Photograph from Kings - lighting design by Matthew Swithinbank
Photographer: David Monteith-Hodge | From the show Kings
Photograph from Clickbait - lighting design by Matthew Swithinbank
Photographer: Ollie King | From the show Clickbait
Photograph from Picnic at Hanging Rock - lighting design by Matthew Swithinbank
Night terrors | Photographer: Alfonso Salguiero | From the show Picnic at Hanging Rock
Photograph from Brass - lighting design by Matthew Swithinbank
Keeping warm in the trenches. | Photographer: Mark Senior | From the show Brass
Photograph from Corpus Christi - lighting design by Matthew Swithinbank
Photographer: Ali Wright | From the show Corpus Christi
Matthew Swithinbank's picture

Matthew Swithinbank

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Closes
Can-Can! Musical The Union Theatre
The Union Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Phil Willmott
Set designer: Justin Williams & Jonny Rust
09 Mar 2019

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Plaid Tidings Theatre The Bridge House SE20
The Bridge House
Lighting Designer Director: Guy Retallack
Nov 2018
The Secret Marriage Opera Jackon's Lane Theatre
Hampstead Garden Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Sinéad O’Neill
Set designer: Rufus Martin
Nov 2018
Brass Musical The Union Theatre
The Union Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Sasha Regan
Oct 2018
Picnic at Hanging Rock Theatre Abbaye Neimënster
Berliner Grund Theater
Lighting Designer Director: Tony Kingston
Set designer: Karl Pierce
Apr 2018
Corpus Christi Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola Queer Collective
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Connaughton
Mar 2018
Hot Lips and Cold War Musical London Theatre workshop
Ray Rackham Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Tim McArthur
Jan 2018
Heretic Voices Theatre Arcola Theatre
Heretic Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Roy Alexander Weise
, Director: Jessica Edwards
, Director: Max Gill
Set designer: Laura Ann Price
Jan 2018
Callisto: A Queer Epic Theatre Arcola Theatre
Forward Arena
Lighting Designer Director: Thomas Bailey
Oct 2016, Dec 2017
Kings Theatre New Diorama Theatre
Smoke and Oakum
Lighting Designer Director: Oli Forsyth
Set designer: Erin Green
Oct 2017
Callisto: A Queer Epic Theatre Arcola Theatre
Forward Arena
Lighting Designer Director: Thomas Bailey
Oct 2016, Dec 2017
Clickbait Theatre Theatre503
DEM Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Holly Race-Roughan
Set designer: Frankie Bradshaw
Jan 2016

Brass

However it’s the lighting design of Matthew Swithinbank that brings the set to it’s fullest life. The battle scenes are a master of light and movement creating chilling shadows. The most poignant of scenes are sympathetically lit adding depth to the moments.
Jennifer Christie, BritishTheatre.com 08/11/2018

Callisto: A Queer Epic

“Matthew Swithinbank’s lighting is very well placed within the piece; it is atmospheric and manages to be wonderfully understated at times, but is also able to punctuate other moments within the piece that are quite powerful.”
Amie Spudge Taylor, LGBTQ Arts 14/12/2017
“Matthew Swithinbank’s lighting is very well placed within the piece; it is atmospheric and manages to be wonderfully understated at times, but is also able to punctuate other moments within the piece that are quite powerful.”
Amie Spudge Taylor, LGBTQ Arts 14/12/2017

Kings

“…the use of lighting is brilliant, particularly for showing the passage of time and delineating between sequences”
Cassandra Griffin, London Theatre 1 06/10/2017