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Lee Curran

Lighting designer


British lighting designer Lee Curran made his Royal Ballet debut in 2014, creating the lighting design for Alexander Whitley’s double programme of All that is solid melts into air and The Measures Taken. He has since returned to create the lighting design for Hofesh Shechter’s Untouchable for The Royal Ballet, and Orphée et Eurydice, co-directed by Shechter and John Fulljames, for The Royal Opera.?In the 2018/19 Season he designs lighting for Phaedra for The Royal Opera.

Curran has worked regularly with Hofesh Shechter, their collaborations including Clowns, Sun, Political Mother, The Art of Not Looking Back, In Your Rooms and Uprising. His work with Alexander Whitley includes The Grit in the Oyster for Sadler’s Wells and Frames for Rambert. Curran has also worked with such choreographers as Boy Blue Entertainment, Lucy Guerin, Liz Roche, James Cousins, Rafael Bonachela, and Jonzi D. Opera credits include?Tosca for Opera North, Nabucco for Opéra national de Lorraine, and Ottone and Life on the Moon for English Touring Opera.

Curran’s many theatre credits include Summer and Smoke (Duke of York’s/Almeida), Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Constellations (Royal Court, Duke of York's, Broadway), Berberian Sound Studio (Donmar Warehouse), The Son (Kiln Theatre), Dance Nation (Almeida), Road, Linda, Gundog and Nuclear War (Royal Court), West Side Story, Jubilee and Black Men Walking (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Nora: A Doll’s House (Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow), Woyzeck (Birmingham Rep), A Streetcar Named Desire and The Weir (English Touring Theatre), Imogen (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Dr Faustus (RSC/Barbican).