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Tom Lightbody

I graduated from the Specialist Lighting course at RADA in 2008, and worked subsequently as the Lighting Board Operator at the Royal Court, and as a freelance technician at a number of venues around London, including the National Theatre and Sadlers Wells. I have programmed shows for a number of wonderful Designers, including Paule Constable, Neil Austin, Jon Clark, Mark Henderson and Jo Town.

I took rather a lengthy break from the industry from 2010 and am currently reestablishing myself as a freelance Lighting Designer, Associate, and Programmer.

At present I am the acting Chief Electrician for the Mercury Theatre in Colchester, overseeing their Mercury at Abbey Field project while the theatre undergoes refurbishment.

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Kipps - The New Half A Sixpence Musical Musical Theatre Severn
Mad Cow Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Alex Hinton
Set designer: Niki Holmes
Apr 2020
Cinderella Theatre Mercury Theatre, Colchester Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Tim Deiling
Director: Ryan McBryde
Set designer: David Shields
Nov 2019
Murder On The Nile Theatre Walker Studio, Theatre Severn
Mad Cow Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Alex Hinton
Set designer: Niki Holmes
Oct 2019
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Musical Theatre Severn
Mad Cow Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Alex Hinton
May 2019
Potentials Theatre Tristan Bates Theatre
PapaTango
Lighting Designer Director: Matt Roberts
Set designer: Emma Pile
May 2009
The Country Theatre GBS Theatre
RADA
Lighting Designer Director: Geoff Bullen
Set designer: Trudi Molloy
Nov 2008
Three Sisters Theatre GBS Theatre, RADA
RADA
Lighting Designer Director: Jonathan Miller
Set designer: Isabella Bywater
Oct 2008
Queen Lear Theatre Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
RADA - Shakespeare Summer School
Lighting Designer Director: Brian Stirner
Jul 2008
Boxergirl/Gargantua Theatre Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
RADA
Lighting Designer Director: Nona Shepphard/Carl Heal
Set designer: Takis
Jun 2008
Much Ado about Nothing Theatre GBS Theatre
RADA
Lighting Designer Director: Wilson Milam
Set designer: Jennifer Maiseloff
Jun 2008
Miss Julie Theatre Brockley Jack
Phrixus Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: John Rolph
Set designer: Abby Price
Jul 2007
Throroughly Modern Millie Musical Shrewsbury Music Hall
Shrewsbury Amateur Operatic Society
Lighting Designer Director: Alex Hinton
Set designer: Lucy Aylwin
Mar 2007
MOJO Theatre AR2
Spotlights
Lighting Designer Director: Andy Johnson
Feb 2007
The Wild Party Musical The Winston Theatre
MTB
Lighting Designer Director: Rich Jones
Feb 2007
Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Plays
Contact method Details
Email address tom.lightbody@mac.com
Website http://www.tomlightbody.co.uk/

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