Photograph from Our Lady of 121st Street - lighting design by Kiaran Kesby
Our Lady of 121st Street | Photographer: Robert Workman | From the show Our Lady of 121st Street
Photograph from Europe After The Rain - lighting design by Kiaran Kesby
Europe After The Rain | Photographer: Robert Day | From the show Europe After The Rain
Photograph from Our Lady of 121st Street - lighting design by Kiaran Kesby
Our Lady of 121st Street | Photographer: Robert Workman | From the show Our Lady of 121st Street
Photograph from Richard III - lighting design by Kiaran Kesby
Richard III | Photographer: David Monteith-Hodge | From the show Richard III
Photograph from Richard III - lighting design by Kiaran Kesby
Richard III | Photographer: David Monteith-Hodge | From the show Richard III

Kiaran L Kesby

 

Kiaran-Lee Kesby was born in London. A graduate of Rose Bruford College with an upper second class BA (Hons) in Lighting Design. He has always been interested in lighting from an early age. Numerous trips to the theatre and concerts has led him to the current position he has now. As the Deputy Technical Manager at The Mercury Theatre in Colchester, Kiaran is able to continue to expand his knowledge into how other lighting designers work but also as a production electrician and programmer on medium to large scale musicals and straight plays that the Mercury Theatre continues to produce. 

Kiaran has previously freelanced as a Lighting Designer, Assistant and a Technician for the past five years. Leading to having the opportunities to work at venues such as Latitude Festival, Sadler’s Wells, Hampstead Theatre and many more. 

Kiaran, still early in his career is an emerging designer who is progressing his path with the aspiration to becoming a full time Lighting Designer. In mind of his current position, Kiaran in his spare time maintains his freelance career as a lighting designer and as a technician. This all in collaboration to his end goal. 

Contact Details: kiaran.kesby@hotmail.com Mobile: 07880324402 Website: www.kiarankesby.com

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Moll Flanders Theatre Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Mercury Company
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: David W Kidd
Director: Ryan McBryde
Set designer: Gabriella Slade
Sep 2018
Babe The Sheep Pig Theatre Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Mercury Theatre
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Alexandra Stafford
Director: Katie Posner
Set designer: Sara Perks
Jul 2018
Europe After The Rain Theatre Studio, Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Mercury Company
Lighting Designer Director: Cara Nolan
Set designer: Amelia Jane Hankin
May 2018
Treasure Island Theatre Studio, Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Mercury Theatre
Lighting Designer May 2018
Pieces Of String Musical Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Mercury Theatre Colchester and TBO Productions
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Ben Cracknell
Director: Ryan McBryde
Set designer: Fin Redshaw
Apr 2018
Turn of the screw Theatre Mercury Theatre, Colchester, then touring
Mercury Theatre/Dermot McLaughlin
Production Electrician Lighting designer: Matt Leventhall
Director: Daniel Buckroyd
Set designer: Sara Perks
Feb 2018
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Theatre Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Mercury Theatre
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mark Dymock
Director: Daniel Buckroyd
Set designer: David Shields
Nov 2017
Jean Inwards School of Dance Dance Hammond Theatre
Jean Inwards School of Dance
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Kiaran-Lee Kesby
Choreographer: Jean Inwards
Oct 2017
Richard III Theatre Cockpit Theatre, London
Front Foot Theatre
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Kiaran-Lee Kesby
Director: Lawrence Carmichael
Set designer: Amanda Mascarenhas
Oct 2017
The Weir Theatre Mercury Theatre, Colchester, then touring
English Touring Theatre/ Mercury Theatre
Production Electrician Lighting designer: Lee Curran
Director: Adele Thomas
Set designer: Madeleine Girling
Sep 2017
Peter Pan Theatre Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Mercury Theatre
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mark Dymock
Director: Matthew Callum
, Director: Daniel Buckroyd
Set designer: Simon Kenny
Jul 2017
Monty Python's Spamalot Theatre Daegu Opera House, South Korea Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: David W.Kidd
Director: Daniel Buckroyd
Set designer: Sara Perks
Jun 2017
Monty Python's Spamalot Theatre Mercury Theatre, Colchester, then touring
Mercury Theatre
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: David W.Kidd
Director: Daniel Buckroyd
Set designer: Sara Perks
Apr 2017
Bang Bang Theatre Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Mercury Theatre
Production Electrician Lighting designer: David W.Kidd
Director: Nicky Henson
Set designer: David Shields
Feb 2017
Dick Whittington Theatre Mercury Theatre, Colchester Production Electrician Lighting designer: Mark Dymock
Director: Daniel Buckroyd
Set designer: David Shields
Nov 2016
Sweeney Todd Theatre Mercury Theatre, Colchester Production Electrician Lighting designer: David W Kidd
Director: Daniel Buckroyd
Set designer: Sara Perks
Oct 2016
Much Ado about Nothing Theatre Mercury Theatre, Colchester Production Electrician Lighting designer: Jack Knowles
Director: Pia Furtado
Set designer: Camilla Clarke
Sep 2016
Lines Theatre Summerhall, Edinburgh
Pangean Productions
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Kiaran-Lee Kesby
Director: Ryan Duncan Wilson
Set designer: Zoë Scaddan
Aug 2016
Wind in the Willows Theatre Mercury Theatre, Colchester Production Electrician Lighting designer: Mark Dymock
Director: Matthew Cullum
Set designer: Katie Sykes
Jul 2016
A Midsummer Night's Dream Theatre Latitude Festival
Action To The Word
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Kiaran-Lee Kesby
Director: Alexandra Spencer-Jones
Set designer: Sarah Baker
Jul 2016
The Cane Theatre The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, London
Bush Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Che Walker
Set designer: Amy Watson
Jun 2016
Lines Theatre Rose Bruford Studio
Pangean Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Ryan Duncan Wilson
Set designer: Zoë Scaddan
Apr 2016
Our Lady of 121st Street Theatre Stratford Circus, London
Rose Bruford College
Lighting Designer Director: Alexandra Spencer-Jones
Set designer: Sarah Baker
Mar 2016
Twelfth Night Theatre Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre
Crouch End Players
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Stafford
Jan 2016
Jean Inwards School of Dance Showcase Dance Beck Theatre
Jean Inwards School of Dance
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Jean Inwards
Set designer: N/A
Nov 2015
Riders to the Sea Opera The Peacock Theatre
British Youth Opera
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: David Howe
Director: Rodula Gaitanou
Set designer: Simon Bejer
Sep 2015
Savitri Opera The Peacock Theatre
British Youth Opera
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: David Howe
Director: Rodula Gaitanou
Set designer: Simon Bejer
Sep 2015
The Cunning Little Vixen Opera The Peacock Theatre
British Youth Opera
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: David Howe
Director: Stuart Baker
Set designer: Simon Bejer
Sep 2015
Just Dance 2015 Dance Hampton Hill Playhouse
Fame Factory Dance Academy
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Nicky Oreilly, Diane Holman, Carrie Holman
May 2015
Bred in the Bone -Theatre Festival Theatre Theatre De Menlimontant, Paris
Bred In The Bone
Lighting Designer Set designer: Sorcha Corcoran Feb 2015
Musicality Theatre Barn Theatre, Sidcup Lighting Designer Director: Matthieu Bellon
Feb 2015
Almost, Maine Theatre Park Theatre, Finsbury
Go People
Lighting Designer Director: Simon Evans
Set designer: Amy Jane Cook
Dec 2014
Win/Lose/Draw Theatre Waterloo East Theatre
Go People
Lighting Designer Director: Freddie Hutchins
Sep 2014
Dance Showcase Theatre Questors Theatre Playhouse
Innovation Dance
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Nigel Lewis
Director: Emma Hardy & Zoe Newll
Jun 2014
Dance Showcase Theatre Questors Theatre Playhouse
Chiswick Theatre Arts
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Nigel Lewis
Director: Georgina Burns
Jun 2014
CTA Musical Showcase Theatre Questors Theatre Playhouse
Chiswick Theatre Arts
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Nigel Lewis
Director: Paul Allnut
Jun 2014
Bugsy Malone Theatre Questors Theatre Playhouse
Chiswick Theatre Arts
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Nigel Lewis
Director: Georgina Burns
Jun 2014
Phases of Her Theatre Barn Theatre, Sidcup Lighting Designer Director: Annabel Morley, Claire Campbell, Anna-Sophia Menat
May 2014
Theatre:
  • International
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Pantomime
Opera:
  • Large scale
Dance:
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
Concert:
  • Stage Touring
Corporate:
  • Fashion Shows
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Plays
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07880 324402

Email address

kiaran.kesby@hotmail.com

Website www.KiaranKesby.com