I am a lighting designer with experience on theatre, panto, musicals, opera and concerts. My work has taken me from site-specific shows in abandoned houses to theatres that can seat a thousand people; from busking bands at the Union Chapel to working as a technician in the Olivier Theatre. In 2016 I was nominated for an Off-West End Award for my work on Down and Out in London and Paris at the New Diorama Theatre, and I continue to work regularly both in and out of London on every size of production.
I program ETC Ion, Eos and Element, as well as Strand, Avolites and anything from the Jester/Fat Frog range of desks. I can also use QLab and do my design work on Vectorworks.
I love everything about lighting design – including the challenges. I relish finding solutions to technical and narrative problems, making a venue work to tell a story, and that moment when a show comes alive with colour or darkness, and the audience is drawn into a space without realising that lighting helped to catch their imaginations.
As well as a lighting designer, I am an award-winning novelist, writing as myself, as well as Kate Griffin and Claire North.
Follow me on @ClaireNorth42