Francis Reid is not only one of the UK's most respected Lighting Designers but also a published author. His books provide a backbone to any self respecting technical theatre library and are readily available on line from sites like Francis Reid at Amazon Francis was the Chief External Examiner for the BA Technical and Production Arts at RSAMDfrom 2005 - 2009.
Paul Need did the Lighting Design for Cosi Fan Tutte 08 in RSAMD March 2008.
Lighting is what Paule Constable calls ‘the secret language of theatre’.
Paule Constable took a degree in English and Drama and then ‘talked her way in’ to an apprenticeship with a lighting firm doing all the simple jobs such as changing plugs and moving the generator, working initially as a follow-spot operator, and gradually progressing and learning from more experienced people. She has worked in lots of theatres in the UK, Europe and the USA, lighting not only plays but also opera, music theatre and dance. Nominated for many Olivier Awards - has won 3 (His Dark Materials, Don Carlos, The Chalk Garden) She enjoys using the space and confining it down with the use of light
Most recent work - War Horse at the National Theatre, and forecoming work, a re-light of Les Miserables for the UK Tour 2010.
For more information, images of her designs visit - www.pauleconstable.com