Photograph from Loam - lighting design by Hugo Dodsworth
Photographer: Craig Fuller | From the show Loam
Photograph from Girl In The Machine - lighting design by Hugo Dodsworth
Photographer: Craig Fuller | From the show Girl In The Machine
Photograph from Fame Whore - lighting design by Hugo Dodsworth
Photographer: Charles Flint | From the show Fame Whore
Photograph from Fame Whore - lighting design by Hugo Dodsworth
Photographer: Charles Flint | From the show Fame Whore
Photograph from Mother Courage And Her Children - lighting design by Hugo Dodsworth
Photographer: Cam Harle | From the show Mother Courage And Her Children

Hugo Dodsworth

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Biography

Hugo (he/him) is a Performance Designer, working holistically across disciplines of set, lighting, costume and video design. He trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2022 with an MA in Performance Design. Prior to his design training, Hugo received his BA (Hons) in Italian and History of Art from UCL in 2021, with the highest marked dissertation in his cohort, titled After Dark: Light as a Material for Placemaking. In 2019, Hugo spent a year working as an electrician and lighting design assistant at Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Hugo specialises in digital design communication methods and is particularly interested in technologies of design and performance.

Previous productions

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
How You Died Theatre Old Red Lion Theatre
Dark Skies Ensemble
Lighting Designer Director: Ellie Jay Stevens
Set designer: Hugo Dodsworth
Feb 2024
The Last One Theatre Arcola Studio 2 Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Imy Wyatt Corner
Set designer: Olivia Jamieson
Jan 2024
Machinal Theatre Embassy Theatre, CSSD
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Shani Erez & Anna Healey
Set designer: Hugo Dodsworth & Sammy Dowson
Dec 2023
Darknet Theatre Tobacco Factory Theatres
Bristol School of Acting
Lighting Designer Director: Jay Zorenti-Nakhid
Set designer: Amanda Mascarenhas
Nov 2023
The Cherry Orchard Theatre Tobacco Factory Theatres
Bristol School of Acting
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Stuart Wood
Set designer: Max Johns
Jul 2023
Fame Whore Theatre Kings Head Theatre, then touring
Sarah Allen Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Tom Ratcliffe
Set designer: Alys Whitehead
Oct 2022, Feb 2023
Between the Roots and Wings Theatre Courtyard Theatre - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Martin Wylde & Rachel Wise
Set designer: Sammy Dowson
Dec 2022
Babytales Theatre Bristol Old Vic Studio
Made in Bristol
Lighting Designer Director: Lisa Gregan
Set designer: Robbie McDonnell
Nov 2022
The Telephone / La Voix Humaine Opera Playground Theatre
Opera on the Move
Lighting Designer Director: Benjamin Schilperoort
Set designer: Fiona McKeon
Oct 2022
Mother Courage And Her Children Theatre Webber Douglas - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Shani Erez & Morwenna Rowe
Set designer: Sammy Dowson
Oct 2022
Fame Whore Theatre Kings Head Theatre, then touring
Sarah Allen Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Tom Ratcliffe
Set designer: Alys Whitehead
Oct 2022, Feb 2023
Spoons Theatre Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, UK
PBJ Management
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Schlesinger
Set designer: Hazel McIntosh
Aug 2022
Loam Theatre Bristol Old Vic
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Marcus Romer
Set designer: Olivia Jamieson
Jun 2022
Catastrophe Bay Musical Bristol Old Vic
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Lighting Designer Director: Derek Bond
Set designer: Matthew Cassar
Jun 2022
Girl In The Machine Theatre The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Ellie Jay Stevens
Set designer: Hugo Dodsworth
May 2022
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot Theatre The Station
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Lighting Designer Director: Nik Partridge
Set designer: Hugo Dodsworth
Mar 2022
Romeo and Juliet Theatre The Redgrave Theatre
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Lighting Designer Director: Aaron Parsons
Set designer: Aldo Vasquez
Dec 2021
Location availability:
  • Worldwide
Contact method Details
Email address hugo@hugododsworth.com
Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Education Establishment
  • Projection / Video Design
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
Opera:
  • Small scale
Dance:
  • Education Establishment
Concert:
  • Education Establishment

News

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Press quotes

Catastrophe Bay

Lighting by the BOVTS’ own Hugo Dodsworth delivers clarity while retaining that most precious commodity: not being too obvious while transforming the mood literally at the flick of a switch.
Bryan J Mason, Bristol 24/7 28/06/2022

Girl In The Machine

Hugo Dodsworth's clever set design
Mike Whitton, Stage Talk Magazine 14/05/2022

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Mirrored blocks and strips of mobile lighting make up a clever set and lighting design from Hugo Dodsworth, that serve to shine a light and hold up a mirror to those of us watching on.
Jamie Rees, Theatre Jam 08/03/2022