Photograph from Dick Whittington & his Cat - lighting design by CraigWest
Photographer: Mike Kwasniak | From the show Dick Whittington & his Cat
Photograph from Dick Whittington & his Cat - lighting design by CraigWest
Photographer: Mike Kwasniak | From the show Dick Whittington & his Cat
Photograph from Pericles - lighting design by CraigWest
Photographer: Joshua Ford | From the show Pericles
Photograph from Dick Whittington & his Cat - lighting design by CraigWest
Photographer: Mike Kwasniak | From the show Dick Whittington & his Cat
Photograph from Dick Whittington & his Cat - lighting design by CraigWest
Photographer: Mike Kwasniak | From the show Dick Whittington & his Cat
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Craig West

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Biography

An experienced lighting designer in Theatre, dance and circus genres. He undertakes several lighting design projects a year and has been working professionally as a lighting designer for 15 years.

He has worked with and created work for The National theatre, RSC, LIFT, Emergency exit Arts, Gorilla Circus, Flute Theatre and Appetite Stoke.

Previous productions

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Dick Whittington & his Cat Theatre New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Lighting Designer Director: Douglas Rintoul
Set designer: Emily Bestow
Nov 2023
Pericles Theatre Riverside Studios Hammersmith, then touring
Flute Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Kelly Hunter
Nov 2022, Nov 2022, Mar 2023, Apr 2023, Apr 2023, Jun 2023
Unity Dance Gorilla Circus Lighting Designer Sep 2021, Jul 2022, May 2023
Pericles Theatre Riverside Studios Hammersmith, then touring
Flute Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Kelly Hunter
Nov 2022, Nov 2022, Mar 2023, Apr 2023, Apr 2023, Jun 2023
Pericles Theatre Riverside Studios Hammersmith, then touring
Flute Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Kelly Hunter
Nov 2022, Nov 2022, Mar 2023, Apr 2023, Apr 2023, Jun 2023
Pericles Theatre Riverside Studios Hammersmith, then touring
Flute Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Kelly Hunter
Nov 2022, Nov 2022, Mar 2023, Apr 2023, Apr 2023, Jun 2023
Pericles Theatre Riverside Studios Hammersmith, then touring
Flute Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Kelly Hunter
Nov 2022, Nov 2022, Mar 2023, Apr 2023, Apr 2023, Jun 2023
Pericles Theatre Riverside Studios Hammersmith, then touring
Flute Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Kelly Hunter
Nov 2022, Nov 2022, Mar 2023, Apr 2023, Apr 2023, Jun 2023
Unity Dance Gorilla Circus Lighting Designer Sep 2021, Jul 2022, May 2023
Unity Dance Gorilla Circus Lighting Designer Sep 2021, Jul 2022, May 2023
Shambala Closing Ceremony Concert Shambala Festival
Gorilla Circus
Lighting Designer Director: Ezra Trigg & Sid Sharma
Aug 2019
Thank You For Having us Concert Gorilla Circus Generik Vapeur Lighting Designer Director: Caty Avram
Jun 2019, Jul 2019
Thank You For Having us Concert Gorilla Circus Generik Vapeur Lighting Designer Director: Caty Avram
Jun 2019, Jul 2019
Zero for the Young Dudes Theatre National Theatre - Olivier
Orange Tree Youth Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: R Zuric
Jun 2017
#YOLO Theatre National Theatre - Olivier Lighting Designer Jun 2017
Safe Theatre New Diarama Theatre, London
Spare Tyre
Lighting Designer Director: Arti Prashar
Mar 2017
Altitude Dance Out There Festival
Gorilla Circus
Lighting Designer Sep 2016
13 Dance Goodwood
Gorilla Circus
Lighting Designer Jun 2016
The Search for Fire Concert Woodhorn Museum
Emergency Exit Arts
Lighting Designer Nov 2014
Winterfest Concert Theatre Royal, Stoke on Trent
Emergency Exit Arts
Lighting Designer Nov 2014
Shakespeare 450th Celebrations Corporate & Industrial RSC Stratford Lighting Designer Apr 2014
Seeking Sanctuary Theatre The Vaults
The Red cross EEA
Lighting Designer Nov 2013
Angel's in America Theatre The Space, London Docklands
Phoenix Productions
Lighting Designer Sep 2010
Madame Everleigh's Lover Theatre Camden Head
Raven Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Aug 2010
Patio Porch Theatre Above The Stag Theatre
Raven Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Philip North
May 2010
Contact method Details
Email address craig@craigwestlighting.com
Website https://www.craigwestlighting.com/
Theatre:
  • International
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
Concert:
  • Club
  • Festival

News

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

Press quotes

Pericles

Pericles’ extremes of shipwreck, are suffused in Craig West’s memorable lighting. West’s flair for backlighting and slant provokes magic.
Simon Jenner, FringeReview 17/11/2022
Craig West's Lighting is particularly evocative in the small semi-circular performance space, creating so many tones that speak to the emotional pace of the show as well as it's many locations
Maryam Philpott, Reviewshub 09/11/2022

Madame Everleigh's Lover

The clever use of lighting in a small performance space drew the audience’s eye to the action and wonderfully emphasised the characters’ descent into madness
Chloe French, Camden Fringe Voyeur 25/08/2010