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Lee Curran

Lighting designer

Biography

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.

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

Curran’s many theatre credits include Constellations (New York/West End/Royal Court, nominated for an Olivier Award), Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing and Blindsided (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Linda (Royal Court), The Oresteia (HOME, Manchester) Doctor Faustus, Love’s Sacrifice and Arden of Faversham (Royal Shakespeare Company), Mametz (National Theatre Wales), Protest Song (National Theatre, Shed), A Number (Nuffield), Regeneration and Dancing at Lughnasa (Northampton) and The Sacred Flame (English Touring Theatre/Rose Theatre Kingston).