Photograph from Jack & The Beanstalk - lighting design by Ben Skipworth
© Benjamin J Skipworth Jack & The Beanstalk 2018 | Photographer: B. Skipworth | From the show Jack & The Beanstalk
Photograph from Singer Cars UK Show - lighting design by Ben Skipworth
© Benjamin J Skipworth Cars in an art gallery, Singer Porsche USA | From the show Singer Cars UK Show
Photograph from Singer Cars UK Show - lighting design by Ben Skipworth
© Benjamin J Skipworth Cars in an art gallery, Singer Porsche USA | From the show Singer Cars UK Show
Photograph from Singer Cars UK Show - lighting design by Ben Skipworth
© Benjamin J Skipworth Cars in an art gallery, Singer Porsche USA | From the show Singer Cars UK Show
Photograph from Jack & The Beanstalk - lighting design by Ben Skipworth
© Benjamin J Skipworth Jack & The Beanstalk 2018, | Photographer: B. Skipworth | From the show Jack & The Beanstalk
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Benjamin J Skipworth

Benjamin has spent a long time in the entertainment industry, starting out as a YTS technician and moving up the ranks to being a touring production manager, a venue head tech, and even a warehouse manager for a leading LED screen & lighting tour provider. At the same time he has been developing a career lighting shows of all sizes and type, from a car show in an art gallery, to the inside of a van at the National Theatre. Dance, talks, plays, exhibition stands, musical theatre, well just about every type of event that requires lighting design has been covered in that long developing career.

His work as a lighting designer has been seen all over the UK, in venues as diverse as The Curve in Leicester down to the rear 'open space' of The Albany south London and a field behind a church in Cambridgeshire. He continues to light shows with the same enthusiastic love of lighting now as when he started over 29 years ago. And like every good LD he also lights a pantomime every year, thus keeping his broad experience grounded in reality without arrogance.

The CV below (members view) is just a small selection of some favourite works from the last ten years, there has been too many to list since the start of doing lighting design in 1990 when Benjamin shone his angles of light on local rock bands at the youth club.

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Jack & The Beanstalk Theatre RSS Theatre Kings Langley
Act One Pantomimes
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Law
Dec 2018
Singer Cars UK Show Corporate & Industrial Scottish Newcastle Project, Shoreditch London
Aurora Multimedia
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Benjamin J Skipworth
Feb 2013
Looking After The Pooters Theatre Maltings Art Theatre
Endpaper Theatre
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Benjamin J Skipworth
Director: Dominique Gerrard
Oct 2011
Theatre:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Projection / Video Design
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Pantomime
Opera:
  • Small scale
Dance:
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
  • Projection / Video Design
Concert:
  • Stage Touring
  • Festival
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Exhibition Stands
  • Fashion Shows
  • Product Launches
  • Open Air Events
Education:
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Training
Contact method Details
Mobile phone 07746 008252
Email address skipworth1974@gmail.com

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