Photograph from Beauty and the Beast - lighting design by Andrew Bird
© AB Lighting ltd From the show Beauty and the Beast
Photograph from Simon Boccanegra - lighting design by Andrew Bird
© AB Lighting ltd Photographer: Matthew Coughlan. | From the show Simon Boccanegra
Photograph from Xerxes - lighting design by Andrew Bird
© AB Lighting ltd Photographer: Robert Workman | From the show Xerxes
Photograph from Xerxes - lighting design by Andrew Bird
© AB Lighting ltd Photographer: Robert Workman | From the show Xerxes
Photograph from Simon Boccanegra - lighting design by Andrew Bird
© AB Lighting ltd Photographer: Matthew Coughlan. | From the show Simon Boccanegra

Andy Bird

Andy has been designing lighting for over 15 years and has a passion for live theatre. He also works as a freelance Production Electrician and Programmer. He has worked on many West End productions some of which include, The Buddy Holly Story (Strand Theatre), Jerry Springer the Opera (Cambridge Theatre), Ratpack Live in Las Vegas (Theatre Royal Haymarket and Strand Theatre), The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre), Phantom 25th Anniversary Concert (The Royal Albert Hall), Memphis the musical (The Shaftesbury Theatre) and Boa (Trafalgar Studios).  

He also has worked on many touring productions and these include. The Phantom of the Opera (World Tour) and Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK Tour), Other international projects have included Das Phantom der Oper (Hamburg), Chicago the Musical (Dubai) The Phantom of the Opera (Stockholm).

Andy is also the Director of AB Lighting Ltd. The company holds a large inventory of equipment in hire stock and provides many production services. The events side of the business has used Andy’s design skills to light for high end corporate clients such as Harvey Nichols, Jimmy Choo, Clinton Cards, Berluti and Nutmeg by Morisons. you can find more details about his compay at www.ablighting.co.uk

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Simon Boccanegra Opera St John's Church
Fulham Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Fiona Williams
Mar 2016
Beauty and the Beast Musical Hatch End High School
Hatch End High School
Lighting Designer Director: Marina Dunford
Set designer: Chris Firth
Feb 2016
Xerxes Opera Longborough Festival Opera
Longborough Festival Opera's Young Artists
Lighting Designer Director: Jenny Miller
Set designer: Faye Bradley
Jul 2015
The Yeomen of the Guard Theatre Watford Palace Theatre
Abbots Langley Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Lighting Designer Director: Clive Bebee
Jan 2014
Theatre:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
  • West End
Musical:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Touring relights
  • West End
Opera:
  • Large scale
  • Small scale
Dance:
  • UK National Company
Concert:
  • Arena Touring
  • Stage Touring
  • Touring relights
Corporate:
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Conferences
  • Exhibition Stands
  • Fashion Shows
  • Product Launches
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Plays
Contact method Details
Email address andrew@ablighting.co.uk
Mobile phone 07801 651696
Website www.ablighting.co.uk