Rob has lit plays, musicals, dance, restaurants, airports, weddings, buildings and much, much more over a career that now spans almost three decades.

He has just lit The Wild Party and City of Angels for the Royal Academy of Music; these shows mark the continuation of a two-decade involvement with the Academy.

Tree of Codes, the acclaimed dance show on which Rob collaborated with director/choreographer Wayne McGregor, visual artist Olafur Eliasson and composer Jamie xx, has just completed a season at the Bastille Opera in Paris, having already been seen at the 2015 Manchester International Festival and in Paris, London, Aarhus, Melbourne, Sydney and Hong Kong. The show was nominated as Best New Dance Production in the 2018 Olivier Awards.

The spectacular entertainment Giudizio Universale, produced by Balich Worldwide Entertainment and telling the story of MIchelangelo’s work in the Sistine Chapel which Rob co-designed with Bruno Poet opened last year in Rome and continues to play there.

Rob’s other recent work includes Amour at the Charing Cross Theatre, for which he has been nominated for an Offie Award; Cry Baby for the ArtsEd School and Shrek at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford.

In the West End, his work has included the musical Daddy Cool, also seen in Berlin. In New York, his work has included The Wizard of Oz which performed at Madison Square Gardens after a successful US tour.

He has enjoyed ongoing collaborations with a number of organisations and directors, particularly Curve in Leicester (where he has lit Hello DollyBuried ChildSweeney ToddOliver! and West Side Story), and the Royal Academy of Music in London, whose musicals he has lit most years since 1999. 

His aim is always to use light to help tell the story of the show, to support the performers in creating the world of the show, and to take the audience on the journey of that show. 

[Shows as Lighting Designer]

Playing Now:
Guidizio Universale - Rome


Tree of Codes
Manchester Festival, 2015
Dir/Chor: Wayne McGregor
Visual Designer: Olafur Eliasson
Composer: Jamie xx