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 Cry Baby for the ArtsEd School in London, and is currently designing Shrek at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, and the UK premiere of Amour at the Charing Cross Theatre.

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.

He also lit Working and Sweet Smell of Success, the first musicals in the brand new theatre at the Royal Academy of Music, his regular summer home for the last nineteen years, where he will return once again this summer.

Other recent work includes the acclaimed Tree of Codes, a collaboration with director/choreographer Wayne McGregor, visual artist Olafur Eliasson and composer Jamie xx, which debuted at the 2015 Manchester International Festival and which during 2017 was seen in Paris, London, Aarhus and Melbourne, and during 2018 in Sydney and Hong Kong. The show, nominated as the Best New Dance Production in the 2018 Olivier Awards, will return to Paris later this year.

He lit the three of opening shows at the acclaimed new Storyhouse Theatre in Chester: The Beggar’s OperaAlice in Wonderland and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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]

Lighting Design

 

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