Photograph from The Bacchae - lighting design by Chris Gatt
The Birth of Dionysius | Photographer: Darrun Zammit Lupi | From the show The Bacchae
Photograph from Chicago - lighting design by Chris Gatt
The company and Edward Mercieca in Razzle Dazzle | Photographer: Darrin Zammit Lupi | From the show Chicago
Photograph from Orphee et Eurydice - lighting design by Chris Gatt
Gillian Zammit as Eurydice | Photographer: Justin Mamo | From the show Orphee et Eurydice
Photograph from Paul - lighting design by Chris Gatt
Manuel Cauchi as Saul | Photographer: Darrin Zammit Lupi | From the show Paul
Photograph from Finding  Home(r) - lighting design by Chris Gatt
The Company | Photographer: Pierre Stafrace | From the show Finding Home(r)

Chris Gatt

 

Chris Gatt came into lighting design by way of his other career as a theatre director.

Based in Malta he has directed both for the fringe and main stages working  both on classical and contemporary plays as well as devised and site-specific performances. 

His lighting design is equally wide-ranging and has included pantomimes,  musicals, dance and opera. 

Chris is equally at home working on tight budgets, limited time-scales with a minimal amount of instruments as well as large scale productions.

He has lit many of the more important shows in Malta and has also worked in theatres around Europe. 

In repertoire

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Evita Musical Astra Theatre, Gozo
Astra Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Gatt & Jean Marc Cafa
Set designer: Chris Gatt
Mar 2017
A Midsummer Night's Dream Theatre San Anton Gardens Open Air Theatre
MADC
Lighting Designer Director: Nanette Brimmer
Jul 2016
Rubbish Theatre Teatru Manoel, Valletta
The Manoel Theatre Youth Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Denise Mulholland
Set designer: The Company
May 2016
Grease the Musical Musical Astra Theatre, Victoria, Gozo
Astra Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Gatt; Musical Director Sigmund Mifsud
Set designer: Chris Gatt
Apr 2016
The Price of One Theatre Manoel Theatre, Valletta, Malta
Unifaun Theatre Company/Manoel Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Cooper
Set designer: Ceri Lloyd Townsend
Apr 2016
Orphee et Eurydice Opera Manoel Theatre, Valletta, Malta
Manoel Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Denise Mulholland
Set designer: Pierre Portelli
Mar 2016
Finding Home(r) Theatre City Theatre, Valletta
Theatre Anon
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Portelli
Nov 2015
The Hate Politik Project Theatre St James Cavalier Centre For Creativity, Valletta
Kenneth Spiteri/Tommi Zeuggin
Lighting Designer Director: Kenneth Spiteri/Tommi Zeuggin
Set designer: Austin Camilleri
Oct 2015
Dido & Aeneas Opera Manoel Theatre
Manoel Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Jonathan Crocker
Set designer: Romualdo Moretti
Oct 2015
Romeo and Juliet Theatre San Anton Gardens
MADC
Lighting Designer Director: Luke Farrugia
Set designer: Isabelle Warrington
Jul 2015
Kirana Opera Saintes, France; Dusseldorf, Germany; Ruvo di Puglia, Italy; Horsens, Royal Opera House Copenhagen, Aarhus, Denmark; Riga, Latvia; Paphos, Cyprus, Parramatta, Australia,, then touring
Soundscapes
Lighting Designer Director: Ruben Zahra
Apr 2015
Old Times Theatre St James Cavalier, Malta
Unifaun Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Gatt
Set designer: Romualdo Moretti
Mar 2015
L'Elisir D'Amore Opera Manoel Theatre, Malta
Manoel Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Denise Mulholland
Set designer: Pierre Portelli
Mar 2015
The Three Sunsets Musical Manoel Theatre, Malta
Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Denise Mulholland
Set designer: Pierre Portelli
Nov 2014
The Bacchae Theatre MADC Lighting Designer Director: Toni Atard
Set designer: Romualdo Moretti
Oct 2011
Ospizio Theatre The ruins of the old hospital, Floriana, Malta
Theatre Anon
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Portelli
Set designer: Pierre Portelli
Jul 2010
The Pirates of the Mediterranean- Pantomime Theatre Manoel Theatre, Malta
Malta Amateur Dramatic Club
Lighting Designer Director: Nanette Brimmer
Dec 2007
Paul Theatre St James Cavalier, Malta
Unifaun Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Gatt
Set designer: Chris Gatt
Feb 2007
Agamemnon Theatre Mediterranean Institute Theatre Programme
Theatre Anon
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Portelli
Set designer: Paul Portelli
Mar 2006
Chicago Musical Manoel Theatre, Malta
F M Theatre Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Gatt
Set designer: Ann Waugh
Feb 2004
The Knight of Malta Theatre Manoel Theatre, Malta
Theatre Anon
Lighting Designer Director: Christopher Gatt
Set designer: Jes Camilleri
Feb 2003
Metamorphosis Theatre Mediterranean Institute of Theatre Programme
Theatre Anon
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Portelli
Set designer: Paul Portelli
Mar 2000

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The rest was down to Chris Gatt’s exceptional lighting design that transformed the surrounding garden into a truly enchanting backdrop that evoked the dreamy quality of the script.
Jes Camilleri, The Sunday Times of Malta 24/07/2016
The set was simple and much of the drama was created by Chris Gatt’s lighting design.
Andre Delicata, Times of Malta 20/07/2016
Contact method Details
Email address

christophergatt@gmail.com

Home phone

+356 21641332

Work phone

+356 79463450

Mobile phone

+356 79463450