Photograph from Kommilitonen! - lighting design by Katy Morison
Photographer: Kirsten Mcternan | From the show Kommilitonen!
Photograph from The Good Earth - lighting design by Katy Morison
Photographer: Katy Morison | From the show The Good Earth
Photograph from Kommilitonen! - lighting design by Katy Morison
Photographer: Kirsten Mcternan | From the show Kommilitonen!
Photograph from Roberto Zucco - lighting design by Katy Morison
Prison Guard on the roof | Photographer: Jorge Lizalde | From the show Roberto Zucco
Photograph from The Good Earth - lighting design by Katy Morison
Photographer: Katy Morison | From the show The Good Earth

Katy Morison

Katy is a Lighting Designer based in Cardiff who has designed for many theatre companies in South Wales, London and beyond. She has recently worked on The Island Nation for Ice & Fire, at the Arcola Theatre, and Kommilitonen! for the Welsh National Youth Opera, a Site-specific modern opera of epic proportions. She also recently revived her design for The Good Earth, the first production from Motherlode which received 5-star reviews at its premier in Cardiff and has just returned from an off-Broadway run in New York to critical acclaim.

Her work also includes associate roles and touring as a Re-lighter for other designers, as well as Lighting Designer for Venue 13 at the Edinburgh Fringe, and also as a Production Supervisor and lighting tutor at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

She was a member of the Production Team at Sherman Cymru for over 7 years.

Lighting Design/Cynllun Goleuadau

Birdsong (Sinfonia Cymru/Kizzy Crawford/Gwilym Simcock); The Island Nation (Ice & Fire); The Terrible Things I've Done (Invisible Ink); Kommilitonen (WNO Youth); Barnbow Canaries (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Play/Silence, Sand, St Nicholas, Constellation Street (The Other Room); Yuri (August 021); The Good Earth (Motherlode); A Good Clean Heart (The Other Room); Crouch, Touch, Pause...Engage (National Theatre Wales & Out of Joint); The Frozen Scream (WMC & Birmingham Hippodrome); Roberto Zucco (August012); Sue the Second Coming (Dafydd James Company); Diary of a Madman, Sexual Perversity in Chicago (also Production Manager/Stage Manager, Living Pictures), Miss Julie (Living Pictures); Corina Pavlova and the Lion's Roar, The Snow Tiger/Teigr yr Eira (Sherman Cymru); Pornography, Serious Money (Waking Exploits); Last Christmas, After the End (Dirty Protest); Unbuttoned (also Production Manager, Sinfonia Cymru); Snow Child/Plentyn yr Eira (Sherman Cymru/Theatr Iolo).

Associate Designer

Jekyll & Hyde (Drew McOnie Company at The Old Vic. Associate to Lighting Designer Richard Howell.)

Touring Relighter/Ail-oleuwr Teithiol

Jane Wenham, The Witch of Walkern (Out of Joint, Des: Richard Howell); Our Country's Good (UK and international tour, Out Of Joint, Des: Johanna Town); The Epic Adventures of Nhamo the Manyika Warrior and His Sexy Wife Chipo (Tiata Fahodzi, Des: Paul Keogan); Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (Talawa Theatre/National Theatre, Des: Johanna Town); The Bloody Ballad (also Stage Manager, Gagglebabble Theatre, Des: Jane Laljee); Tiddler and other Terrific Tales, Stick Man (Scamp Theatre, Des: Elanor HIggins); Mission to Mars (also Production Manager, Unlimited Theatre, Des: Ben Pacey); Gadael Yr Ugeinfed Ganrif, Yr Argae (Sherman Cymru, Des: Elanor Higgins)

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Closes
Alice in Wonderland Theatre Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
Sherman Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Rachel O'Riordan
Set designer: Hayley Grindle
28 Dec 2018
Little Red Riding Hood Theatre Sherman Theatre Studio
Sherman Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Gethin Evans
Set designer: Aled Williams
28 Dec 2018

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Escape the Scaffold Theatre Theatre 503, then touring
Theatre 503/The Other Room/Mongrel Thumb
Lighting Designer Director: Hannah Price
Mar 2017
Seanmhair Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Wasserberg
Mar 2017
Sinners Club Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff, then touring
Gagglebabble/The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Titas Halder
Feb 2017
Looking Through Glass Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
Difficult Stage
Lighting Designer Director: Matthew Blake
Set designer: Carl Davies
Nov 2016
Birdsong - Can Y Adar Concert Pontio, Bangor, then touring
Sinfonia Cymru
Lighting Designer Set designer: Ruby Fox Nov 2016
The Island Nation Theatre Arcola Theatre Studio 2, London
Ice and Fire
Lighting Designer Director: Ria Parry
Set designer: James Button
Oct 2016
The Terrible Things I've Done Theatre Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Invisible Ink
Lighting Designer Director: Sita Calvert-Ennals
Set designer: Rebecca Wood
Sep 2016
Kommilitonen! Opera Memo Arts Centre, Barry
Welsh National Youth Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Polly Graham
Set designer: Gabriella Slade
Jul 2016
Barnbow Canaries Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse Courtyard Theatre
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Wasserberg
Set designer: Mark Bailey
Jun 2016
Constellation Street Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Dan Jones and Chelsey Gillard
Apr 2016
The Big Democracy Project Environmental The Senedd, Cardiff Bay
National Theatre Wales
Lighting Designer Director: Gavin Porter/Devised
Mar 2016
St Nicholas Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Titas Halder
Set designer: Amy Jane Cook
Mar 2016
Sand Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Wasserberg
Set designer: Amy Jane Cook
Feb 2016
Play Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Wasserberg
Set designer: Amy Jane Cook
Jan 2016
Silence Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Titas Halder
Set designer: Amy Jane Cook
Jan 2016
A State Affair Theatre Bernie Grant Arts Centre
The MTA
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Foster
Set designer: Bettina John
Dec 2015
Cinderella and the Glass Slipper Musical Bernie Grant Arts Centre
The MTA
Lighting Designer Director: Howard Samuels
Set designer: Bettina John
Dec 2015
Yuri Theatre Stwdio, Chapter Theatre, Cardiff
August 012
Lighting Designer Director: Mathilde Lopez
Set designer: Camilla Clarke
Oct 2015
The Good Earth Theatre Stwdio, Chapter Theatre, Cardiff
Motherlode
Lighting Designer Director: Rachael Boulton
Set designer: Buddug Jones
Sep 2015
A Good Clean Heart Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Mared Swain
Set designer: Erin Maddocks
Apr 2015
Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage Theatre Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, then touring
Out of Joint & National Theatre Wales
Lighting Designer Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Feb 2015
The Frozen Scream Theatre Weston Studio, WMC, then touring
Wales Millenium Centre & Birmingham Hippodrome
Lighting Designer Director: Christopher Green
Set designer: Barney George
Dec 2014
Roberto Zucco Theatre Stwdio, Chapter Theatre, Cardiff
August 012
Lighting Designer Director: Mathilde Lopez
Set designer: Buddug Jones
Jul 2014
Corina Pavlova and the Lion's Roar Theatre Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, then touring
Sherman Cymru
Lighting Designer Director: Mared Swain
Set designer: Charlotte Neville
Nov 2013
Unbuttoned Concert Chapter Arts Centre
Sinfonia Cymru & Tom Raybould
Lighting Designer Director: devised
Sep 2013
Diary of a Madman Theatre Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, then touring
Living Pictures
Lighting Designer Director: Sinéad Rushe
Set designer: Sarah Beaton
May 2013
Theatre:
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Touring relights
Architectural:
  • Commercial & Retail
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07890 520354

Email address

lx.katy@yahoo.co.uk

Website

http://www.katylightingdesign.co.uk