Chris Ellis

Chris Ellis
Lighting Designer

Chris has worked extensively in the West End, for the Royal Shakespeare, Royal National Theatre, Deutscher Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Welsh Theatre and Singapore Repertory companies and created opera designs for the National Musikteater Amsterdam, Den Norske Oper, the Royal Opera House, the English National, Welsh National, Scottish and Opera North companies.

Recent UK designs include: PRAVDA, 5/11, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR and HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING for Chichester Festival Theatre ; SINGING IN THE RAIN (Sadlers Wells); ON YOUR TOES (Japan & Royal Festival Hall); UTE LEMPER IN CONCERT(Savoy); ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY (Old Vic); RENT (Prince of Wales); TABOO (The Venue), THE MYSTERIES OF SEX (Royal National); ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Queens); LA CAVA (Piccadilly); BRIEF ENCOUNTER(Lyric); H.M.S. PINAFORE (Savoy); SOUL TRAIN (Victoria Palace); BOYBAND (Gielgud); LOVE UPON THE THRONE (Comedy); THE MIKADO (Royal Festival Hall); FOLLOW MY LEADER (Hampstead); FOOTLOOSE (National Tour); UNDER MILK WOOD (National Tour); GINGERBREAD LADY (National Tour); MERCHANT OF VENICE, BLUNT SPEAKING (Chichester).

Also in the West End: TELSTAR (New Ambassadors), MACK AND MABEL (Piccadilly); PYGMALION (Shaftesbury); HENRY IV Parts 1&2, HENRY V, MASTERCLASS, HAIR (Old Vic); ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Prince of Wales); IRMA VEP (Duke of Yorks), ME AND MY GIRL (Adelphi - also Broadway, Los Angeles, Australia), WEST SIDE STORY (Her Majesties) , BRIGADOON, HIGH SOCIETY (Victoria Palace), OLIVER (Albery), SIGNS OF THE TIMES (Vaudeville); LLOYD GEORGE KNEW MY FATHER (Savoy).

At the Royal National Theatre : NATIONAL THEATRE OF BRENT, ST. JOAN, LORENZACCIO, THE ANCIENT MARINER, UNCLE VANYA, HIAWATHA, THE HYPOCHONDRIAC, SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT, THE MAYOR OF ZALAMEA, ROMANS IN BRITAIN.

For the Royal Shakespeare Company : THE VENETIAN TWINS, ROMEO AND JULIET, HAMLET, LOVE’S LABOURS LOST, MAYDAYS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, A WINTER’S TALE, THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, THEY SHOOT HORSES DON’T THEY, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, BREAKING THE SILENCE, FAUST Parts I & II.

Chris has just designed “MY FAIR LADY” in Denmark, the new musical “THE FORBIDDEN CITY” at Singapore’s Esplanade Theatre and SWEET CHARITY and PINOCCHIO for the new Teatro Della Luna in Milan.

Opera designs include: THE CHINESE CONJUROR (Almeida Opera); THE NIGHTINGALE’S TO BLAME (Opera North); ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (Den Norske Opera, Scottish), LA TRAVIATA, THE MAGIC FLUTE, THE JACOBIN, PETER GRIMES (Scottish); WOZZECK (Netherlands); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Netherlands, Tel Aviv); JULIUS CAESAR (Scottish, Ludwigshaven, Montpellier); DONNERSTAG AUS LICHT (ROH), THE GAMBLER, LA TRAVIATA, CHRISTMAS EVE (ENO); HANSEL AND GRETEL (ENO, Netherlands, La Fenice, BBC); FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD (Welsh, Scottish, Vancouver).

Chris also runs an architectural lighting practice specialising in historic churches and period houses and won Live Magazine’s Silver Award for Lighting Designer of the Year 2000 for his work on SOUL TRAIN and BOYBAND.

January 2007

Contact method Details
Work phone

01326 340846

Mobile phone

07885 581 311

Email address

chrisellislighting@me.com

Agent name

Performing Arts

Agent phone

020 7255 1362

Website

http://chrisellislighting.co.uk

Agent email

richard@performing-arts.co.uk