Photograph from Don Juan - lighting design by chuma
Photographer: Panayis Chrysovergis | From the show Don Juan
Photograph from Don Juan - lighting design by chuma
Photographer: Panayis Chrysovergis | From the show Don Juan
Photograph from Little Did I Know - lighting design by chuma
Photographer: Izzy Romilly | From the show Little Did I Know
Photograph from Dare to Do - lighting design by chuma
Photographer: K J Taylor | From the show Dare to Do
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Chuma Emembolu

An experienced freelance Lighting Designer, Chuma has enjoyed a great deal of professional success for his innovative and electrifying work in theatre both round the UK

Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Opens
Blue Tights, Red Knickers and an ‘s’ On her vest Theatre The Lion & Unicorn Theatre
Thematic Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Liam Ashmead
12 Aug 2019
Conversation With Ed Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Evangeline Osbon
16 Jul 2019
The Fear Theatre Bunker Theatre
Mountview
Lighting Designer Director: Lekan Lawal
05 Jun 2019
King Charles III Theatre Barnes Community Centre
Wild Duck Theatre and Barnes Players
Lighting Designer Director: Susan Coates
03 Jun 2019
Gravel Heart Theatre Bunker Theatre
Mountview
Lighting Designer Director: Richard Vincent
25 May 2019

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Jumping the Shark Theatre The White Bear Theatre
White Bear Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Kingsbury
Apr 2019
Avalon Theatre The White Bear Theatre
Savage Kid
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Craze
Mar 2019
The Key Keepers of Kabul Theatre Tara Arts, London Lighting Designer Director: Kamaal Hussain
Mar 2019
LUCREZIA THE SINNER, LUCREZIA THE SAINT Theatre The Oxford Playhouse
Theatre Lab Company
Lighting Designer Director: Anastasia Revi
Set designer: Valentina Sanna
Mar 2019
The Project Theatre The White Bear Theatre
RedNeedles Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Anthony Shrubsall
Set designer: Sarah Baker
Mar 2019
Connecting... Theatre The Chapel Playhouse
All Terrain Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Lucie Regan
Mar 2019
Boomerang Theatre The White Bear Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Ivana Mazza-Coates and Madeleine Shenai
Feb 2019
some birds never return Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
The Collective Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Theodor Spiridon
Feb 2019
Nor Woman Neither Theatre The White Bear Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Doolan
Feb 2019
104 days with you Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Luna Rose Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Luna Rose
Jan 2019
The Empire Has Fallen Theatre The White Bear Theatre
Umbra Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: David Fenne
Jan 2019
Valhalla Theatre The White Bear Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Allix James
Jan 2019
Apparatus Theatre The White Bear Theatre
Blue Devil Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Ross Dinwiddy
Jan 2019
Cinderella :Pantomime Theatre Ye Olde Rose & Crown
Whats in a name productions
Lighting Designer Director: Anthony Law
Nov 2018
An Honourable Man Theatre The White Bear Theatre
Honourable Man Productions
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Joseph Ed Thomas
Director: Jolly Gosnold
Set designer: Mike Lees
Nov 2018
As You Like It Theatre Ye Olde Rose & Crown
Controlled Chaos Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Michael J. Ansley
Nov 2018
Tainted - A New Musical Musical The Vaults Theatre Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Joseph Ed Thomas
Director: Bryan Hodgson
Set designer: Mike Lees
Oct 2018
It Taste Like Home Musical The Bread and Roses Theatre
Divergence Theatre Collective
Lighting Designer Director: Roman Berry
Set designer: Geraldine Cooper
Oct 2018
Cabaret Theatre The Other Palace
Konstantin Kamenski Productions
Lighting Designer Oct 2018
Clapham Fringe Festival Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
The Bread and Roses Theatre
Lighting Designer Sep 2018
THE SWORD OF ALEX Theatre The White Bear Theatre
Beyond the Pale theatre company
Lighting Designer Director: Brian Woolland
Set designer: Alys Whitehead
Sep 2018
Chaos Volume III Theatre Katzpace theatre
Controlled Chaos Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Sep 2018
Richard II Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Open the Vault productions
Lighting Designer Director: Joshua Jewkes
Aug 2018
Trying to be her Theatre Etcetera Theatre
The Writing Network
Lighting Designer Director: Paula David
Aug 2018
Fleeced Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Matipo Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Georgia Hardcastle
Set designer: Sally Hardcastle
Aug 2018
Bandit Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
New Dreams Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Daisy Milner
Aug 2018
TELO Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
New Dreams Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Laurel Marks
Aug 2018
SUNFLOWER Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
New Dreams Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Joe Miller
Aug 2018
SUNNY SIDE UP Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
New Dreams Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Tess Agus
Aug 2018
In the Wake of Theatre The Lion and Unicorn Theatre
WooHoo Debbie Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Matt Shrachan
Aug 2018
No Exit Theatre Bread & Roses Theatre
The Rose Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: James Sheppard
Jul 2018
Metamorphosis 2 Theatre Waterloo East Theatre, London
Off The Cliff Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Kasia Różycki
Jul 2018
Blue Tights, Red Knickers and an ’S’ on Her Vest Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Thematic Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Liam Ashmead
Jul 2018
Romeo and Juliet Theatre Waterloo East Theatre, London
Controlled Chaos Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Anthony
Jun 2018
Last one here Theatre The White Bear Theatre
Tripped Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Georgia Leanne Harris
Set designer: Sally Hardcastle
Jun 2018
Dare to Do Theatre The Space
Ka Zimba Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Jeffery Kissoon
Set designer: Alfie Heywood
May 2018
Gift of the Gab Theatre The White Bear Theatre
Shiny Pin Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Simon David Eden
Set designer: Sim E. Sigh
May 2018
The Buzz Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
The Bread and Roses Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Velenzia Spearpoint
Set designer: Sally Hardcastle
May 2018
Don Juan Theatre Hoxton Hall Theatre
Theatre Lab Company
Lighting Designer Director: Anastasia Revi
Set designer: Valentina Sanna
Apr 2018
In the Year 2125 Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Cyborphic Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Brooke DeBettignies
Mar 2018
Frankenstein: Live Audio Drama Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Cyborphic Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Richard Hand
Mar 2018
Dark King Kills Unicorn Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Cyborphic Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Stella Keramida
Mar 2018
Close Encounters Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Cyborphic Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Darren Tunstall
Mar 2018
Fixed Action Pattern Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Cyborphic Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Evi Stamatiou
Mar 2018
For the Living Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Cyborphic Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Jay Head
Mar 2018
Been on the Job Too Long Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Cyborphic Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Simone Giustinelli
Mar 2018
Homo Superior Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Cyborphic Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Tess Agus
Mar 2018
Paper Doll Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Cyborphic Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Katherine Sturt-Scobie
Mar 2018
RIP Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Cyborphic Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Edward Einhorn
Mar 2018
Last Tragedy Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Cyborphic Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Sokratis Synitos
Mar 2018
The Tempest Theatre The Brockley Jack Theatre
Controlled Chaos Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Dylan Lincoln
Set designer: Dylan Lincoln
Feb 2018
Little Did I Know Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
The Bread and Roses Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Roman Berry
Set designer: Reiko Moreau
Feb 2018
Fear and Misery of the Third Reich Theatre The Brockley Jack Theatre
Aequitas Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Rachael Bellis
Jan 2018
What's your Issue Theatre The Cockpit Theatre - London
Aequitas Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Sophia Start
Aug 2015
Measure for Measure Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Aequitas Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Sophia Start
Mar 2015
The Merchant Of Venice Theatre The Bread and Roses Theatre
Aequitas Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Sophia Start
Mar 2015
Scars Theatre Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury Lighting Designer Director: Matthew Woods
Nov 2000

Don Juan

Chuma Emembolu’s lighting articulates the contrasting moments with precision and sensitivity
Joanna Hetherington, A Spy In The Stalls 27/04/2018
Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Musical:
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Pantomime
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Concert:
  • Arena Touring
  • Stage Touring
  • Club
  • Festival
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video / Content Design
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Open Air Events
  • Award Ceremonies
Non-professional:
  • Musicals
  • Opera
  • Plays
  • Projection / Video Design
Education:
  • Workshops
  • Training
Contact method Details
Email address chumalightingdesigns@icloud.com
Agent name Sophie Rafalowska-Dunning (Performing Arts)
Website https://www.chumalightingdesigns...

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