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ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING CONSULTANCY

Chris was Lighting Advisor to the Leicestershire DAC from 1997 – 2009

Church Installs

Much Wenlock Lady Chapel, 2012

St.James Church, West Malvern 2011

St. Michael and All Angels Church, Aylsham, Norfolk 2007

St. Mary the Virgin Church, Harby, Leicestershire 2006

All Saints Church, Slawston, Leicestershire 2006

St. Remigius Church, Long Clawson, Leicestershire 2005

Stamford Methodist Church, Leicestershire 2005

St. Peter’s Church, Church Langton, Leicestershire 2003

St. John the Baptist Church, Cold Overton, Leicestershire ?

Glenfield Methodist Church, Leicestershire 99/2000?

St.Andrew’s Church, Aylestone, Leicester 1999

 

Museum Installs

Derby Museum Enlightenment Gallery 2013

Derby Art Gallery  2011

The National Centre of Popular Music, Sheffield 1998

Interactive Design Installs

Harrogate School Flexible Performance Space, 2009

The Printworks Centre , Manchester 2000

Busby’s Club Leicester 1975

 

Theatre Installs

Curve Theatre Leicester Stage Lighting  2008

DBS Arts Centre, Singapore Repertory Theatre, Singapore 2001

Haymarket Theatre Leicester Stage Lighting 1973

 

Private Installs

Old Rectory, Church Langton, Leicestershire (Jacobean House Façade & Gardens) 2006

Loft Apartment, Nether Hall, Leicestershire 1999

 

Current Projects

St. James the Greater Church, Leicester

Holy Trinity Church, Malvern

St. Mary’s Church, Deerhurst

 

Consultations

St.George’s Church, Barbourne

St. Mary’s Church, Melton, Leicestershire

Quenby Hall, Hungarton, Leicestershire

St. Botolph Church, Shepshed, Leicestershire

Launde Abbey Chapel, Leicestershire

St.John’s Church, Croxton, Leicestershire

Kings Norton Church, Leicestershire

St. Helen’s Church, Ashby, Leicestershire

St. Laurence’s Church, Measham, Leicestershire

Holy Rood Church, Packington, Leicestershire

St. John the Baptist Church, Billesdon, Leicestershire

Holy Trinity Church, Thrussington, Leicestershire

St. Peter’s Church, Arnesby, Leicestershire

St. Michael and All Angels Church, Rearsby, Leicestershire

 

Theatre Designs

Chris has worked extensively in the West End for the Royal Shakespeare, Royal National Theatre, Deutscher Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Welsh Theatre and Singapore Repertory companies.  He has created opera designs for the Teatro Massimo Palermo, Musikteater Amsterdam, Den Norske Opera, the Royal Opera House, the English National, Welsh National, Scottish and Opera North companies.

 

Some familiar faces Chris has lit include Robert Lindsay, Emma Thompson in Me and My Girl;  Matt Lucas, Boy George and Gemma Craven in Taboo; Adam Cooper in On Your Toes; Kim Cresswell in Annie Get Your Gun; Caroline O Connor in Mack & Mabel; Ute Lemper In Ute in Concert;  Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft and Celia Johnson in Lloyd George Knew My Father;  Jenny Seagrove in Brief Encounter; Tim West in MasterClass;  Natasha Richardson, Trevor Eve in High Society; Peter O Toole in Pygmalion; Juliet Stephenson, Harriet Walter, Jonathan Price, Ian Charleson, David Suchet, in Taming of the Shrew; Michael Bryant in Mayor of Zalamea; Elaine Stritch in Strictly Speaking;  Alison Steadman in Maydays, Denise Van Outen in Rent.

 

Recent designs in London’s West End include Rat Pack at the Sands Hotel (Adelphi, London); Telstar (Ambassadors); Singing in the Rain (Sadlers Wells); On Your Toes (Royal Festival Hall); Ute Lemper: In Concert (Savoy); Elaine Stritch at Liberty (Old Vic); Rent (Prince of Wales); Taboo (The Venue); All You Need is Love and The Pirates Of Penzance (Queens); La Cava (Piccadilly); Brief Encounter (Lyric); Soul Train (Victoria Palace); Boyband (Gielgud); Love Upon The Throne (Comedy); The Mikado (Royal Festival Hall).

 

Other West End designs include Mack and Mabel, Hair, Annie Get Your Gun, Irma Vep, Me and My Girl, Brigadoon, High Society, West Side Story (Her Majestys); Oliver! (Albery); Lloyd George Knew My Father and Sextet (Wyndhams); Lady Harry (Savoy); Hotstuff (Cambridge); Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Henry V (also Canada and Europe); Masterclass and The Importance of being Earnest (Old Vic); The Mystery of Irma Vep (Duke of Yorks); Sign of the Times (Vaudeville) and Pygmalion (Shaftesbury).

 

Theatre designs outside of the UK: Bal der Vampieren (Antwerp, Budapest); Sweet Charity and Pinocchio (Teatro Della Luna,Milan and Teatro Sistina, Rome); Me and My Girl (New York – Broadway, Los Angeles, US National Tour and Australia); Great Expectations and Blood Money (Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia); On Your Toes (Japan); Forbidden City (Esplanade Singapore); Hello Dolly (Sweden); My Fair Lady (Copenhagen); They’re Playing Our Song, Sing to the Dawn and Shakespeare’s R and J (Singapore); Hamlet, Maria Stuart, Regie Von Zalamea and Guys and Dolls (Deutscher Schauspielhaus Hamburg).

 

In Opera design his credits include Noye’s Fludde (Aldeburgh Opera); Benzin (Chemnitz Oper, Germany); Rigoletto, Carmen (Clonter Opera); Don Giovanni (New Vic Stoke); The Chinese Conjuror (Almeida Opera); The Nightingale’s To Blame (Opera North); Ariadne Auf Naxos (Den Norske Opera and Scottish); La Traviata, The Magic Flute, The Jacobin and Peter Grimes (Scottish); Wozzeck (Netherlands); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Netherlands and Tel Aviv); Julius Caesar (Scottish, Ludwigshaven and Montpellier); Donnerstag Aus Licht (ROH); The Gambler, La Traviata and Christmas Eve (ENO); Hansel and Gretel (ENO, Netherlands, La Fenice and BBC) and From the House of the Dead (Welsh, Scottish, Sicily and Vancouver).

 

At the Royal National Theatre: The Wonders of Sex, St. Joan, Lorenzaccio, The Ancient Mariner, Uncle Vanya, Hiawatha (also Hong Kong), The Hypochondriac, Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, The Mayor of Zalamea and Romans in Britain.

 

For the Royal Shakespeare Company: Faust Parts I & II, The Venetian Twins, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Love’s Labours Lost, Maydays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Winter’s Tale, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, They Shoot Horses Don’t They, The Taming of the Shrew and  Breaking The Silence.

 

For the Wales Theatre Company: Romeo and Juliet, Merry Wives of Windsor, Under Milkwood, Merchant of Venice, A Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, Cymbeline, Hamlet, Amazing Grace, Christmas Carol and A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

 

Other recent designs include: Taming of the Shrew (Derby); Where Have I Been All My Life (Stoke New Vic): 42nd Street (Chichester Festival); The Opera Show (US & Europe Tour); Man of La Mancha (Edinburgh Lyceum); Promises and Lies (Birmingham Rep); Jerry Springer The Opera (National Tour); Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma! (Kilworth House Theatre);   5/11, The Government Inspector, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Merchant of Venice and Blunt Speaking (Chichester Festival Theatre). The Thorn Birds (National Tour).

 

In his spare time Chris indulges his passions for sailing, photography and being a church organist.

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