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Andy is a lighting designer working in theatre, circus, community and educational projects. 

He trained in sound and lighting engineering at the University of Derby and has an MA in lighting design and theatre-making from Central School of Speech and Drama.

Lighting design projects include: Merlin (Nuffield, Southampton); No Way Back (Frantic Assembly); Turning a Little Further (Young Vic); The Siege (The Freedom Theatre, Palestine and UK tour); The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (The Unicorn); Othello (Frantic Assembly); Ragnarok (Eastern Angles); The Believers (Frantic Assembly, winner of a Knight of Illumination Award 2014); Cooped (Spymonkey); It's a Family Affair (Sherman, Cardiff); A Season in the Congo - parallel production (Young Vic); The Boss of it All (New Perspectives); Happy Families (Cirque Bijou/Circus Space); The Arrival (Tamasha); Rock Pool (Inspector Sands); Gruesome Playground Injuries (The Gate); Beautiful Burnout (Frantic Assembly/National Theatre of Scotland); Mess (Caroline Horton); The Irish Giant (Cartoon de Salvo); Little Dogs (National Theatre Wales/Frantic Assembly); Lovesong (Frantic Assembly); Stockholm (Sydney Theatre Company/Frantic Assembly); Babel (Stan Won't Dance); The Erpingham Camp (Brighton Festival); Ida Barr and Office Party (Barbican); Frankenstein (Northampton Royal); Home Inverness (National Theatre of Scotland); Outre and Ren-Sa (Array).

He designs regularly for The National Centre for Circus Arts (formerly Circus Space), has toured extensively with Propeller, Frantic Assembly, The National Theatre of Scotland and Spymonkey, has worked for Brighton and Greenwich & Docklands Festivals and on La Clique and La Soiree at The Roundhouse and in the West End. 

Andy is co-convener of SiPA, The Sustainability in Production Alliance which was launched in 2015. Andy is committed to encouraging and promoting environmentally responsible and sustainable practice in performance lighting design and across the live production industry.

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
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07879 622297

Email address


Agent name Davina Shah
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  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Touring relights
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Medium Scale
  • Conferences
  • Open Air Events
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Plays


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