Photograph from Dracula - Welcome to D's - lighting design by Claire Childs
Photographer: Fiona Whyte | From the show Dracula - Welcome to D's
Photograph from 100 Years - lighting design by Claire Childs
Photographer: Jack Offord | From the show 100 Years
Photograph from Robin Hood - lighting design by Claire Childs
Photographer: Robert Workman | From the show Robin Hood
Photograph from Forgot Your Password? - lighting design by Claire Childs
Photographer: Simon Richardson | From the show Forgot Your Password?
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Claire Childs

After studying Mathematics at Oxford, Claire began work in the theatre as a lighting designer. Her credits include the UK and international tour of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four (Blackeyed Theatre), and the UK tours of I Am Beast, Killing Roger and The Girl With No Heart  (Sparkle and Dark), The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Blackeyed Theatre), The Tempest (Thick as Thieves), The Shipwrecked House (Penned in the Margins) and The Just So Stories (Red Table Theatre). 

Other lighting designs include Invisible Me (House of Stray Cats), Imoinda (Lontano), Mozart vs Machine (Mahogany Opera Group), Robin Hood (The Opera Story), Boulder (Half a String), Rudolf  (Pins and Needles), Magnyfycence (Thynke Byggly), The Barrier (Earwig Arts), 1000 Songs (Pinch Punch), Venus/Mars (act up), Picasso is Coming... Ce Soir (PD Productions) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Cornucopia).

Lighting designs for dance productions include NowHere and Forgot Your Password? (Divya Kasturi) and Dracula - Welcome to D's (Chantry Dance Company).

www.clairechilds.co.uk

Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Opens
Revenge Theatre Greenwich Theatre, then touring
Crime and Comedy Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Louise Jameson
06 Feb 2020

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Closes
Under the Frozen Moon Theatre The Marlowe Theatre Studio, then touring
Half a String
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Morton
Set designer: Peter Morton
26 Jan 2020

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Zaryab Theatre Logan Hall, London
Toos Foundation
Lighting Designer Director: Seta White
Set designer: Alexandra Kharibian
Oct 2019
Alice - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass Dance Guildhall Theatre Grantham, then touring
Chantry Dance Company
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Paul Chantry and Rae Piper
Set designer: Rae Piper
Sep 2019
100 Years Theatre Arcola Theatre
Popelei Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Scarlett Plouviez
Set designer: Rachel Wingate
Jul 2019
Nazar the Brave Opera Bishop Centre
London Armenian Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Seta White
Set designer: Zahra Mansouri
Apr 2019
Boulder Theatre The Marlowe Theatre Studio, then touring
Half a String
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Morton
Set designer: Peter Morton
Apr 2019
Imoinda Opera The Warehouse Waterloo
Lontano
Lighting Designer Director: Barbara Poll
Feb 2019
Robin Hood Opera Bussey Building Peckham
The Opera Story
Lighting Designer Director: Polly Graham
Set designer: April Dalton
Feb 2019
Rudolf Theatre Midlands Arts Centre
Pins and Needles
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Girvan
Set designer: Charlotte Cooke
Nov 2018
Invisible Me Theatre Little Angel Theatre, then touring
House of Stray Cats
Lighting Designer Director: Shelley Knowles-Dixon
Set designer: Peter Morton
Oct 2018
Dracula - Welcome to D's Dance Guildhall Theatre Grantham, then touring
Chantry Dance Company
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Rae Piper and Paul Chantry
Set designer: Rae Piper
Sep 2018
Sherlock Holmes - The Sign of Four Theatre New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, then touring
Blackeyed Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Lane
Set designer: Victoria Spearing
Sep 2018
1000 Songs Opera Arcola Studio 2 (Grimeborn Festival)
Pinch Punch and Myaseen
Lighting Designer Director: Seta White
Aug 2018
Lucky Stiff Musical Paradise Greenside
BB Theatre Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Julian Hirst
Aug 2018
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Theatre Wilde Theatre, Bracknell, then touring
Blackeyed Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Lane
Set designer: Victoria Spearing
Sep 2017
Mozart vs Machine Opera Quarterhouse Folkestone
Mahogany Opera Group
Lighting Designer Director: Frederic Wake-Walker
Set designer: Kitty Callister
Feb 2017
The Tempest Theatre Theatre Severn Shrewsbury, then touring
Thick as Thieves
Lighting Designer Director: Nicky Diss and Thomas Judd
Sep 2016
Mignon Opera Lewes Town Hall, then touring
New Sussex Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Harry Fehr
Set designer: Elly Wdowski
Nov 2015
Leader of the pack Musical Waterloo East Theatre
Waterloo East Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Gerald Armin
Oct 2015
I AM BEAST Theatre Pleasance Edinburgh, then touring
Sparkle and Dark
Lighting Designer Director: Shelley Knowles-Dixon
Set designer: Lily Faith Knight and Shelley Knowles-Dixon
Aug 2015
Forgot Your Password? Dance Watford Palace Theatre, then touring
Divya Kasturi
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Divya Kasturi
Apr 2015
The Shipwrecked House Theatre Penned in the Margins Lighting Designer Director: Tom Chivers
Jul 2014
The Just So Stories Theatre Red Table Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Rafe Beckley
Feb 2014
Picasso is Coming... Ce Soir Theatre St James Theatre Studio
PD Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Gerald
Nov 2013
A Midsummer Night's Dream Theatre Glamis Adventure Playground
Cornucopia Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Mark Duncan
Oct 2013
The Barrier Theatre Park Theatre
Earwig Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Kirrie Wratten
Set designer: Anna Hourriere
Sep 2013
NowHere Dance Divya Kasturi Lighting Designer Choreographer: Divya Kasturi
Jun 2013
Venus/Mars Theatre Old Red Lion Theatre
act up
Lighting Designer Director: Rikki Henry
Set designer: Petra Hjortsberg
May 2013
Blavatsky's Tower Theatre Barons Court Theatre
Behind the Eye Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Will Maynard
Set designer: Cleo Harris-Seaton
Apr 2013
Killing Roger Theatre Sparkle and Dark Lighting Designer Director: Shelley Knowles-Dixon
Set designer: Anna Shuttleworth
Mar 2013
The Girl With No Heart Theatre Bedlam Theatre, then touring
Sparkle and Dark
Lighting Designer Director: Shelley Knowles-Dixon
Set designer: Anna Shuttleworth
Aug 2012
Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Touring relights
Opera:
  • Small scale
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
  • Touring relights
Contact method Details
Email address

clairerachelchilds@gmail.com

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