Matt Haskins

Matt is an international lighting designer working in theatre, opera, site specific, concert and corporate environments.

Theatre credits include: Death of a Salesman (UK Tour); Roundelay (Southwark Playhouse); Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Apollo Theatre West End); Aladdin (Salisbury Playhouse); Kiss Me (Hampstead Theatre & Trafalgar Studios); Nina (Unity Theatre, Riksteatren & Young Vic); Last Five Years (New Wolsey Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Queens Theatre Hornchurch); The House of Mirrors & Hearts (Arcola Theatre); Crocodiles (Manchester Royal Exchange); 1001 Nights & The Edge (Transport Theatre/ Unicorn Theatre/ New Wolsey); Wind in the Willows, The Years Between (Royal & Derngate); Truth & Reconciliation (The Royal Court); Dream Story, Mud (Gate Theatre); Steel Magnolias (Bath Theatre Royal/ UK Tour).

Opera credits include: Sukanya (Royal Opera House/ London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Leicester Curve); The Snowmaiden, Hansel & Gretel, La Cenerentola, La Traviata, Don Giovanni, Turn of the Screw, Cautionary Tales (Opera North), Der Fliegende Holländer (Estonian National Opera); Albert Herring (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino); La Cenerentola (Teatrio Regio Turin); Anna Bolena (Teatro Donizetti Bergamo); Roberto Devereux (Teatro Real Madrid); Glare (Royal Opera House), The Virtues of Things, The Commission, Cafe Kafka (Royal Opera House/ Aldeburgh Music/ Opera North); Anna Bolena, Roberto Devereux, Maria Stuarda (Welsh National Opera); Maria Stuarda (Royal Opera House Oman); Turn of the Screw (The Israeli Opera); Babur In London (The Opera Group); Into the Little Hill (Hamburg Laeiszhalle).

Installation/ Corporate Credits include: Ada Lovelace Dress (created lighting for a 3000 pixel LED dress); Neon Garden (Zoe Bradley/ Galeria Melissa); Cointreau Creative Awards (Liberty London Atrium); ASOS Captial Markets (Design Museum); Open Outcry (Barclays/Mansion House); Elle Style Awards 2014/2015, Havana 7 Days, Thanks A Million, Cabaret Les Embiez and other numerous London Fashion Week projects (Blonstein & Associates); Dido Queen of Carthage (Kensington Palace).

Concert Credits: Grace Jones (Royal Albert Hall).

Associate LD: The Master & Margarita (Complicite)

Matt holds a BA (Hons) in Lighting Design. In 2008, Matt was nominated for a Knight of Illumination Award.

www.matthaskins.com

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Closes
Coraline Opera Barbican Theatre, then touring
Royal Opera House
Lighting Designer Director: Aletta Collins
Set designer: Gile Cadle
29 Mar 2020

In repertoire

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team
Teletubbies Theatre Limelight/Fiery Angel Lighting Designer Director: Richard Lewis
Set designer: Simon Scullion
Peppa Pig's Adventure Theatre Limelight/Fiery Angel Lighting Designer Director: Richard Lewis
Set designer: Simon Scullion
Der fliegende Holländer Opera Estonia Opera house
Estonian National Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Pamela Recinella
Set designer: Yannis Thavoris

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Le nozze di Figaro Opera Nevill Holt Opera Lighting Designer Director: Joe Austin
Set designer: Simon Kenny
Jun 2018
The Strange Death of John Doe Theatre Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
Hampstead Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Ed Hall
Set designer: Michael Pavelka
May 2018
Peppa Pig's Surprise Theatre Bunjil Place - Melbourne, then touring
Austrailia & New Zealand Tour
Lighting Designer Director: Richard Lewis
Set designer: Simon Scullion
Apr 2018
Great Apes Theatre Arcola Studio 1
Arcola
Lighting Designer Director: Oscar Pearce
Set designer: Sarah Beaton
Mar 2018
Some Mothers Do 'Ave Them Theatre Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, then touring
Limelight Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Guy Unsworth
Set designer: Simon Higlett
Feb 2018
Don Giovanni Opera Opera North Lighting Designer Director: Alessandro Talevi
Set designer: Madeleine Boyd
Feb 2018
Nina - A Story about Me and Nina Simone Theatre The Lowry, Salford, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Dritero Kaspari
Set designer: Rosa Maggiora
Jan 2018
Nina - A Story about Me and Nina Simone Theatre Stadsteatern, Stockholm
Stadsteatern, Stockholm
Lighting Designer Director: Dritero Kaspari
Set designer: Rosa Maggiora
Dec 2017
Cendrillon Opera Royal Northern College of Music
Royal Northern College of Music
Lighting Designer Director: Olivia Fuchs
Set designer: Yannis Thavoris
Dec 2017
Teletubbies Theatre Limelight/Fiery Angel Lighting Designer Director: Richard Lewis
Set designer: Simon Scullion
Nov 2017
Til We Meet In England Theatre Peckham Safehouse
Lost Text Found Space
Lighting Designer Director: Rebecca McCutcheon
Set designer: Talulah Mason
Nov 2017
Peppa Pig's Adventure Theatre Limelight/Fiery Angel Lighting Designer Director: Richard Lewis
Set designer: Simon Scullion
Oct 2017
No One Will Tell Me How To Start A Revolution Theatre Hampstead Downstairs
Hampstead Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Ledwich
Set designer: Rosanna Vize
Sep 2017
Nina - A Story about Me and Nina Simone Theatre Traverse, Edinburgh
Unity Theatre/ Riksteatern/ Young Vic
Lighting Designer Director: Dritero Kaspari
Set designer: Rosa Maggiora
Aug 2017
Nina - A Story about Me and Nina Simone Theatre Young Vic (Maria)
Unity Theatre/ Riksteatern/ Young Vic
Lighting Designer Director: Dritero Kaspari
Set designer: Rosa Maggiora
Jul 2017
The Little Beasts Musical The Other Palace
Perfect Pitch
Lighting Designer Director: Jamie Hinde
Jul 2017
Neon Garden Environmental Galeria Melissa
Zoe Bradley
Lighting Designer Jun 2017
Kiss Me Theatre Trafalagar Studios (2)
Hampstead Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Ledwich
Set designer: Georgia Lowe
Jun 2017
Sukanya Opera ROH, LPO, Curve Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Suba Das
Set designer: 59 Productions
May 2017
Death of a Salesman Theatre Northampton Royal & Derngate Lighting Designer Director: Abigail Graham
Set designer: Georgia Lowe
Apr 2017
Roundelay Theatre Southwark Playhouse - Large
Visible
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Ledwich
Set designer: Moi Tran
Feb 2017
La Cenerentola Opera Opera North Lighting Designer Director: Aletta Collins
Set designer: Giles Cadle
Feb 2017
Hansel and Gretel Opera Opera North Lighting Designer Director: Edward Dick
Set designer: Giles Cadle
Feb 2017
The Snow Maiden Opera Opera North Lighting Designer Director: John Fulljames
Set designer: Giles Cadle
Jan 2017
Aladdin Theatre Salisbury Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Ryan McBryde
Set designer: Juliet Shillingford
Dec 2016
Kiss Me Theatre Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
Hampstead Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Ledwich
Set designer: Georgia Lowe
Nov 2016
Peter Pan Goes Wrong Theatre Apollo Theatre, West End
Mischief Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Meggido
Set designer: Simon Scullion
Oct 2016

Nina - A Story about Me and Nina Simone

Matt Haskins’ stunning lighting design and Rosa Maggiora’s stage design makes for al‐ most cinematic viewing, with varying projec‐ tions being shown on the shimmering fringe curtain that covers the back wall of the stage, and vintage lamps shining behind the same curtain to add that 70s golden glamour. The lighting masterfully transitions with the en‐ ergy of the piece, maintaining its immediacy without overpowering it.
Saskia Coomber, A Younger Theatre 26/07/2017
Bold, dramatic lighting from Matt Haskins combines with Dritёro Kasapi’s video projections to mould and change Rosa Maggiora’s deceptively simple designs, making the theatre space feel at once intimate and as huge as an arena stage.
Nigel Smith, Good News Liverpool 19/10/2016

Kiss Me

Matt Haskins' lighting design resonates perfectly with the narrative and Lowe's set. His blackouts and other expedients add a singular and sometimes eerie value to the production, especially when paired with Sarah Weltman's sound design.
Cindy Marcolina, Broadway World 10/06/2017

Sukanya

...the stage atmosphere comes from evocative back projections and careful lighting.
David Gutman, The Stage 22/05/2017

Death of a Salesman

The family unit pushes and pulls and noisily creaks with pain at times, the acting unit of four pay back the director generously for her confidence in them. Some slick lighting from Matt Haskins assists with the theme and that focus on the family home.
David Robinson, Reviews Hub 14/06/2017

La Cenerentola

The swelling storm is impressively conjured, too, and while the orchestra booms, the sparing but striking use of projections (designed by Andrzej Goulding) supports the mood well. Matthew Haskins’s lighting aids this dramatic moment as well as the gentle conjuring of—not magic, in this version, but gentle wonder. For instance, both staging and light provide a slightly otherworldly feel to the appearances of Alidoro, the prince’s tutor who presides over the story, bowler-hatted and upright like a Man from the Ministry ex machina.
Mark Smith, British Theatre Guide 09/03/2017

The Snow Maiden

Matthew Haskins' stark lighting sets a background of permanent twilight where the sun never shines.
Dave Cunningham, The Reviews Hub 11/03/2017
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