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Wayne Dowdeswell 2013-11-13 at 10.43.30

Wayne Dowdeswell

Lighting Designer

The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, Lighting By Wayne Dowdeswell, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, 2009

Wayne trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.  His early work was in Manchester before he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company where he lit many productions for The Other Place, The Pit and Barbican Theatres. He has designed extensively within the UK and abroad, particularly for the annual festivals at Longborough Opera and Pitlochry.

Wayne received Olivier Award nominations for Edward II for RSC at the Pit, Tamburlaine the Great for Wyndeham’s, and Medea for RSC at the Barbican.

Recent projects include designing multiple shows for the Pitlochry Festival 2018, including Chicago, Little Voice, Quality Street, Travesties, Before The Party, and The Last Witch.

SELECTED THEATRE CREDITS

2017

Europe // Pitlochry Festival Theatre

The Ruling Class // Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Absurd Person Singular // Pitlochry Festival Theatre

People // Pitlochry Festival Theatre

High Society // Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Mary Rose // Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Under Milk Wood // The Watermill Theatre
dir. Brendan O’Hea // des. Anna Kelsey

2016

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland // Playbox Theatre
dir. Emily Jane Quash

Cinderella // Qdos, Wyvern Theatre
dir. Chris Dunham

Hard Times // Pitlochry Festival Theatre
dir. Clare Prenton // des. Becky Minto

This Happy Breed // Pitlochry Festival Theatre
dir. John Durnin // des. Adrian Rees

Role Play // Pitlochry Festival Theatre
dir. Richard Baron // des. Ken Harrison

Flat Spin // Pitlochry Festival Theatre
dir. Richard Baron // des. Ken Harrison

Game Plan // Pitlochry Festival Theatre
dir. Richard Baron // des. Ken Harrison

Thark // Pitlochry Festival Theatre
dir. Ken Alexander // des. Nigel Hook

Carousel // Pitlochry Festival Theatre
dir. John Durnin // des. Adrian Rees

Games and Thrones (HenryVI) // Playbox Theatre
dir. Mary King, Stewart McGill, Emily Quash

2015

The Three Musketeers // Playbox Theatre
dir. Mary King

Snow White // Qdos, Wyvern Theatre
dir. Guy Unsworth

Pyrenees // Pitlochry Festival Theatre
dir. John Durnin // des. Frances Collier

The Importance of Being Earnest // Pitlochry Festival Theatre
dir. Richard Baron // des. Ken Harrison

The Lady in the Van // Pitlochry Festival Theatre
dir. Patrick Sandford // des. Ken Harrison

Home and Beauty // Pitlochry Festival Theatre
dir. Richard Baron // des. Adrian Rees

Improbable Fiction // Pitlochry Festival Theatre
dir. Clare Prenton // des. Frances Collier

A Little Night Music // Pitlochry Festival Theatre
dir. John Durnin // des. Charles Cusick-Smith

Private Lives // Bolton Octagon
dir. Elizabeth Newman // des. Amanda Stoodley

2014

Dick Whittington // Qdos, Wyvern Theatre
dir. Chris Dunham

Separation // Bolton Octagon
dir. Elizabeth Newman // des. Amanda Stoodley

Duet For One // Bolton Octagon
dir. Elizabeth Newman // des. Amanda Stoodley

Private Peaceful // Scamp & Fiery Angel, National tour
dir. Simon Reade // des. Bill Talbot

2013

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe // The Dream Factory
dir. Stewart McGill

Jack and the Beanstalk // Qdos – Wyvern Theatre
dir. Guy Unsworth

An Inspector Calls  // Bolton Octagon
dir. David Thacker

Rising Damp // Classic Comedy Theatre, UK Tour
dir. Don Warrington // des. Judy Reaves

Ramayana
The Dream Factory
dir. Stewart McGill

2012

Aladdin // Qdos, Wyvern Theatre
dir. Andrew Wright

Grease // In Yer Space Productions,
Gaiety Theatre, IoM // dir. Colin Snell

Private Peaceful // Scamp & NT, Theatre Royal Haymarket
dir. Simon Reade  // des. Bill Talbot

Godiva Awakes! // Imagineer Productions,
Cathedral Plaza, Coventry // dir. Kathi Leahy

2011

Cinderella // Qdos – Wyvern Theatre
dir. Richard Frost

Glee Club Challenge // Jack Petchey Foundation // Savoy Theatre
dir. Michael Fentiman

Comedy Chekhov // Bridge House Project
dir. Alison Sutcliffe // des. Judy Reaves

Transformations // CBSO Centre
dir. Tim Hopkins // des. Matthias Janser

Private Peaceful // Scamp – Greenwich Theatre & tour
dir. Simon Reade // des. Bill Talbot

2010

Peter Pan // Qdos – Wyvern Theatre
dir. Michael Fentiman

Midwinter Dream // Bridge House Project
dir. Alison Sutcliffe // des. Judy Reaves

David Copperfield // Bolton Octagon
dir. Elizabeth Newman // des. Lucy Sierra

A Streetcar Named Desire // Bolton Octagon
dir. David Thacker // des. Ciaran Bagnall

Hair // The Dream Factory
dir. Stewart McGill // des. Jamie Turner

The Duchess of Malfi // Stage on Screen, Greenwich Theatre
dir. Elizabeth Freestone // des. Neil Irish

Volpone // Stage on Screen, Greenwich Theatre
dir. Elizabeth Freestone // des. Neil Irish

A Doll’s House // Bridge House Project
dir. Alison Sutcliffe // des. Judy Reaves

A Midsummer Night’s Dream // Bolton Octagon
dir. David Thacker // des. Ashley Shairp

2009

The Jungle Book // The Dream Factory
dir. Emily Jane Quash // des. Jamie Turner

A Christmas Carol // Bridge House Project
dir. Alison Sutcliffe // des. Judy Reaves

When Romeo met Juliet // BBC Bristol, Belgrade 2, Coventry
dir. Paul Roseby // des. Lucy Osborne

Death of a Salesman // Bridge House Project
dir. Alison Sutcliffe // des. Judy Reaves

Cat and Mouse // Imagineer Productions, Belgrade 2, Coventry
dir. Julia Wells //des. Paul Barrett

2008

Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland // The Dream Factory
dir. Emily Jane Quash

Macbeth // Bridge House Project
dir. Alison Sutcliffe // des. Judy Reaves

Chasing Fate // Leaps & Bounds, Imagineer Productions. Birmingham Hippodrome
dir. Christopher Keys // des. Phil Eddols

Monkey // The Dream Factory
dir. Emily Jane Quash

You Can Do It // Imagineer Productions, Belgrade 2, Coventry
dir. Kathy Webb

A Midsummer Night’s Dream // The Dream Factory
dir. Mary King

2007

Educating Rita // Bridge House Project
dir. Alison Sutcliffe // des. Judy Reaves

The Truth About Lies // Imagineer Productions
dir. Kathi Leahy

Not the End of the World
Bristol Old Vic
dir. Simon Reade
des. James Cotterill

2006

The Birthday Party // Bristol Old Vic
dir. Simon Reade // des. Conor Murphy

Present Laughter // Theatr Clwyd
dir. Christopher Morahan // des. Mark Bailey

SELECTED OPERA CREDITS

2017

Fidelio // Longborough Festival Opera
dir. Orpha Phelan // des. Madeleine Boyd

The Magic Flue // Longborough Festival Opera
dir. Thomas Guthrie // des. Ruth Paton

2016

Jenufa // Longborough Festival Opera
dir. Richard Studer  // des. Richard Studer

The Marriage of Figaro // Longborough Festival Opera
dir. Thomas Guthrie  // des. Rhiannon Newman Brown

2014

The Barber of Seville // Longborough Festival Opera
dir. Richard Studer  // des. Richard Studer

Tosca // Longborough Festival Opera
dir. Richard Studer  // des. Richard Studer

2013

L’Heure Espagnole // Royal College of Music, Britten Theatre
dir. James Bonas  // des. Ruari Murchison

L’Enfant et les Sortileges  // Royal College of Music, Britten Theatre
dir. James Bonas // des. Ruari Murchison

La Boheme // Longborough Festival Opera
dir. Richard Studer // des. Richard Studer

2012

Madama Butterfly // Grange Park Opera, at Grange Park
dir. John Doyle // des. Mark Bailey

Katya Kabanova // Longborough Festival Opera
dir. Richard Studer //des. Richard Studer

2011

Falstaff // Longborough Festival Opera
dir. Richard Studer // des. Richard Studer

2010

Madama Butterfly // Grange Park Opera, at Nevill Holt
dir. John Doyle // des. Mark Bailey

Madam Butterfly // Longborough Festival Opera
dir. Richard Studer // des. Richard Studer

Don Giovanni // Longborough Festival Opera
dir. Jenny Miller // des. Jane Bruce

2009

Lucia di Lammermoor // Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
dir. Robert Jones (John Doyle) // des. Liz Ascroft

2007

Lucia di Lammermoor // Scottish Opera
dir. John Doyle // des. Liz Ascroft

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