Chris Davey - Lighting Designer

Chris Davey

Previous designs for Dundee Rep Anna Karenina,The Firebird, Sweeney Todd, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Beauty and the Beast, Romeo and Juliet, Peer Gynt (Dundee Rep).

Chris won the TMA Best Lighting Design for Dial M for Murder (WYP) and Beyond the Horizon (Northampton) and three CATS Best Design Awards for Anna Karenina at Lyceum Edinburgh, Beauty and the Beast and Peer Gynt at Dundee Rep.

He has designed extensively for Shared Experience Theatre, Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Royal Exchange Manchester, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, Citizens’s Theatre Glasgow, Birmingham Rep and Manchester International Festival.

For the National Theatre: Or You Could Kiss Me, Beyond the Horizon, Spring Storm, Harper Regan, The Seagull, The Pillars of the Community, A Dream Play, Iphiginia at Aulis, War and Peace, Baby Doll and The Colour of Justice.

For the RSC: Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale, Pericles, Cymbeline, Alice in Wonderland, Night of the Soul, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Everyman (both also in New York) A Month in the Country, Troilus and Cressida, The Comedy of Errors (world tour) Mysteria and Easter.

Recent designs include 42nd Street (Chatelet, Paris); Vamos Cuba (Sadler’s Wells); 1984 (Northern Ballet); Great Expectations (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera, La Monnaie, Brussels); The Car Man, Lord of the Flies (Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Sadler’s Wells, National and International Tours); Carlos Acosta Classical Farewell (Royal Albert Hall); The Driver’s Seat (National Theatre of Scotland); The Best Man, The Shawshank Redemption, Dial M for Murder, High Society and Wonderful Town (National Tours); Eventual Progress, Salieri Variations (Ekaterinburgh Opera and Ballet Theatre, Russia).

Opera includes Madame Butterfly (Oslo), Queen Of Spades (Opera North), Romeo et Juliette (Opera Ireland), L’Heure Espagnole, La Voix Humaine, Hippolyte et Aricie (Nationale Reisopera Netherlands), L’Arbore di Diana (Valencia), I Capuleti E I Montecchi (Opera North, Melbourne, Sydney Opera House), Skellig (The Sage Gateshead), Aida (Houston), Bird of Night (Royal Opera House London), Bluebeard (Bregenz), Jephtha (Copenhagen / English National Opera / Welsh National Opera), The Magic Flute (Welsh National Opera), eight seasons for Grange Park Opera, The Turn of the Screw, The Rake’s Progress (Aldeburgh Festival), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Monte Carlo).