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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, and since graduating from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama has worked on both large and small scale theatre in the UK and worldwide. She has been nominated 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 a new production Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties at Southwark Playhouse, Elephant at Birmingham Rep, Beginners, a new play written and directed by Tim Crouch and Grotty for Damsel Productions at the Bunker, London, among other projects.

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

2018

TINY DYNAMITE
Director David Loumgair // Designer Anna Reid // Movement Natasha Harrison // Music & Sound Dan Jeffries
Time Productions // Old Red Lion

2017

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

PHOENIX RISING
Director Maggie Norris // designer Emma Bailey
Smithfield Market Car Park, Site Specific Promenade

ELTON JOHN’S GLASSES
Director Psyche Stott // designer Ruari Murchison
Watford Palace Theatre

THE NORTH! THE NORTH!
Director John Walton // designer Rebecca Wood
// creator Christopher Harrisson
Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and UK Tour

THE UNMARRIED
Director Niall Phillips // writer/performer Lauren Gauge
Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Underbelly

THE DRIVE
with Angel Exit Theatre // UK Tour / Edinburgh 2017

 ELSA
Director Sara Joyce
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017, Assembly

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

THE SCAR TEST
Director Sara Joyce // design Amelia Jane Hankin
//sound design Jo Walker
Soho Theatre

SKATE HARD, TURN LEFT
Director Jemima James // set design Ruth Sutcliffe
// sound design Dom Kennedy/Lex Kosanke
Battersea Arts Centre

HIDDEN
Director Scott Hurran // writer Nicola Werenowska
// set design Loren Elstein // sound design Max Pappenheim
UK Tour

NATIVES
Director Rob Drummer // writer Glenn Waldron
Boundless Theatre

GOOD DOG
Tiata Fahodzi // director Natalie Ibu
// writer Arinze Kene
Watford Palace + UK Tour

SCHOOL PLAY
Antic-Face // director Charlie Parham
// set design Anna Reid // sound design Michael England
Southwark Playhouse

2016

MUTED
Director Jamie Jackson // set + costume design Sarah Beaton
// sound design Max Perryment
The Bunker Theatre, London Bridge

ALICE
Aiglon College Switzerland

ERWARTUNG / TWICE THROUGH THE HEART
set + costume Georgia De Grey
Hackney Showroom with Shadwell Opera

THE KNIFE OF DAWN
Composer Hannah Kendall // librettist Tessa McWatt
// director John Walton // set + costume Martin Thomas
The Sackler Studio, Roundhouse

AFFECTION
Outbox Theatre // director Ben Buratta
// writer Jodi Gray // set + costume Harry Whitham
The Glory, Haggerston, and A.E Harris Stans Cafe Birmingham

BITCHES
director Valentina Ceschi // writer Bola Agbaje
// set + costume design Emma Bailey
The Finborough Theatre

TORCH
Director Jess Edwards // writer Phoebe Eclair-Powell
// set + costume design Amelia Jane-Hankin
Latitude, New Diorama, Edinburgh Underbelly Big Belly

THIS EVIL THING
writer + performer Michael Mears // director Rosamunde Hutt
// set + costume design Mark Friend
The New Town Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

A SERIOUS CASE OF THE FUCKITS
director Sarah Davey Hull // set and costume design Kate Driver Jones
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Webber Douglas Studio

HANDLE WITH CARE
Director Daphna Attias // set + costume design Jenny Hayton
A Site Specific touring production with Dante or Die, telling the story of lives through a storage facility.

 THE HERESY OF LOVE
Director Martin Wylde // set + costume design Samantha Dowson
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Embassy Theatre
2015

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
director Sarah Barker-Doherty // set + costume design Ryan Laight
Aiglon College, Switzerland

HOOKUP
Director Ben Buratta // set + costume design Harry Whitham
Hackney Downs Studios // Outbox Theatre

TERRY PRATCHETT BOOK LAUNCH
Waterstones Piccadilly Circus

COUNTING STARS
director Scott Hurran // set + costume design Tash Prynne
Edinburgh Fringe, Assembley

THE GRIMM FAIRYTALES
director Sarah Barker-Doherty // set + costume design Ryan Laight
Aiglon College, Switzerland
2014

STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW
Director Ed Burnside // set + costume design Ryan Laight
Chichester University

THE BOY WHO CLIMBED OUT OF HIS FACE
Director Louise Mari // set + costume design Rachel Good
The Jetty, North Greenwich // Shunt

ENEMIES
Director Tim Lee // set + costume design Martin Thomas
The Embassy Theatre, Central

ABOUT MISS JULIE
The Kings Head, Islington

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