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Guy Hoare

Lighting designer


Lighting designer Guy Hoare made his Royal Opera House debut in 2000 on Henri Oguike’s A Moment of Give in the Linbury Studio Theatre. He has worked on numerous productions since at the Royal Opera House, including Alexander Whitley’s Noumena, Arthur Pita’s The Metamorphosis, the chamber opera The Firework Maker’s Daughter (co-commissioned by ROH2 and The Opera Group) and Gandini Juggling’s 4x4 Ephemeral Architectures. In the 2019/20 Season he designs lighting for The Turn of the Screw.

Hoare’s work in dance has been seen all over the world, and includes collaborations with Rafael Bonachela, Christopher Bruce, Mark Bruce, Shobana Jeyasingh, Ben Wright and former Royal Ballet Associates Mayuri Boonham and Laila Diallo. His opera credits include Jakob Lenz for English National Opera, American Lulu for The Opera Group, The Cunning Little Vixen for National Theatre, Brno, and eight seasons with English Touring Opera, including the Olivier Award-winning productions King Priam and Paul Bunyan. His London theatre work includes Julie, The Deep Blue Sea and Here We Go (National Theatre), Wings and A Doll’s House (Young Vic), In Basildon (Royal Court), Clarence Darrow (Old Vic), A Delicate Balance (Almeida), Roots (Donmar Warehouse) and The Father (West End). Elsewhere he has designed Sea Wall/A Life (Broadway), Cock (Chichester) and plays for the National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Dundee Rep Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Leeds Playhouse, Liverpool Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, Bristol Old Vic, Sound&Fury and Northern Broadsides.

He has been nominated for the Knight of Illumination Award three times (2009, 2012 and 2013) and in 2010 was nominated for the TMA Award for Best Lighting Designer.