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Rory Beaton

Rory is a freelance lighting designer working both in the UK and internationally. He has previously been nominated for a Knight of Illumination Award for his work on Così fan Tutte at Opera Holland Park and was awarded the Michael Northen Award by the Association of Lighting Designers.

Originally from the Scottish Highlands, Rory moved to London to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he subsequently graduated with First Class Honours and was the recipient of the Lord Mayor’s prize. Since then, he has gone on to design numerous productions both in the UK and further afield.

Previous projects include: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (London Coliseum / Broadway HD); Kiss Me, Kate (The Watermill); Summer Holiday, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Bolton Octagon); Lovely Ugly City (Almeida); Dishoom! (UK Tour); Edward II (Arts Theatre, Cambridge); Macbeth, The Marriage of Figaro, Elizabeth I, Dido and Aeneas, Amadigi, Il Tabarro, Idomeneo, Jonas, Gianni Schicchi, Radamisto (English Touring Opera); West End Producer - Free Willy! (Cuffe & Taylor); The Blonde Bombshells of 1943, Summer Holiday, A Christmas Carol (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); How Love is Spelt (Southwark); Maklena (UK Tour); Skylight (UK Tour); A Christmas Carol (Belgrade Coventry / Chipping Norton); Beauty and the Beast (New Theatre, Cardiff); L’amico Fritz, The Cunning Little Vixen, Così fan Tutte, L’arlesiana, Manon Lescaut, Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera Holland Park); 70 Års Opera (Danish National Opera); Dubliners (OTC Ireland); 60 Miles by Road or Rail (Theatre Royal, Northampton); Tumble Tuck (King's Head); Peter Pan (Hull New Theatre); Der Freischütz (Blackheath Community Opera); Mysterious Bruises, Spring Awakening (RADA); Rigoletto, La Scala di Seta, Riders to the Sea, Il Campanello, The Bear (Wexford Festival Opera); Sleeping Beauty (Venue Cymru, Llandudno); Boat, The Best Day Ever (Company 3); Betty Blue Eyes, L’incoronazione di Poppea (Trinity Laban); Così fan Tutte, The Little Green Swallow (Guildhall); Le Nozze di Figaro (Royal College of Music); Tell Us Who We Are (Y-Dance); Dumbledore is so Gay (Pleasance Theatre / Vaults).

Rory has also designed projects with Blenheim Palace and The British Library. 

Alongside his own work, Rory has also provided mentoring for students at Guildhall, RADA and LAMDA.

Theatre:
  • International
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Pantomime
Opera:
  • International
  • Large scale
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
Contact method Details
Email address

rory@rorybeaton.co.uk

Website www.rorybeaton.co.uk
Agent name Clare Vidal-Hall
Agent website www.clarevidalhall.com

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