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Elanor Higgins - Lighting design 


I have a new - much over due! Website - please check it out -

O.K. so the website is now really out of date - BUT I intend to update it over April - In the meantime, here are a couple of Youtube links to recent Lighting Designs- Welsh National Opera's new production of  Madam Butterfly, Sept. 21 - Directed by Lindy Hume, Designer Iabella Bywater, AV design- Ash J Woodward Rhagflas | Madam Butterfly | Trailer (youtube.com) - Rhagflas | Madam Butterfly | Trailer II (youtube.com)  ,

Welsh National Opera's world premier production of 'Blaze of Glory' Spring '23 - Directer and Choreographer -  Caroline Clegg, Designer - Madeleine Boyd - Rhagflas | Blaze of Glory! | Trailer (youtube.com)



I have been working as a freelance Lighting Designer for the last 20 years, prior to this I worked as a Lighting Technician for Welsh National Opera, The Royal National Theatre (being one of the first two, full time female Lighting Technicians to be employed there) and Leicester Haymarket Theatre.

I am deeply passionate about my job and our industry and enjoy the collaborative nature of creating a production, in all genres and styles.

For me, Lighting Design is about creating the right visual language for the story we are telling, from bright ‘cartoon world’ Lighting Designs of Children’s shows which a young audience can relate to, to a highly atmospheric design where shadow is more important than light to support a characters emotional journey. Lighting Design is far more than just seeing the performers, action and set and more about creating the emotional environment in which they inhabit.

I have created Lighting Designs for all genres – Theatre, Opera, Dance, Musicals, Children’s Theatre, Productions with Puppets, Music Concerts from modern classicals to rock bands and Events.

I have lit shows/productions in many different environments from Main House stages, Studio spaces, Halls, Found spaces, Site Specific spaces including small pubs to The National Library of Wales and the Wales Millennium Stadium. I  thrive on the challenges and opportunities each production presents.

I trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where I now work part time as a guest lecturer in lighting.


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

07970 631743

Email address


Website www.elanorhigginslighting.co.uk
  • International
  • West End
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Education Establishment
  • Touring relights
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Education Establishment
  • Large scale
  • Small scale
  • Education Establishment
  • Small Scale
  • Festival
  • Education Establishment
  • Open Air Events
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Training


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