Photograph from Love Song to Lavender Menace - lighting design by Laura Hawkins
Photographer: Aly Wright | From the show Love Song to Lavender Menace
Photograph from Seraphina - lighting design by Laura Hawkins
Photographer: Laura Hawkins | From the show Seraphina
Photograph from By The Seat of Your Pants - lighting design by Laura Hawkins
Photographer: Douglas MacBride | From the show By The Seat of Your Pants
Photograph from Descent - lighting design by Laura Hawkins
Photographer: Mihaela Bodlovic | From the show Descent
Photograph from Netting - lighting design by Laura Hawkins
Photographer: Simon Scott | From the show Netting

Laura Hawkins

Laura works as a Lighting Designer and Production Manager on various productions throughout the UK.  After graduating with a degree in Lighting Design from Rose Bruford College she worked as resident technical manager for several venues before becoming a freelancer in 2010.

Recent design credits include: Puffin (Snap Elastic) Shattered (In Motion Theatre Company) Love Song to Lavender Menace (James Ley) Jack and the Beanstalk, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin (The Brunton) Beauty and the Beast (Howden Park Centre) A Tale of Bubbles and Crashes (Merchant Culture) Denton and Me (Sam Rowe Theatre/ Showroom) Netting (Morna Young / Allie Butler) 30:60:80 (Amy Conway) Torn (Faux Theatre) Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here, Nijinsky's Last Jump, Dance Derby (Company Cordelia) Tribes, Birthday of the Infanta, Smokies (Solar Bear) La bohème, L’elisir d’amore (Edinburgh Grand Opera) La Tradegie Comique, By The Seat of your Pants (Plutot la Vie) Bloody Girls, King Lear, Tartuffe (Firefly Arts) Face It (Cotton Shed Theatre Company) Dalgety, Fragile (Theatre Uncut) The End of the World, For One Night Only (Red Note Ensemble and Summerhall) and Some Other Mother (AJ Taudevin)

 

 

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Shattered Theatre Paisley Arts Centre, then touring
In Motion Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Jordan Blackwood
May 2018
The Time Machine Theatre Scottish Storytelling Centre, then touring
Rick Conte
Lighting Designer Director: Andy Cannon
Set designer: Rebecca Hamilton
Feb 2018
Beauty and the Beast - Panto Theatre Brunton Theatre
Brunton Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Mark Cox
Set designer: Janis Hart
Nov 2017
Seraphina Theatre PACE
Confab
Lighting Designer Director: Rachel Jury
Oct 2017
Love Song to Lavender Menace Theatre Lyceum Rehearsal Space, then touring
James Ley
Lighting Designer Director: Rosalind Philips
Set designer: Mamoru Iriguchi
Oct 2017
Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here Dance Dance Base
Company Chordelia
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Kally Lloyd Jones
Set designer: Janis Hart
Aug 2017
Descent Theatre Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Allie Butler
Set designer: Alice Gooden
Apr 2017
Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here Dance North Wall Oxford, then touring
Company Chordelia
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Kally Lloyd Jones
Set designer: Janis Hart
Oct 2016
Bloody Girls Theatre Studio 1, Howden Park Theatre, then touring
Firefly Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Eleanor Morrison
, Director: Kirsty Byres
Jun 2016, Jul 2016
Bloody Girls Theatre Studio 1, Howden Park Theatre, then touring
Firefly Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Eleanor Morrison
, Director: Kirsty Byres
Jun 2016, Jul 2016
Nijinsky's Last Jump Dance Paisley Arts Centre, then touring
Company Chordelia
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Kally Lloyd Jones
Set designer: Janis Hart
Apr 2016
Netting Theatre Woodend Barn, then touring
Woodend Barn
Lighting Designer Director: Allie Butler
Set designer: Alice Wilson
Mar 2016
30:60:80 Theatre Platform Glasgow, then touring
Amy Conway
Lighting Designer Director: Victoria Beesley
Feb 2016
Torn Theatre Traverse Theatre Edinburgh
Faux Theatre
Lighting Designer Set designer: Shona Reppe / Francisca Morton Feb 2016
Tribes Theatre Paltform Glasgow, then touring
Solar Bear
Lighting Designer Director: Gerry Ramage
Set designer: Jessica Brettle
Sep 2015
Nijinsky's Last Jump Dance Dance Base, then touring
Company Chordelia
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Kally Lloyd Jones
Set designer: Janis Hart
Aug 2015
Torn Theatre Assembly Roxy Upstairs, then touring
Faux Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Shona Reppe
Set designer: Shona Reppe / Francisca Morton
May 2015
Dance Derby Dance Macrobert, Stirling, then touring
Company Chordelia
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Kally Lloyd Jones
Set designer: Janis Hart
Oct 2014
Smokies Theatre Eastwood Park, then touring
Solar Bear
Lighting Designer Director: Ramesh Meyappan
Set designer: Neil Warmington
Oct 2014
La Tragedie Comique Theatre Howden Park Centre, Livingston, then touring
Plutot la Vie
Lighting Designer Director: Ian Cameron
Set designer: Ian Halket
May 2014
I am Dance Edinburgh Festival Theatre Studio, then touring
Errol White Company
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Errol White
Feb 2014
Some Other Mother Theatre Adam Smith Theatre, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Catrin Evans
Set designer: Claire Halleran
May 2013
The End of the World (For One Night Only) Theatre Summerhall
Red Note Ensemble
Lighting Designer Director: Andy Arnold
Dec 2012

Love Song to Lavender Menace

Played out on Mamoru Iriguchi’s clever touring set of books glowing from blacked-out bookshelves, the production is lit with real invention by Laura Hawkins
Thom Dibdin, The Stage 16/10/2017

Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here

gorgeous lighting designs by Laura Hawkins further augment the show’s uncanny beauty.
Alan Radcliffe, The Times 07/11/2016

Torn

If you want interesting, sensual lighting effects with a hand-made touch - go find Laura Hawkins.
Francisca Morton to Gareth Vile, The Vile Blog 20/01/2016
beautifully lit by Laura Hawkins.
Thom Dibdin, All Edinburgh Theatre 21/05/2015
Morton is a compelling performer, while director and design consultant Shona Reppe and lighting designer Laura Hawkins work together to evoke a memorably wrecked domestic environment, full of transient comforts and huge emotional hazards.
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

Smokies

bring(s) superb lighting effects to accompany the expert mime and clowning in this interpretation
Irene Brown, Edinburgh Guide 01/11/2014
Theatre:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
Opera:
  • Small scale
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • International
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
  • Touring relights
Corporate:
  • Product Launches
  • Award Ceremonies
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Plays
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07732 886874

Email address

lauramhawkins@yahoo.co.uk