Charles Balfour

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Charles Balfour is an internationally renowned lighting designer. He has extensive experience lighting for theatre, dance and music, with over 250 shows in his repertoire since 1987. Recent credits include Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Kite Runner, Mojo and Richard III in the West End, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at the National, The Alchemist and Midsummer Night's Dream for RSC, The River on Broadway, The Suppliant Women for ATC, Torn for the Royal Court, Hydrargyrum for Rambert Dance and La Bianca Notte for Hamburg Opera.

Knight of Illumination for Drama winner 2013 . UK Theare Award Best Design winner 2013. Best West End Lighting winner 2014.  


Previous productions

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Hidden Voices Dance Tate Modern Turbine Hall, then touring
Rosemary Butcher
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Rosemary Butcher
Oct 2005
New Work Dance Sadlers Wells, then touring
Richard Alston Dance Company
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Richard Alston
Oct 2005
The Tempest Theatre Liverpool Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Philip Franks
Set designer: Gideon Davey
Sep 2005
Hair Musical The Gate, Notting Hill Lighting Designer Director: Daniel Kramer
Set designer: Soutra Gilmour
Sep 2005
Location availability:
  • Worldwide
Contact method Details
Agent name

Sally Hope

Agent phone

020 7613 5353

Agent website

Agent email

  • International
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • International
  • Large scale
  • Small scale
  • International
  • UK National Company
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale


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