Photograph from Henry V - lighting design by Tom Boucher
Henry V | Once more unto the breach | Photographer: Scott Rylander | From the show Henry V
Photographer: Scott Rylander | From the show Henry V
Romeo and Juliet | Photographer: Scott Rylander | From the show Romeo and Juliet
Photographer: Scott Rylander | From the show A Christmas Carol
Photographer: Scott Rylander | From the show Henry V

Tom Boucher

Freelance Lighting Designer for musicals, plays and opera.

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Richard III Theatre Temple Church
Antic Disposition
Lighting Designer Director: Ben Horslen
, Director: John Risebero
Set designer: John Risebero
Aug 2017
Geronimo Stilton Theatre Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong, then touring
MEI Theatrical Ltd.
Lighting Designer Director: John Bowles
May 2017
Justin's Party Theatre Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, then touring
Imagine Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Justin Fletcher & Steve Boden
Set designer: Katie Boyce
Feb 2017
Dick Whittington Theatre Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Imagine Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Steven Wren
Dec 2016
French Without Tears Theatre Northcott Theatre Exeter, then touring
English Touring Theatre
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Mark Doubleday
Director: Paul Miller
Set designer: Simon Daw
Sep 2016
Alcina Opera Ryedale Festival Opera Lighting Designer Director: Nina Brazier
Set designer: Maira Vazeou
Jul 2016
Henry V Theatre Middle Temple Hall
Antic Disposition
Lighting Designer Director: Ben Horslen, John Risebero
Set designer: John Risebero
Mar 2016
Snow White Theatre Polka Theatre, then touring
Engine House and LipService
Lighting Designer Director: Matt Aston
Set designer: Dorrie Scott
Mar 2016
4000 Days Theatre Park Theatre, Finsbury
Covent Garden Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Matt Aston
Set designer: Rebecca Brower
Jan 2016
A Christmas Carol Theatre Middle Temple Hall
Antic Disposition
Lighting Designer Director: Ben Horslen
, Director: John Risebero
Set designer: John Risebero
Dec 2015
Daisy Pulls It Off Theatre Shelley Theatre
Arts University Bournemouth
Lighting Designer Director: Helen Watts
Set designer: Amy Trigg
Dec 2015
No Sweat Dance Schouwburg Agnietenhof, Netherlands, then touring
Stufish Productions
Lighting Designer Nov 2015
Henry V Theatre Temple Church
Antic Disposition
Lighting Designer Director: Ben Horslen, John Risebero
Set designer: John Risebero
Aug 2015
The Merry Widow Opera Ryedale Festival Opera Lighting Designer Director: Nina Brazier
Set designer: Maira Vazeou
Jul 2015
Remote Theatre St Ive's Theatre
NT Connections: Kidz R Us
Lighting Designer Director: Tom O'Brien
Set designer: Libby Todd
Mar 2015
The Last of the De Mullins Theatre Jermyn Street Theatre
Stephen McGill & Joel Marvin
Lighting Designer Director: Joshua Stamp-Simon
Set designer: Victoria Johnstone
Feb 2015
A Christmas Carol Theatre Middle Temple Hall
Antic Disposition
Lighting Designer Director: Ben Horslen, John Risebero
Set designer: John Risebero
Dec 2014
A Christmas Carol Theatre Shelley Theatre
Dorset Corset Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Helen Watts
Set designer: Molly Syrett
Dec 2014
The Rivals Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Selina Cadell
Set designer: Emma Bailey
Oct 2014
Copacobana Musical Harlow Playhouse, then touring
Dancing Fool Theatrical Ltd.
Lighting Designer Director: Thom Sutherland
Set designer: Scott Ramsay
Oct 2014
You Are Always With Me Theatre Lost Theatre
Aloff Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Filiz Ozcan
Set designer: Paulina Rseszowska
Sep 2014
Romeo and Juliet Theatre Temple Church
Antic Disposition
Lighting Designer Director: Ben Horslen, John Risebero
Set designer: John Risebero
Aug 2014
The Coronation of Poppea Opera Arcola Theatre
Ryedale Festival Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Nina Brazier
Aug 2014
See Rock City and Other Destinations Musical Union Theatre
Aria Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Graham Hubbard
Set designer: Oona Tibbetts
Aug 2014
The Coronation of Poppea Opera Ryedale Festival Opera Lighting Designer Director: Nina Brazier
Set designer: Sophie Mosberger
Jul 2014
Ace of Clubs Musical Union Theatre
Union Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Jack Thorpe-Baker
Set designer: William Fricker
May 2014
Finian's Rainbow Musical Charing Cross Theatre
Charing Cross Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Phil Willmott
Set designer: Toby Burbidge
Apr 2014
Finian's Rainbow Musical Union Theatre
Union Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Phil Wilmott
Feb 2014
And The World Goes 'Round Musical Union Theatre
Union Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Kirk Jameson
Jan 2014
Kiss Me Kate Musical Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Ovation
Lighting Designer Director: John Plews
Set designer: Fi Russell
Dec 2013
Seussical Musical Arts Theatre
Sell A Door Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Kirk Jameson
Set designer: Richard Evans
Dec 2013
Avenue Q Theatre American School in London Lighting Designer Director: Buck Herron
Nov 2013
The 8th Fold Musical Duchess Theatre, London
Speckulation Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Jennifer Farrell & Raymond Tait
Nov 2013
Been on Broadway Musical Duchess Theatre
Speckulation Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Sebastian Thomas
Oct 2013
LIZA (on an E) Musical Brighton Theatre Royal, then touring
Speckulation Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Dean Bryant
Sep 2013
When Midnight Strikes Theatre Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Penny Rock Theatre Productions and Aria Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Grant Murphy and Damian Sandys
Set designer: Kemey Lafond
Sep 2013
The Magic Flute Theatre Arcola Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Nina Brazier
Set designer: Giulia Scrimieri
Aug 2013
Momentous Musicals Musical New Wimbledon, then touring
Speckulation Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: John Garfield-Roberts
Jul 2013
The Magic Flute Opera Ryedale Festival Opera Lighting Designer Director: Nina Brazier
Set designer: Giulia Scrimieri
Jul 2013
Mandrake Theatre Brockley Jack
5Pound5 Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Scott Le Crass
Set designer: Kemey Lafond
May 2013
LIZA (on an E) Theatre Vaudeville Theatre
Speckulation Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Dean Bryant
May 2013
Crazy For You Musical Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London
Ovation
Lighting Designer Director: John Plews
Set designer: Suzi lombardelli
Dec 2012
A Broken Rose Theatre Cockpit Theatre, London
Five One Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Phil Willmott
Set designer: Emma Tompkins
Sep 2012
Departure Lounge Musical Paradise in Augustine's, Edinburgh
InSTEP Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Sally Rapier
Set designer: Roberta 'Bobbie' McKeown
Aug 2012
Departure Lounge Musical Unity Theatre, Liverpool
InSTEP Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Sally Rapier
Set designer: Roberta 'Bobbie' McKeown
Feb 2012
Songs For A New World Musical Unity Theatre, Liverpool
InSTEP Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Ryan
Feb 2011

Henry V

It is impossible not to mention the lighting design by Tom Boucher. He gives life to all the hidden corners of the hall, exploring all the space’s potential in a clever way.
Joana Brito, A Younger Theatre 03/04/2016
There are a couple of moments that use the venue’s architecture to some rather stunning effect: the imposing Gothic design pricking out a real visual drama. But other than that, your attention is constantly drawn to the action and never the building. Tom Boucher’s lighting design is key to doing this, turning the traverse into an elongated bubble of focus. Lighting seldom spills into anything beyond the performance area without purposefully wanting to do so, and even if it does, Boucher’s gorgeous use of vivid colour, floor and uplighting, and shadows is enough to keep your attention regardless.
J Waygood, Grumpy Gay Critic 01/04/2016
But the lighting (by Tom Boucher) and the music (by Christopher Peake) are both incredibly special, providing much of the magic of the show.
Jim Compton-Hall, The Upcoming 31/03/2016

A Christmas Carol

The aspect of the production that overcomes these challenges the most is Tom Boucher’s lighting design. It’s well thought out and executed, effortlessly conjuring up everything from the warmth of the Cratchit household, to falling snow, or the supernatural and eerie glow of Jacob Marley.
Grumpy Gay Critic 29/12/2014
Middle Temple Hall is a dramatic venue. Lighting Designer Tom Boucher does a phenomenal, atmospheric, job.
Anne Cox, WOW 247 23/12/2014
...picked out by Tom Boucher’s atmospheric lighting...
Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide 22/12/2014
The atmospheric lighting (by Tom Boucher) brings about moments when we feel like we have entered a different dimension.
Amanda Thyme, Do More 20/12/2014

You Are Always With Me

Slick staging and poetic use of lighting and music create a fluidity to the piece.
Aisha Josiah, The Upcoming 20/09/2014

Romeo and Juliet

The ball at the home of the Capulets is also stunning, with the shadows of the dancers flickering over the red-lit walls of the 12th century church. The same effect is repeated in equally arresting fashion during the fight scenes between Tybalt, Romeo and Mercutio.
Michael Skellern, UK Theatre Network 03/09/2014
The actors emerge from the shadows into Tom Boucher’s blood red floodlights, establishing the intent to make the tragedy tangible from the word go. Boucher’s lighting is perfectly matched by James Burrow’s score, often deep and ominous, which plots the lovers’ inevitable demise.
Alfie Venner Woodcock, Whats On London 02/09/2014
Intelligent lighting design by Tom Boucher creates a space full of character..
Senne Vercouteren, A Younger Theatre 02/09/2014
Tom Boucher’s lighting design is inspired. Huge shadows thrown on the church walls during moments of tension such as the fight scenes were extremely atmospheric. Further, illuminating the marble effigies of the knights displayed in Temple Church during the final act was absolutely chilling, embedding the production firmly in the location.
Emma Hardy, Plays to See 02/09/2014
The lighting from Tom Boucher also works superbly in this environment, with sinister shadows towering up to the roof during fight scenes, and a rich, red glow at the dance where Romeo and Juliet first meet.
Jane Martin, Whatsonstage.com 02/09/2014
The lighting was cannily set to make the most of a simple raised platform and long sweeping interiors, framing very actor with hugely imposing shadows as they took the stage. The lights turned a seductive crimson as the masked ball began. The stained glass window overlooking the main entrance beamed a thousand shades of primary colour as spotlights dimmed and brightened.
Brian Penn, everything-theatre.co.uk 02/09/2014
...the design is effective, with a variety of lighting techniques and simple props: Juliet’s bed soliloquy, a draped white sheet extending her slip of a nightgown, lit from above, is a highlight, as is the blood-red, shadowy dance at the ball.
Lucy Thackray, The Public Reviews 01/09/2014
Tom Boucher (Lighting Designer) creates an evenly, subtly balanced mystical edge with clever use of hazy blues and raging red for the party scene and as the production skips along the lighting becomes much more dramatic.
MellowDay London, MellowDay London 01/09/2014

See Rock City and Other Destinations

...has made excellent use of the Union’s superb lighting rig.
Terry Eastham, London Theatre 19/08/2014

Finian's Rainbow

...and Thomas Michael Voss’s choreography is as vibrant as Tom Boucher’s lighting.
Tom Wicker, TimeOut 17/02/2014

And The World Goes 'Round

...complemented by simplistic, yet highly effective lighting choices.
Emma Hardy, Plays to See 18/01/2014
...Tom Boucher’s clever lighting is incredibly atmospheric...
Jeremy Chapman, Musical Theatre Review 17/01/2014

When Midnight Strikes

With one set of a cocktail style apartment, it is not over complicated and allows you to focus solely on the characters and their struggles (with help from the lighting from Tom Boucher).
Kira Gorman, Whatsonstage.com 18/09/2013

Momentous Musicals

First of all the stage looked very classic, a simple black background with a starry effect was elegant and made room for Tom Boucher (Lighting Designer) to really fill the stage with some fantastic colours. The lighting had a lot of great moments, it was a delightful design and he adjusted the lighting to every song which really added to the overall quality of the performance.
Jay Parsons, Pocket Size Theatre Blog 18/07/2013

LIZA (on an E)

Integral to the success of Liza (on an E) were Tom Boucher's lighting, which mirrored every change in tempo, dynamics and sentiment...
Lydia Shaw, BroadwayWorld.com 15/05/2013
The show is beautifully lit by Tom Boucher’s admirable lighting design.
Ed Theakston, SoSoGay 15/05/2013
I also have to give a mention to the lighting design, such a brilliant design and even though there was a lack in equipment they made the most of it.
Jay Parsons, Pocket Size Theatre Blog 15/05/2013

A Broken Rose

The re-telling of the various fairy tales was brought to life by a soft and unobtrusive lighting design by Tom Boucher...
Natasha Kaeda, A Younger Theatre 16/09/2012
Set in the 70’s, the costume and stage design recalled the era perfectly and the golden lighting state paved the way for the magical element of the production.
Sassy Clyde, Backstage Pass 14/09/2012
The events take place in their living room and dining room which Tom Boucher’s golden lighting illuminates to subtle effect, adding an element of fantasy...
James Buxton, UK Theatre Network 14/09/2012
...melancholy is the over-riding minor key, captured superbly by lighting designer Tom Boucher.
Pauline Flannery, Extra! Extra! 14/09/2012
...and lit with atmospheric precision by Tom Boucher...
Robin Winters, The Public Reviews 14/09/2012

Songs For A New World

The show is helped with a subtle and quite often creatively striking lighting design by Tom Boucher who cleverly enhances each segment without distraction.
John Roberts, The Public Reviews 08/02/2011
Theatre:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Touring relights
  • West End
Musical:
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Touring relights
  • West End
Opera:
  • Large scale
  • Small scale
Dance:
  • International
  • Touring relights
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07502 297 469

Email address

tomboucher@hotmail.co.uk

Website

http://www.tomboucher.co.uk