Photograph from We'll Live and Die in these Town - lighting design by Grant Anderson
Photographer: Robert Day | From the show We'll Live and Die in these Town
Photograph from And The Beat Goes On - lighting design by Grant Anderson
Photographer: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan | From the show And The Beat Goes On
Photograph from Urinetown - lighting design by Grant Anderson
Photographer: Ken Dundas | From the show Urinetown
Photograph from Love Song - lighting design by Grant Anderson
Photographer: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan | From the show Love Song
Photograph from Botanic Lights 2015 - lighting design by Grant Anderson
Photographer: Grant Ritchie | From the show Botanic Lights 2015

Grant Anderson

Grant studied lighting design at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and graduated receiving the Dean of Drama Award for Best Individual Work. Currently Grant is working in theatres all over the country on a diverse range of projects and productions.

Grant has also designed extensively for the Scottish Events Industry, including Botanic Lights 2015 Seasons In Colour and 2016 EXPLORE, (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh); Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Torchlight Procession & Street Party, including the 2017 Midnight Moment. Grant was also responsible for designing Scotland’s 2014 Moment Edinburgh.

As well as designing in the UK, Grant’s work has transferred internationally to New York, Beijing, Madrid, Valencia and Rio.

Drama credits include: Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs (Edinburgh International Festival); The Broons national tour (Sell A Door); Cuttin’ A Rug, Simon’s Magical Christmas Socks, Panic Patterns (Citizens Theatre); One Mississippi, Submarine Time Machine, To Begin (National Theatre of Scotland & NTS Learn); A Christmas Carol, Love Song, In My Father’s Words, Hecuba, Promises Promises, Baby Baby (Dundee Repertory Theatre); The Polar Bears Go Wild (Macrobert, Stirling); News Just In (Random Accomplice); And The Beat Goes On (Perth Theatre & Random Accomplice); Wendy Hoose, Blanch & Butch, The Tin Soldier (Birds of Paradise); Summer on Stage 2012 - 2016 (Lyceum Theatre); The Maw Broon Monologues (Tron Theatre); Without A Hitch (Room 2 Manoeuvre).

Musical credits include: Chess, Into The Woods, Cabaret, 9 to 5, Urinetown, Addams Family, Godspell, Avenue Q, Sunday In The Park With George, Company, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Wasted Love, Show Choir (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Little Red And The Wolf, Freak Show, Forest Boy, The Girl Who (Noisemaker); Barnum, Les Miserables, Godspell, Annie, Guys & Dolls, Just So, Once On This Island, 13, Seussical, Ragtime (Forth Children's Theatre); A Clockwork Orange (associate, Theatre Royal Stratford East).

Opera credits include: Hansel And Gretel, Le Nozze Di Figaro (associate), Albert Herring (associate), L'incoronazione di Poppea, The Rape of Lucretia (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).

Pantomime credits include: The Snaw Queen (Tron Theatre Company); Chick Whittington, Weans In The Wood, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty & The Beast (Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling); Pinocchio (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).

Grant is a member of the Association of Lighting Designers. For further information on his work please visit www.grantanderson.design 

 

REVIEWS SPRING 2018 (SELECTED MENTIONS)

"The use of lighting in these scenes is also extremely effective." Emily Christie on A Christmas Carol (Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee)

“Lit with an illusionist’s eye by Grant Anderson.” Thom Dibdin on Chick Whittington (Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling)

“We got some great lighting effects throughout which used the space to its best effect.” - Donald Stewart on One Mississippi (Fringe Review)

“Grant Anderson's pack-a-punch lighting design, highlighted the collaborative nature of this across- discipline production.” - Marianne Gunn on Chess (The Herald)

“Huge plaudits go to lighting designer Grant Anderson and designer/video designer Kenneth MacLeod for a plethora of absolutely stunning visuals.” - Gregor Dickson on Chess (Broadway World)

“Designer Kenneth MacLeod goes full 1980s hog. Grant Anderson provides a rock’n’roll lighting plan to match.” - Mark Fisher on Chess (The Guardian)

"Kenny Miller’s design, along with Grant Anderson’s lighting, look terrific." - Michael Cox on Cuttin' A Rug (Across The Arts)

“With evocative lighting from Grant Anderson to help set the tone.” - Gareth Davies on Little Red and the Wolf (The Reviews Hub)

“Lit to perfection by Grant Anderson.” Thom Dibdin on The Little Mermaid (Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling)

“The design of Wendy Hoose, courtesy of Neil Haynes and Grant Anderson, is as creative and energetic as its leads” - Edie Ranvier on Wendy Hoose (Public Reviews)

“...brilliantly lit by Grant Anderson.” - Joyce McMillian on Hecuba (Scotsman)

“...to go alongside Grant Anderson’s wonderfully evocative lighting design” - John Roberts on Freak Show (Public Reviews)

“...bare skin sparkling in the bright cold white lighting from Grant Anderson which always accompanied their presence.” - David Smythe on L'incoronazione di Poppea (Bachtrack)

“Grant Anderson lights it all beautifully” - Kate Molleson on The Rape of Lucretia (The Herald)

“A striking and ambitious design... A visual feast of lighting... The lighting was complex and integral to the meaning of the drama.” - James Robert Ball on Sunday In The Park With George (Broadway Baby)

“Grant Anderson's lighting sensitively reshapes the stage from scene to scene, working with the projections, which include images of water and a view of Lake Ontario.” - David Barbour on In My Father’s Words (Lighting & Sound America, NYC)

AWARDS

Nominated for Best Lighting Design, Broadway World West End Awards 2014, for Addams Family.

Nominated for Best Technical Presentation, Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2014, for Wendy Hoose. 

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
The Dolls Dragged Up Theatre National Tour Lighting Designer Director: Andrew McGregor
Set designer: Kenny Miller
Nov 2018
We'll Live and Die in these Town Musical Belgrade Coventry
Belgrade Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Hamish Glen
Set designer: Patrick Connellan
Oct 2018
Light On The Shore Concert Leith Theatre
Edinburgh International Festival
Lighting Designer Aug 2018
My Left Right Foot Musical Assembly Roxy
National Theatre of Scotland / Birds of Paradise
Lighting Designer Director: Robert Softley Gale
Set designer: Rebecca Hamilton
Aug 2018
Chess Theatre Royal Conservatoire of Scotland & Edinburgh Festival Theatre
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Lighting Designer Director: Andrew Panton
Set designer: Kenneth MacLeod
Mar 2017
Cuttin' A Rug Theatre Citizens Theatre, then touring
Citizens Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Caroline Paterson
Set designer: Kenny Miller
Feb 2017
Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs Concert Edinburgh International Festival Lighting Designer Director: Alan Cumming
Aug 2016
Love Song Theatre Dundee Rep Theatre
Dundee Rep Ensemble
Lighting Designer Director: Andrew Panton
Set designer: Richard Evans
Apr 2016
Swingin' Into Christmas Musical Stevenson Concert Hall Glasgow
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Lighting Designer Director: Andrew Panton
Dec 2015
Botanic Lights 2015 Environmental Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
Unique Events
Lighting Designer Oct 2015
To Begin Theatre National Theatre of Scotland Lighting Designer Director: Simon Sharkey
Set designer: Claire Halleran
Sep 2015
Urinetown Musical Assembly Hall
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Lighting Designer Director: Ken Alexander
Set designer: Richard Evans
Aug 2015
In My Father's Word Theatre 59E59 THEATER
Dundee Rep
Lighting Designer Director: Philip Howard
Set designer: Fiona Watt
Jun 2015
And The Beat Goes On Theatre Perth Theatre, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Kenny Miller
Set designer: Kenny Miller
Feb 2015

Chess

Huge plaudits go to lighting designer Grant Anderson and designer/video designer Kenneth MacLeod for a plethora of absolutely stunning visuals.
Gregor Dickson, Broadway World 01/04/2017
Grant Anderson's pack-a-punch lighting design, highlighted the collaborative nature of this across-discipline production.
Marianne Gunn, The Herald

Cuttin' A Rug

Kenny Miller’s design, along with Grant Anderson’s lighting, look terrific.
Michael Cox, Across The Arts
Theatre:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
Musical:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
Opera:
  • Large scale
  • Small scale
Dance:
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
Concert:
  • Arena Touring
  • Stage Touring
Corporate:
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Conferences
  • Exhibition Stands
  • Fashion Shows
  • Product Launches
Architectural:
  • Open Air Events
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07738 017005

Email address

grant@grantanderson.design

Website

http://www.grantanderson.design

Agent name

Sainou London

Agent website

http://www.sainou.com

Agent phone

+44 (0) 20 7734 6441

Agent email

office@sainou.com