Photograph from Feydeau À Moto - lighting design by David Manson
Photographer: Rebecca Bowring | From the show Feydeau À Moto
Photograph from Sleeping Beauty - lighting design by David Manson
© Vienna Festival Ballet 2017 The Sleeping Beauty | From the show Sleeping Beauty

David S Manson

Although having recently graduated from Rose Bruford College with a First Class BA(Hons) in Lighting Design (2016), David has been working for several years as a Lighting Designer and Technician. Although based in the North of Scotland, David works regularly in London and Switzerland, plus other cities on occasion.

David has a strong passion for getting youth involved in theatre. He has taught various Lighting Design workshops and Technical Theatre courses, as well as train and supervise young individuals in Theatrical Lighting. Moreover, during his time at Rose Bruford College, took on the management of Ready Steady Light, Junior Ready Steady Light and a number of workshops on behalf of the college.

In repertoire

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team
Swan Lake Dance Vienna Festival Ballet Touring Re-Lighter
The Sleeping Beauty Dance Vienna Festival Ballet Touring Re-Lighter
Cinderella Dance Vienna Festival Ballet Touring Re-Lighter
Sleeping Beauty Dance Vienna Festival Ballet Touring Re-Lighter
The Nutcracker Dance Vienna Festival Ballet Touring Re-Lighter
Swan Lake Dance Vienna Festival Ballet Touring Re-Lighter
Cinderella Dance Vienna Festival Ballet Touring Re-Lighter

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Cinderella Dance Vienna Festival Ballet Touring Re-Lighter Mar 2018
The Sleeping Beauty Dance Vienna Festival Ballet Touring Re-Lighter Mar 2018
Swan Lake Dance Vienna Festival Ballet Touring Re-Lighter Mar 2018
La Princesse est le Chevalier Theatre Théâtre de la Parfumerie, Switzerland
Cie Dont Stop Me Now
Lighting Designer Director: Steven Matthews
Set designer: Gaspard Boesch
Jan 2018
The Nutcracker Dance Vienna Festival Ballet Touring Re-Lighter Oct 2017
Sleeping Beauty Dance Vienna Festival Ballet Touring Re-Lighter Oct 2017
Le Misanthrope Theatre Drayton Arm Theatre - Kentish Town
Exchange Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: David Furlong
Jun 2017
Cinderella Dance Vienna Festival Ballet Touring Re-Lighter Mar 2017
Swan Lake Dance Vienna Festival Ballet Touring Re-Lighter Mar 2017
La Starteupe Theatre Théâtre Cité-Bleue, Geneva
Compagnie Confiture
Lighting Designer Director: Philippe Cohen
Jan 2017
Feydeau À Moto Theatre Théâtre Pitoeff, Geneva
Compagnie Confiture
Lighting Designer Director: Gaspard Boesch
Set designer: Gaspard Boesch
Apr 2015, Jun 2016
Macbeth Theatre Rose Theatre, Rose Bruford College
Rose Bruford College
Lighting Designer Director: Jane Bertish
Jun 2016
Twelfth Night Theatre Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre
Crouch End Players
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Kiaran-Lee Kesby
Director: Kate Stafford
Jan 2016
Jean Inwards School of Dance Showcase Dance Beck Theatre
Jean Inwards School of Dance
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Kiaran-Lee Kesby
Choreographer: Jean Inwards
Nov 2015
The Addams Family Musical Casino Théâtre Lighting Designer Director: Katherine Sturt-Scobie
Aug 2015
The Merchant Of Venice Theatre Rose Theatre, Rose Bruford College
Rose Bruford College
Lighting Designer Director: David Zoob
Jun 2015
Just Dance 2015 Dance Hampton Hill Playhouse
Fame Factory Dance Academy
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Kiaran-Lee Kesby
Choreographer: Nicky Oreilly
, Choreographer: Diane Holman
, Choreographer: Carrie Holman
May 2015
City Academy's Spring Dance Showcase 2015 Dance Toynbee Studios
City Academy
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Mark Short
May 2015
Feydeau À Moto Theatre Théâtre Pitoeff, Geneva
Compagnie Confiture
Lighting Designer Director: Gaspard Boesch
Set designer: Gaspard Boesch
Apr 2015, Jun 2016
City Academy's Winter Dance Showcase Dance Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadlers Wells
City Academy
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Mark Short
Dec 2014
Almost, Maine Theatre Park Theatre, Finsbury
Go People
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Kiaran-Lee Kesby
Director: Simon Evans
Set designer: Amy Jane Cook
Dec 2014
Hairspray Musical Théâtre de Marens Lighting Designer Director: Katherine Sturt-Scobie
Aug 2014
I love you, you're perfect, now change! Musical Salle de Spectacle de Founex Lighting Designer Director: Rachel Ash
Jun 2013
Chicago The Musical Musical Casino Théâtre
GAOS
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Martin Leu
Director: Liz Williams
, Director: Di Brown
, Director: Carolyn Hornfeld
Apr 2013
Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Opera
  • Plays
Education:
  • Workshops
Contact method Details
Email address

david.s.manson@gmail.com

Website www.davidsmanson.com