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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 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.

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, the Ring cycle for Longborough Festival Opera and eight seasons with English Touring Opera, including the Olivier Award-winning productions King Priam and Paul Bunyan. His London theatre work includes Strange Interlude (National Theatre), A Doll’s House (Young Vic, also West End and New York), Clarence Darrow (Old Vic), In Basildon (Royal Court), Waste (Almeida) and Roots (Donmar Warehouse). Elsewhere he has designed for the National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Dundee Rep Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Liverpool Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, Bristol Old Vic, Theatre Royal Bath and on tour for 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.