Photograph from Rita - lighting design by LucaPanetta
Photographer: Craig Fuller | From the show Rita
Photograph from Let The Right One In - lighting design by LucaPanetta
Photographer: Natalie Mitchell | From the show Let The Right One In
Photograph from Rita - lighting design by LucaPanetta
Photographer: Craig Fuller | From the show Rita
Photograph from Cymbeline - lighting design by LucaPanetta
From the show Cymbeline
Photograph from The Last of the Pelican Daughters - lighting design by LucaPanetta
© ArtsEd Pelican 4 | Photographer: Robin Savage | From the show The Last of the Pelican Daughters
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Luca Panetta

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Biography

 

 

Luca trained at LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts) and now is a freelance lighting designer, video designer and lighting programmer and associate. 

 

Recent Lighting & Video Design Credits include 

If Opera's 2023 Season FedoraAlice's Adventures in Wonderlandand Iolanta (If Opera);   Polko (Paines Plough Roundabout);   Edith (The Lowry / Theatr Clwyd);   Cendrillon (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire);   If Opera's 2022 Season La Rondine, Il segreto di Susanna, and Rita (If Opera- Belcombe Court);  Diary of a Somebody (Seven Dials Playhouse) for which he was nominated for an Offie in Lighting Design;   The Faction’s 2021 Triple Bill of Medea/WornDouglass, and Duende(Wilton’s Music Hall, & Stephen Joseph Theatre);   A Double Bill of The Wardrobe Ensemble's Education, Education, Education and The Last of the Pelican Daughters directed by Sarah Frankcom (ArtsEd ALWF Theatre);  Jesus Christ Superstar (Sainsbury Theatre);  The Wonderful World of Dissocia  (Sainsbury Theatre);   La Forza Del Destino (Regents Opera);  Cymbeline(Sainsbury Theatre);  Julius Caesar (Sainsbury Theatre).   

Sole Video Designer Credits include:    The Dream Collectors (Derby Theatre).

Credits as Associate Lighting Designer and LX Programmer include:

 

Associate :  Macbeth (Liverpool, Edinburgh, London, Washington DC);   The Merchant of Venice 1936(RSC, & UK Tour);   The Real & Imagined History of The Elephant Man (UK Tour);   A Playlist for the Revolution (Bush Theatre);   Worth (Storyhouse Chester);   Cinderella (Theatre Royal Stratford East);

Credits as Video Associate include:  Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle (Mischief Theatre UK Tour, & Virgin Voyages);     Carousel (RAM) 

Programmer : A View From The Bridge (Chichester Festival Theatre & Rose Theatre);   The Homecoming (Young Vic);   Richard My Richard (Shakespeare North Playhouse);    Death Trap 2023 (Rambert UK Tour);    The Enfield Haunting (West End);    Cinderella (Theatre Royal Stratford East);     Sons of the Prophet (Hampstead Theatre);    Christmas Carol (Belgrade Theatre);    The Apology (Arcola Theatre);   The Fellowship (Hampstead Theatre);   Mary (Hampstead Theatre);   Cinderella: The AWESOME Truth (Polka Theatre);   60 Miles by Road or Rail (Royal & Derngate)  

Previous productions

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Edith Theatre The Lowry, then touring
Crowded Room
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Madelaine Moore
Set designer: Sascha Gilmour
Feb 2023
Sons of the Prophet Theatre Hampstead Theatre
Hampstead Theatre
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Jack Knowles
Director: Bijan Sheibani
Set designer: Samal Blak
Dec 2022
Cinderella Theatre Theatre Royal Stratford East Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Gillian Tan
Director: Eva Sampson
Set designer: Charlotte Espiner
Nov 2022
Mary Theatre Hampstead Theatre Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Matt Haskins
Director: Roxana Silbert
Set designer: Ashley Martin-Davis
Oct 2022
Education, Education, Education Theatre ALWF Theatre, Arts Ed Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Frankcom
Set designer: Ruth Badila
Oct 2022
The Last of the Pelican Daughters Theatre ALWF Theatre, Arts Ed Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Frankcom
Set designer: Ruth Badila
Oct 2022
The Apology Theatre Arcola Theatre
New Earth Theatre
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Gillian Tan
Director: Ria Parry
Set designer: TK Hay
Sep 2022
Rita Opera Belcombe Court
If Opera
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Lysanne van Overbeek
Set designer: Bettina John
Aug 2022
Il segreto di Susanna Opera Belcombe Court
If Opera
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Daisy Brown
Set designer: Bettina John
Aug 2022
La Rondine Opera Belcombe Court
If Opera
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Bruno Ravella
Set designer: Flavio Graff
Aug 2022
The Fellowship Theatre Hampstead Theatre
Hampstead Theatre
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: Paulette Randall
Set designer: Libby Watson
Jun 2022
Jesus Christ Superstar Musical LAMDA - The Sainsbury Theatre
LAMDA
Lighting Designer Director: Annabel Mutale Reed
Set designer: Amy Jane Cook
Jun 2022
The Wonderful World of Dissocia Theatre LAMDA - The Sainsbury Theatre
LAMDA
Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Meadows
Set designer: Amy Jane Cook
May 2022
Diary of a Somebody Theatre Seven Dials Playhouse
Making Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Nico Rao Pimparé
Set designer: Valentine Gigandet
Mar 2022
La Forza Del Destino Opera Regents Opera Lighting Designer Director: Rory Fazan
Feb 2022
A Christmas Carol Theatre Belgrade Theatre, Coventry Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Rory Beaton
Director: John Terry
Set designer: Liz Cooke
Dec 2021
Snow White Theatre Hull New Theatre
Crossroads Pantomimes
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Rory Beaton
Director: David Burrows
Dec 2021
Faction Solo's ; MEDEA / DUENDE / DOUGLASS Theatre Wilton's Music Hall & Stephen Joseph Theatre, then touring
The Faction
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Mark Leipacher and Rachel Valentine Smith
Nov 2021, Nov 2021
Cinderella : The AWESOME Truth Musical Polka Theatre Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Gillian Tan
Director: Sarah Punshon
Set designer: Oliver Townsend
Nov 2021
Faction Solo's ; MEDEA / DUENDE / DOUGLASS Theatre Wilton's Music Hall & Stephen Joseph Theatre, then touring
The Faction
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Mark Leipacher and Rachel Valentine Smith
Nov 2021, Nov 2021
60 Miles by Road or Rail Theatre Northampton Royal & Derngate Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Rory Beaton
Set designer: Lizzy Leech
Sep 2021
Julius Caesar Theatre Sainsbury Theatre, London
LAMDA
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Rachel Valentine-Smith
Set designer: Valentine Gigandet
Sep 2021
Cymbeline Theatre Sainsbury Theatre, London
LAMDA
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Marsland
Set designer: Valentine Gigandet
Sep 2021
Let The Right One In Theatre Carne Studio Theatre
LAMDA
Lighting Designer Director: Matt Hassall
Set designer: Natasha Jenkins
Jun 2021
Location availability:
  • UK London
  • UK Provinces
  • Worldwide
Contact method Details
Email address luca.panetta@outlook.com
Website www.lucapanetta.com
Theatre:
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Education Establishment
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Opera:
  • 'Country House'
  • Education Establishment
  • Projection / Video Design

News

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

Press quotes

La Rondine

Luca Panetta’s video projections underline the gap between fantasy and reality in which this piece lives so effectively.
Alexandra Coghlan, theartsdesk.com 27/08/2022

Diary of a Somebody

In the hands of Pimparé and his creative team, however, this potentially hemmed-in atmosphere works a treat with the material.
Donald Hutera, The Times 31/03/2022

Faction Solo's ; MEDEA / DUENDE / DOUGLASS

Luca Panetta’s lovely lighting design gives each scene a distinct tone and palette, from the amber, bare-bulb glow that entraps Douglass, to the alternating purple and gold effects that wash over Medea. Meanwhile, Panetta’s video work provides richly textured backgrounds and flurrying, vividly colourful slideshows in which portraits of black activists and authors blend into a collage of 20th-century artworks.
Dave Fargnoli, The Stage 06/11/2022