Photograph from Decades - lighting design by KJohnson
Photographer: Sharron Wallace | From the show Decades
Photograph from Head Above Water - lighting design by KJohnson
Dancers: Vincenzo D’Acquisto & Larissa Longsee | Photographer: Josh Hawkins | From the show Head Above Water
Photograph from Decades - lighting design by KJohnson
Photographer: Sharron Wallace | From the show Decades
Photograph from West Side Story Symphonic Dances - lighting design by KJohnson
Dancers: Matthew Topliss & Natalie Alleston | Photographer: Richard H Smith | From the show West Side Story Symphonic Dances
Photograph from Decades - lighting design by KJohnson
Photographer: Sharron Wallace | From the show Decades
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K.J

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K.J (they/them)

UK based Lighting Designer.

Professional Member of the Association for Lighting Production and Design

ALPD Lumierè 20:20

Website: www.kjlightingdesign.com

Previous productions

Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Opens
Black Sabbath: The Ballet Dance Nieuwe Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Lighting Designer 12 Jun 2024
Tender Theatre Derby Theatre, then touring
Phosphoros Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Pavlos Christodoulou
Set designer: Jida Akil
29 Apr 2024

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
On The Nature of Rabbits Dance Joyce Theater
Pontus Lidberg Dance
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Pontus Lidberg
Mar 2024
Lines Theatre Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse, Sheffield, then touring
Roots Mbili
Lighting Designer Director: Junaid Surieddeen
Set designer: Kevin Jenkins
Feb 2024
The F*****s and their Friends Between Revolutions Opera Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Manchester International Festival
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Bertrand Couderc
Director: Ted Huffman
Set designer: Rosie Elnile
Jan 2024
Jockstrap Concert Barbican Concert Hall Lighting Designer Dec 2023
FLIP! Theatre Soho Theatre
Fuel Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Emily Aboud
Set designer: Anna Robinson
Nov 2023
Traces Through Time Dance Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
Fallen Angels Dance Theatre
Lighting Designer Nov 2023
Black Sabbath: The Ballet Dance Birmingham Hippodrome, then touring
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Pontus Lidberg
, Choreographer: Raul Reinoso & Cassi Abranches
Set designer: Alexandre Arrechea
Sep 2023
On The Nature of Rabbits Dance Teatro alle Tese
Venice Biennale
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Pontus Lidberg
Jul 2023
F*****s And Their Friends Between Revolutions Theatre HOME Manchester, then touring
Manchester International Festival
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Bertrand Couderc
Director: Ted Huffman
Set designer: Rosie Elnile
Jun 2023
Applause Musical PATS Studio Theatre
Guildford School of Acting
Lighting Designer Director: Stewart Nicholls
Set designer: Roger Ness
Mar 2023
Company Musical PATS Studio Theatre
Guildford School of Acting
Lighting Designer Director: Alison Pollard
Set designer: Roger Ness
Mar 2023
My Brother’s Keeper Theatre Theatre503 Lighting Designer Director: Robert Awosusi
Set designer: Amanda Ramasawmy
Feb 2023
Who’s Holiday Theatre HOME Manchester
Tuckshop
Lighting Designer Director: Kirk Jameson
Nov 2022
Shed Dance Lighting Designer Oct 2022
Hotel Dance Birmingham Hippodrome, then touring
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Morgann Runacre-Temple
Set designer: Sami Fendall
Oct 2022
Dogs Theatre Liverpool Playhouse Studio Lighting Designer Director: Nathan Powell
Oct 2022
Happy Meal Theatre Traverse Theatre, then touring
Roots/Theatre Royal Playmouth/ETT
Lighting Designer Director: Jamie Fletcher
Set designer: Ben Stones
Aug 2022
Masters Showcase Theatre Bellairs Theate
Guildford School of Acting
Lighting Designer Jul 2022
Knot of the Heart Theatre The Lab, Birmingham Conservatoire
Birmingham Conservatoire
Lighting Designer Director: Chris White
Jun 2022
Smile Musical The Mack
Mountview
Lighting Designer Director: Julia Locascio
Set designer: Rhyannon Richardson
Jun 2022
Celebrated Virgins Theatre Theatr Clwyd
Theatr Clwyd
Lighting Designer Director: Eleri B. Jones
Set designer: Holly Pigott
May 2022
Coming to England Musical Birmingham Rep
Birmingham Rep
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Bretta Gerecke
Director: Omar Okai
Set designer: Bretta Gerecke
Mar 2022
As You Like It Theatre New Vic Theatre
Northern Broadsides
Lighting Designer Director: Laurie Sansom
Set designer: E.M.Parry
Feb 2022
West Side Story Symphonic Dances Dance Leeds Grand Theatre, then touring
Opera North
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Dane Hurst
Set designer: Charles Edwards
Oct 2021
Halfway and Beyond Dance Leeds Grand Theatre, then touring
Opera North
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Dane Hurst
Set designer: Charles Edwards
Oct 2021
Decades Theatre Leeds Playhouse
Leeds Playhouse
Lighting Designer Director: James Brining
, Director: Sameena Hussain
, Director: Amanda Huxtable
, Director: Amy Leach
, Director: Evie Manning
, Director: Tess Seddon
Set designer: Amanda Stoodley
May 2021
EBO Dance Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre
Phoenix Dance Theatre
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Miguel Altunaga
May 2021
Head Above Water Dance Dance East, Ipswich, then touring
Joss Arnott Dance
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Joss Arnott
Oct 2020
Khepri Dance Dance East, Ipswich, then touring
Joss Arnott Dance
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Oct 2020
Black Waters Dance Leeds Playhouse, then touring
Phoenix Dance Theatre
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Sharon Watson
, Choreographer: Shambik Ghose and Dr Mitul Sengupta
Feb 2020
Infra Dance Finnish National Opera, Helsinki
Finnish National Ballet
Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Lucy Carter
Choreographer: Wayne McGregor
Set designer: Julian Opie
Sep 2019
Innocent Children Dance Riley Theatre, Leeds
Northern School of Contemporary Dance
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Sade and Kristina Alleyne
Jul 2019
Rust Theatre Bush Theatre, then touring
HighTide / Bush Theatre
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Jess Bernberg
Director: Eleanor Rhode
Set designer: Max Johns
Jun 2019
the sea tells a story Dance Riley Theatre, Leeds, then touring
Verve Dance Company
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Ben Wright
Feb 2019
Songlines Theatre HighTide Festival, then touring
Hightide/DugOut Theatre
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Jess Bernberg
Director: George Chilcott
Set designer: Lizzy Leech
Sep 2018
FIM Dance None/R&D
Theo TJ Lowe
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Theo TJ Lowe
Jul 2018
HE-SHA Dance Laban Theatre
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Theo 'TJ' Lowe
Jul 2018
Waves Dance Laban Theatre
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Joss Arnott
Jul 2018
Everything Between Us Theatre Finborough Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Neil Bull
Set designer: Laura Cordery
Apr 2017
In The Land of Invented Languages Dance Laban Theatre Lighting Designer Choreographer: Jessica Wright
Oct 2016
Wasted Theatre Kings Head Theatre, Islington Lighting Designer Director: Kat Woods
Sep 2016
Location availability:
  • Worldwide
Contact method Details
Website www.kieronjohnsonlighting.com
Theatre:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
Musical:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Pantomime
Opera:
  • Large scale
Dance:
  • International
  • UK National Company
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
  • Education Establishment
  • Touring relights
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Plays

News

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

Press quotes

Decades

The six disparate plays are held together by Amanda Stoodley’s flexible set design: a series of oddly beautiful scaffolding structures, elegantly lit by Kieron Johnson, suggestive of the changing structures of the city around the Playhouse.
Catherine Love, The Guardian 24/05/2021

Black Waters

The lighting (by Kieron Johnson) plays a huge part in the piece. Haze hangs over the whole stage, through which narrow side-lighting is able to pick out even the smallest of details: at one point all that is being illuminated is a hand - but that hand was so expressive! The absolute precision of the lighting is a major contributor to the overall effect.
Peter Lathan, British Theatre Guide
Kieron Johnson's lighting design is outstanding.
Mike Dixon, Dance Europe
The dancers also have the benefit of Kieron Johnson's stunning lighting design. This skillfully evokes everything from a stage full of cramped cells to the moving seas.
Jonathan Cash, Reviews Hub