Ben Payne

Ben Payne – Lighting Designer Ben trained with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, joining in 1995 as one of its youngest ever technical members. Design credits include: Cymbeline (Dir Sir Trevor Nunn), Depot (Mercury Theatre, Colchester) A Chorus of Disapproval (Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich), Waters Edge (Arcola Theatre) Peter Pan (First Family/Manchester Opera House/Sunderland Empire), Yours Abundantly (Oval House Theatre, London), Rent (Pleasance Theatre, Islington) Lucky Stiff (Greenwich Theatre), London Studio Centre’s Intoto Dance and Jazz Company 2006 - 2009 (Royal Opera House/Peacock Theatre/National Tours), Dance Overtures (Wimbledon & Peacock Theatre), Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Mother Goose (Gaiety, Dublin), Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, 12th Night(Stafford Gatehouse), Waiting for Godot, A Dolls House (Horseshoe Theatre Company), Ask for the Moon (Mountview Theatre School), Medea, The Tempest, The Duchess of Malfi, Aladdin, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Oedipus the King, Jack and the Beanstalk (Cambridge Arts Theatre), Here we are again (Players Theatre), Paul Bunyan (Anglia Opera), Macbeth (Creation Theatre Company), Tommy (YAC), Green for Danger, Crooked Wood, Gaslight, Murder Mistaken, The Lady Vanishes, Private Lives, Dick Barton, The Browning Version, Outside Edge, Dames at Sea, Funny Money, Wait until Dark, Don't Look now, Double Double, I'll be back before midnight, The Old Ladies, Time and Time again, (Jill Freud & Company) Production Electrician and Associate Lighting Designer work includes: Havanna Rakatan (Australia Tour/UK West End) Othello (Trafalgar Studios) Treasure Island (Haymarket, West End), Margurite (Haymarket, West End), The Hobbit (National Tour), Hay Fever, The Contractor (Oxford Stage Company/National Tours), Mack and Mabel (National Tour/ Criterion, West End) My Fair Lady (Esplanade, Singapore), Tracy Beaker (Nottingham Playhouse/National Tour), Vincent in Brixton, Angel House (New Wolsey, Ipswich/National Tour), Henri Oguike Dance Company (National Tour) 

Ben is presenty BDM for SLX looking after the West end, Touring and large scale theatre sectors.

More details can be found at www.benpayne.net

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
A Chorus of Disapproval Theatre New Wolsey, Ipswich, then touring
New Wolsey/Mercury Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Pete Rowe
Set designer: Dawn Allsopp
Feb 2009
Waters Edge Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Fiona Morell
Feb 2009
Aladdin Theatre Stafford Gatehouse
Stafford Gatehouse
Lighting Designer Director: Rob Swain
Set designer: Rodney Ford
Dec 2008
Peter Pan Theatre Manchester Opera House
First Family Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Bob Tomson
Set designer: Terry Parsons
Dec 2008
Cinderella Theatre Gaiety Dublin
Gaiety Theatre Dublin
Lighting Designer Director: Carole Todd
Nov 2008
Yours Abundantly Theatre Oval House Lighting Designer Director: Annie Castledine
Set designer: Iona Mcleish
Oct 2008
Jack and the Beanstalk Theatre Stafford Gatehouse Lighting Designer Director: Pete Rowe
Set designer: Rodney Ford
Dec 2007
Beauty and Beast Theatre Gaiety Theatre Dublin Lighting Designer Director: Carole Todd
Dec 2007
Waiting for Godot Theatre Mumford Theatre Cambridge
Horseshoe Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Steve Siddal
Nov 2007
Medea Theatre Cambridge Arts Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Annie Castledine
Set designer: Stephen Brimson Lewis
Oct 2007
Cymbeline Theatre Cambridge Arts Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Sir Trevor Nunn
Set designer: Ruari Murchason
Oct 2007
Dick Barton Special Agen Theatre Southwold Theatre
Jill Freud and Co
Lighting Designer Director: Mark Sterling
Set designer: Maurice Rubens
Jul 2007
Dance Overtures Dance Wimbledon Theatre
London Studio Centre
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Mix
Jul 2007
Intoto Tour Dance National Tour (Holt Theatre), then touring
Intoto Dance Company
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Various
May 2007
Mother Goose Theatre Gaiety Theatre Dublin Lighting Designer Director: Carole Todd
Dec 2006
A Dolls House Theatre Mumford Theatre Cambridge
Horseshoe Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Steve Siddal
Nov 2006
Kolbe Gift Theatre Farnham, then touring
New Farnham Rep Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: David Gooderson
Sep 2006
The Browning Version Theatre Southwold Theatre
Jill Freud and Co
Lighting Designer Director: Mark Sterling
Set designer: Maurice Rubens
Aug 2006
Ask for the Moon Theatre Players Theatre London
Mountview Drama School
Lighting Designer Director: Mike Burnside
Set designer: Caroline Reid
Jul 2006
Theatre:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Touring relights
Opera:
  • Small scale
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • International
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
  • Touring relights
Concert:
  • Stage Touring
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Exhibition Stands
  • Award Ceremonies
Architectural:
  • Open Air Events
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Plays
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07780 671848

Email address

ben@benpayne.net

Website

http://www.benpayne.net