Chris Davey

Lighting Designer

Chris has designed extensively for Shared Experience Theatre, Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Royal Exchange Manchester, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, Citizens’s Theatre Glasgow, Birmingham Rep and Manchester International Festival.

Recent designs include: 42nd Street (Chatelet, Paris); Vamos Cuba (Sadler’s Wells); 1984 (Northern Ballet); Great Expectations (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera, La Monnaie, Brussels); The Car Man, Lord of the Flies (Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Sadler’s Wells, National and International Tours); Carlos Acosta Classical Farewell (Royal Albert Hall); The Driver’s Seat (National Theatre of Scotland); The Shawshank Redemption, Dial M for Murder, High Society and Wonderful Town (National Tours); Eventual Progress, Salieri Variations (Ekaterinburgh Opera and Ballet Theatre, Russia).

Other theatre credits include: Or You Could Kiss Me, Beyond the Horizon, Spring Storm, Harper Regan, The Seagull, The Pillars of the Community, A Dream Play, Iphiginia at Aulis, War and Peace, Baby Doll and The Colour of Justice (National Theatre); Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale, Pericles, Cymbeline, Alice in Wonderland, Night of the Soul, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Everyman (both also in New York) A Month in the Country, Troilus and Cressida, The Comedy of Errors (world tour), Mysteria and Easter (Royal Shakespeare Company);

Chris won the TMA Best Lighting Design for Dial M for Murder (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Beyond the Horizon (Royal and Derngate, Northampton).