Photograph from Mary and Me - lighting design by Alan Mooney
Mary and Me | Photographer: Jed Niezgoda | From the show Mary and Me
Photograph from We Like It Here - lighting design by Alan Mooney
We Like It Here | Photographer: Conor McGuinness | From the show We Like It Here
Photograph from We Like It Here - lighting design by Alan Mooney
We Like It Here | Photographer: Conor McGuinness | From the show We Like It Here
Photograph from Three Men in a Boat - lighting design by Alan Mooney
Three Men In a Boat | Photographer: Sinead Donnachie | From the show Three Men in a Boat
Photograph from Mary and Me - lighting design by Alan Mooney
Mary and Me | Photographer: Jed Niezgoda | From the show Mary and Me
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Alan Mooney

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Biography

Alan Mooney is a Lighting Designer and theatre-maker from Cork, Ireland.

He is a graduate of University College Cork. He is a current member of the Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers (ISSSD) and was a Lumière on the ALD 20:20 Lumière Scheme, where he was mentored by Charles Balfour. 

A full list of production photographs and biography can be found on his website https://www.alanmooneydesign.com/

Previous productions

Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Opens
Belfast 2024: Shadow Dock Environmental Titanic Dry Dock
Three's Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Leckey
15 Sep 2024

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Gatman! Theatre The Everyman Theatre, Cork
The Everyman Theatre Cork
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Stephen Dodd
Director: Sophie Motley
Set designer: Stephen Dodd
Mar 2024
Dances Like A Bomb Dance The Pavilion, Dún Laoghaire, then touring
Junk Ensemble
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Stephen Dodd
Choreographer: Choreography created in collaboration with the cast
Set designer: Sabine D'Argent
Jan 2024
Echo Theatre Smock Alley Boys School Lighting Designer Director: Dominic O'Brien
Jan 2024
How to be a Dancer in Seventy Two Thousand Easy Lessons Dance Theatre des Abbesses, then touring
Teac Damsa
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Adam Silverman
Choreographer: Michael Keegan-Dolan
Set designer: Hyemi Shin
Dec 2023
You Belong To Me Theatre Smock Alley
Rough Magic Theatre Company
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Sarah Jane Shiels
Director: Lynne Parker
Set designer: Alan Farquharson
Dec 2023
Breathwork Opera Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Irish National Opera
Lighting Designer Director: John Mcllduff
Set designer: Sabine D'Argent
Sep 2023
How to be a Dancer in Seventy-Two Thousand Easy Lessons Dance The Pavilion, Dún Laoghaire
Teac Damsa
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Adam Silverman
Choreographer: Michael Keegan-Dolan
Set designer: Hyemi Shin
Sep 2023
How to be a Dancer in Seventy-Two Thousand Easy Lessons Dance The Everyman Theatre Cork
Teac Damsa
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Adam Silverman
Choreographer: Michael Keegan-Dolan
Set designer: Hyemi Shin
Sep 2023
Dances Like A Bomb Dance Zoo - Southside
Junk Ensemble
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Stephen Dodd
Choreographer: Choreography created in collaboration with the cast
Set designer: Sabine D'Argent
Aug 2023
The Half Moon Theatre Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh
Emily Foran & Alice Malseed
Lighting Designer Director: Emily Foran
Set designer: Pai Rathaya
Aug 2023
The Half Moon Theatre The Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Emily Foran & Alice Malseed
Lighting Designer Director: Emily Foran
Set designer: Pai Rathaya
Jul 2023
How to be a Dancer in Seventy Two Thousand Easy Lessons Dance The Black Box Galway, then touring
Teac Damsa
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Adam Silverman
Choreographer: Michael Keegan-Dolan
Set designer: Hyemi Shin
Jul 2023
ROOMS: Cloakroom Theatre The Shed
Galway International Arts Festival
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Enda Walsh & Paul Fahy
Director: Enda Walsh & Paul Fahy
Set designer: Paul Fahy
Jul 2023
Fun Home Musical The Gate Theatre Dublin
The Gate Theatre Dublin
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Sinéad McKenna
Director: Roisin McBrinn
Set designer: Paul Wills
Jul 2023
Werther Opera An Grianan, then touring
Irish National Opera
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Sarah Jane Shiels
Director: Sophie Motley
Set designer: Sarah Bacon
Apr 2023
The New Electric Ballroom Theatre The Everyman Theatre, Cork
The Gate Theatre Dublin
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Ciaran Bagnall
Director: Emma Jordan
Set designer: Kat Heath
Apr 2023
Something Different Theatre The Mac Belfast
Tinderbox Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Patrick J. O' Reilly
Set designer: Saoirse O'Shea
Mar 2023
REGGIE’S GUIDE TO SOCIAL CLIMBING Theatre The Everyman Theatre, Cork
The Everyman Theatre Cork
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Aedín Cosgrove
Director: Pat Kiernan
Set designer: Aedín Cosgrove
Mar 2023
Nobody / Somebody Opera Elmwood Hall
Northern Irish Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Andrea Ferron
Mar 2023
Matilda The Musical Jr Musical The Everyman Theatre, Cork
The Everyman Theatre Cork
Lighting Designer Director: Aideen Mc Auliffe
Feb 2023
Dream Factory Theatre Everyman Cork
Lords of Strut
Production Electrician Lighting designer: Mark Galione
Director: Jenny Jennings
Set designer: Ellen Kirk
Feb 2023
The History of the Troubles (Accordin' to My Da) Theatre Grand Opera House Belfast, then touring
GBL Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Frankie McCafferty
Jan 2023
SPLICED Theatre National Handball Centre, Croke Park, then touring
Chalk It Down Productions
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Eoin Winning
Director: Gina Moxley
Jan 2023
Conversations on a Crosstown Algorithm Theatre The Granary Theatre
National Sculpture Factory
Lighting Designer Director: Doireann O'Malley
Set designer: Doireann O'Malley
Dec 2022
SPLICED Theatre INEC Killarney, then touring
Chalk It Down Productions
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Eoin Winning
Director: Gina Moxley
Dec 2022
Dances Like A Bomb Dance Junk Ensemble Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Stephen Dodd
Choreographer: Choreography created in collaboration with the cast
Set designer: Sabine Dargent
Dec 2022
Cinderella (Pantomime) Theatre The Everyman Theatre, Cork
The Everyman Theatre & CADA
Production Electrician Lighting designer: Dónal McNinch
Director: Catherine Mahon-Buckley
Nov 2022
T-Kuir Theatre The Black Box, Belfast
Outburst Queer Arts Festival
Lighting Designer Director: Natalia Mallo
Nov 2022
Solar Bones Theatre The Everyman Theatre, Cork
Rough Magic Theatre Company
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Zia Bergin-Holly
Director: Lynne Parker
Set designer: Zia Bergin-Holly
Oct 2022
Tipperary International Dance Festival 2022 Dance The Source Arts Centre
Tipperary International Dance Festival
Lighting Programmer Oct 2022
Lie Low Theatre Project Arts Centre, Dublin, then touring Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Ciaran Bagnall
Director: Oisín Kearney
Set designer: Ciaran Bagnall
Sep 2022
Present Laughter Theatre Cork Arts Theatre
Ian McGurk
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Alan Mooney
Director: Mary Curtin
Set designer: Elisa Gallo Rosso
Sep 2022
How to be a Dancer in Seventy Two Thousand Easy Lessons Theatre The Gate Theatre Dublin
Teac Damsa
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Adam Silverman
Director: Rachel Poirier and Adam Silverman
Set designer: Hyemi Shin
Aug 2022
Anthem Theatre The Vault Belfast
Eastside Arts Festival
Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Baxter
Aug 2022
Morrígan Opera Cork Opera House
Cork Opera House and The Everyman
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Stephen Dodd
Director: John O’Brien
Set designer: Alyson Cummins
Jul 2022
Muc Rí Theatre Offsite
Fíbín
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Michael Cummins
Director: Philip Doherty
Set designer: Sabine Dargent
Jul 2022
Guests of the Nation Theatre Cork City
Corcadorca Theatre Company
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Aedín Cosgrove and Paul Keogan
Director: Pat Kiernan
Set designer: Aedín Cosgrove and Paul Keogan
Jun 2022
The Wakefires Theatre Elizabeth Fort
ANU Productions
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Ciaran Bagnall
Director: Louise Lowe
Set designer: Marie Kearns
Jun 2022
Julius Caesar Theatre TU Dublin Blackbox
TU Conservatoire
Lighting Designer Director: Aoife Spillane-Hinks
Set designer: Medb Lambert
May 2022
A MACBETH R&D Theatre Union Theatre, London Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Lucy Carter
Director: Fin Walker
May 2022
Mavra / Pierrot Lunaire Opera Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Lucy Carter
Director: Anthony Almeida
Set designer: Rosanna Vize
May 2022
The Half Moon Theatre The Mac Belfast, then touring
Green Shoot Productions
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Alan Mooney
Director: Emily Foran
Set designer: Pai Rathaya
Apr 2022
The Revolution Will Be Streamed Theatre Smock Alley Boys School
Headrush, Ireland
Lighting Designer Director: Jonathan M. Daley
Feb 2022
All The Angels Theatre The Everyman Theatre, Cork
Rough Magic Theatre Company
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Sarah Jane Shiels
Director: Lynne Parker
Set designer: Sarah Jane Shiels
Nov 2021
Hatch Dance The Civic Theatre, Dublin, then touring
Fidget Feet Aerial Dance
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Alan Mooney
Oct 2021
Anthem Theatre Sunflower Bar Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Baxter
Sep 2021
Two Fingers Up Theatre SkelpieLimmer Lighting Designer Director: Gina Donnelly & Seon Simpson
Aug 2021
Blackwater Fitup Festival Theatre Blood In The Alley Lighting Programmer Jan 2020
Three Men in a Boat Theatre Cork Arts Theatre
Minnow Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Mags Keohane
Set designer: Davy Dummigan
Nov 2019
SPLICED Theatre Site-specific (GAA Halls), then touring
The Everyman Cork in assoc, with Chalk It Down Productions
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Eoin Winning
Director: Gina Moxley
Nov 2019
The Worst Café in The World Theatre Site Specific
Big Telly Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Zoe Seaton
Oct 2019
Bingo Wings Dance Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Sarah Jane Shiels
Sep 2019
A Night in November Theatre Soda Bread Theatre Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Conleth White
Director: Matthew McIlhenny
Set designer: Chris Hunter
Sep 2019
A Thought For Your Pennies Theatre Site specific piece
Tinderbox Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Patrick J. O' Reilly
Aug 2019
Assembly Required Theatre The Lyric Theatre Belfast
Headrush, Ireland
Lighting Designer Director: Conal Clapper
Set designer: Tracey Lindsay
Jul 2019
Bouncers Theatre The Mac, Belfast
The MAC in association with Big Telly Theatre Company
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Sarah Jane Shiels
Director: Zoe Seaton
Set designer: Dianna Ennis
May 2019
He Ain't Heavy Theatre Smock Alley Boys School
Silver Bullet
Lighting Designer Director: Emily Foran
Feb 2019
The Wrongs and Rites of Grosvenor Square Theatre Smock Alley Lighting Designer Director: Simon Coury
Feb 2019
Double Cross Theatre The Lyric Theatre Belfast
The Lyric Theatre & The Abbey Theatre
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Paul Keogan
Director: Jimmy Fay
Set designer: Ciaran Bagnall
Oct 2018
Sweet Sensations Musical Smock Alley Lighting Designer Director: Teri Fitzgerald
Sep 2018
We Like It Here Theatre The Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Headrush, Ireland
Lighting Designer Director: Emily Foran
Set designer: Tracey Lindsay
Jul 2018
Borderland Theatre The Lyric Theatre Belfast
Soda Bread Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Rhiann Jeffery
Jun 2018
Cock Theatre Granary Theatre
Theatre Creature Productions
Lighting Designer Director: John Donovan
Set designer: Patrick Lehane & Niamh Birkett
Oct 2017
Song Factory Concert Granary Theatre
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa
Lighting Designer May 2017
Mary and Me Theatre Wild Productions and Patrick Talbot Productions Lighting Designer Director: Belinda Wild
Set designer: Lisa Zagone
Nov 2016
Location availability:
  • Africa
  • Australasia & Asia Pacific
  • Central Asia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Far East & East Asia
  • Middle East & West Asia
  • North America
  • Scotland
  • South America
  • UK London
  • UK Provinces
  • Western Europe & Scandinavia
  • Worldwide
Availability notes:
Have nomad, will travel? I am very open to travelling for work.
Theatre:
  • International
  • West End
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Education Establishment
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Pantomime
Opera:
  • Large scale
Dance:
  • International
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
Concert:
  • Stage Touring
  • Festival
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Exhibition Stands
  • Award Ceremonies

News

Appearing here soon... a collection of articles from the Focus magazine archives.

Press quotes

A Thought For Your Pennies

Isaac Gibson’s choice of songs and sound effects add, but only when necessary. Alan Mooney’s lighting again is perfectly selected. As fight scenes are intertwined with the daily life of living with someone who has pissed himself once again, tried to wash clothes in the microwave or talking to someone, ‘vacant…it’s like watching the sun deciding to stop shining’.
Conor O’Neill, Culture Crush NI 13/08/2019

Assembly Required

The foreboding, brooding score and intense original songs composed by Katie Richardson (Goldie Fawn) matched with the flickering and atmospheric lighting from Alan Mooney’s lighting design bring the set to life and create an atmosphere.
Chris Caldwell, Pastie Bap 05/07/2019