Photograph from Barbarians - lighting design by Matthew Leventhall
Photographer: Ellie Kurttz | From the show Barbarians
Photograph from Barbarians - lighting design by Matthew Leventhall
Photographer: Ellie Kurttz | From the show Barbarians
Photograph from Barbarians - lighting design by Matthew Leventhall
Photographer: Ellie Kurttz | From the show Barbarians
Photograph from Barbarians - lighting design by Matthew Leventhall
Photographer: Ellie Kurttz | From the show Barbarians
Photograph from LIGHT - lighting design by Matthew Leventhall
LIGHT Theatre ad Infinitum | Photographer: Alex Brenner/Murdo Macleod | From the show LIGHT

Matt Leventhall

Freelance lighting designer specialising in theatre, opera and dance in the UK. 

I work during academic terms as the Head of Production Lighting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and co-own a production company, Paulden Hall Productions Ltd.  More details can be found at www.pauldenhall.com.  I am a LD and Associate LD throughout the UK, including West End, Commercial Theatre, Musicals, Regional Theatre at all scales and Festivals such as Edinburgh (of which I am a doyen and award winner!).  Full details at www.mllx.co.uk

I trained at the University of Nottingham and later the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and was runner up for the 2014 Off West End Award for Best Lighting Designer.

In repertoire

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team
The Comedy about a Bank Robbery Theatre Criterion Theatre, London Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: David Howe
Director: Mark Bell
Set designer: David Farley
LIGHT Theatre Battersea Arts Centre, Barbican and UK Tour, then touring
Theatre Ad Infinitum
Lighting Designer Director: George Mann
Set designer: Fiametta Horvat

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Barbarians Theatre The Young Vic Associate Lighting Designer Director: Liz Stevenson
Set designer: Fly Davis
Dec 2016
This Much (or an Act of Violence Towards the Institution of Marriage) Theatre The Oval House
Moving Dust
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Sagovsky
Set designer: Alex Berry
Jun 2016
My Mother Said I Never Should Theatre St James Theatre London Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Jo Town
Director: Paul Robinson
Set designer: Signe Beckmann
Apr 2016
LIGHT Theatre Battersea Arts Centre, Barbican and UK Tour, then touring
Theatre Ad Infinitum
Lighting Designer Director: George Mann
Set designer: Fiametta Horvat
Feb 2016

LIGHT

Battersea Arts Centre, January 2016: "While there are no spoken words, technology abounds to tell us a very unsettling story. The main selling point of Light is it’s exceptionally clever lighting, designed by Matthew Leventhall. In a pitch black auditorium, the cast of 5 use a mix of LED torches and bars to light each little vignette accordingly. There are hints of film noir, with side and back lighting sketching out silhouettes in the gloom, and novel usage of movement to suggest hurtling up or down in a lift. There is also searing brightness as lights are periodically swung round to the audience, leaving a cumulative criss-cross of imprints on your retinas."
Theatre:
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Pantomime
  • Touring relights
Opera:
  • 'Country House'
  • Small scale
Dance:
  • UK National Company
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
Concert:
  • Stage Touring
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Exhibition Stands
  • Award Ceremonies
Education:
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Training
Contact method Details
Email address

Matt@pauldenhall.com

Agent name Nick Quinn at The Agency
Agent email nquinn@theagency.co.uk
Agent phone +44 (0)20 7727 1346
Agent website http://theagency.co.uk/the-agent...
Website http://www.mllx.co.uk/contact/