Photograph from Julius Caesar - lighting design by LucaPanetta
Photographer: Sam Taylor | From the show Julius Caesar
Photograph from Faction Solo's ; MEDEA / DUENDE / DOUGLASS - lighting design by LucaPanetta
Douglass | Photographer: Christa Holka | From the show Faction Solo's ; MEDEA / DUENDE / DOUGLASS
Photograph from Diary of a Somebody - lighting design by LucaPanetta
Diary of a Somebody | Photographer: Brittain Photography | From the show Diary of a Somebody
Photograph from Diary of a Somebody - lighting design by LucaPanetta
Diary of a Somebody | Photographer: Brittain Photography | From the show Diary of a Somebody
Photograph from Julius Caesar - lighting design by LucaPanetta
From the show Julius Caesar
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Luca Panetta

Luca trained at LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts) and now works as a freelance lighting designer, video designer and lighting programmer. Luca also works within the Lighting Departments at both Hampstead Theatre and The Young Vic. Luca is particularly interested in working closely with various creative departments in a cohesive way through technical theatre to create a single synchronised product, that enhances storytelling rather than hindering it. 

 

Since 2021 Lighting & Video Design Credits include Diary of a Somebody (Seven Dials Playhouse) for which he was nominated for an Offie in Lighting Design, The Faction’s 2021 Triple Bill of Medea/Worn, Douglass, and Duende (Wilton’s Music Hall, & Stephen Joseph Theatre) La Forza Del Destino (Regents Opera) Cymbeline (Sainsbury Theatre); Julius Caesar(Sainsbury Theatre).  Video Designer Credits include: The Dream Collectors (Derby Theatre).

Credits as Assistant Lighting Designer, Associate Lighting Designer and LX Programmer include: Christmas Carol (Belgrade Theatre); Snow White (Hull New Theatre); Cinderella: The AWESOME Truth (Polka Theatre); 60 Miles by Road or Rail (Royal & Derngate)

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
The Fellowship Theatre Hampstead Theatre
Hampstead Theatre
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan
Director: Paulette Randall
Set designer: Libby Watson
Jun 2022
Jesus Christ Superstar Musical LAMDA - The Sainsbury Theatre
LAMDA
Lighting Designer Director: Annabel Mutale Reed
Set designer: Amy Jane Cook
Jun 2022
The Wonderful World of Dissocia Theatre LAMDA - The Sainsbury Theatre
LAMDA
Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Meadows
Set designer: Amy Jane Cook
May 2022
Diary of a Somebody Theatre Seven Dials Playhouse
Making Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Nico Rao Pimparé
Set designer: Valentine Gigandet
Mar 2022
La Forza Del Destino Opera Regents Opera Lighting Designer Director: Rory Fazan
Feb 2022
A Christmas Carol Theatre Belgrade Theatre, Coventry Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Rory Beaton
Director: John Terry
Set designer: Liz Cooke
Dec 2021
Snow White Theatre Hull New Theatre
Crossroads Pantomimes
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Rory Beaton
Director: David Burrows
Dec 2021
Faction Solo's ; MEDEA / DUENDE / DOUGLASS Theatre Wilton's Music Hall & Stephen Joseph Theatre, then touring
The Faction
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Mark Leipacher and Rachel Valentine Smith
Nov 2021, Nov 2021
Cinderella : The AWESOME Truth Musical Polka Theatre Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Gillian Tan
Director: Sarah Punshon
Set designer: Oliver Townsend
Nov 2021
Faction Solo's ; MEDEA / DUENDE / DOUGLASS Theatre Wilton's Music Hall & Stephen Joseph Theatre, then touring
The Faction
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Mark Leipacher and Rachel Valentine Smith
Nov 2021, Nov 2021
60 Miles by Road or Rail Theatre Northampton Royal & Derngate Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Rory Beaton
Set designer: Lizzy Leech
Sep 2021
Julius Caesar Theatre Sainsbury Theatre, London
LAMDA
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Rachel Valentine-Smith
Set designer: Valentine Gigandet
Sep 2021
Cymbeline Theatre Sainsbury Theatre, London
LAMDA
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Marsland
Set designer: Valentine Gigandet
Sep 2021
Let The Right One In Theatre Carne Studio Theatre
LAMDA
Lighting Designer Director: Matt Hassall
Set designer: Natasha Jenkins
Jun 2021

Diary of a Somebody

In the hands of Pimparé and his creative team, however, this potentially hemmed-in atmosphere works a treat with the material.
Donald Hutera, The Times 31/03/2022

Faction Solo's ; MEDEA / DUENDE / DOUGLASS

Luca Panetta’s lovely lighting design gives each scene a distinct tone and palette, from the amber, bare-bulb glow that entraps Douglass, to the alternating purple and gold effects that wash over Medea. Meanwhile, Panetta’s video work provides richly textured backgrounds and flurrying, vividly colourful slideshows in which portraits of black activists and authors blend into a collage of 20th-century artworks.
Dave Fargnoli, The Stage 06/11/2022
Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Education Establishment
  • Projection / Video Design
Contact method Details
Email address luca.panetta@outlook.com
Website www.lucapanetta.com

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