Photograph from Alan Parsons Live Project - lighting design by Paul Smith
© Paul Smith / Edge Of Blue Ltd 2015 Alan Parsons Live Project - Europe 2015 | Photographer: Paul Smith | From the show Alan Parsons Live Project
Photograph from Ed Sheeran  World Tour - lighting design by Paul Smith
Ed Sheeran - X World Tour | Photographer: Mark Cunniffe | From the show Ed Sheeran World Tour
Photograph from Circus 1903 - lighting design by Paul Smith
© Paul Smith / Edge Of Blue Ltd 2017 Circus 1903 | Photographer: Sébastien Assoignons | From the show Circus 1903
Photograph from The Nutcracker - lighting design by Paul Smith
Photographer: Paul Smith | From the show The Nutcracker
Photograph from HSBC Middle East and N. Africa 60th Anniversary - lighting design by Paul Smith
HSBC ME&NA, 60th Anniversary | Photographer: Yura Boytsov | From the show HSBC Middle East and N. Africa 60th Anniversary

Paul Smith

Paul has been Lighting stage shows since the age of 11 and received his first professional credit at the age of 15. Within two years he had gone on to win two awards for 'Creativity and Originality in Stage Lighting Design', at the Luton Youth Drama Festival, in two consecutive years. From his early successes, Paul's career has taken him all over the world, designing lighting for productions as diverse as TV Shows, Gala Dinners, Musicals, Plays, Concerts and Son Et Lumiere's, as well as sitting as a Judge on the Professional Lighting and Sound Associations innovation awards.

Paul frequently moves from Theatre, to Concert Touring design work and at present is designing for numerous touring Music Acts, as well as Theatrical productions. Recent Theatre credits have included The Illusionists 1903 in Mexico City, Illusionists: Turn Of The Century on Broadway, Illusionists: Live From Broadway, currently touring Europe following an extended Christmas run at 'Les Follies Bergere' in Paris, and Circus 1903 at the Sydney Opera House as well as a US Tour. In Concert Touring, Paul's work has been most recently been seen with Ed Sheeran, Sir Tom Jones, The Rizzle Kicks, and Tinie Tempah.

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Circus 1903 Theatre Paris Casino, Las Vegas
The Works Entertainment
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Paul Smith
Director: Neil Dorward
Set designer: Todd Ivins
Jul 2017
Illusionists: Direct from Broadway Theatre Crown Theatre, Perth Australia
The Works Entertainment
Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Paul Smith
Director: Neil Dorward
Jun 2017
Circus 1903 Theatre Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
The Works Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Neil Dorward
Dec 2016, Feb 2017
Cirque Adrenaline Theatre Singapore Expo Centre
The Works Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Neil Dorward
Set designer: Todd Ivins
Dec 2016
Circus 1903 Theatre Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
The Works Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Neil Dorward
Dec 2016, Feb 2017
Illusionists - Turn of the Century Theatre Palace Theatre - Broadway
The Works Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Neil Dorward
Set designer: Todd Ivins
Nov 2016
Illusionists - Live From Broadway Theatre Les Folies Bergere, Paris, then touring
The Works Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Neil Dorward
Set designer: Todd Ivins
Nov 2016
Tinie Tempah Concert Various - touring, then touring
24-7 Productions
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Steven Bewley
Aug 2016
The Illusionists 1903 Theatre Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
The Works Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Neil Dorward
Set designer: Todd Ivins
Jul 2016
The Illusionists - Live From Broadway Theatre Marina Bay Sands, Singapore - Master Card Theatre
The Works Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Neil Dorward
May 2016
The Illusionists - Live From Broadway Theatre Hong Kong Cultural Centre
The Works Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Neil Dorward
Apr 2016
Alan Parsons Live Project Concert Various - touring, then touring
Alan Parsons
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Martin Thomas
Set designer: Martin Thomas
Jul 2015
Ed Sheeran World Tour Concert Various - touring, then touring Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Mark Cunniffe
Set designer: Mark Cunniffe
Sep 2014
Ed Sheeran - Autumn 2012 UK and Europe Tour Concert Hammersmith Apollo, then touring
Mark Cunniffe Ltd
Lighting Designer Set designer: Mark Cunniffe Oct 2012
Sir Tom Jones - European Festival Tour 2012 Concert Touring, then touring
Mark Cunniffe Ltd
Lighting Designer May 2012
Lord Of The Dance Dance Touring
Mark Cunniffe Ltd
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Marie Duffy Pask
Set designer: Mark Cunniffe
Oct 2011
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Corporate & Industrial Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Ferrari World
Lighting Programmer Lighting designer: Kathy & Chris Abernathy
Dec 2010
Dubai International Jazz Festival Concert Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
Chillout Productions
Lighting Designer Set designer: Paul Smith Feb 2010
Terracania Dance DUCTAC Theatre Dubai
Salsa Dubai
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Eric Latta
Set designer: Eric Latta
Jun 2009
Dubai Lynx Advertising Awards Corporate & Industrial Dubai World Trade Centre
Digilight
Lighting Designer Set designer: Vladislav Boytsov May 2009
Private Residence Environmental Private Residence
Digilight
Lighting Designer Mar 2009
The Nutcracker Dance Madinat Theatre Dubai, then touring
Russian Festival Ballet
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Timur Fayziev
Dec 2008
Oil Barons Ball 2008 - Grease In Concert Musical Emirates Golf Club
Sian Dubai / In House Productions Dubai
Lighting Designer Director: Pete Long
Set designer: Nick Groves
Nov 2008
Jumeirah Beach Hotel Ramadan 2008 Environmental Jumeirah Beach Hotel - Iftar Tent
Jumeirah Group
Lighting Designer Sep 2008
Ajaaj - Legend Of The Desert Theatre Centrepoint Theatre, Dubai
Wataani
Lighting Designer Director: Trevor Nichols
Set designer: Nick Chapman
Aug 2008
Oil Barons Ball 2007 - A Night With Elvis Musical Emirates Golf Club - Dubai
Siyan Dubai
Lighting Designer Director: Pete Long
Nov 2007
Disney Institute - The Dubai Seminars Corporate & Industrial Jumeirah Beach Hotel - Ballroom Lighting Designer Set designer: Nick Groves Oct 2007
HSBC Picnic In The Park 2007 - Deana Martin Live Concert Dubai Polo Club - Main Pitch
Sian Dubai
Lighting Designer Set designer: Nick Groves Apr 2007
Jumeirah Beach Hotel New Years Eve Concert Jumeirah Beach Hotel Events Arena
In House Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Groves
Set designer: Nick Groves
Dec 2006
HSBC Middle East and N. Africa 60th Anniversary Corporate & Industrial Le Meridien Mina Siyahi, Dubai
Sian Dubai
Lighting Designer Director: Claire McDonald
Set designer: Nick Groves
Dec 2006
Audi Q7 - Middle East Launch Theatre Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre
Prduction Technology
Lighting Designer Director: Steve Lakin
Set designer: Steve Lakin
May 2006
Jumeirah Beach Hotel New Years Eve Concert Jumeirah Beach Hotel Events Lawn
In House Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Groves
Set designer: Nick Groves
Dec 2005
Eden - Live In Concert Concert Madinat Theatre Dubai, then touring
Sian Dubai
Lighting Designer Set designer: Paul Smith May 2005
Dubai Jazz Festival Concert Dubai Media City - Amphitheatre
Chillout Productions
Lighting Designer Set designer: Paul Smith Feb 2005
Jumeirah Beach Hotel New Years Eve Concert Jumeirah Beach Hotel - Beach
Protec
Lighting Designer Director: Nick Groves
Set designer: Nick Groves
Dec 2004
Sheraton Addis Ababa - New Years Eve Concert Sheraton Hotel Terrace, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Sheraton Addis
Lighting Designer Dec 2004
Diamond Trading Council - Gala Dinner Corporate & Industrial Madinat Beach Resort - Beach
Prisme International
Lighting Designer Director: Pierre Marcout
Dec 2004
Craig McMurdo's Rat Pack Theatre Madinat Theatre Dubai
Sian Dubai
Lighting Designer Director: Craig McMurdo
Set designer: Paul Smith
Nov 2004

Illusionists: Direct from Broadway

THE Illusionists – Direct from Broadway is not just any common magic show... Its cast of seven illusionists from around the world make sure of that with the addition of screens, smoke machines, lights and music.whether it is your introduction to the show or a return visit, it will leave you captivated and questioning the impossible.
Tanya MacNaughton, Eastern Reporter 23/06/2017

Circus 1903

Lighting was designed by Paul Smith. Lighting, like the scenic design, was also very intricate, and executed in a very professional manner. The mood was clearly established as the audience was drawn into the world of the circus. There was quite a bit of color, which made the production very grand, and exciting. It is apparent that there was quite a bit of time and talent devoted to creating the lighting of this production. The variety of bright, colorful lighting really accentuated the colorful personalities of these performers. Lighting was also high energy, and powerful. It was an interesting touch to see alternating colors of light create a striped effect, very similar to the fabric designs used for the big top later in the production
John Garcia, The Column Online 24/05/2017
Paul Smith’s lighting design punctuating everything perfectly...
Stephen Best, Times Square Chronicles 28/03/2017
Although Jolly's score and Paul Smith's lighting design are excellent throughout, both are particularly effective here as all the action draws back to give these two marvels of design and artistry (puppetry direction by Mervyn Millar, and Chris Milford, Daniel Fanning, Henry Maynard, Jessica Spalis, puppeteer) center stage.
Christine Malcom, Edge Media Network 23/03/2017
Lighting and sets that transport you out of the daily grind into the fantastical... Gorgeous in every detail, CIRCUS 1903 overdelivers on the promise of a grand time for the whole family. Believe me, you want to see this show!
Ellen Dostal, Broadway World 16/02/2017
Lighting was designed by Paul Smith. Lighting, like the scenic design, was also very intricate, and executed in a very professional manner. The mood was clearly established as the audience was drawn into the world of the circus. There was quite a bit of color, which made the production very grand, and exciting. It is apparent that there was quite a bit of time and talent devoted to creating the lighting of this production. The variety of bright, colorful lighting really accentuated the colorful personalities of these performers. Lighting was also high energy, and powerful. It was an interesting touch to see alternating colors of light create a striped effect, very similar to the fabric designs used for the big top later in the production
John Garcia, The Column Online 24/05/2017
Paul Smith’s lighting design punctuating everything perfectly...
Stephen Best, Times Square Chronicles 28/03/2017
Although Jolly's score and Paul Smith's lighting design are excellent throughout, both are particularly effective here as all the action draws back to give these two marvels of design and artistry (puppetry direction by Mervyn Millar, and Chris Milford, Daniel Fanning, Henry Maynard, Jessica Spalis, puppeteer) center stage.
Christine Malcom, Edge Media Network 23/03/2017
Lighting and sets that transport you out of the daily grind into the fantastical... Gorgeous in every detail, CIRCUS 1903 overdelivers on the promise of a grand time for the whole family. Believe me, you want to see this show!
Ellen Dostal, Broadway World 16/02/2017
Theatre:
  • International
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • International
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Pantomime
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • International
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
  • Small Scale
  • Touring relights
Concert:
  • International Event
  • Arena Touring
  • Stage Touring
  • Club
  • Festival
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Open Air Events
  • Exhibition Stands
  • Fashion Shows
  • Product Launches
  • Award Ceremonies
Architectural:
  • Commercial & Retail
  • Gardens
  • Leisure & Entertainment
  • Marine & Aviation
  • Open Air Events
  • Theme Parks
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Plays
Contact method Details
Email address

paul@ignitioncreative.design

Website

http://www.ignitioncreative.design

Mobile phone +63 (0)906 560 2586