Prema Mehta

Lighting Designer

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Assistant: Charlotte Edwards

Heads of Department

Prema trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has designed the lighting for over one hundred drama and dance productions and installations. 

Designs for the UK include lighting at the O2 Arena, Latitude Festival, Liverpool Everyman, Derby Theatre, South Bank Centre, Westminster Hall and Madame Tussauds.

In Development

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2019

Bolton Octagon

Dir. Suba Das

2019

Manchester International Festival

Conceived & Curated by Adam Thirlwell

Theatre

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2019

Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch/Hull Truck/Oldham Coliseum

Dir. Douglas Rintoul

2019

Shakespeare's Globe (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)

Dir. Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton
Candle Consultant

2019

Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs)

Dir. Jade Lewis

2018

Storyhouse Live

Dir. Alex Clifton

2018

Queen's Theatre

Dir. Martin Berry

2018

Unicorn Theatre

Created by Katy Costigan, Sarah Shephard and Victoria Dyson
Off West End Award for Best Production for Young People (0-7)

2018

Young Vic

Dir. Debbie Hannan

FAME

2018

Selladoor Productions/UK Tour

Dir. Nick Winston

HOLES

2018

Nottingham Playhouse

Dir. Adam Penford

TALKING HEADS

2018

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Dir. James Brining, Amy Leach and John R. Wilkinson

CHICKEN SOUP

2018

Sheffield Theatres

Dir. Bryony Shanahan

A PASSAGE TO INDIA

2018

Royal & Derngate/UK Tour

Dir. Sebastian Armesto & Simon Dormandy

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

2017

Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Dir. Martin Berry

SUFI ZEN

2017

Leicester Diwali

Choreographed by Gauri Sharma Tripathi

OF KITH AND KIN

2017

Sheffield Theatres/Bush Theatre

Dir. Robert Hastie

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

2017

Leicester Curve

Dir. Nick Winston

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE: THE YORK SUFFRAGETTES

2017

York Theatre Royal

Dir. Katie Posner and Juliet Forster

MIGHTY ATOMS

2017

Hull Truck Theatre

Dir. Mark Babych

EAST IS EAST

2017

Northern Stage/Nottingham Playhouse

Dir. Suba Das

CONFESSION OF A COCKNEY TEMPLE DANCER

2017

UK Tour

Choreographed by Shane Shambu

MURDER, MARGARET AND ME

2017

York Theatre Royal

Dir. Damian Cruden

MADE IN INDIA

2017

Belgrade Theatre/UK Tour

Dir. Katie Posner

SPRING AWAKENING

2016

Leicester Curve/NYMT

Dir. Nikolai Foster

LOVE, LIES AND TAXIDERMY

2016

Paines Plough

Dir. by George Perrin

GROWTH

2016

Paines Plough

Dir. George Perrin

I GOT SUPERPOWERS FOR MY BIRTHDAY

2016

Paines Plough

Dir. George Perrin

LADY ANNA: ALL AT SEA

2016

Theatre Royal Bath/UK Tour

Dir. Colin Blumenau

WIPERS

2016

Leicester Curve/Watford Palace/Belgrade Theatre

Dir. Suba Das

WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK

2016

Paines Plough

Dir. Stef O’Driscoll

THE DISHONOURED

2016

UK Tour

Dir. Janet Steel

RED SNAPPER

2016

Belgrade Theatre

Dir. Justine Themen

SARAI

2015

Arcola Theatre

Dir. Paul Anthony Morris

COMING UP

2015

Watford Palace Theatre

Dir. Brigid Larmour

NOW THIS IS NOT THE END

2015

Arcola Theatre

Dir. Katie Lewis

JEFFERSON’S GARDEN

2015

Watford Palace Theatre

Dir. Brigid Larmour

AADI

2014

Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

Choreographed by Swati Dance Compan

BIRD

2014

Derby Theatre/UK Tour

Dir. Jane Fallowfield

FOURTEEN

2014

Watford Palace Theatre

Dir. Brigid Larmour

HERCULES

2014

Nottingham Playhouse/UK Tour

New Art Club

OK TATA BYE BYE

2014

Leicester Curve

Dir. Suba Das

PERIERA’S BAKERY AT 76 CHAPEL ROAD

2014

Leicester Curve

Dir. Suba Das

SPEED

2014

Tristan Bates Theatre

Dir. Poonam Brah

THE HUSBANDS

2014

Plymouth Drum/UK Tour

Dir. Janet Steel

TWELVE

2013

Tristan Bates Theatre

Dir. Janet Steel

SPEED

2013

Tristan Bates Theatre

Dir. Poonam Brah

BASANT BELLS

2013

Waterside Arts Centre, Manchester

Choreographed by Swati Dance Company

JUGNI

2013

UK Tour

Choreographed by Sonia Sabri

SUFI ZEN

2013

Royal Festival Hall

Choreographed by Gauri Sharma Tripathi

SHARED MEMORIES

2012

Arcola Theatre

Dir. Janet Steel & Kate Chapman

CALCUTTA KOSHER

2012

Arcola Theatre

Dir.Janet Steel

DAREDEVAS

2012

Rich Mix Theatre

Akademi

KATHAK MUGHLIA

2011

The Watermans

Choreographed by Fasih Ur Rehman

THE MERCY SEAT

2011

Pleasance Theatre

Dir. Rob Watt

DANCE INDIA 2011

2011

Milapfest

DAREDEVAS

2011

The Watermans

Akademi Dance

MACBETH

2011

UK Tour

Dir. Suba Das and Rae McKen

BOWLINE

2011

The Place

Choreographed by Sarah Rogers

DANCE IHAYAMI

2010

Edinburgh

Choreographed by Priya Shrikumar

LOTUS BEAUTY

2010

Gate Theatre

Dir. Poonam Brah

SNOOKERED

2010

Gate Theatre

Dir. Amman Brar

BLOOD

2010

Gate Theatre

Dir. Dominic Hingorani

ZINDABAD

2010

Gate Theatre

Dir. Suba Das

THE SNOW QUEEN

2009

Derby Theatre

Dir. Hannah Chissick

THE GREAT EXTENSION

2009

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Dir. Kerry Michael

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA

2009

Battersea Arts Centre

Dir. Jonathan Moore

BLOOD WEDDING

2009

Battersea Arts Centre

Dir. Monique Wilson

THE MASSACRE

2009

Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds

Dir. Colin Blumenau

KNOCK AGAINST MY HEART

2008

Unicorn Theatre/UK Tour

Dir. Michael Judge

HOW HIGH IS UP?

2008

UK Tour

Dir. Natalie Wilson

PENGUIN CAFÉ

2008

Cochrane Theatre/London College of Fashion

Dir. Max Key

LYRICAL MC

2008

Oval House and Tour

Dir. Kristine Landon-Smith

RITUAL OF ENTRAPMENT

2008

Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Choreographed by Francis Angol

RING CYCLE

2008

The Place, London

Choreographed by Shamita Ray

FLAT FEET

2007

Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

Choreographed by Francis Angol

TRAIL

2007

UK Tour

Choreographed by Lisa Torun

THE TROUBLE WITH ASIAN MEN

2007

Arts Depot/UK Tour

Dir. Kristine Landon-Smith

SPRING LOADED - SPILL

2007

The Place, London

Choreographed by Sonia Sabri

THE ELECTRIC HILLS

2007

Liverpool Everyman

Dir. Nick Bagnall

THE PUPPINI SISTERS

2007

Bloomsbury Theatre

RITUAL OF ENTRAPMENT

2007

Unity Theatre

Choreographed by Francis Angol

SPILL

2007

Düsseldorf, Germany

Choreographed by Sonia Sabri

YEAR 10

2007

Mettre en Scène 2006, Brittany

Dir. Max Key

TAKING THE BLOOD OF BUTTERFLIES

2006

Oval House

Dir. Vanessa Mobiglia

SOLO

2006

Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

Choreographed by Merlin Nyakam

MOMENTS/RITUAL OF ENTRAPMENT

2006

Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

Choreographed by Francis Angol

THE TROUBLE WITH ASIAN MEN

2006

Soho Theatre/UK Tour

Dir. Kristine Landon-Smith

YEAR 10

2006

TJP Strasbourg/BAC

Dir. Max Key

EGYPT

2006

The Edmund Waller School

Dir. Olivia Fuchs

COLLABORATORS

2007

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Exhibition

Opera

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OPERA SCENES

2010

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Dir. Martin Lloyd-Evans

OPERA SCENES

2009

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Dir. Olivia Fuchs

OPERA SCENES

2008

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Dir. Martin Lloyd-Evans

Commercials

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MADAME TUSSAUDS LONDON

2015

A-List party area of Bollywood launch of Katrina Kaif figure

TRANSFORMATION AND REVELATION: UK Design for Performance

2011

Cardiff

Exhibition

COLLABORATORS

2007

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Exhibition

Other

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WIND IN THE WILLOWS

2016

ALRA

Dir. Lucy Bradley

THE WIZARD OF OZ

2016

ALRA

Dir. Kenn Oldfield

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

2014

ALRA

Dir. Titania Krimpas

PLAYHOUSE CREATURES

2014

ALRA

Dir. Ewan Marshall

DAVID COPPERFIELD

2012

ALRA

Dir. Cordelia Monsey

A POCKETFUL OF DREAMS

2011

ALRA

Dir. Katie Lewis

JUNK

2011

ALRA

Dir. Philip Dart

THE TELL TALE HEART

2011

ALRA

Dir. Kwong Loke

UNDER MILK WOOD

2010

ALRA

Dir. Phil Clark

GUT GIRLS

2009

ALRA

Dir. Zoe Waterman

TALES FROM OVID

2008

ALRA

Dir. Sean McLevy

THE ELEVENTH CAPITAL/TEN TINY FINGERS, NINE TINY TOES

2008

ALRA

Dir. John Adams

TWELFTH NIGHT

2008

ALRA

Dir. Phil Clark

ARABIAN NIGHTS

2007

ALRA

Dir. Sean McLevy

LIVE LIKE PIGS

2007

ALRA

Dir. Guy Slater

WOMEN OF TROY

2007

ALRA

Dir. Stuart Wood

TOP GIRLS

2006

ALRA

Dir. Sarah Wooley

TWO LIPS INDIFFERENT RED

2006

ALRA

Dir. Titania Krimpas

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

2006

ALRA

Dir. Christopher Ettridge