Photograph from The Gut Girls - lighting design by abi_turner
The Gut Girls | From the show The Gut Girls
Photograph from SPUTNIK - lighting design by abi_turner
SPUNTIK - Daughters of Albion | Photographer: Genevieve Reeves | From the show SPUTNIK
Photograph from Surfacing - lighting design by abi_turner
Surfacing | From the show Surfacing
Photograph from SPUTNIK - lighting design by abi_turner
SPUNTIK - Daughters of Albion | Photographer: Genevieve Reeves | From the show SPUTNIK
Photograph from Henry V - lighting design by abi_turner
Photographer: Helen Murray | From the show Henry V
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Abi Turner

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Biography

Lighting Designer • Accessibility Consultant

Abi has worked with companies including FlawBored, Theatre 503, The Donmar Warehouse (NT Live), Dundee Rep (Scottish Dance Theatre), The Watermill Theatre and York Theatre Royal.

Abi has consulted on access for companies including Flawbored, Theatre 503, ASYLUM Arts (for Surfacing at Vault Festival and for ASYLUM Gym) and in association with the National Theatre. Abi’s access consultation specialises in access around sensory adaption, relaxed performances and visual stories.

Based in London

(they/them)

Previous productions

Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Opens
Grow Up Theatre Park 90
Company Three
Lighting Designer Director: Amber Ruby
Set designer: Rūta Irbīte
17 Jul 2024
Surfacing Theatre Omnibus Theatre
ASYLUM Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Bailey
Set designer: Victoria Maytom
14 May 2024
Surfacing Theatre Blackpool Grand Studio, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Bailey
Set designer: Victoria Maytom
01 May 2024
My Chat With Harold Pinter Theatre Old Fire Station Lighting Designer Director: Miriam Higgins
15 Mar 2024

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Closes
It's a Motherfucking Pleasure Theatre New Diorama Theatre, then touring Associate Lighting Designer Director: Josh Roche
Set designer: Cara Evans
30 Mar 2024

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
SPUTNIK Dance Dundee Rep
Scottish Dance Theatre
Lighting Designer Oct 2023
I Dream in Colour Theatre John Lyon Theatre
Extant
Lighting Designer Director: Max Percy
Oct 2023
It's a Motherfucking Pleasure Theatre New Diorama Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe
Flawbored
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Alex Musgrave
Director: Josh Roche
Set designer: Cara Evans
Jul 2023
I F*cked You In My Spaceship Theatre Soho Upstairs Lighting Designer Director: Joseph Winer
Jun 2023
Operation Hummingbird Theatre York Theatre Royal, main house, then touring
Next Door But One
Lighting Designer Director: Matt Harper-Hardcastle
May 2023
Pressure Drop Theatre Yard Theatre
Immediate Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Karim
Apr 2023
Savage Heart Theatre Pleasance Downstairs
Certain Dark Things
Lighting Designer Director: Natalya Micic
Mar 2023
Its a Motherfucking Pleasure Theatre Vault Festival - Cage
ASYLUM Arts
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Co-Lighting Design with Alex Musgrave
Director: Josh Roche
Set designer: Cara Evans
Feb 2023
Surfacing Theatre Vault Festival - Studio
ASYLUM Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Bailey
Feb 2023
It's a Motherfucking Pleasure Theatre Camden People's Theatre
ASYLUM Arts
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Alex Musgrave
Director: Josh Roche
Set designer: Cara Evans
Dec 2022
A Monster Calls Theatre The Watermill Theatre
The Watermill Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Angharad Arnott Phillips
Set designer: Alfie Heywood
Nov 2022
When This Is Over Theatre The Yard
Company Three
Lighting Designer Director: Ned Glasier
Set designer: Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey
Nov 2022
All the Happy Things Theatre Theatre 503 Lighting Designer Director: Melina Namdar
Jul 2022
How Disabled Are You? Theatre Omnibus Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Alistair Wilkinson
Jul 2022
How Disabled Are You? Theatre Park Theatre - Park90 Lighting Designer Director: Alistair Wilkinson
May 2022
A Partnership Theatre The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre Manchester, then touring
Paper Mug
Lighting Designer Director: Jack McMahon
Set designer: Bence Baksa
Mar 2022
Henry V Theatre Donmar Warehouse
Donmar Warehouse
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Lee Curran
Director: Max Webster
Set designer: Fly Davis
Mar 2022
Essentially Black Theatre Soho Theatre
Ambriel Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Tramaine Reindorf
Set designer: Roisin Jenner
Feb 2022
Milk and Gall Theatre Theatre 503
Theatre 503
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Simeon Miller
Director: Lisa Spirling
Set designer: Mona Camille
Nov 2021
Essentially Black Theatre Camden People's Theatre
Ambriel Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Grace Davey
Oct 2021
When Rachel Met Fiona Theatre The Space
Home You Go Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Maya Shimmin
Sep 2021
Essentially Black Theatre The Water Rats
Ambriel Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Caroline Yu
Aug 2021
The Gut Girls Theatre Stratford Circus Arts Centre Lighting Designer Director: Gary Pillai
Set designer: Victoria Maytom
Mar 2020
Top Girls Theatre Rose Bruford Studio Lighting Designer Director: Christine Mears
Set designer: Libbie Day
Jun 2019
The Fastest Clock in the Universe Theatre Rose Bruford Studio Lighting Designer Director: Holly Wedgewood
Set designer: Madison Omatseone
Jun 2019
Womb Cinema Environmental Rose Bruford Symposium Lighting Designer Director: Abi Turner and Victoria Maytom
Apr 2019
Assassins Musical Stratford Circus Arts Centre FollowSpot Operator Lighting designer: Ryan Stafford
Director: Laura Keefe
Set designer: Sarah Kemp
Mar 2018
Location availability:
  • Scotland
  • UK London
  • Worldwide
Contact method Details
Email address abiturner72@outlook.com
Website www.abiturner.co.uk
Agent email info@clarevidalhall.com
Agent website https://www.clarevidalhall.com
Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
Education:
  • Lectures
  • Workshops

News

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