Photograph from Bingo! - lighting design by Kate Bonney
Jo Freer, Louise McCarthy and Barbara Rafferty | Photographer: Mihaela Bodlovic | From the show Bingo!
Photograph from 306: Day - lighting design by Kate Bonney
Photographer: Julie Howden | From the show 306: Day
Photograph from The Polar Bears Go Up! - lighting design by Kate Bonney
Richard Davenport | From the show The Polar Bears Go Up!
Photograph from Ulster American - lighting design by Kate Bonney
Robbie Jack, Darell D'Silva and Lucianne McEvoy | Photographer: Sid Scott | From the show Ulster American
Photograph from Rites - lighting design by Kate Bonney
Photographer: Sally Jubb | From the show Rites
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Kate Bonney

I design lighting for live performance and events, both nationally and internationally. I am particularly interested in working collaboratively to give voice to stories which ought to be heard, as well as giving audiences a bloody good night out.

Alongside colleague Simon Hayes, I am Creative Director of event design company Lightworks where we specialise in large scale site specific lighting design and light art, with the aim of giving audiences moments they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil Theatre Tour, then touring
National Theatre of Scotland/Dundee Rep/Live Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Joe Douglas
Set designer: Graham McLaren
May 2019
Ulster American Theatre Traverse Theatre, then touring
Traverse Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Gareth Nicholls
Set designer: Becky Minto
Aug 2018
Passing Places Theatre Dundee Rep and Citizens, Glasgow
Dundee Rep
Lighting Designer Director: Andrew Panton
Set designer: Becky Minto
Apr 2018
Bingo! Musical Assembly Halls, Edinburgh, then touring
Grid Iron and Stellar Quines
Lighting Designer Director: Jemima Levick
Set designer: Carys Hobbs & Becky Minto
Mar 2018
Stand By Theatre The Byre, St. Andrews, then touring
Utter
Lighting Designer Director: Joe Douglas
Set designer: Natasha Jenkins
Aug 2017
Music Is Torture Theatre Tron Theatre Glasgow, then touring
Tromolo Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Ben Harrison
Set designer: Emily James
May 2017
306: Day Theatre Station Hotel, Perth, then touring
National Theatre of Scotland, Perth Theatre and Stellar Quines
Lighting Designer Director: Jemima Levick
Set designer: Becky Minto
May 2017
Dido and Aeneas Opera The Beacon, Greenock
Scottish Opera Connect
Lighting Designer Director: Mary McCluskey
Set designer: Finlay McLay
Apr 2017
The Red Shed Theatre Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, then touring
Lakin McCarthy and Mark Thomas
Lighting Designer Director: Joe Douglas
Set designer: Kate Bonney
Aug 2016
Uncanny Valley Theatre Summerhall
Borderline and Edinburgh International Science Festival
Lighting Designer Director: Emily Reutlinger
Set designer: Fergus Dunnet
Apr 2016
The Polar Bears Go Up! Theatre The Unicorn Theatre, then touring
Fish and Game
Lighting Designer Director: Lee Lyford
Set designer: Claire Halleran
Apr 2016
Witness For The Prosecution Theatre Dundee Rep Lighting Designer Director: Kenny Miller
Set designer: Kenny Miller
Feb 2016
Rites Theatre Tron Theatre, Glasgow, then touring
National Theatre of Scotland
Lighting Designer Director: Cora Bissett
Set designer: Jessica Worrall
May 2015
Peter Panto and the Incredible Stinkerbell Theatre Tron Theatre Glasgow Lighting Designer Director: Kenny Miller
Set designer: Kenny Miller
Dec 2014
Sleeping Betty Theatre Tron Theatre Glasgow Lighting Designer Director: Kenny Millar
Set designer: Kenny Millar
Dec 2014
The Voice Thief Theatre Summerhall
Catherine Wheels
Lighting Designer Director: Gill Robertson
Set designer: Karen Tennent
Oct 2014
Blue Block Studio Environmental Starcatchers Lighting Designer Set designer: Ewan Sinclair Sep 2014
Bromance Dance Barely Methodical Troupe Lighting Designer Aug 2014
Cuckooed Theatre Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, then touring
Lakin McCarthy and Mark Thomas
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Callander
Aug 2014
Banksy: The Room In The Elephant Theatre Arcola Theatre, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Emma Callander
Set designer: Rosie Vize
Apr 2014
And Then There Were None Theatre Dundee Rep Lighting Designer Director: Kenny Miller
Set designer: Kenny Miller
Mar 2014
The Baroness Theatre An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway, then touring
Dogstar
Lighting Designer Director: Matthew Zajac
Set designer: Catherine Deverell
Aug 2013

The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil

One of Kate Bonney’s main jobs as lighting designer is to fade the house lights up and down.
Mark Fisher, The Scotsman 24/05/2019

Music Is Torture

...some truly mind-blowing video, lighting and sound design by Tim Reid, Kate Bonney and Bal Cooke.
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman 23/05/2017

The Red Shed

The show will still leave even the most laissez-faire Thatcherite Tory with food for thought and a reminder as to how deep the scars of that era run.
The Telegraph, The Telegraph 01/08/2016

Cuckooed

Part of the power of this neatly crafted one-man show is the way it exposes how easily we believe and how hard it is to accept that we have been duped.
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian 04/08/2014
Contact method Details
Agent name Cary Parsons
Agent website www.caryparsons.co.uk

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