Photograph from Les Amoureux - lighting design by Grahame Gardner
Les Amoureux - Company Chordelia | From the show Les Amoureux
Photograph from Evolution - lighting design by Grahame Gardner
Evolution | From the show Evolution
Photograph from Only The Men - lighting design by Grahame Gardner
Only the Men | From the show Only The Men
Photograph from Mobile - lighting design by Grahame Gardner
Mobile Edinburgh Fringe 2009 | Photographer: Colin Hattersley | From the show Mobile
Photograph from Jump - lighting design by Grahame Gardner
JUMP! National Theatre of Scotland | From the show Jump

Grahame Gardner

Born in Glasgow, Grahame studied at Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh and at the University of Rochester, New York. As former Chief Electrician with Scottish Ballet, he designed lighting for many shows including Sonata In Time, Who Cares?, Prisoners, Cheri, Carmen, and Esprit. Other dance designs include Rite of Spring, Verklärte Nacht, and Tryst for Ulster Youth Dance; Song of Songs for Scottish Dance Theatre, Les Amoureux, Miranda and Dance Derby for Company Chordelia, and ME(Mobile/Evolution) for Claire Cunningham. Operas include The Loving of Etain and An Turus for Paragon Ensemble; Queen of Spades for Edinburgh Grand Opera, The Magic Flute, Falstaff and Hansel & Gretel for AIYF Opera Garden, and The Seven Deadly Sins for Scottish Opera. Music Theatre work includes Cryptic's Black Over Red and Each…And Every Inch; Glassworks, RITE and TORQUE for Paragon Ensemble, and JUMP! for National Theatre of Scotland. Grahame is also Associate Lighting Designer for Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. His other interests include dowsing and geomancy, and he is a registered tutor, professional member, and Past President of the British Society of Dowsers.

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Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
The Seven Deadly Sins Opera Paterson's Land Edinburgh
scottish opera
Lighting Designer Director: Kally Lloyd-Jones
Set designer: Janis Hart
Aug 2013
Dance Derby Theatre Paterson's Land Edinburgh, then touring
Company Chordelia/Scottish Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Kally Lloyd-Jones
Set designer: Janis Hart
Aug 2013
Torque Dance Platform Glasgow
Paragon Ensemble
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Caroline Bowditch
Mar 2013
Jump Theatre Platform Glasgow, then touring
National Theatre of Scotland
Lighting Designer Director: Simon Sharkey/Phil McCormack
Set designer: Lisa Sangster
Nov 2012
Private Dancer Dance Gilmorehill , Glasgow (TBC)
Janice Parker Projects
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Janice Parker
Set designer: Richard Layzells
Nov 2010
Private Dancer Dance Point Hotel Edinburgh
Janice Parker Projects
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Janice Parker
Set designer: Richard Layzells
Aug 2010
Les Amoureux Dance Paisley Arts Centre, then touring
Company Chordelia
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Kally Lloyd-Jones
Set designer: Tom Rogers
Mar 2009
ME (Mobile/Evolution) Dance Dublin Festival, then touring
Claire Cunningham
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Claire Cunningham
Sep 2008
Evolution Dance Furnace, DaDaFest |Liverpool, then touring
Claire Cunningham
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Claire Cunningham
Sep 2008
Mobile Dance Furnace, DaDaFest Liverpool, then touring
Claire Cunningham
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Claire Cunningham
Sep 2008
Only The Men Theatre cca glasgow, then touring
Reeling&Writhing
Lighting Designer Director: Catherine Morley
Set designer: Brian Hartley
Oct 2007
Hansel and Gretel Opera Haddo House
AIYF Opera Garden
Lighting Designer Director: Marcos Pujol
Aug 2007

Jump

…the sound and lighting are brilliant
The Scotsman

Les Amoureux

sumptuously designed and beautifully lit
Metro

Evolution

lighting and movement all combine wonderfully
The Skinny
Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Touring relights
Opera:
  • International
  • Large scale
  • Small scale
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • UK National Company
  • International
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
  • Touring relights
Concert:
  • Stage Touring
  • Touring relights
Corporate:
  • Product Launches
  • Exhibition Stands
  • Fashion Shows
Architectural:
  • Commercial & Retail
Non-professional:
  • Plays
  • Musicals
  • Dance
Contact method Details
Website

http://www.dogstar-design.co.uk