Photograph from Tycho's Dream - lighting design by Clare O’Donoghue
From the show Tycho's Dream
Photograph from Guys and Dolls - lighting design by Clare O’Donoghue
From the show Guys and Dolls
Photograph from Blu & The Magic Web - lighting design by Clare O’Donoghue
Photographer: Rosie Powell | From the show Blu & The Magic Web
Photograph from Blu & The Magic Web - lighting design by Clare O’Donoghue
From the show Blu & The Magic Web
Photograph from Frankenstein - lighting design by Clare O’Donoghue
From the show Frankenstein
Clare O’Donoghue's picture

Clare O’Donoghue

www.clareodonoghue.lighting

Clare has lit many productions of opera, theatre, dance, and site specific performance, as well as reviving several operas worldwide. Alongside design, she has worked extensively as a freelance production engineer, making lighting effects for UK and international shows and exhibitions. 

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Freud's Last Session Theatre Kings Head Theatre
Nearly There Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Darney
Set designer: Brad Caleb Lee
Feb 2022
Blu & The Magic Web Musical Attenborough Centre for Culture and Arts
Truestory
Lighting Designer Director: Gary Sefton
Set designer: Ryan Dawson Laight
Dec 2021
Dido & Aeneas Opera Susie Sainsbury Theatre
Royal Academy of Music
Lighting Designer Director: Jack Furness
May 2021
Frankenstein Theatre Southwark Playhouse
National Youth Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Emily Gray
Set designer: Hannah Wolfe
Oct 2019
Great Expectations Theatre Southwark Playhouse
National Youth Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Mumba Dodwell
Set designer: Hannah Wolfe
Oct 2019
La Rondine Opera Daegu Opera House
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: David Cunningham
Director: Rolando Villazon
Set designer: Johannes Leiacker
Sep 2019
Der Rosenkavalier Opera Opera House Oslo
Norwegian National Opera
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Paule Constable
Director: Sir David McVicar
Set designer: Sir David McVicar
Mar 2019
Carmen Opera Winspear Opera House, Dallas
Dallas Opera
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Paule Constable
Director: Sir David McVicar
Set designer: Micheal Vale
Oct 2018
Carmen Opera Goteborg Opera
Goteborg Opera
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Paule Constable
Director: Sir David McVicar
Set designer: Michael Vale
Nov 2016
Tycho's Dream Opera Glyndebourne Opera House
Glyndebourne Youth Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Lucy Bradley
Set designer: Bern O'Donoghue
Dec 2014
Down By The Greenwood Side Opera Harveys Depot
Brighton Festival
Lighting Designer Director: Susannah Waters
Set designer: Nicola Blackwell
May 2014
Into The Harbour Opera Glyndebourne Opera House
Glydebourne Youth Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Lucy Bradley
Set designer: Bern O'Donoghue
Nov 2013
One Snowy Night Theatre UK tour
Seabright Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Tigg/Nicola Blackwell
Jan 2012
The New World Order Theatre Brighton Town Hall
Hydrocracker/Brighton Festival
Lighting Designer Director: Ellie Jones
Set designer: Ellen Cairns
May 2011
Guys and Dolls Musical Embassy Theatre, London, UK
Central School Of Speech and Drama
Lighting Designer Set designer: Keith Orton Mar 2011
Ghatam Dance Atma Dance Lighting Designer Choreographer: Mayuri Boonham
Oct 2010
Hansel and Gretel Opera Opera de Lyon
Opera de Lyon
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Joel Adam
Director: Laurent Pelly
Set designer: Barbara de Limburg
Aug 2010
Play Without Words Dance International Tour
New Adventures
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Paule Constable
Choreographer: Matthew Bourne
Set designer: Let Brotherston
Mar 2005
La Traviata Opera Teatro Lirico di Cagliari
Teatro Lirico di Cagliari
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Jean Kalman
Director: Richard Eyre
Set designer: Bob Crowley
Jul 2004
Play Without Words Dance National Theatre - Lyttelton, then touring
New Adventures
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Paule Constable
Choreographer: Matthew Bourne
Set designer: Lez Brotherston
Dec 2003
Theatre:
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Education Establishment
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Education Establishment
  • Touring relights
Opera:
  • International
  • Large scale
  • 'Country House'
  • Small scale
  • Touring relights
  • Education Establishment
Dance:
  • UK National Company
  • Small Scale
  • Touring relights
Education:
  • Workshops
  • Training
Contact method Details
Email address clareodonoghue@me.com
Home phone 07788 410336

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