Photograph from Em - lighting design by Matt Whale
Photographer: Patrick Baldwin | From the show Em
Photograph from West Side Story - lighting design by Matt Whale
Photographer: Adam James Chapman-Read | From the show West Side Story
Photograph from West Side Story - lighting design by Matt Whale
Photographer: Adam James Chapman-Read | From the show West Side Story
Photograph from Em - lighting design by Matt Whale
Photographer: Patrick Baldwin | From the show Em
Photograph from West Side Story - lighting design by Matt Whale
Photographer: Adam James Chapman-Read | From the show West Side Story
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Matt Whale

Recent work: Lighting Design - Beauty and The Beast (Southport Theatre and Convention Centre), Made in Dagenham (Eve Lyons Theatre Studio), A Chorus Line (Eve Lyons Theatre Studio), Read All About It (Abbey Theatre Nuneaton), Strawberry Starburst (The Vaults), Cinderella (Grimsby Auditorium), Frontline (Abbey Theatre Nuneaton), Fame (Bridewell Theatre), Aladdin (Grimsby Auditorium), Twisted Tales (Abbey Theatre Nuneaton), Legends (Bedworth Civic Hall) and West Side Story (Albany Theatre Coventry) | Video Design - Read All About It (Abbey Theatre Nuneaton) and Chatroom (Etcetera Theatre). 

Projects whilst in training: Lighting Designer - A Chorus Line (Embassy Theatre) and Em (Webber Douglas Studio) | Assistant Lighting Designer - After the Dance (Embassy Theatre / LD: Zoe Burnham).

Selected Credits: Re-lighter & LX 1 - The Unreturning (UK Tour / LD: Zoe Spurr), The First Hippo on the Moon (UK Tour / LD: Matt Daw) | LX 1 - The Terrible Infants (Wilton’s Music Hall / LD: Matt Leventhall) | Video Programmer (QLab) - Notes From The Field (Royal Court Theatre / VD: Elaine J. McCarthy)

Matt is a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Opens
Memoirs of a Sailor Opera Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre, Kuwait
59 Productions
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Matt Daw
Director: Tama Matheson
Set designer: William Fricker
24 Apr 2019

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Beauty and the Beast Musical Southport Theatre & Convention Centre
Imagine Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Sam Kane
Dec 2018
Made In Dagenham Non-professional Eve Lyons Studio Theatre
Performance Preparation Academy
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Howell
Nov 2018
A Chorus Line Non-professional Eve Lyons Studio Theatre
Performance Preparation Academy
Lighting Designer Director: Lucy Jane Adcock
Nov 2018
The Unreturning Theatre Frantic Assembly Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Zoe Spurr
Director: Neil Bettles
Set designer: Andrzej Goulding
Sep 2018
Notes From The Field Theatre Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
The Royal Court Theatre
Video / Projection Programmer Lighting designer: Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer
Director: Leonard Foglia
Jun 2018
A Chorus Line Non-professional Embassy Theatre, CSSD
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Ed Hughes
Set designer: Sara Perks
Mar 2018
Strawberry Starburst Theatre Vaults Festival
Kryptonite Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Hannah DeVille
Jan 2018
Cinderella Musical Grimsby Auditorium
Imagine Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Gibson
Dec 2017
Em Non-professional Webber Douglas Studio, CSSD
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama
Lighting Designer Director: Hannah Chissick
Set designer: Anna Robinson
Jun 2017
Chatroom Theatre Etcetera Theatre
SLAM. Theatre
Video / Projection Designer Lighting designer: Aiden Bromley
Director: Hector Moyes
Set designer: Andy Patterson and Anthony Papamichael
Apr 2017
Fame Non-professional Bridewell Theatre, London
Centre Stage London
Lighting Designer Director: Stuart James
Mar 2017
The First Hippo on the Moon Theatre Les Petits Touring Re-Lighter Lighting designer: Matt Daw
Director: Finn Caldwell
, Director: James Seager
Jan 2017
Aladdin Musical Grimsby Auditorium
Imagine Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Gibson
Dec 2016
After The Dance Non-professional Embassy Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Assistant Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Zoe Burnham
Director: Irina Brown
Set designer: Louis Price
Nov 2016
Legends Non-professional Bedworth Civic Hall
Three Spires Dance Academy
Lighting Designer Oct 2015
West Side Story Non-professional Albany Theatre Coventry
Wing-It Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Hannah Farquharson
Set designer: Chrissy Ihenacho
Aug 2015

Chatroom

"The projections onto the textured wall at the back adds an interesting context and additional layers to the production. Matt Whale has created multiple visuals in an attempt to bring this production into the current day, with buffer wheels and messenger icons. Each of the chatroom names are displayed through code, a helpful aid in depicting which chatroom we’re currently seeing into."
Scatter of Opinion 22/04/2017
"To submerge us in the online world, video projections are used, designed by Matt Whale that are simple, relevant and well executed."
Sophie Huggins, The Open Door 21/04/2017

Fame

"The lighting design is accomplished, polished and certainly more than you’d expect from amdram."
Arthur Jones, Arthur's Seat 29/03/2017
Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Musical:
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Pantomime
  • Education Establishment
Opera:
  • International
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Plays
  • Projection / Video Design
Contact method Details
Mobile phone 07758457736
Email address mattwhaleld@outlook.com
Website mattwhaleld.co.uk

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