Photograph from Blood Wedding - lighting design by Martin McLachlan
Photographer: Adam Trigg | From the show Blood Wedding
Photograph from Parade - lighting design by Martin McLachlan
Photographer: Karl Sordal | From the show Parade
Photograph from Parade - lighting design by Martin McLachlan
Photographer: Karl Sordal | From the show Parade
Photograph from Parade - lighting design by Martin McLachlan
Photographer: Karl Sordal | From the show Parade
Photograph from See What I Wanna See - lighting design by Martin McLachlan
Photographer: Jamie Scott-Smith | From the show See What I Wanna See

Martin McLachlan

Martin has spent the last 10 years working on a diverse range of lighting projects, both as an assistant to several well established LDs and building up a portfolio of his own design work alongside relighting for a number of national tours.

Recent credits as LD include new play Weird Weather by Matt Cunningham at Vault Festival 2015, the opera L’Arlesiana in Jesi, Italy as well as productions of School for Scandal, Blood Wedding and an actor musician production of musical Parade.

As Assistant LD he worked with Rick Fisher on Chariots of Fire at the Hampstead and Gielgud Theatres as well as on Hero at the Royal Court. He has also assisted Simon Corder, lighting all 3 main stage productions at Wexford Festival Opera.

On top of design work he spent three years working as Head of Lighting for Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He also does programming on ETC EOS range of consoles including for Mark Jonathan for London Children's Ballet, and for the Thursford Christmas Spectacular in Norfolk.

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Barmitzvah Boy Musical Upstairs At The Gatehouse, London, UK
Aria Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Stewart Nicholls
Set designer: Grace Smart
Mar 2016
The Great Jewish American Songbook Concert Upstairs At The Gatehouse, London, UK, then touring
Aria Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Matthew Gould
Feb 2016
See What I Wanna See Musical Jermyn Street Theatre, London
Aria Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Lenson
Set designer: Simon Anthony Wells
Sep 2015
Weird Weather Theatre Crescent Theatre, Waterloo Vaults
Mongrel Thumb
Lighting Designer Director: Will Wrightson
Set designer: Max Dorey
Mar 2015
L'Arlesiana Opera Teatro G.B. Pergolesi, Jesi, IT
Teatro G.B. Pergolesi
Lighting Designer Director: Francesco Cilluffo
Set designer: Sarah Bacon
Sep 2013
Blood Wedding Theatre Waterloo East Theatre, London
Hiareth Artistic Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Zoe Ford
Jun 2013
The School For Scandal Theatre Waterloo East Theatre
Turn of the Wheel Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Zoe Ford
Set designer: Max Dorey
Apr 2013
Parade Musical Unicorn Theatre, London
Rose Bruford College
Lighting Designer Director: Iain Reekie
Set designer: Sarah Peachey
Mar 2013

The Great Jewish American Songbook

Their sparkle matches the twinkling lights of the curtain and pick up every nuance of the well planned lighting.
Christine Firkin, Live Theatre UK 16/02/2016

Blood Wedding

It’s a dark and atmospheric production that feels like walking in the forest at night, full of mysterious noises and shadowy presences which jump out at you.
Robert Cottingham, The Reviews Hub 19/06/2013
Theatre:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Touring relights
Opera:
  • Large scale
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
  • Touring relights
Architectural:
  • Open Air Events
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Plays