Photograph from My Family: Not the Sitcom - lighting design by Declan Randall
Post show preset | Photographer: Declan Randall | From the show My Family: Not the Sitcom
Photograph from Porgy and Bess - lighting design by Declan Randall
Porgy & Bess - The Funeral | Photographer: Declan Randall | From the show Porgy and Bess
Photograph from Saturday Night Fever - lighting design by Declan Randall
SNF - Act 1 Scene 1 | Photographer: Declan Randall | From the show Saturday Night Fever
Photograph from Eric Satie's Faction - lighting design by Declan Randall
Preview image 2 | Photographer: Declan Randall | From the show Eric Satie's Faction
Photograph from Iolanta - lighting design by Declan Randall
The finale | Photographer: John Reading | From the show Iolanta
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Declan Randall

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Declan Randall is a lighting designer with over 21 years of professional design experience. In addition to his work as a lighting designer, Declan also designs set and projection as well - offering a full "Production Design Package" where he will design set, light and projection. Declan is based in London but has travelled all over the world with his lighting designs. Declan has designed the lighting for more than 400 productions ranging from dance and drama to opera and musicals. South African born Declan has served as Resident Lighting Designer for the Market Theatre, the State Theatre Dance Company, the Barnyard Theatre Group, the Black Ties Ensemble and Opera Africa and his work has been seen all over the world including America, Europe and Asia. Declan has won three awards for ''Best Lighting Design'' and published his first book on lighting design entitled ''Stage Lighting Design - Making the Light Fantastic'' in January 2008. Recent Credits: Aida, Saturday Night Fever, Les Contes D'Hoffman, High School Musical, Porgy & Bess, Winnie - the opera, Dialogues des Carmelites, Wind in the Willows, The Graft, Ghost - The Musical (set, lighting and projection design) and Sister Act (set, lighting and projection design). Most recently he was triple-nominated for the award for Best Lighting-, Best Set- and Best Projection Design for his work on Sister Act in Johannesburg.

Declan also works as an Associate Lighting Designer and EOS programmer. Most recently he worked as Associate Lighting Designer on 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Declan enjoys rollercoasters, photography, restoring vintage film projectors and the ocassional gingerbread latte.

Previous productions

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Closes
African Footprint Musical Lyric Theatre, then touring
African Footprint
Lighting Designer Director: Richard Loring
Set designer: Anthony Farmer
17 Aug 2100
Back Dance Various - touring, then touring
Forgotten Angle Dance Collaborative
Lighting Designer Choreographer: PJ Sabbagah
18 Aug 2100

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Animalcolm Musical Guildford Yvonne Arnaud, then touring
Story Pocket Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Forde
Set designer: Jackie Holmes
Jun 2018
ISHQ - The Musical Musical Sadlers Wells Theatre
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Declan Randall
Director: Dr Farooq Beg
Set designer: Declan Randall
Sep 2017
My Family: Not the Sitcom Theatre Playhouse Theatre, Charing Cross
Avalon Promotions
Lighting Designer Director: David Baddiel
Set designer: Declan Randall
Mar 2017
The Missing Light Theatre The Old Vic, London
The Old Vic
Lighting Designer Director: Mark Arends
Mar 2017
The Rimers of Eldritch Theatre Ivy Arts Centre, University of Surrey
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Gráinne Byrne
Set designer: Declan Randall
Feb 2017
Iolanta Opera Guildhall Silk street
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Kelly Robinson
Set designer: Bridget Kimak
Nov 2016
Eric Satie's Faction Theatre Pleasance Forth, Edinburgh
Avalon Promotion
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Alistair McGowan
Set designer: Declan Randall
Aug 2016
Madam Butterfly Opera Theatr Hafren, then touring
Mid Wales Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Barlow
Set designer: Yannis Thavoris
Sep 2011
Winnie - the Opera Opera State Theatre Pretoria, South Africa
Lighting Designer Director: ShirleyJo Finney
Set designer: Peter Harrison
Apr 2011
Dialogues des Carmelites Opera Guildhall School of Music
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Barlow
Set designer: David Farley
Mar 2011
Martina Cole's The Graft Theatre Theatre Royal Stratford East
theatre royal stratford east
Lighting Designer Director: Ryan Romain
Set designer: Colin Falconer
Feb 2011
Wind in the Willows Musical Derby Theatre
Derby LIVE
Lighting Designer Director: Hannah Chiswick
Set designer: Philip Witcomb
Dec 2010
Porgy and Bess Theatre Wales & Edinburgh Tour, then touring
Cape Town Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Christine Crouse
Set designer: Michael Williams
Oct 2009
Threads Dance Wits Theatre, Johannesubrg
MID Mophotong
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Sylvia Glasser
Set designer: Declan Randall
Nov 2008
Saturday Night Fever Musical Lyric Theatre, Johannesburg
Nick Grace Management / Big Concerts
Lighting Designer Director: Arlene Phillips / Karen Bruce
Set designer: David Shields
Apr 2008
Location availability:
  • Worldwide
Availability notes:
I am available for teaching sessions and lightng and design master classes as well as EOS family console training sessions.
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07523 519 418

Email address


Home phone

07523 519418

Work phone

07523 519418

Twitter @DeclanRandall
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