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Mark Henderson


In the 2013/14 Season Mark Henderson designs lighting for Jonathan Kent's new production of Manon Lescaut for The Royal Opera. Henderson also designed lighting for The Royal Opera’s Tosca and The Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker, both revived in the 2013/14 Season. His other work Royal Opera House work includes, for The Royal Opera, Palestrina, Sophie’s Choice and Don Carlo and for The Royal Ballet, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Tales of Beatrix Potter, Les Saisons and The Judas Tree.

Henderson is an Associate at the National Theatre, where he has lit more than seventy productions. He also works widely in the West End and on Broadway. He has lit for highly successful plays and musical theatre productions including Sweeney Todd, One Man, Two Guvnors, ENRON, The King’s Speech, The Sound of Music, Marguerite, The History Boys, Grease and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He is a Lighting Consultant to the Almeida Theatre. Opera credits include The Flying Dutchman (English National Opera, with Jonathan Kent), eight productions for Glyndebourne Festival including Hippolyte et Aricie, Don Giovanni and The Fairy Queen with Jonathan Kent and Tosca (Welsh National Opera). In ballet he has worked for Birmingham Royal Ballet and Rambert Dance Company.

Henderson’s many awards include the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design (1992, 1994, 2000, 2002 and 2010) and a Tony Award (2006). Along with his work in the theatre he has lit fashion shows and worked in television and film, and was involved in the Royal Court’s re-development.