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Joshua Pharo

Lighting designer


Lighting designer Joshua Pharo makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season on La Tragédie de Carmen, directed by Gerard Jones.

Pharo works as a lighting and projection designer across theatre, dance, opera, music, film and art installation. His credits as lighting designer include bodies (Royal Court), How My Light Is Spent (Royal Exchange Theatre), The Bear/The Proposal (Young Vic), Scarlett (Hampstead Theatre and Clwyd Theatr), Years of Sunlight (Theatre503), The Twits (Curve), Removal Men (Yard Theatre), Burning Doors (Belarus Free Theatre), Broken Biscuits (Paines Plough), The Future (Company Three), Contractions (Sheffield Crucible), Julie (Northern Stage), The Shape of the Pain, We’re Stuck! (China Plate), Giving (Hampstead Theatre), TheIphigenia Quartet, In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises), Medea and I’d Rather Goya Robbed Me of My Sleep Than Some Other Arsehole (Gate Theatre), The Rolling Stone (Orange Tree Theatre), The Merchant of Venice, Wuthering Heights and Consensual (Ambassadors Theatre), The Crocodile (Manchester International Festival), One Arm and Usagi Yojimbo (Southwark Playhouse), Amadís de Gaule (Bloomsbury Theatre), The Deluge for Lîla Dance, Pioneer for Curious Directive and Thumbelina for Dancing Brick.

Credits as video designer include The Glass Menagerie (Nuffield Theatre).