Photograph from The Doubtful Guest - lighting design by Peter Harrison
Photographer: Geraint Lewis | From the show The Doubtful Guest
Photograph from Aladdin - lighting design by Peter Harrison
Photographer: Paul Clapp | From the show Aladdin
Photograph from The Cardinal - lighting design by Peter Harrison
Photographer: Mitzi de Margary | From the show The Cardinal
Photograph from In – Nocentes - lighting design by Peter Harrison
© Jane Hobson Photographer: Jane Hobson | From the show In – Nocentes
Photograph from Orestes - lighting design by Peter Harrison
Photographer: Peter Harrison | From the show Orestes

Peter Harrison

Peter Trained at RADA.

Recent credits: 

Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar - Guildford Shakespeare Company
Wilde Creatures - Tall Stories
Dear Brutus and The Cardinal - Southwark Playhouse
Jean and Antonin - Gartnerplatz Theatre, Munich
In Nocentes - Sadlers Wells
Pink Mist - Bristol Old Vic
Jerry's Girls - St James Theatre, London
Paul Bunyan - Welsh National Youth Opera
Translunar Paradise and The Ballad of the Burning Star - Theatre Ad Infinitum
 

As an Associate Lighting Designer:

As You Like It - National Theatre
Made in Dagenham - Adelphi Theatre
I Can't Sing - London Palladium
The Commitments - Palace Theatre
Collaborators - National Theatre

Other designs have included:

Much Ado About Nothing - Ludlow Festival
Britain's Got Bhangra - UK Tour - Rifco Arts
Wuthering Heights - Tamasha Theatre Company - Lyric Hammersmith and tour
The Doubtful Guest - Hoipolloi - Watford Palace and the Theatre Royal Plymouth
Orestes - Shared Experience
Fingerprint - The Shout - Linbury Studio
Up from the Waste - Soho Theatre
Romeo and Juliet - New Wolsey, Ipswich
Les Miserables and Chicago - Pimlico Opera - HMP Brondsfield and HMP Wandsworth
Hooked - Hampstead Theatre
My Uncle Arly - Hoipolloi
Once We Were Mothers - Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond
Being Olivia, The Kindness of Strangers and Young Dick Barton - Warehouse Theatre, Croydon

Please visit www.PeterHarrisonLighting.co.uk for a full list of work

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
The Canterville Ghost Theatre Lakeside Arts / Edinburgh Festival
Tall Stories
Lighting Designer Director: Olivia Jacobs
Set designer: Barney George
Jul 2018
Macbeth Theatre Stafford Castle
Stafford Festival Shakespeare
Lighting Designer Director: Clare Prenton
Set designer: Simon Kenny
Jun 2018
Rasheeda Speaking Theatre Trafalgar Studios 2
Troupe Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Jonathan O'boyle
Set designer: Anna Reid
Apr 2018
Romeo and Juliet Theatre Holy Trinity Church - Guildford
Guildford Shakespeare Company
Lighting Designer Director: Charlotte Conquest
Set designer: Neil Irish
Feb 2018
Wilde Creaures Theatre Vaudeville Theatre, London
Tall Stories / Nica Burns
Lighting Designer Director: Olivia Jacobs
Set designer: Barney George
Dec 2017
Dear Brutus Theatre Southwark Playhouse 'The Little'
Troupe Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Jonathan O'boyle
Set designer: Anna Reid
Nov 2017
The Cardinal Theatre Southwark Playhouse
Troupe Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Justin Audibert
Set designer: Anna Reid
Apr 2017
Jean und Antonin Dance Reithalle, Munich
Gärtnerplatz Theatre, Munich
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Michael Keegan-Dolan
Apr 2017
Julius Caesar Theatre Holy Trinity Church - Guildford
Guildford Shakespeare Compnay
Lighting Designer Director: Gemma Fairlie
Set designer: Neil Irish
Feb 2017
Pink Mist Theatre Bristol Old Vic, then touring
Bristol Old Vic
Lighting Designer Director: John Retallack and George Mann
Set designer: Emma Cains
Jan 2017
Twentieth Century Way Theatre Jermyn Street Theatre, London
The Collective
Lighting Designer Director: Marylynne Anderson-Cooper
Set designer: Joyce Robustelli
Jan 2017
Dick Whittington Theatre Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
Evolution Pantomimes
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Hendy
Set designer: Helga Wood
Nov 2016
Alfie White: Space Explorer Theatre Tall Stories Lighting Designer Director: Toby Mitchell
Set designer: Bec Palmer
Oct 2016
Home Turf Dance Sadlers Wells Theatre
Sadlers Wells
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Various
Sep 2016
Britten in Brooklyn Theatre Wiltons Music Hall Lighting Designer Director: Oli Rose
Set designer: Cecilia Carey
Aug 2016
Bucket List Theatre Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh
Theatre Ad Infinitum
Lighting Designer Director: Nir Paldi
Set designer: Max Johns
Aug 2016
Stacked! Theatre Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
Marlowe Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Andrew Dawson
Set designer: Rachael Smith
Jul 2016
In – Nocentes Dance Sadler's Wells
NYDC
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Michael Keegan-Dolan
Apr 2016
Pink Mist Theatre Bristol Old Vic
Bristol Old Vic
Lighting Designer Director: John Retallack
Set designer: Emma Cains
Jul 2015, Feb 2016
Run Theatre Vault Festival, London
Rogues Gallery Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Oli Rose
Feb 2016
Pink Mist Theatre Bush Theatre, London
Bristol Old Vic
Lighting Designer Director: John Retallack
Set designer: Emma Cains
Jan 2016
Jack and the Beanstalk Theatre Hawth Theatre, Crawley
Evolution Pantomimes
Lighting Designer Director: Ian Smith
Set designer: Helga Wood
Dec 2015
A Better Woman Theatre Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
Marlowe Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Tilly Vosburgh
Set designer: Liz Ascroft
Dec 2015
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Theatre Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
Evolution Pantomimes
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Hendy
Set designer: Helga Wood
Nov 2015
Alfie White: Space Explorer Theatre Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, UK
Tall Stories
Lighting Designer Director: Toby Mitchell
Set designer: Bek Palmer
Aug 2015
Pink Mist Theatre Bristol Old Vic
Bristol Old Vic
Lighting Designer Director: John Retallack
Set designer: Emma Cains
Jul 2015, Feb 2016
Jerry's Girls Musical Jermyn Street Theatre
Aria Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Golledge
Set designer: Becky Gunstone
May 2015
Jerry's Girls Musical St James Theatre
Aria Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Golledge
Set designer: Becky Gunstone
Mar 2015
The Life and Adventures of Santa Clause Theatre Haymarket, Basingstoke, then touring
Big Wooden Horse
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Bampton-Smith
Set designer: Rachel Baynton
Dec 2014
Aladdin Theatre Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
Evolution
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Hendy
Set designer: Helga Wood
Nov 2014
The White Carnation Theatre Finborough Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Knight Mantell
Set designer: Alex Marker
Nov 2013
Paul Bunyan Opera WMC, Cardiff
Welsh National Youth Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Martin Constantine
Set designer: Cai Dyfan
Aug 2013
Juana in a Million Theatre Southwark Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Nir Paldi
May 2013
The Pilgrim's Progress Theatre St James Church, Muswell Hill Lighting Designer Director: Oliver Rose
Set designer: Cecilia Carey
Mar 2013
Much Ado about Nothing Theatre Ludlow Castle
Ludlow Festival
Lighting Designer Director: Charlie Walker-Wise
Set designer: Anthony Lamble
Jun 2012
All The Single Ladies Theatre Churchill Theatre, Bromley, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Andy Burden
Set designer: Lone Schacksen
Feb 2012
Cinderella Theatre Richmond Theatre
First Family Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Chris Dunham
Dec 2011
Britain's Got Bhangra Theatre Watford Palace, then touring
Rifco Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Pravesh Kumar
Set designer: Keith Khan
Sep 2011
Transluna Paradise Theatre mac, Birmingham, then touring
Theatre Ad Infinitum
Lighting Designer Director: George Mann
Jul 2011
Orpheus in the Underworld Opera Britten Theatre
Royal College Of Music
Lighting Designer Director: Liam Steel
Set designer: Chloe Lamford
Nov 2010
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Theatre Richmond Theatre
First Family Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Richard Frost
Set designer: Terry Parsons
Dec 2009
Dick Barton Quantum of Porridge Theatre Warehouse Theatre, Croydon Lighting Designer Director: Ted Craig
Set designer: Laura O'Connell
Dec 2009
Too True To Be Good Theatre Finborough Theatre
Bitter Pill Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Norman
Set designer: Ruth Hall
Sep 2009
The Doubtful Guest Theatre Plymouth Theatre Royal, Watford Palace, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Hoipolloi
Lighting Designer Director: Shon Dale Jones
Set designer: Stefanie Muller
Mar 2008, Aug 2009
Wuthering Heights Musical Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, then touring
Tamasha Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Set designer: Sue Mayes
Apr 2009
Hallelujah Theatre Theatre503
Theatre503 and Pyre Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Gemma Fairlie
Set designer: Lorna Ritchie
Mar 2009
Young Dick Barton - The Devil Wears Tweed Theatre Warehouse Theatre, Croydon
Warehouse Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Ted Craid
Set designer: Cleo Pettitt
Dec 2008
Shadowmaster Theatre Kings Head Theatre
Kings Head Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Stephanie Sinclaire
Set designer: Georgia Lowe
Jul 2008
Hooked Theatre The Michael Frayn Space, Hampsted Theatre
Heat and Light Project
Lighting Designer Director: Kelly Wilkinson
Set designer: Becky Gunstone
Jul 2008
Betwixt! Musical Kings Head Theatre
Kings Head Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Golledge
Set designer: Hamish Peters
May 2008
The Doubtful Guest Theatre Plymouth Theatre Royal, Watford Palace, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Hoipolloi
Lighting Designer Director: Shon Dale Jones
Set designer: Stefanie Muller
Mar 2008, Aug 2009
The Viewing Room Theatre Arts Theatre, London
Practicum Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Alan Caig Wilson
Set designer: Alex Marker
Mar 2008
The Mystery of Edwin Drood Theatre Warehouse Theatre, Croydon
Warehouse Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Ted Craig
Set designer: Cleo Pettitt
Nov 2007
Fingerprint Theatre Linbury Studio, then touring
The Shout
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Bernard and Orlando Gough
Set designer: Katrina Lindsay
Sep 2007
Ballet Central Dance Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford
Central School of Ballet
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Various
Mar 2007
Les Misereables Musical HMP Wandsworth
Pimlico Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Moody
Set designer: Antony Macilwaine
Mar 2007
Orestes Theatre Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford, then touring
Shared Experience
Lighting Designer Director: Nancy Meckler
Set designer: Niki Turner
Aug 2006
Unbounded Dance Dance Base, Edinburgh
Michael Popper
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Michael Popper
Aug 2006
Comedy of Errors Theatre Cambridge Arts Theatre
The Marlowe Society
Lighting Designer Director: Laura Baggaley
Set designer: Simon Kenny
Feb 2005
Yerma Theatre The Hawth, Crawley
West Sussex Youth Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: George Lamb
Set designer: Sophia Lovell Smith
Jan 2005
My Uncle Arly Theatre Cambridge, then touring
Hoipolloi and Tiebreak Theatre Companies
Lighting Designer Director: Shon Dale Jones and David Farmer
Set designer: Stefanie Muller
Aug 2002

Romeo and Juliet

The lighting, designed by Peter Harrison, is stunning and perfectly map the intricate make-up of the church through silhouettes, ceiling lighting and spotlights; all contributors to some of the shows most effective stage pictures.
Sophie Huggins, The Reviews Hub 06/02/2018

Dear Brutus

... with Peter Harrison's tight lighting design and Anna Reid's inventive set which shifted beautifully into the forest of act two. In this, Brutus' star's become visible pockets of hanging filament lamps across the stage and audience - an immersive and intelligent idea that, along with the traverse staging, places the audience in constant examination of the plays morals.
Andrew Exeter, Andrew Exeter (blog) 05/12/2017
Anna Reid's collaboration with Peter Harrison (set and lighting designer, respectively) is a key element for the production, as the theme of light and darkness runs through it from its very start. His contribution is subtle but effective, warm and welcoming tones take a different twist when they become scattered, incandescent bulbs, adding an eerie touch to the scenes.
Cindy Marcolina, Broadway World 05/12/2017

The Cardinal

Audibert’s vivid staging makes fine use of the thrust and the simple set, designed and lit effectively, by Anna Reid and Peter Harrison respectively, to elicit a sense of claustrophobia.
Dan Rubins, A Younger Theatre 01/05/2017

Julius Caesar

Design, lighting and sound were also wonderful. I was particularly impressed by the lightning effects that flashed up on the high stained glass windows above us.
Janice Windle, Essential Surrey & SW London 08/02/2017
Elena Pena’s sound design of cheering crowds and military manoeuvres is highly effective, as is Peter Harrison’s dramatic back lighting, in a show that benefits from the august surroundings of the neo-classical Holy Trinity Church.
Neil Dowden, The Stage 08/02/2017

Twentieth Century Way

Inescapable tenseness is amplified by Peter Harrison’s evocative lighting
Talk Stagey To Me 15/01/2017

Home Turf

while Peter Harrison’s lighting evokes everything from family warmth to stadium floodlighting
Zoë Anderson, The Independent 27/09/2016

Britten in Brooklyn

The staging for Britten in Brooklyn is an absolute joy, Cecilia Carey’s design and Peter Harrison’s lighting perched within the wonderful surroundings of Wilton’s Music Hall, create a vivid picture of the escapism of war in 1940s Brooklyn.
A Spy In The Stalls 04/09/2016
The design (sets and costumes by Cecilia Carey, lighting by Peter Harrison) is evocative
Claire Seymour, British Theatre Guide

Pink Mist

Featuring split-second timing and highly atmospheric lighting from Peter Harrison, these sequences are masterful in both their precision and their power to move.
Mike Whitton, Stage Talk Magazine 18/02/2016
I’d urge you to go and see Pink Mist. Go for the poetry, the blend of the figurative with idiomatic Bristolian language, the epic arc of the three boys’ journey to Afghanistan. Go for the perfectly-timed choreography, the strength and precision of the six actors’ movements. Go for the stunning displays of light and sound. The lasting effect is worth it.
Xenobe Purvis, Lirto.co.uk 05/02/2016
The extremity of their Afghan experience is emphasised by an intensity of colours in a stark, memorable show design by Peter Harrison and Emma Cains.
Keith Mckenna, British Theatre Guide 29/01/2016
life in Bristol is stunningly conveyed in the spare, fluid, dream-like staging where the terrific, tightly drilled cast express themselves in synchronised movement and where the harrowing pain of the flashbacks is underscored by the suggestive sound and lighting designs of, respectively, Jon Nicholls and Peter Harrison.
Paul Taylor, The Independant 27/01/2016
What you remember most is the blaze of red light and military soundscape
Aleks Sierz, The Arts Desk 27/01/2016
Featuring split-second timing and highly atmospheric lighting from Peter Harrison, these sequences are masterful in both their precision and their power to move.
Mike Whitton, Stage Talk Magazine 18/02/2016

Run

while the lighting anchors everything in a similar fashion, plainly lighting up the stage when Yonni speaks about his present situation, before expertly setting the mood for his reminisces of time spent with Adam.
William Howard, Exeunt Magazine.com 16/02/2016
And lighting is seemingly straightforward but is deliberate enough to quietly augment Run and pilot your attention and feeling without ever being distracting.
J Waygood, Grumpy Gay Critic 15/02/2016

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

In 20 years of reviewing pantomimes, I have never seen a better one than this.
Susan Elkin, The Stage 01/12/2015

Aladdin

Pyrotechnics, fire and a strong lighting design add to the sense of spectacle
Simon Sladen, British Theatre Guide 01/12/2014

Much Ado about Nothing

As the darkness (but not dampness) came, lighting designer Peter Harrison’s skills became more apparent – especially with the lighting inside a castle window to give the effect of a full moon over the proceedings below and intensifying the image of Francine Watson-Coleman’s terrifically choreographed and uplifting finale
Mr Pernickety, http://www.misterpernickety.com 28/06/2012

The Doubtful Guest

Stefanie Muller’s design and Peter Harrison’s lighting are gorgeous
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman 27/08/2009
A cleverly designed set, excellent use of makeup and brilliant lighting effects
Paris Gourtsoyannis, Fest 21/08/2009
Stefanie Muller’s design and Peter Harrison’s lighting are gorgeous
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman 27/08/2009
A cleverly designed set, excellent use of makeup and brilliant lighting effects
Paris Gourtsoyannis, Fest 21/08/2009

Shadowmaster

Georgia Lowe’s wonderful set creates a mystical wood and ancient manor house beautifully coloured and enchantingly lit by Peter Harrison.
Paul Vale, The Stage 04/08/2008

Unbounded

Popper's sinuous body is exposed to various and multi-angled light, revealing lithe movement and extraordinary muscularity, yet cloaking it with a sense of hidden danger, of unstoppable power. Light (designed by Peter Harrison) is presented as box, into which Popper flickers in and out, as spotlight, as shaft from upper stage, as dimming vision, hallucinatory in effect
Ian Palmer, Ballet.co.uk
Theatre:
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  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Pantomime
Opera:
  • International
  • Large scale
  • Small scale
  • Touring relights
Dance:
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  • UK National Company
  • Large Scale
  • Medium Scale
  • Touring relights
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