence in collaboration with the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm.
Working with writers and being involved in the development of new work is always a joy. It allows collaboration that the normally one-way flow of ideas, from writing to lighting, might negate. I always take most of my inspiration from the text but taking inspiration directly from the author or playwright has huge benefits.
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Gallery of pictures taken during the two productions performed by the Angry Bairds at the Vaults, Pole Factor and Project Lolita.
Following a successful run in the Edinburgh Fringe 2013, both shows were performed again at the Vault Festival taking place underneath Waterloo station in London. I was production manager and lighting designer for both productions.
These photos are not my work. Soon to be credited.
I have worked with Avalon Promotions both in London and Edinburgh.
In Edinburgh I worked as a technician for Roisin Conaty in 2012 and Gareth Richards in 2013. In London I acted as stage manager for Dave Gorman’s Screen Guild at Hoxton Hall.
I have been a casual technician at the Shaw Theatre since 2011, working on numerous productions and events for production company Invisible Light.
The Shaw is regularly used to record radio shows as well as corporate events, awards shows and theatrical productions.
Events I have assisted at the Shaw include:
The Yamaha European Junior Original Concert 2014 – Lighting Design
Cinderella – A Pantomime produced by Plummer Wood Productions
Did I Mention the Free Wine? – Part of Felix Dennis’s Cut Throat tour of Poetry
The Unbelievable Truth – BBC4
Urdang Dance Academy – Showcase
Danny & Ben from Thunder – Concert
After watching so many videos online I was given an opportunity to work on a TEDx event hosted by 47/49 Tanner Street. The speakers were varied but all had quietly radical things to say. We all felt grateful to have heard them and to help bring them to a wider audience.
Speakers at TEDxSouthwark included:
Founder and CEO of Loowatt Ltd
Programme Manager for Digital Public Space in the BBC’s archive development team
Social Policy Programme Coordinator at New Economics Foundation
Actor and spoken word poet.
Tucked away behind Denmark Street and Tottenham Court Road is the St.Giles-In-The-Fields Church. It was here that I worked with Marie McCarthy and the Lightning Ensemble on a devised, site-specific piece called When The Fallen Sang. The show followed the story of St.Giles and the struggle of witnessing tragedy and being unable to stop it.
The play ran in promenade, with the audience walking through the church and surroundings, following the characters through space and time. Churches are built to use light in amazing ways and as the show progressed, the natural light became as much a part of the lighting design as anything else. It reminded me of the very origins of theatre when shows would be timed to coincide with sunsets and the sun/moonlight theatres practically extinct today.
Photography by Nadia Mura
I was lighting designer for the KSA Academy’s production of Hotel SALIGIA at the Leicester Square Theatre.
I was the Lighting Designer for Director Cecily Boys on Tom Green’s play Being Tommy Cooper, both on its debut at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London and the subsequent UK Tour with Franklin Productions.
The tour visited 32 venues across the UK.
The play has since been published by Samuel French.
I worked with sketch trio The Boom Jennies twice in Edinburgh, for Blowout in 2011 and Mischief in 2012, as well as various venues in London. I was also thrilled to be asked to tech for the Bring It Home comedy event at the Union Chapel which featured an incredible line-up of comedians raising funds for both St.Mungo’s and the chapels resident Margins project.
Pictures courtesy of Robert Youngson, taken during rehearsal of Oliver! at Claremont High School Academy.
Taking on such a well known show is always made easier by an inventive and passionate creative team. In my case this was Mark Friend and Zahra Mansouri, taking on the set and costume respectively, as well as the teaching staff of Claremont High School Academy.