Photograph from When You Hear My Voice - Tim Williams Awards - lighting design by Edmund Sutton
If only someone gave me just one chance / All I’ve ever really wanted was to get on stage and dance. | Photographer: Adam Levy | From the show When You Hear My Voice - Tim Williams Awards
Photograph from George M. Cohan Tonight! - lighting design by Edmund Sutton
I didn't start making up my own songs until I was ... four! | Photographer: Daniel Swerdlow | From the show George M. Cohan Tonight!
Photograph from TRASh - The Seven Ages - lighting design by Edmund Sutton
'I want a squirrel!' | From the show TRASh - The Seven Ages
Photograph from When You Hear My Voice - Tim Williams Awards - lighting design by Edmund Sutton
Sir, Defiled is my name full sore / Through cruel spite and false report,... | Photographer: Adam Levy | From the show When You Hear My Voice - Tim Williams Awards
Photograph from Au revoir les enfants - German tour - lighting design by Edmund Sutton
Pere Jean: Pensez qu'il y a des gens plus malhereux que vous. | Photographer: Edmund Sutton | From the show Au revoir les enfants - German tour

Edmund Sutton

Edmund Sutton has a physics degree from the University of Bristol.

He is curently (autumn 2017) preparing lighting designs for London Armenian Opera's Sayat Nova and C-12 Dance Theatre's Emerge17 Festival. 

Recently lighting designs include London Armenian Opera's Fire Ring at the Grimeborn Opera Festival and Davit Bek, Tricolore's Saffron Hill, Toos Foundation's Memories in Exile, the Asian Music CIrcuit's Umrao, and Sue Nieto Theatre School's A Night at the Palace.

Re-lighting includes Creative Cow's UK tour of Our Man in Havana in 2017, Max Calaf's Anyday, C-12 Dance Theatre's UK tour of Shhh! and Actors' of Dionysus UK tour of Helen in 2016, On The Run Theatre's UK tour of So It Goes in 2015, and Vamos Theatre's UK tour of Finding Joy in 2014.  .

Other credits include Putain de Guerre! at the French Cultural Institute, the first and third weeks of C-12 Dance Theatre's Emerge 14 festival, Historia Theatre's Queen Anne, Pell Mell Theatre's The Duchess of Malfi, Logos Theatre's The London Cuckolds, TNT Theatre Britain's tours of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in Italy and Macbeth in Germany, WOH Productions' Macbeth and Six Characters in Search of an Author, and Handel Furioso at the Arcola Theatre's Grimeborn Opera Festival 2013 and on UK tour, the Armenian Institute's exhibition Salon Mashup, the revival of The Emperor of Atlantis and Handel Furioso (trial version), at the Arcola Theatre's Grimeborn Opera Festival 2012, Keneish Dance's UK tour of Vigour, a triple bill, the Musical Theatre Academy's première of In Touch and annual revue Something Old, Something New at the Bridewell Theatre, Virgins, directed by Chloe Austin, and re-lighting of Oily Cart's Drum at the Abu Dhabi Festival and Tour de Force Theatre's The Great Gatsby in Switzerland and Germany.

Other credits also include The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Puss in Boots, Secrets from the Long Grass, The Social Climber, The Queen of Spades, The Emperor of Atlantis, Les Justes, Decline and Fall, George M. Cohan Tonight!, Dorian Gray, Miss Julie Crisp, Jet Set Go!, Au Revoir Les Enfants, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Rapunzel's Last Midnight, Unscripted, The Girl, the Oil Pipe and the Murder in the Forum, How the West Was Spun, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Jabberwocky, TRASh: 7 Deadly Sins, A Night of 100 Dancers, Aladin, Bouncers, Mexico, Grease, and TRASh: The Seven Ages.

In October 2009, he won the Equity Young Members' Professional Development Bursary to attend the Broadway Lighting Masterclass in New York in May 2010. Please see http:livedesignonline.com/masterclasses/news/edmund_sutton_2010_blmc_110... for his article describing the visit.

He worked for Luxam in the autumn of 2009, lighting exhibits in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, during its refurbishment, and in the Museum of London Docklands.

Two of his gobo designs are produced by Apollo Design Technology Inc: http:www.apollodesign.net/Products/View/4676.aspx and http:www.apollodesign.net/Products/View/4677.aspx.

Please see the Credits page for further details of productions and the Portfolio page for photographs. Please see http:www.stagejobspro.com/uk/cv/edmundsutton for details of his other theatrical work.

He is a member of the Institute of Physics and regularly helps to clear litter out of the River Thames.

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Emerge 17 Festival Dance The Space, London Docklands
C-12 Dance Theatre
Lighting Designer Oct 2017
Sayat Nova Opera Questors Theatre, Ealing
London Armenian Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Seta White
Oct 2017
Elf jr Non-professional Winston CHurchill Theatre, Ruislip
Encore Theatre Co
Lighting Designer Director: Holly-Anna Lloyd & Abigail Bulfin
Dec 2016
Formations - Triple Opera Show Opera ENO, Lilian Baylis House
Helios Collective
Lighting Designer Director: Ella Marchment
Nov 2016
Emerge 16 Festival Dance The Space, London Docklands
C-12 Dance Theatre
Lighting Designer Nov 2016
Fire Ring Opera Arcola Theatre (Grimeborn Festival)
London Armenian Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Seta White
Jul 2016
Annie Jr Non-professional Compass Theatre, Ickenham
Encore Theatre Co
Lighting Designer Director: Holly-Anna Lloyd & Abigail Bulfin
Jun 2016
A Game of Chess Theatre Theatro Technis, London
Theatro Technis
Lighting Designer Director: George Eugeniou
Apr 2016
Davit Bek Opera Britten Theatre, RCM, London
London Armenian Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Seta White
Set designer: Gabriella Ingram
Dec 2015
Memories in Exile Concert Logan Hall, London
Toos Foundation
Lighting Designer Director: Seta White
Nov 2015
Saffron Hill Theatre Stage Space, Pleasance Islington
Tricolore
Lighting Designer Director: Anthony Shrubsall
Set designer: Fiona McKeon
Oct 2015
Pygmalion Theatre Hounslow Arts Centre, then touring
London Contemporary Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Jonathan Ashby-Rock
Set designer: Victoria Spearing
Oct 2015
Orbits Theatre White Bear Theatre, Kennington Lighting Designer Director: Anthony Shrubsall
Sep 2015
Umrao - The Noble Courtesan Theatre Assembly George Square, Edinburgh
Asian Music Circuit
Lighting Designer Director: Aaron Bay Parkin
Set designer: Valentina Ricci
Aug 2015
Umrao - The Noble Courtesan Theatre Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone
Asian Music Circuit
Lighting Designer Director: Vasilios Arabos
Set designer: Valentina Ricci
Jul 2015
A Night at the Palace Theatre Watford Palace Theatre
Sue Nieto Theatre School
Lighting Designer Director: Sue Nieto
Jul 2015
Annual Carol Service Non-professional Christ Church Spitalfields Lighting Designer Dec 2014
Putain de guerre! Concert Ciné Lumière, London
Institut français
Lighting Designer Director: Jacques Tardi & Dominique Grange
Nov 2014
Emerge 14 Festival Dance The Space, London Docklands
C-12 Dance Theatre
Lighting Designer Nov 2014
The Duchess of Malfi Theatre New Diorama Theatre, London
Pell Mell Theatre Co
Lighting Designer Director: Natalie York
Set designer: Jenny Gamble
Aug 2014
Queen Anne Theatre Baron's Court Theatre, London
Historia Theatre Co
Lighting Designer Director: Kenneth Michaels
Set designer: Sharon Lovett
Jul 2014
Cryptic Concert Christ Church Spitalfields
Evelina Sanders
Lighting Designer Director: Evelina Sanders
Jun 2014
The London Cuckolds Theatre Theatro Technis, Camden
Logos Theatre Co
Lighting Designer Director: Kenneth Michaels
Set designer: Sharon Lovett
Apr 2014
Annual Carol Service Non-professional Christ Church Spitalfields Lighting Designer Dec 2013
Handel Furioso Opera Arcola Theatre, London, then touring
Isle of Noise
Lighting Designer Director: Max Hoehn
Set designer: Holly Piggott and Jemima Robinson
Aug 2013
Macbeth Theatre Rose Theatre, Bankside, London
WOH Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Manuela Ruggiero
Set designer: Paulina Rzeszowska
Jul 2013
Six Characters in Search of an Author Theatre Rose Theatre, Bankside, London
WOH Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Manuela Ruggiero
Apr 2013
Macbeth - German tour Theatre Staatstheater Darmstadt, then touring
TNT / American Drama Group
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Stebbings
Set designer: Arno Scholz
Feb 2013
Salon Mashup Theatre Shoreditch Town Hall
Armenian Institute
Lighting Designer Director: Seta White
Jan 2013
Annual Carol Service Non-professional Christ Church Spitalfields Lighting Designer Dec 2012
Vigour Dance Pound Arts, Corsham; MAC, Birmingham, then touring
Keneish Dance
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Keisha Grant
Set designer: Heidi Luker
Sep 2012
The Emperor of Atlantis Opera Arcola Tent (Grimeborn Festival)
Ardente Opera / Max Hoehn
Lighting Designer Director: Max Hoehn
Set designer: Valentina Ricci
Aug 2012
Handel Furioso Opera Arcola Tent (Grimeborn Festival)
Ardente Opera / Max Hoehn
Lighting Designer Director: Max Hoehn
Set designer: Jemima Robinson
Aug 2012
In Touch Musical Bridewell Theatre, London
The MTA
Lighting Designer Director: John Brant
Set designer: Alexandria Kerr
Jun 2012
Virgins Theatre Hanbury Hall, Spitalfields Lighting Designer Director: Chloe Austin
May 2012
Crypt Acoustics Concert Christ Church Spitalfields
King Cave Project
Lighting Designer Apr 2012
Something Old, Something New Musical Bridewell Theatre, London
The MTA
Lighting Designer Director: Jack Gunn
Mar 2012
Puss in Boots Theatre Waterloo East Theatre
The MTA
Lighting Designer Director: Gerry Flanagan
Set designer: Ellen Stewart
Dec 2011
Carols by Candlelight Non-professional St Paul's Church, Shadwell Lighting Designer Dec 2011
Annual Carol Service Non-professional Christ Church Spitalfields Lighting Designer Dec 2011
The Caucasian Chalk Circle Theatre Waterloo East Theatre
The MTA
Lighting Designer Director: Helen Evans
Set designer: Alexandria Kerr
Dec 2011
The Queen of Spades Theatre Arcola Theatre, Studio 2
Fusebox Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Max Hoehn
Set designer: Valentina Ricci
Oct 2011
The Social Climber Theatre Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Logos Theatre Co
Lighting Designer Director: Kenneth Michaels
Oct 2011
Welcome To My Love - Jazz and Soul Concert Christ Church Spitalfields Lighting Designer Director: Jeremiah Harris
Sep 2011
Stepney Area Welcome Service Non-professional Christ Church Spitalfields
Diocese of London
Lighting Designer Director: Rev. Andrew Rider
Sep 2011
The Emperor of Atlantis Opera Arcola Theatre (Grimeborn Festival)
Dioneo
Lighting Designer Director: Max Hoehn
Set designer: Valentina Ricci
Aug 2011
Music for a Summer Evening Concert Christ Church Spitalfields Lighting Designer Jul 2011
When You Hear My Voice - Tim Williams Awards Concert Cochrane Theatre, London
London Shakespeare Workout
Lighting Designer Director: Bruce Wall
Jun 2011
Secrets from the Long Grass Theatre Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
Art Saves Lives & Jack Studio Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Bannister
Set designer: David Shields
Jun 2011
Paper Wings Theatre The Space, London Docklands
Beehive Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Helen Tennison
Set designer: Martyn Doust and Steven Shapland
May 2011
The Emperor of Atlantis Opera Cello Factory, Waterloo
Dioneo
Lighting Designer Director: Max Hoehn
Set designer: Valentina Ricci
Apr 2011
Les Justes Theatre Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone
Beautiful Freak
Lighting Designer Director: Christophe Damblant and Scarlet Sweeney
Set designer: Libby Todd
Mar 2011
Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran - German tour Theatre Theatro Technis, Camden; Staatstheater Darmstadt, then touring
Tour de Force Theatre / American Drama Group
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Joucla and Barry Goldman
Set designer: Loretta Lipworth and Armando Seijo
Jan 2011
Annual Carol Service Non-professional Christ Church Spitalfields Lighting Designer Dec 2010
Decline and Fall Theatre Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington
Le Nez Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Thomas King
Set designer: Richard Kent
Dec 2010
Vocal Anatomy Concert Christ Church Spitalfields Lighting Designer Director: Jeremiah Harris
Nov 2010
George M. Cohan Tonight! Musical New Players' Theatre, London
Spitalfields Theatrical
Lighting Designer Director: Bart Williams
Set designer: Edmund Sutton
Sep 2010
Lilly: My Debussy Theatre Louise Blouin Foundation, Kensington
Sian Jones
Lighting Designer Director: Lotte Wakeham
Sep 2010
Recipe for a Perfect Wife Theatre King's Head Theatre, Islington
PapaC Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Nadia Papachronopoulou
Aug 2010
La Traviata Opera Burlyns House, East Woodhay, Berkshire, then touring
Garden Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Saffron van Zwanenberg
Set designer: Neil Irish
Jun 2010
Beyond the Pale Theatre Southwark Playhouse
London Quest Company
Lighting Designer Director: Jamie Harper and Andrew Pawlby
Set designer: Florence McHugh
Mar 2010
Tig Theatre Hen and Chickens Theatre
Tama Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Leigh Stevenson
Mar 2010
The Barber of Seville Opera Ipswich School and Centenary Theatre, Berkhamsted
Garden Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Katharina Wienecke
Set designer: Neil Irish
Feb 2010
Miracle Theatre Leicester Square Theatre
Ruby in the Dust Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Linnie Reedman
Set designer: Belle Mundi
Jan 2010
Annual Carol Service Non-professional Christ Church Spitalfields Lighting Designer Dec 2009
Miracle Theatre St Andrew's Church, Holborn
Ruby in the Dust Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Linnie Reedman
Set designer: Bryony Rumble
Dec 2009
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Musical Drill Hall & Greenwich Playhouse, London; Komedia, Bath
The Sticking Place
Lighting Designer Director: The audience, the cast
Sep 2009
Peter Duncan's Daft and Dangerous Theatre Pleasance Beyond, Edinburgh
HOIME Productions
Lighting Designer Aug 2009
Dorian Gray Theatre Leicester Square Theatre Basement
Ruby in the Dust Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Linnie Reedman
Set designer: Christopher James Hone
Jun 2009
Waterfront Wasteland Medea Material Landscape with Argonauts Theatre Etcetera Theatre, Camden
Anahat Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Andrea Cabrera Luna
Jun 2009
Immaculate Theatre Leatherhead Theatre
Mole Valley Scriptwriting Group, Leatherhead Drama Festival
Lighting Designer Director: Sally McCormack
May 2009
Miss Julie Crisp Theatre Soho Theatre Studio
Polight Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Chapman
Set designer: Katherine Webb
Apr 2009
Jet Set Go! Musical Jermyn Street Theatre
Take Note Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Luke Sheppard
Set designer: Mike Lees
Mar 2009
Champagne! Theatre Baron's Court Theatre, London
Beautiful Freak
Lighting Designer Director: Christophe Damblant
Set designer: Laura Bateman
Jan 2009
Respite Dance Hextable Dance Theatre, Swanley, then touring
Sakoba Dance Theatre
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Bode Lawal
Jan 2009
Annual Carol Service Non-professional Christ Church Spitalfields Lighting Designer Dec 2008
Au revoir les enfants - German tour Theatre Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone; Stadttheater Ingolstadt, then touring
Tour de Force Theatre / American Drama Group
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Joucla
Set designer: Bex Crofton-Atkins
Oct 2008
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Musical King's Head Theatre, Islington, & Leicester Square Theatre
The Sticking Place
Lighting Designer Director: The audience, the cast
Sep 2008
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Musical George 4, Musical Theatre@ George Square
The Sticking Place
Lighting Designer Director: The audience, the guest critic, the cast
Aug 2008
George M. Cohan Tonight! Theatre George 4, Musical Theatre @ George Square
LIPA
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Phillipps
Aug 2008
Memories of Midnights Gone Theatre Bull Theatre, High Barnet
WAC Performing Arts and Media
Lighting Designer Director: Vik Sivalingam
Set designer: Signe Beckmann
Jun 2008
Rapunzel's Last Midnight Theatre White Bear Theatre, Kennington
Ruby in the Dust Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Sharon Enav
Set designer: Gabrielle Williams
May 2008
Unscripted Theatre Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone
Top of the Moon Productions
Lighting Designer Director: The audience
Apr 2008
The Girl, the Oil Pipe and the Murder in the Forum Theatre Tara Arts Studio Theatre
Tara Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Mukul Ahmed
Set designer: Christina Hemsley
Mar 2008
How the West was Spun Theatre Pleasance Stage Space
Spinalot
Lighting Designer Director: Abigail Graham
Dec 2007
The Catskills Theatre Pleasance Stage Space
El Lupo
Lighting Designer Director: Dean M. Drinkel
Nov 2007
The Crumps Theatre Pleasance Stage Space
El Lupo
Lighting Designer Director: Dean M. Drinkel
Nov 2007
Performing Arts Showcase Non-professional Winston Theatre
Various Performers
Lighting Designer Oct 2007
Dance Fever Non-professional Winston Theatre
UoB Dance Society
Lighting Designer Mar 2007
TRASh - The Seven Ages Non-professional Lady Windsor Studio Theatre
University of Bristol DramSoc
Lighting Designer Director: Maddie York
Set designer: Roz Sandwell
Oct 2006
A Russian Evening Non-professional UoB Russian Dept Lighting Designer Mar 2006
Mexico Non-professional Lady Windsor Theatre
University of Bristol DramSoc
Lighting Designer Director: Tom Worsley
Set designer: Tom Lightbody
Mar 2006
Bouncers Theatre Cricketers' Pub, Kingston upon Thames
Pendry Porter Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Louise Pendry
Jul 2005

The Duchess of Malfi

Props and lighting were used effectively, and a particularly gruesome and intense atmosphere was created in the second act.
Katie O’Reilly-Boyles, The Upcoming 14/08/2014
The exquisite direction of Natalie York employs full use of the space, coupled with the exemplary lighting of Edmund Sutton.
Martin Slidel, What's On London 14/08/2014

Macbeth

Lighting is used well with red lights illuminating the lake, surrounding area and stage to represent the bloodshed that has taken place and the downward spiral into madness and betrayal that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth find themselves on.
Everything Theatre 13/07/2013

Six Characters in Search of an Author

The performance space at the Rose ... with a reflective pool of water in the base and lit gorgeously by the odd warm glow as well as neon red strips which reveal the skeleton structure of the lost theatre.
Sally Barnden, One Stop Arts 06/04/2013

Vigour

The work is choreographed and lit to create focus points, using the whole stage in its movement of the sculpture and its ribbon ... This show is entrancing ...
Katie Lee, The Public Reviews .com 14/10/2012

The Queen of Spades

Packed with clowning, mime, poetry, post-modern winks, dark comedy and magic realism it is blessed with a bravura lighting scheme and soundtracked with a complex score of sound effects, music and frankly alarming noises.
Lindsey Clarke, londonist.com 19/10/2011
The ultimate game of cards is dealt on a rocking table in what appears to be a seedy modern casino rather than a high society gathering; shifts in mood and time conveyed by Saleeb’s sound and Edmund Sutton’s lighting rather than any elaborate props.
Julia Rank, Exeunt Magazine.com 19/10/2011
Edmund Sutton's lighting design completes the sense of a mystical complicity in the story-telling.
Bryony Hegarty, N16mag.com 19/10/2011
...the design elements work just as hard as the actors to convey the fantastical and dark world of Pushkin’s supernatural story. Actors emerge and are enfolded in designer Valentina Ricci’s snowy mountains of soft, sleep-inducing sheets, which in turn are transformed by Edmund Sutton’s lighting design into gambling den and morgue, asylum and bedroom.
Lois Jeary, Lois Jeary: Blog 19/10/2011
And Max Hoehn's production ... does it splendidly with mime, lighting (Edmund Sutton's on designer Valentina Ricci's mountains of white sheets, which could be the old woman's ''snows of yesteryear'') and musical collage.
David Nice, The Arts Desk 18/10/2011

The Emperor of Atlantis

Directed by Max Hoehn and incorporating atmospheric lighting design by Edmund Sutton, the production is staged with orchestra 'side on' enabling the audience to face performers and musicians, not always possible in opera. With the full power of the music in the final scenes, this view is fascinating. ... a well choreographed and moving production.
Bryony Hegarty, N16mag.com 24/08/2011

Secrets from the Long Grass

Ushered into a darkened theatre, the low lighting and impressive set design is instantly reminiscent of the church environment. A tentative and respectful silence descended, as the audience are immersed in the world of the play.
Sarah Lines, The Good Review 26/06/2011
The sensual entrance to the theatre does not disappoint, it awakens all senses, with the smell of incense, dim warm lights and a visually inviting set, all to the sound of church bells signalling the wait for it to begin.
Diane O'Connor, On The Fringe .co.uk 25/06/2011

Decline and Fall

Loserville was hooked throughout, and the proximity of the action gave the whole thing a 3D, almost interactive feel. There was not a weak link to be found, from the acting and set design, to the sound and lighting.
Stuart Wilson, Loserville.tv 07/12/2010

Recipe for a Perfect Wife

Credit goes to ... lighting designer Edmund Sutton whose contrast of the warm game show lighting with the colder 'confessional' spotlit moments is particularly effective.
Tara Paulsson, Fringe Report 19/08/2010

Miracle

...with the help of Edmund Sutton's crepuscular lighting and a husky woodwind score by Joe Evans, Linnie Reedman's production conjures a distinctive, piquant atmosphere.
Susannah Clapp, The Observer 10/01/2010

Jet Set Go!

Director and choreographer Luke Sheppard stages the show well, with a clever set by Mike Lees and effective lighting by Edmund Sutton...
Keith Myers, Whatsonstage.com 03/04/2009

Respite

These urban, desperate, coldly-lit phrases interchanged with warmer, harmonious and full movement interludes implying a state of reconnection with nature...
Emma Stevenson, Ballet.co.uk Magazine 22/02/2009
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