Photograph from Forgot Your Password? - lighting design by Claire Childs
Photographer: Simon Richardson | From the show Forgot Your Password?
Photograph from Under the Frozen Moon - lighting design by Claire Childs
Photographer: Raphael Klatzko | From the show Under the Frozen Moon
Photograph from The Little Mermaid - lighting design by Claire Childs
Photographer: Tim Mountain | From the show The Little Mermaid
Photograph from I AM BEAST - lighting design by Claire Childs
Photographer: Robert Piwko | From the show I AM BEAST
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Claire Childs

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Biography

Claire studied Mathematics at Oxford before starting her career as a lighting designer. Her credits include the UK and international tours of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Blackeyed Theatre), and the UK tours of I Am Beast, Killing Roger and The Girl With No Heart (Sparkle and Dark), The Snowsmith, Boulder and Under the Frozen Moon (Half a String), The Tempest (Thick as Thieves), Revenge (Crime and Comedy Theatre Company), The Shipwrecked House (Penned in the Margins) and The Just So Stories (Red Table Theatre). 

Other lighting designs include 100 Years and Push (Popelei Theatre), Humane (True Name Productions), Kaj Nazar (London Armenian Opera), Invisible Me (House of Stray Cats), As One and Imoinda (Lontano), Zaryab (Toos Foundation), Mozart vs Machine (Mahogany Opera Group), Robin Hood (The Opera Story), Rudolf  (Pins and Needles), Iolanthe (Charles Court Opera), The Barrier (Earwig Arts), 1000 Songs (Pinch Punch), Venus/Mars (act up) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Cornucopia).

Lighting designs for dance productions include Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Alice - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass and Dracula - Welcome to D's (Chantry Dance Company) and NowHere and Forgot Your Password? (Divya Kasturi). 

Claire is an associate artist with Half a String.

www.clairechilds.co.uk

 

Previous productions

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
The Snowsmith Theatre Stage Two, Norwich Theatre Royal
Half a String
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Morton and Rori Endersby
Set designer: Peter Morton
Dec 2023
A Matter of Time Dance Guildhall Theatre Grantham
Chantry Dance Company
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Rae Piper and Paul Chantry
Sep 2023
Anoush Opera Marylebone Theatre
London Armenian Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Seta White
Set designer: Melissa Sofoian
Jul 2023
Ghost Dances Dance Guildhall Arts Centre
Chantry Dance Company
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Rae Piper and Paul Chantry
Apr 2023
Tales from a Thousand and One Nights Theatre Greenwich Theatre, then touring
Dragonboy Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Eliot Giuralarocca
Set designer: Victoria Spearing
Apr 2023
The Snowsmith Theatre Ware Drill Hall
Half a String
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Morton
Set designer: Peter Morton
Dec 2022
Days in Quarantine Theatre White Bear Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Jules Chan
Nov 2022
To Varnam With Love Dance Trestle Arts Base, then touring
Divya Kasturi
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: RIC MOUNTJOY
Choreographer: Divya Kasturi
Oct 2022
Beauty and the Beast Dance Guildhall Arts Centre, then touring
Chantry Dance Company
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Rae Piper and Paul Chantry
Sep 2022
PUSH Theatre Network Theatre, Vault Festival, then touring
Popelei Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Scarlett Plouviez
Jan 2020, May 2022
London Sinfonietta: Then & Now Concert Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
London Sinfonietta
Lighting Designer Feb 2022
Under the Frozen Moon Theatre The Marlowe Theatre Studio, Southern Maltings, then touring
Half a String
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Willatts
Set designer: Peter Morton
Nov 2019, Dec 2021
Humane Theatre Downstairs - Pleasance London
True Name
Lighting Designer Director: Imy Wyatt Corner
Set designer: Daisy Blower
Nov 2021
The Little Mermaid Dance Guildhall Theatre Grantham, then touring
Chantry Dance Company
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Rae Piper and Paul Chantry
Sep 2021
As One Opera The Warehouse Waterloo
Lontano
Lighting Designer Director: Benjamin Davis
Sep 2021
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Theatre Wilde Theatre, Bracknell, then touring
Blackeyed Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Lane
Set designer: Victoria Spearing
Sep 2017, Sep 2020, Sep 2021
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Theatre Wilde Theatre, Bracknell, then touring
Blackeyed Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Lane
Set designer: Victoria Spearing
Sep 2017, Sep 2020, Sep 2021
Iolanthe Opera Kings Head Theatre, Islington
Charles Court Opera
Lighting Designer Director: John Savournin
Set designer: Rachel Szmukler
Mar 2020
The Chantry Gala Dance Guildhall Theatre Grantham
Chantry Dance Company
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Paul Chantry and Rae Piper
Feb 2020
Revenge Theatre Greenwich Theatre, then touring
Crime and Comedy Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Louise Jameson
Feb 2020
PUSH Theatre Network Theatre, Vault Festival, then touring
Popelei Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Scarlett Plouviez
Jan 2020, May 2022
Under the Frozen Moon Theatre The Marlowe Theatre Studio, Southern Maltings, then touring
Half a String
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Willatts
Set designer: Peter Morton
Nov 2019, Dec 2021
To Varnam With Love Dance Key Theatre, Peterborough, then touring
Divya Kasturi
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Divya Kasturi
Oct 2019
Zaryab Theatre Logan Hall, London
Toos Foundation
Lighting Designer Director: Seta White
Set designer: Alexandra Kharibian
Oct 2019
Alice - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass Dance Guildhall Theatre Grantham, then touring
Chantry Dance Company
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Paul Chantry and Rae Piper
Set designer: Rae Piper
Sep 2019
100 Years Theatre Arcola Theatre
Popelei Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Scarlett Plouviez
Set designer: Rachel Wingate
Jul 2019
Nazar the Brave Opera Bishop Centre
London Armenian Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Seta White
Set designer: Zahra Mansouri
Apr 2019
Boulder Theatre The Marlowe Theatre Studio, then touring
Half a String
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Morton
Set designer: Peter Morton
Apr 2019
Imoinda Opera The Warehouse Waterloo
Lontano
Lighting Designer Director: Barbara Poll
Feb 2019
Robin Hood Opera Bussey Building Peckham
The Opera Story
Lighting Designer Director: Polly Graham
Set designer: April Dalton
Feb 2019
Rudolf Theatre Midlands Arts Centre
Pins and Needles
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Girvan
Set designer: Charlotte Cooke
Nov 2018
Invisible Me Theatre Little Angel Theatre, then touring
House of Stray Cats
Lighting Designer Director: Shelley Knowles-Dixon
Set designer: Peter Morton
Oct 2018
Dracula - Welcome to D's Dance Guildhall Theatre Grantham, then touring
Chantry Dance Company
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Rae Piper and Paul Chantry
Set designer: Rae Piper
Sep 2018
Sherlock Holmes - The Sign of Four Theatre New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, then touring
Blackeyed Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Lane
Set designer: Victoria Spearing
Sep 2018
1000 Songs Opera Arcola Studio 2 (Grimeborn Festival)
Pinch Punch and Myaseen
Lighting Designer Director: Seta White
Aug 2018
Lucky Stiff Musical Paradise Greenside
BB Theatre Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Julian Hirst
Aug 2018
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Theatre Wilde Theatre, Bracknell, then touring
Blackeyed Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Lane
Set designer: Victoria Spearing
Sep 2017, Sep 2020, Sep 2021
Mozart vs Machine Opera Quarterhouse Folkestone
Mahogany Opera Group
Lighting Designer Director: Frederic Wake-Walker
Set designer: Kitty Callister
Feb 2017
The Tempest Theatre Theatre Severn Shrewsbury, then touring
Thick as Thieves
Lighting Designer Director: Nicky Diss and Thomas Judd
Sep 2016
Mignon Opera Lewes Town Hall, then touring
New Sussex Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Harry Fehr
Set designer: Elly Wdowski
Nov 2015
Leader of the pack Musical Waterloo East Theatre
Waterloo East Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Gerald Armin
Oct 2015
I AM BEAST Theatre Pleasance Edinburgh, then touring
Sparkle and Dark
Lighting Designer Director: Shelley Knowles-Dixon
Set designer: Lily Faith Knight and Shelley Knowles-Dixon
Aug 2015
Forgot Your Password? Dance Watford Palace Theatre, then touring
Divya Kasturi
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Divya Kasturi
Apr 2015
The Shipwrecked House Theatre Penned in the Margins Lighting Designer Director: Tom Chivers
Jul 2014
The Just So Stories Theatre Red Table Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Rafe Beckley
Feb 2014
Picasso is Coming... Ce Soir Theatre St James Theatre Studio
PD Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Gerald
Nov 2013
A Midsummer Night's Dream Theatre Glamis Adventure Playground
Cornucopia Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Mark Duncan
Oct 2013
The Barrier Theatre Park Theatre
Earwig Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Kirrie Wratten
Set designer: Anna Hourriere
Sep 2013
NowHere Dance Divya Kasturi Lighting Designer Choreographer: Divya Kasturi
Jun 2013
Venus/Mars Theatre Old Red Lion Theatre
act up
Lighting Designer Director: Rikki Henry
Set designer: Petra Hjortsberg
May 2013
Blavatsky's Tower Theatre Barons Court Theatre
Behind the Eye Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Will Maynard
Set designer: Cleo Harris-Seaton
Apr 2013
Killing Roger Theatre Sparkle and Dark Lighting Designer Director: Shelley Knowles-Dixon
Set designer: Anna Shuttleworth
Mar 2013
The Girl With No Heart Theatre Bedlam Theatre, then touring
Sparkle and Dark
Lighting Designer Director: Shelley Knowles-Dixon
Set designer: Anna Shuttleworth
Aug 2012
Location availability:
  • Worldwide
Contact method Details
Email address

clairerachelchilds@gmail.com

Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Touring relights
Opera:
  • Small scale
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
  • Touring relights

News

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

Press quotes

PUSH

This is all helped enormously by the superb lighting design by Claire Childs
Tess Kennedy, Upper Circle 31/01/2020