Photograph from Miss Nightingale - lighting design by Callum MacDonald
The Radio | Photographer: Robert Workman | From the show Miss Nightingale
Photograph from West Side Story - lighting design by Callum MacDonald
The Dance at the Gym | Photographer: Mike Kwasniak | From the show West Side Story
Photograph from Nike Product Launch - lighting design by Callum MacDonald
Photographer: Visionarism | From the show Nike Product Launch
Photograph from Nike Product Launch - lighting design by Callum MacDonald
Photographer: Visionarism | From the show Nike Product Launch
Photograph from Sleeping Beauty - Pantomine - lighting design by Callum MacDonald
Under a spell | Photographer: Drew Tommons | From the show Sleeping Beauty - Pantomine
Callum MacDonald's picture

Callum Macdonald

Based in the Suffolk countryside, Callum is still a relatively new face to the theatre profession. He embarked on his freelance career in lighting design officially in 2012 and has since worked on productions and events of various sizes all over the UK and Europe.

Always on the look out for something new to try, Callum will try his hand at any style of theatre. Although, his first choice for projects to work on are those that move away from the normality of the world around us, productions that really do push the boundaries of theatre and err on the side of uncertainty. Theatre should always make us think and to constantly question the show we’re watching, why should the lighting not make us do the same? His second choice is obviously musical theatre, who doesn’t love a cheesy sing along anyway?

Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Opens
Robin Hood - Pantomime Musical The Camberley Theatre
The Camberley Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Suzi Budd
Set designer: Nick Duncan
09 Dec 2019
Fantastic Mr Fox Theatre New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich
New Wolsey Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Aidan Napier
Set designer: Rob Salmon
29 Oct 2019
Soonchild Theatre UK tour, then touring
Red Earth Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Wendy Rouse and Amanda Wilde
Set designer: Laura McEwen
04 Oct 2019

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Closes
Adastral Park Corporate & Industrial Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath
BT
Lighting Designer Director: Jamie Hazelwood
09 Nov 2100
The Forge Community Church Non-professional Debenham Community Centre
The Forge Community Church
Lighting Designer Director: Duncan Banks
31 Dec 2100

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Peter Pan Theatre Circus Fantasia Big Top
Co-op Jrs
Lighting Designer Director: Oliver Brett
Jul 2019
Jesus Christ Superstar Theatre The New Wolsey Theatre
CTC
Lighting Designer Director: Bridie Rowe
Jul 2019
First Light Festival Concert Lowestoft South Beach
Flipside
Lighting Designer Director: Genevieve Christie
Jun 2019
Little Shop of Horrors Theatre The Pleasance London
Seedtime
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: David Phillips
Jun 2019
The Crucible Theatre The Yard Theatre
The Yard Theatre
Production Electrician Lighting designer: Jess Bernberg
Director: Jay Miller
Set designer: Cécile Trémolières
Mar 2019
Annie Theatre The Mercury Theatre, Colchester
COS
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Woodhouse
Set designer: Scenic Projects
Jan 2019
A Christmas Carol Musical The Apex
The Childrens Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Bridie Rowe
Dec 2018
Sleeping Beauty - Pantomine Theatre Camberley Theatre
Camberley Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Suzi Budd
Dec 2018
The Wizard of Oz Theatre The Mercury Theatre, Colchester
CO2
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Woodhouse
Set designer: Scenic Projects
Sep 2018
Anchorage Beach Club Concert Mersea Island
Marfleet Events
Production Electrician Lighting designer: Nev Milsom
Aug 2018
Les Miserables (Schools Edition) Musical The Grand Hall, Ipswich Corn Exchange
CTC
Lighting Designer Director: Bridie Rowe
Set designer: tbc
Jul 2018
Barnum Musical Circus Fantasia Big Top
Co-op Jrs
Lighting Designer Director: Oliver Brett
Set designer: Oliver Brett
Jun 2018
Cyber Battle 2018 Corporate & Industrial QEII Centre
Lux Technical
Lighting Designer Feb 2018
Hairspray Musical The Mercury Theatre, Colchester Lighting Designer Director: David Rutter
Set designer: Scenic Projects
Jan 2018
Hairspray Musical The Apex Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Callum Macdonald
Director: Bridie Rowe
Set designer: Mali-Beth Roberts
Dec 2017
Little Shop of Horrors Musical The Mercury Theatre, Colchester Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Callum Macdonald
Director: Leanne Fincham
Set designer: Scenic Projects Ltd
Oct 2017
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Musical The New Wolsey Ipswich
CTC
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Callum Macdonald
Director: Bridie Rowe
Set designer: Mali-Beth Roberts
Jul 2017
Miss Nightingale Musical The Vaults
Mr Bugg Presents
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Callum Macdonald
Director: Matthew Bugg
Mar 2017
Jekyll and Hyde the Musical Musical The Mercury Theatre, Colchester Lighting Designer Director: TBC
Set designer: tbc
Jan 2017
Cats Musical The Apex
CTC
Lighting Designer Director: Bridie Horne
Dec 2016
9 to 5 The Musical Musical Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal
Irving Stage Company
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Callum Macdonald
Director: Sian Couture
Set designer: Scenic Projects Ltd
Nov 2016
Carousel Musical Mercury Theatre
Colchester Operatic Society
Lighting Designer Director: Nikki Mundell-Poole
Sep 2016
Nike Product Launch Corporate & Industrial Village Underground
Lux Technical
Lighting Designer Aug 2016
Legally Blonde - The Musical Musical The New Wolsey Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Bridie Rowe
Jul 2016
A Bridge Over Oblivion Musical The New Wolsey Studio Lighting Designer Director: Charlie Pittman
Jul 2016
The Crucible Theatre The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
Irving Stage Company
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Bennet
Set designer: David Dodson
Mar 2016
A Streetcar Named Desire Theatre The Headgate Theatre
Paper Lantern Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Sally Scurrell
Set designer: Darren Bettie
Jan 2016
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Musical The Apex Lighting Designer Director: Bridie Rowe
Dec 2015
A Streetcar Named Desire Theatre The Sir John Mills Theatre
The Gallery Players
Lighting Designer Director: Sally Scurrell
Set designer: Darren Bettie
Oct 2015
West Side Story Musical The New Wolsey Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Bridie Rowe
Jul 2015
Cyber Security Challenge Corporate & Industrial HMS Belfast
Cyber Security Challenge
Lighting Designer Mar 2015
Grease Musical The New Wolsey Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Bridie Rowe
Set designer: Scenic Projects Ltd
Jul 2014
The Little Mermaid Musical The Seckford Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Bridie Rowe
Set designer: Oliver Brett
Apr 2014
Les Miserables Musical The New Wolsey Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Bridie Rowe
Set designer: Scenic Projects Ltd
Jul 2013
Cinderella Theatre The Seckford Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Bridie Rowe
Apr 2013
Sussical Jr. Non-professional The New Wolsey Theatre
The Childrens Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Bridie Rowe
Jul 2012
Camp Rock - The Musical Non-professional The New Wolsey Theatre
The Childrens Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Bridie Rowe
Jul 2012

Miss Nightingale

These are complemented by the lighting – Callum Macdonald’s design bounces off the costumes with enough punch to match the score.
Lucy Beirne, Musical Theatre Review 15/04/2017
outstandingly lit
Whats On Stage 10/04/2017
Callum MacDonald‘s biography says he’s “a fresh face to the theatre industry…..with a growing portfolio”. If the lighting on Miss Nightingale is indicative of his work then his portfolio will grow substantially, there’s plenty of room for someone with such talent for lighting. It’s not easy to put in a “pop-up” lighting rig but there are no compromises here in the design – it looks beautiful.
Richard Lambert, Theatre Reviews 06/04/2017

The Crucible

"The stark puritan settings were splendid and the lighting design created the oppressive atmosphere well.."
Julie Petrucci, NODA Review 18/03/2016

A Streetcar Named Desire

enormously helped by a very atmospheric set which is lit brilliantly
David Henshall, Ipswich Star 29/10/2015
Theatre:
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Pantomime
Concert:
  • Festival
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Exhibition Stands
  • Fashion Shows
  • Product Launches
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Open Air Events
Architectural:
  • Displays & Art
  • Gardens
  • Open Air Events
  • Places of Worship
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Plays
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07590 568663

Website

www.cmlighting.co.uk

Email address info@cmlighting.co.uk

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