Neil Austin

Lighting Designer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Rose Cobbe
Assistant: Toby Smith

Film, TV & Theatre

Neil Austin is a Lighting Designer working internationally on plays, musicals, opera and dance and is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

In 2017, Neil was awarded his second Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design, for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, after winning in 2011 for THE WHITE GUARD. In 2010 he was awarded the Tony Award (Best Lighting Design of a Play) for RED, and was nominated for the Outer Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Lighting Designer for EVITA.

He was nominated for Best Lighting Design in the 2009 Laurence Olivier Awards for PIAF & NO MAN'S LAND and was also nominated in the Irish Times Theatre Awards for Best Designer: Lighting for NO MAN'S LAND.  Further awards and nominations include Best Musical Theatre Lighting Design Award at the 2008 Knight of Illumination Awards for PARADE at the Donmar Warehouse, Best Lighting Design Nomination at the 2007 Laurence Olivier Awards for THERESE RAQUIN at the National Theatre, Outstanding Lighting Design Nomination at the 2007 Outer Critics Circle Awards for FROST/NIXON on Broadway, Best Lighting Designer Nomination in the 2009 Whatsonstage.com Awards for OEDIPUS, PIAF & NO MAN'S LAND.  Neil was named as one of the 25 Pacesetters on the London Arts Scene by Variety in 2007.

For more information please visit www.neilaustin.com.

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

ALBION

2017

Almeida Theatre

Dir: Rupert Goold

LABOUR OF LOVE

2017

Headlong

Dir: Jeremy Herrin

INK

2017

Almeida Theatre / Duke of York's Theatre

Dir: Rupert Goold

WOYZECK

2017

Old Vic Theatre

Dir: Joe Murphey

THE TREATMENT

2017

Almeida Theatre

Dr: Lyndsey Turner

THE GOAT

2017

Playful UK / Theatre Royal Haymarket

Dir: Ian Rickson

TRAVESTIES

2017

Sonia Friedman Productions / Apollo Theatre

Dr: Patrick Marber

2016

ATG

Dir: Scott Elliott

2016

Menier Chocolate Factory

Dir Patrick Marber

THE ENTERTAINER

2016

Fiery Angel

Dir Rob Ashford

2016

Sonia Friedman Productions

A new play by Jack Thorne. Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design.

HUGHIE

2016

MICHAEL GRANDAGE COMPANY

Dir: Michael Grandage. Broadway venue to be announced. Starring Forest Whitaker.

2015

MICHAEL GRANDAGE COMPANY and EMILY DOBBS PRODUCTIONS

by Richard Greenberg. Dir: Simon Evans

2015

A Young Vic, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and HOME co-production

Dir: Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin

2015

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company

Dir: Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. Judi Dench will play Paulina, Kenneth Branagh will play Leontes

2015

Almeida Theatre

Dir: Rupert Goold

2015

Michael Grandage Company

by Anna Ziegler. Cast: Nicole Kidman

OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD

2015

National Theatre

Dir: Nadia Fall

THREE DAYS IN THE COUNTRY

2015

National Theatre

Dir: Patrick Marber

2015

Sonia Friedman Productions Limited

Dir: Gurinder Chadha

2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Director/Choreographer: Rob Ashford

2015

National Theatre

Dir: Marianne Elliott

2015

National Theatre

Dir: Nadia Fall

2014

Hampstead Theatre

Dir: Nina Raine

2014

Menier Chocolate Factory

Dir: Jamie Lloyd

2014

Donmar Warehouse

Dir: Phyllida Lloyd

2014

The Old Vic

Dir: Ian Rickson

2014

Noel Coward Theatre

Dir: Declan Donnellan

2014

National Theatre/ West End

Dir: Nicholas Hytner

2014

Park Avenue Armory, New York

Dir: Rob Ashford & Kenneth Branagh

2014

National Theatre-Lyttelton

Dir: Howard Davies

2014

Royal Court Theatre

Dir: Carrie Cracknell

2014

Wyndham's Theatre/Donmar West End

Dir. Josie Rourke

2013

Atlantic Theatre Company, New York

Dir. Conor McPherson

2013

Michael Grandage Company

Dir. Michael Grandage

2013

English National Ballet

Staged by Anna-Marie Holmes after Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev

2013

St Ann's Warehouse, New York

Dir. Phyllida Lloyd

2013

Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles

Dir. Thea Sharrock

2013

US National Tour

Dir. Michael Grandage

2013

National Theatre - Lyttelton

Dir. Richard Eyre

2013

Bush Theatre

Dir. Phyllida Lloyd

2013

Manchester International Festival

Dir. Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh

2013

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Conor McPherson

2013

Sheffield Crucible

Dir. Michael Longhurst

2013

Trafalgar Transformed

Dir. Jamie Lloyd

2013

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Josie Rourke

2013

National Theatre - Lyttelton

Dir. Howard Davies

2013

Royal Ballet

Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky

2013

National Theatre - Olivier

Dir. Adrian Noble

2013

National Theatre - Lyttelton

Dir. Marianne Elliott

2013

Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York

Dir. Rob Ashford

2012

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Phyllida Lloyd

2012

Curve Leicester

Dir. Rob Ashford

2012

National Theatre - Lyttelton

Dir. Nadia Fall

2012

Theatre Royal Bath

Dir. Jamie Lloyd

2012

Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles

Dir. Michael Grandage

CHILDREN'S CHILDREN

2012

Almeida Theatre

Dir. Jeremy Herrin

THE SUNSHINE BOYS

2012

Sonia Friedman Productions/West End

Dir. Thea Sharrock

SOUTH DOWNS/THE BROWNING VERSION

2012

Playful Productions/West End

Dir. Jeremy Herrin/Angus Jackson

EVITA

2012

Marquis Theatre, Broadway

Dir. Michael Grandage. Nominated for the 2012 Outer Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Lighting Designer and for 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER

2011

National Theatre - Olivier

Dir. Jamie Lloyd

COMPANY

2011

Sheffield Crucible

Dir. Jonathan Mumby

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN

2011

CMP/West End

Dir. Jeremy Herrin

KING JAMES BIBLE PROJECT

2011

National Theatre - Lyttelton

Dir. Nicholas Hytner, James Dacre and Polly Findlay

THE VEIL

2011

National Theatre - Lyttelton

Dir. Conor McPherson

THE FAITH MACHINE

2011

Royal Court Downstairs

Dir. Jamie Lloyd

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

2011

National Theatre - Olivier

Dir. Howard Davies

AMERICAN TRADE

2011

RSC/Hampstead

Dir. Jamie Lloyd

BETTY BLUE EYES

2011

Cameron Mackintosh

Dir. Richard Eyre

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

2011

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Jamie Lloyd

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

2011

Sonia Friedman Productions

Dir. Ian Rickson

KING LEAR

2010

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Michael Grandage

CINDERELLA

2010

New Adventures

Choreographer: Matthew Bourne

PASSION

2010

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Jamie Lloyd

THE PRINCE OF HOMBURG

2010

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Jonathan Munby

RED

2010

Donmar/Broadway

Winner of 6 Tony Awards

THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE

2010

Old Vic West End

Dir. Terry Johnson

WELCOME TO THEBES

2010

National Theatre - Olivier

Dir. Richard Eyre

WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN

2010

National Theatre - Olivier

Dir. Marianne Elliot

THE WHITE GUARD

2010

National Theatre - Lyttelton

Dir. Howard Davies. Winner of 3 Olivier Awards.

LONDON ASSURANCE

2010

National Theatre - Olivier

Dir. Nicholas Hytner

NEW WATKINS

2010

Royal Ballet - Roal Opera House

Part of Triple Bill. Choreography by Jonathan Watkins.

RED

2009

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Michael Grandage

THE PRIORY

2009

Royal Court Theatre

Dir. Jeremy Herrin

MRS KLEIN

2009

Almeida Theatre

Dir. Thea Sharrock

LIFE IS A DREAM

2009

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Jonathan Munby

HAMLET

2009

Donmar - Broadway, Broadhurst Theatre

Dir. Michael Grandage

PARADE

2009

Donmar - Los Angeles, Mark Taper Forum Theatre

Dir. Rob Ashford

THE SOLDIER'S TALE

2009

ROH2 production at the New National Theatre, Tokyo & Art Hall, Osaka

Dir. Will Tuckett

JUDGMENT DAY

2009

Almeida Theatre

Dir. James McDonald

HAMLET

2009

Donmar - Kronborg Castle, Helsingor, Denmark

Dir. Michael Grandage

PIAF by Pam Gems

2009

Donmar - Teatro Liceo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dir. Jamie Lloyd

THE OBSERVER

2009

National Theatre - Cottesloe

Dir. Richard Eyre

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

2009

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Rob Ashford

HAMLET

2009

Donmar Warehouse at Wyndhams

Dir. Michael Grandage

TUSK TUSK

2009

Royal Court Theatre

Dir. Jeremy Herrin

MADAME DE SADE

2009

Donmar Warehouse at Wyndhams

Dir. Michael Grandage

MRS AFFLECK

2009

Almeida

Dir. Marianne Elliott

ENGLAND PEOPLE VERY NICE by Richard Bean

2009

National Theatre - Olivier

Dir. Nicholas Hytner

PIAF by Pam Gems

2008

Donmar Warehouse, Vaudeville Theatre

Dir. Jamie Lloyd

TWELFTH NIGHT

2008

Donmar at Wyndhams Theatre

Dir. Michael Grandage

THE HOMECOMING

2008

Almeida Theatre

Dir. Michael Attenborough

GONE WITH THE WIND

2008

New London Theatre

Dir. Trevor Nunn

AFTERLIFE

2008

National Theatre

Dir. Michael Blakemore

STATE OF EMERGENCY

2008

Gate Theatre

Dir. Maria Aberg

NO MAN'S LAND

2008

Duke of York's

Dir. Rupert Goold

FROST/NIXON

2008

US Tour

HER NAKED SKIN

2008

National Theatre

Dir. Howard Davies

OEDIPUS

2008

National Theatre - Olivier

Dir. Jonathan Kent

A LIFE IN THE THEATRE

2005

The Apollo Shaftesbury, West End

Dir. Lindsay Posner

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

2002

National Theatre

Dir. Mick Gordon. Designed by Dick Bird.

AFTER MISS JULIE

2003

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Michael Grandage

AL MURRAY, THE PUB LANDLORD

2001

Playhouse Theatre, West End

Dir. Al Murray

AMERICAN BUFFALO

2003

Royal Exchange, Manchester

Dir. Greg Hersov

AS I CROSSED THE BRIDGE OF DREAMS

2007

Almeida Theatre

Dir. Patrick Dickie

AS YOU LIKE IT

2003

Sphinx Theatre Company UK Tour

Dir. Sue Parrish

BABES IN ARMS

2002

International Festival of Musical Theatre

Dir. Martin Connor

BONNIE AND CLYDE

2003

Guildhall SMD

Dir. Martin Connor

BURIAL AT THEBES

2005

Nottingham Playhouse

Dir. Lucy Pitman-Wallace

CABARET

2002

MacOwan Theatre - LAMDA

Dir. Steven Jameson

CALIGULA

2003

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Michael Grandage

CAROUSEL

2006

Chichester Festival Theatre

Dir. Angus Jackson

CHIMPS

2005

Liverpool Playhouse

Dir. Wilson Milam

CLOUD NINE

2004

The Crucible, Sheffield

Dir. Anna Mackmin

COMFORT ME WITH APPLES

2005

Hampstead Theatre

Dir. Lucy Bailey

CUCKOOS

2003

The Barbican

Dir. Peter Hall & Joe Hill-Gibbons

CUCKOOS

2000

Gate Theatre

Dir. Peter Hall

DARK EARTH

2003

The Traverse

Dir. Philip Howard

DARKNESS & LIGHT - MIYAKO YOSHIDA GALA

2005

Orchard Hall - Tokyo & Expo Dome - Nagoya

DEALER'S CHOICE

2007

Menier

Dir. Sam West

DON JUAN IN SOHO

2006

The Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Michael Grandage

DYING FOR IT

2007

Almeida Theatre

Dir. Anna Mackmin

FIX UP

2004

National Theatre - Cottesloe

Dir. Angus Jackson

FLESH WOUND

2003

Royal Court

Dir. Wilson Milam. Designed by Dick Bird.

FROST NIXON

2006

The Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Michael Grandage

FROST/NIXON

2007

Broadway

Dir. Michael Grandage. Nominated for 2007 Critics' Circle Award for Best Lighting Design.

FUDDY MEERS

2004

Birmingham Rep & The Arts Theatre

Dir. Angus Jackson

FULL HOUSE/HAIRLESS DIVA

2002

Palace Theatre, Watford

Dir. Kate Sinclair. Designed by Ti Green

FURTHER THAN THE FURTHEST THING

2001

National Theatre - Cottesloe, Tricycle Theatre

Dir. Irina Brown

GHOSTS

2007

The Gate Theatre

Dir. Anna Mackmin

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

2003

Bristol Old Vic

Dir. David Farr. Designed by Dick Bird.

HENRY IV

2004

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Michael Grandage

HENRY IV - PARTS 1 & 2

2005

The National Theatre

Dir. Nicholas Hytner

IN THE BLUE/LOVELY EVENING

2005

Theatre 503

Dir. Daniel Evans

INSIGNIFICANCE

2005

Lyceum Theatre

Dir. Sam West

JAPES

2000

Theatre Royal Haymarket, Mercury Theatre Colchester

Dir. Peter Hall

JEKYLL & HYDE

2004

UK Tour

Dir. David Gilmore

JOHN GABRIEL BORKMANN

2007

The Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Michael Grandage

JULIUS CAESAR

2005

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

Dir. David Farr

JULIUS CAESAR

2004

Royal Shakespeare Company

Dir. David Farr

KING HEDLEY II

2002

Birmingham Rep

Dir. Pauline Randall

KING JOHN

2006

Royal Shakespeare Company

Dir. Josie Rourke

KING LEAR/SEAGULL

2007

RSC

Dir. Trevor Nunn

L'ENFANT PRODIGUE/LE PORTRAIT DE MANON/LA NAVARRAISE

2000

Guildhall SMD

Dir. Stephen Langridge

LOVES WORK

2000

Gate Theatre

Dir. Mick Gordon

MACBETH

2005

The Almeida

Dir. John Caird

MAKINDE

2000

Oval House & UK Tour

Dir. Femi Elefowoju Jnr.

MARIANNE DREAMS adpated by Moira Buffini

2007

Almeida Theatre

Dir. Will Tuckett

MONKEY!

2001

Young Vic Theatre

Dir. Mick Gordon

MR CHINAS SON

2002

Pleasance London Theatre

Dir. Mark Down

MR PLACEBO

2003

Traverse Theatre

Dir. Wilson Milam. Designed by Dick Bird.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

2005

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Dir. Josie Rourke

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

2006

Royal Shakespeare Company

Dir. Marianne Elliott

MY FAIR LADY

2000

Teatro Nacional, Buenos Aires

Dir. Mick Gordon

ON THE CEILING

2005

Garrick Theatre

Dir. Jennie Darnell

ON THE CEILING

2005

Birmingham Rep

Dir. Jennie Darnell

OTHELLO

2003

Theatre Royal, Northampton

Dir. Rupert Goold

PARADE

2007

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Rob Ashford

PARADISE LOST

2004

Theatre Royal, Northampton

Dir. Rupert Goold

PEOPLE NEXT DOOR

2003

Theatre Royal East, Stratford

Dir. Roxana Silbert

PEOPLE NEXT DOOR

2003

The Traverse

Dir. Roxana Silbert

PHILISTINES

2007

National Theatre - Lyttleton

Dir. Howard Davies

PINEAPPLE POLL

2006

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Dir. John Cranko, Designed by Osbert Lancaster

PRETENDING TO BE ME OR HIM

2002

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Dir. Ian Brown

RAGS

2001

Guildhall SMD

Dir. Martin Connor

RHAPSODY

2007

Royal Ballet - Royal Opera House

Choreography: Fred Ashton

ROMANCE

2005

Hampstead Theatre

Dir. Lindsay Posner

ROMEO & JULIET

2002

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

Dir. Josie Rourke

ROMEO AND JULIET

2006

Royal Shakespeare Company

Dir. Nancy Meckler

SHARON'S GRAVE

2003

Druid Theatre Company

Dir. Garry Hynes

SPEND SPEND SPEND

2001

UK Tour

Dir. Jeremy Sams

STILL LIFE/THE ASTONISHED HEART

2004

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

TAMBURLAINE

2005

BITE Festival at the Barbican

Dir. David Farr

THE BOYFRIEND

2003

UK Tour

Dir. Martin Connor

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

2006

English National Ballet

Dir. Will Tuckett

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

2006

English National Ballet

Dir. Will Tuckett

THE COSMONAUT'S LAST MESSAGE TO THE WOMAN HE ONCE LOVED IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION

2005

The Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Tim Supple

THE CRYPTOGRAM

2006

The Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Josie Rourke

THE EMPEROR JONES

2007

Royal National Theatre

Dir. Thea Sharrock

THE FOUND MAN

2005

Traverse Theatre

Dir. Philip Wilson

THE LADY IN THE VAN

2002

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Dir. Ian Brown. Designed by Dick Bird.

THE LONG, THE SHORT AND THE TALL

2006

Crucible Theatre

Dir. Josie Rourke

THE MAN OF MODE

2007

National Theatre - Olivier

Dir. Nicholas Hytner

THE MODERNISTS

2003

Sheffield Crucible

Dir. Robert Delamere

THE NIGHT SEASON

2004

National Theatre - Cottesloe

Dir. Lucy Bailey

THE PRAYER ROOM

2005

Edinburgh Festival

Dir. Angus Jackson

THE SEAFARER

2007

National Theatre & Broadway

Dir. Conor McPherson

THE SEAFARER by Conor McPherson

2006

The National Theatre

Dir. Conor McPherson

THE SILENT TWINS by Errollyn Walsh & April de Angelis

2007

Almeida Theatre

Dir. Martin Constantine

THE SOLDIER'S TALE

2004

The Linbury Studio, The Royal Opera House

THE SOLDIER'S TALE

2004

Royal Opera House -ROH2 - Linbury Theatre

Dir. Will Tuckett

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

2006

Bristol Old Vic

Dir. Anne Tipton

THE WALLS

2001

National Theatre - Cottesloe

Dir. Mick Gordon

THE WILD DUCK

2005

The Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Michael Grandage

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

2003

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Dir. Ian Brown. Designed by Dick Bird.

THERESE RAQUIN

2006

National Theatre - Lyttleton

Dir. Marianne Elliott

TOM AND VIV

2006

Almeida Theatre

Dir. Lindsay Posner

TRUE WEST

2003

Bristol Old Vic

Dir. Wilson Milam

TWELFTH NIGHT

2001

Playhouse Theatre Liverpool

Dir. James Kerr

TWELFTH NIGHT

2004

Bristol Old Vic

Dir. David Farr

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

2004

Royal Shakespeare Company

Dir. Fiona Buffini

VENECIA

2000

Gate Theatre

Dir. Rebecca Gatward

WHAT THE BUTLER SAW

2001

Theatre Royal Bath & UK Your

Dir. Jeremy Sams

WORLD MUSIC

2004

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Michael Grandage

WORLD MUSIC

2003

Sheffield Crucible

Dir. Josie Rourke

Opera

ProductionCompanyNotes

MADAME BUTTERFLY

2010

Houston Grand Opera

Dir. Michael Grandage

AS I CROSSED A BRIDGE OF DREAMS

2007

Almeida Opera

Dir. Patrick Dickie

THE SILENT TWINS

2007

Almeida Opera

Dir. Martin Constantine

LOVE COUNTS by Michael Nyman

2006

Almeida Opera

Dir. Lindsay Posner

THE CRICKET RECOVERS

2005

Aldeburgh Festival - Almeida Opera

Dir. Nicholas Broadhurst

CHORUS!

2004

Welsh National Opera

Dir. David Pountney

MAN AND BOY: DADA

2004

Almeida Opera

Dir. Lindsay Posner

THE EMBALMER Tour

2002

The Almeida Opera

Dir. Will Kerley

THE EMBALMER

2002

The Almeida Opera

Dir. Will Kerley

L'ORFEO

2001

The Purcell Quartet, Japanese Tour

Dir. Stephen Langridge. Designed by Anthony Lamble.

L'ENFANT PRODIGUE; LE PORTRAIT DE MANON, LA NAVARRAISE

2000

The Guildhall

Dir. Stephen Langridge. Designed by Jess Curtis.