Photograph from To Begin - lighting design by Grant Anderson
Photographer: Fin Macrae | From the show To Begin
Photograph from In My Father's Word - lighting design by Grant Anderson
Photographer: 59E59 THEATER | From the show In My Father's Word
Photograph from Botanic Lights 2015 - lighting design by Grant Anderson
Photographer: Grant Ritchie | From the show Joan of Arc
Photograph from My Left Right Foot - lighting design by Grant Anderson
Photographer: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan | From the show My Left Right Foot
Grant Anderson's picture

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 around the world on a diverse range of projects and productions.

Selected credits include: Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, Light on the Shore (Edinburgh International Festival); The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (Unigram); The Steamie (Neil Laidlaw Productions); My Left Right Foot, Submarine Time Machine, One Mississippi, To Begin (National Theatre of Scotland); The Broons, Frankenstein (Sell A Door); Cuttin’ A Rug, Simon’s Magical Christmas Socks, Panic Patterns (Citizens Theatre); The Snow Queen, A Christmas Carol, Love Song, In My Father’s Words, Hecuba, Promises Promises, Baby Baby (Dundee Repertory Theatre); Miss Julie, And The Beat Goes On (Perth Theatre); Sleepin’ Cutie, Chick Whittington, Weans In The Wood, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty & The Beast, The Polar Bears Go Wild (Macrobert, Stirling); Summer on Stage 2012 - 2018 (Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh); The Maw Broon Monologues, Cinderfella, Mammy Goose, The Snaw Queen (Tron Theatre, Glasgow); We’ll Live and Die in these Towns (Belgrade Theatre); News Just In (Random Accomplice); Wendy Hoose, Blanch & Butch, The Tin Soldier (Birds of Paradise); Without A Hitch (Room 2 Manoeuvre); Spring Awakening, 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); A Clockwork Orange (associate, Theatre Royal Stratford East).

Grant has also designed extensively for the Music & Events industries, including Celtic Connections, Karine Polwart, Alan Cumming’s Club Cumming, GlasGLOW, Elfingrove, Botanic Lights, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Torchlight Procession & Street Party.

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

 

REVIEWS (SELECTED MENTIONS)

 

“Grant Anderson’s lighting design also comes into its own, splashing the stage in vivid colours one minute and focusing a stark spotlight on events the next.” We’ll Live and Die in these Towns (Please Mind The Blog)

“The most inspired collaboration between set and lighting I've ever seen.” We’ll Live and Die in these Towns (Break A Leg)

"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)

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
The Steamie Theatre SSE Hydro
Neil Laidlaw Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Tony Roper
Set designer: Kenny Miller
Dec 2019
The Cook, The Theif, His Wife & Her Lover Theatre Faena Theatre, Miami
Unigram, London & Faena, Miami
Lighting Designer Director: Andrew Panton
Set designer: Kenneth MacLeod
Oct 2019
Frankenstein Theatre Perth Theatre, then touring
Sell A Door
Lighting Designer Director: Patricia Benecke
Set designer: Becky Minto
Sep 2019
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

AHA Talent

Agent website

https://www.ahatalent.co.uk/creative/grant-anderson/

Agent phone

+44 (0)20 7250 1760

Agent email

kirsten@ahatalent.co.uk

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