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Zoe Spurr

Zoe Spurr

Lighting Designer

Tiny Dynamite Production Photos
Time Productions
The Old Red Lion Theatre

Photo Credit: The Other Richard

Zoe is a theatre lighting designer, since graduating from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama she has worked on both large and small scale theatre in the UK and worldwide. She was shortlisted for the 2017 OFFIES Best Lighting Design award for The Big House’s Phoenix Rising, a site specific production set in an underground car park.

 

Upcoming productions include Meek for Headlong at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, Abigail’s Party for Queens Theatre Hornchurch (touring to Derby, Salisbury and Luxembourg), The Unreturning for Frantic AssemblySilence for Mercury Colchester and The Maids for Manchester HOME, among others.

Praise for Phoenix Rising:

“Zoe Spurr’s brilliant lighting design means there is little intervention required from cast and crew to get the audience to the right area, as one scene naturally ends, the next is illuminated in such a way that the audience are drawn there like a moth to a flame. What we watch can, at times be uncomfortable, but like the moth we just cannot pull ourselves away.”

— Greg Stewart, Theatre Weekly

“…as one chapter concludes, Zoe Spurr’s crafty lighting design catches the eye from across the car park and draws the audience across to the next piece of the puzzle.”

— Daniel Perks, Miro Magazine

SELECTED LIGHTING DESIGN CREDITS

UPCOMING

MEEK
Headlong // Traverse Theatre
director: Amy Hodge // design: Max Jones // lighting: Zoe Spurr

ABIGAIL’S PARTY
Derby Theatre, Derby
director: Douglas Rintoul // designer: Lee Newby // lighting: Zoe Spurr // sound: Ivan Stott

THE UNRETURNING
Frantic Assemby
director: Neil Bettles // video and sets: Andrez Goudling // lighting: Zoe Spurr

SILENCE
Mercury Theatre Colchester
director: Jo Newman // design: Baska Wesolowska // lighting: Zoe Spurr

THE MAIDS
Manchester HOME
director: Lily Sykes // lighting: Zoe Spurr

2018

STICKY & INFINITE JOY
Southwark Playhouse, London
director: Simon Kane // designer: Ryan Dawson Laight // lighting: Zoe Spurr

LOOSE LIPS
Stoke Newington Town Hall, Stoke Newington
director: Sammy Glover // sets: Frankie Bradshaw // lighting: Zoe Spurr

CONFIDENCE
Boundless Theatre // Southwark Playhouse, London
director: Rob Drummer // design: Amelia Jane Hankin // lighting: Zoe Spurr // sound: Father

THE PHLEBOTOMIST
Hampstead Theatre, London
director: Sam Yates // design: Rosanna Vize // lighting: Zoe Spurr // sound: Alex Twiselon

NOT TALKING
Arcola Theatre, London
director: James Hillier // design: Amy Cook // lighting: Zoe Spurr // sound & music: Simon Slater

COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN FIVE BETTIES
Southwark Playhouse, London
director: Charlie Parham // design: Anna Reid // lighting: Zoe Spurr // sound & music: Hollie Buhagiar

GRUMPY OLD WOMEN
UK Tour
director: Owen Lewis // lighting: Zoe Spurr

GROTTY
Bunker Theatre, London
director: Hannah Hauer-King // design: Anna Reid // lighting: Zoe Spurr // sound & music: Alexandra Faye Braithwaite

ELEPHANT
Birmingham Rep, Birmingham
director: Lucy Morrison // design: Camilla Clarke // lighting: Zoe Spurr // sound: Clive Meldrum

BEGINNERS
Unicorn Theatre, London
director: Tim Crouch // sets: Chloe Lamford & Camilla Clarke // lighting: Zoe Spurr

TINY DYNAMITE
Old Red Lion Theatre, London
director: David Loumgair // designer: Anna Reid // lighting: Zoe Spurr // movement: Natasha Harrison // music & sound: Dan Jeffries

2017

FESTIVAL VOICES
Ugly Duck, a warehouse space in London Bridge
“Bold, collaborative choral music, performed to new audiences in unexpected venues”

PHOENIX RISING
Smithfield Market Car Park, Site Specific Promenade
director: Maggie Norris // designer: Emma Bailey // lighting: Zoe Spurr

ELTON JOHN’S GLASSES
Watford Palace Theatre, Watford
director: Psyche Stott // designer: Ruari Murchison // lighting: Zoe Spurr

THE NORTH! THE NORTH!
Edinburgh Fringe 2017 // UK Tour
director: John Walton // designer: Rebecca Wood // creator: Christopher Harrisson // lighting: Zoe Spurr

THE UNMARRIED
Edinburgh Fringe 2017 // Underbelly Festival London
director: Niall Phillips // writer & performer: Lauren Gauge // lighting: Zoe Spurr

THE DRIVE
UK Tour // Edinburgh 2017
directors & performers: Tasmin Fessey & Lynne Forbes // sets: Yoon Bae // lighting: Zoe Spurr

ELSA
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017, Assembly
director: Sara Joyce // lighting: Zoe Spurr

BEWEEP, OUTCAST
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London
director: Martin Wylde // design: Sammy Downson // lighting: Zoe Spurr // sound: Chris Bartholomew

THE SCAR TEST
Soho Theatre, London
director: Sara Joyce // designer: Amelia Jane Hankin // lighting: Zoe Spurr // sound: Jo Walker

SKATE HARD, TURN LEFT
Battersea Arts Centre, London
director: Jemima James // sets: Ruth Sutcliffe // lighting: Zoe Spurr // sound: Dom Kennedy & Lex Kosanke

HIDDEN
UK Tour
director: Scott Hurran // sets: Loren Elstein // lighting: Zoe Spurr // sound: Max Pappenheim

NATIVES
Southwark Playhouse, London
director: Rob Drummer // designer: Amelia Jane Hankin // lighting: Zoe Spurr

GOOD DOG
Watford Palace, Watford // UK Tour
director: Natalie Ibu // sets: Amelia Jane Hankin // lighting: Zoe Spurr // sound: Helen Skiera

SCHOOL PLAY
Southwark Playhouse, London
director: Charlie Parham // sets: Anna Reid // lighting: Zoe Spurr // sound: Michael England

2016

MUTED
The Bunker Theatre, London Bridge
director: Jamie Jackson // sets & costumes: Sarah Beaton// lighting: Zoe Spurr // sound: Max Perryment

ALICE
Aiglon College Switzerland

ERWARTUNG / TWICE THROUGH THE HEART
Hackney Showroom with Shadwell Opera, London
director: Jack Furness // sets & costumes: Georgia De Grey // lighting: Zoe Spurr

THE KNIFE OF DAWN
The Sackler Studio, Roundhouse
director: John Walton // sets & costumes: Martin Thomas // lighting: Zoe Spurr

AFFECTION
Outbox Theatre, London // The Glory, Haggerston // A.E Harris Stans Cafe Birmingham
director: Ben Buratta // sets & costumes: Harry Whitham // lighting: Zoe Spurr

BITCHES
The Finborough Theatre, London
director: Valentina Ceschi // sets & costumes: Emma Bailey // lighting: Zoe Spurr

TORCH
Latitude // New Diorama, London // Edinburgh // Underbelly Big Belly
director: Jess Edwards // sets & costumes: Amelia Jane-Hankin

THIS EVIL THING
The New Town Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
director: Rosamunde Hutt // sets & costumes: Mark Friend // lighting: Zoe Spurr

A SERIOUS CASE OF THE FUCKITS
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Webber Douglas Studio
director: Sarah Davey Hull // sets & costumes: Kate Driver Jones // lighting: Zoe Spurr

HANDLE WITH CARE
A Site Specific touring production with Dante or Die, telling the story of lives through a storage facility.
director: Daphna Attias // sets & costumes: Jenny Hayton // lighting: Zoe Spurr

THE HERESY OF LOVE
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Embassy Theatre
director: Martin Wylde // sets & costume: Samantha Dowson // lighting: Zoe Spurr

2015

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
Aiglon College, Switzerland
director” Sarah Barker-Doherty // sets & costumes: Ryan Laight // lighting: Zoe Spurr

HOOKUP
Hackney Downs Studios // Outbox Theatre
director: Ben Buratta // sets & costumes: Harry Whitham // lighting: Zoe Spurr

TERRY PRATCHETT BOOK LAUNCH
Waterstones Piccadilly Circus
lighting: Zoe Spurr

COUNTING STARS
Edinburgh Fringe, Assembley
director: Scott Hurran // sets & costumes: Tash Prynne // lighting: Zoe Spurr

THE GRIMM FAIRYTALES
Aiglon College, Switzerland
director: Sarah Barker-Doherty // sets & costumes: Ryan Laight // lighting: Zoe Spurr

2014

STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW
Chichester University
director: Ed Burnside // sets & costumes: Ryan Laight // lighting: Zoe Spurr

THE BOY WHO CLIMBED OUT OF HIS FACE
The Jetty, North Greenwich, London // Shunt
director: Louise Mari // sets & costumes: Rachel Good // lighting: Zoe Spurr

ENEMIES
The Embassy Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama, London
director: Tim Lee // sets & costumes: Martin Thomas // lighting: Zoe Spurr

ABOUT MISS JULIE
The King’s Head Theatre, London
director: Raf Santana // lighting: Zoe Spurr

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