Photograph from Songs for Nobodies - lighting design by HawkinsLX
Taken at The Court Theatre Christchurch | Photographer: Emma Brittenden | From the show Songs for Nobodies
Photograph from The Dunstan's Creek Seance - lighting design by HawkinsLX
© Rollicking Entertainment Taken at The Court Theatre Christchurch | From the show The Dunstan's Creek Seance
Photograph from Cabaret - lighting design by HawkinsLX
Taken at National Academy for Singing and Dramatic Art | From the show Cabaret
Photograph from The Streaker - lighting design by HawkinsLX
Taken at The Court Theatre Christchurch | From the show The Streaker
Photograph from Educating Rita - lighting design by HawkinsLX
Taken at The Court Theatre Christchurch | From the show Educating Rita

Sean Hawkins

I am London based and currently employed as the Head of Lighting at Soho Theatre Company. For 5 and half years prior to moving to London I was employed as the House Technician for The Court Theatre in Christchurch, New Zealand. While there I was the LX Designer for more than 20 productions.

I operate Hawkins Lighting Design and have worked for several companies throughout New Zealand.

I have experience designing for regional theatre, studio theatre, regional musicals, drama school productions, some dance productions, children's theatre, and touring shows.

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Jessie Cave: Sunrise Theatre Soho Theatre Company, then touring
Soho Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Brace
Nov 2018
Cabaret Theatre NASDA @ ARA
NASDA
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Robertson
Sep 2017
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Andrew Todd
Jul 2017
Songs for Nobodies Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Ross Gumbley
Set designer: Richard Van Den Berg
Jun 2017
Hamlet: The Video Game; The Stage Show Theatre The Forge @ The Court
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Gregory Cooper
Jun 2017
Jack and the Beanstalk Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Dan Bain
Set designer: Harold Moot
Jan 2017
Puss in Boots Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Ross Gumbley
Sep 2016
The Streaker Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Mark Hadlow
Sep 2016
Educating Rita Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Yvonne Martin
May 2016
The Dunstan's Creek Seance Theatre The Forge @ The Court
The Court Theatre and Rollicking Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Dan Pengellay
Apr 2016
Winston's Birthday Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Lara Macgregor
Feb 2016
Exit The King Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Ross Gumbley
Oct 2015
Little Red Riding Hood Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Dan Pengelly
Sep 2015
The Cat In The Hat Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Dan Pengelly
Jul 2015
Niu Sila Theatre The Forge @ The Court
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Dan Pengelly
Jun 2015
Alice In Wonderland In the Attic Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Dan Pengelly
Apr 2015
Mrs. McGinty and The Bizarre Plant Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Jan 2015
Stag Weekend Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Mark Hadlow
Oct 2014
Dog's Hamlet Cahoot's Macbeth Theatre NASDA @ ARA
NASDA
Lighting Designer Director: Ross McKellar
Aug 2014
The Emperor's New Clothes Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Dan Allan
Jul 2014
A Comedy Of Errors Theatre NASDA @ ARA
NASDA
Lighting Designer Director: Stephanie McKellar-Smith
Jun 2014
Cinderella Meets Aladdin Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Dan Bain
Apr 2014
Rumplestilskin Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Ralph McCubbin-Howell
Jan 2014
Postal Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Melanie Luckman
Oct 2013
Mean Jean The Pirate Queen Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Kim Garrett
Oct 2013
Beauty and the Beast Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Melanie Luckman
Apr 2013
The Three Little Pigs Theatre The Court Theatre
The Court Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Dan Pengelly
Jan 2013

Songs for Nobodies

Sean Hawkins' varied, but unobtrusive lighting significantly assisted the performer's character differentiation; the silhouetted projection of the superb instrumental trio during the Billie Holiday episode, was particularly effective.
Tony Ryan, The Christchurch Press 19/06/2017
...who needs props, costume changes or elaborate sets with such evocative lighting effects designed by Sean Hawkins
Grant Hindin Millar, Theatreview 18/06/2017
Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
Non-professional:
  • Dance
  • Musicals
  • Plays
Education:
  • Workshops
  • Training
Contact method Details
Email address sean.hawkins@live.com
Website www.hawkinsdesign.net