Andy Purves

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Andy is an award-winning lighting designer working in theatre, circus, community and educational projects. 

He trained in Sound and Lighting Engineering at the University of Derby and has an MA in Lighting Design and Theatre-Making from Central School of Speech and Drama, where he is now a visiting lecturer in performance lighting.

Andy is Technical Director / Producer with Relative Motion​ making immersive experiences, www.RelativeMotionVR.co.uk. He is currently managing the Heritage Lottery Funded project Stories From The Gordon Craig storiesfromthegordoncraig.org.uk after having recently completed the Who is Gordon Craig? project www.edwardgordoncraig.co.uk

Andy is co-convener of SiPA, The Sustainability in production Alliance, which was launched in 2015. He is committed to cultivating,  encouraging and promoting environmentally responsible and sustainable practice across the entertainment industry.

AWARDS

KNIGHT OF ILLUMINATION AWARD

THE BELIEVERS (2014)

THEATRE CREDITS

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Here's What She Said To Me

Sheffield Theatres

2020

Message in a Bottle Zoonation, Sadlers Wells & Universal Music2020Associate Lighting Designer
I Have Met The EnemyCommon Wealth2019
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Sheffield Theatres

2019
Into The LightFrantic Assembly & Hijinx Theatre2019
The Kneebone CadillacTheatre Royal Plymouth2018
Under Milk WoodNorthern Stage2018
Dennis of PengeAnnie Sidons at Oval House & The Albany2018
Radical ActsCommon Wealth2018
We Are HereLa Mama, NYC (Spiegelworld)2018Associate Lighting Designer
ToastThe Lowry2018
49 Donkeys HangedTheatre Royal Plymouth2018
A Midsummer Night's DreamRoyal College of Music2018
The SiegeThe Freedom Theatre, Palestine2017
We're Still HereNational Theatre of Wales & Common Wealth2017
GirlsSoho Theatre, Talawa Theatre Company, Hightide Festival & UK Tour2017
Love's Labour's LostRoyal College of Music 2017
Any Port In A StormGifford's Circus, UK Tour2017
InvincibleOriginal Theatre Company, UK Tour2017
Bollywood JackTara Arts Theatre2016
Ceirw - A Savage HeartCitrus Arts2016
RISEOld Vic Theatre2016
Hänsel und GretelRoyal College of Music 2016
DecadesBRIT School2016
One Million Tiny Plays About BritainWatermill Theatre2016
The Man With The HammerTheatre Royal Plymouth2016
MerlinNuffield Theatre2015
ROC CreativePalace Theatre, Paigton2015Lighting Designer & Technical Director
No Way BackFrantic Assembly2015
The Nutcracker and the Mouse KingUnicorn Theatre2014
OthelloFrantic Assembly, UK Tour2014
RagnarokEastern Angels, The Hush House, UK Tour2014
The BelieversFrantic Assembly, UK Tour2014
CoopedSpymonkey, Tipi Berlin, Leicester Square Theatre2013/2014
It's A Family AffairSherman Theatre2013
A Season in the CongoYoung Vic2013Parallel production
The Boss Of It AllNew Perspectives, Soho Theatre & Edinburgh 2013
The ArrivalTamasha Theatre, UK Tour2013
Rock PoolInspector Sands2013
Gruesome Playground Injuries Gate Theatre2013
Beautiful BurnoutFrantic Assembly, National Theatre of Scotland, Sydney Festival, St Ann's Warehouse NYC & UK Tour2012
MessCaroline Horton, Traverse Theatre & UK Tour2012
The Irish GiantCartoon de Salvo, Southwark Playhouse2012
Little DogsFrantic Assembly & National Theatre of Wales2012
Love SongFrantic Assembly, UK Tour2011
Richard III/Comedy of ErrorsPropeller, UK & International Tours2011
BabelStan Won't Dance, UK Tour2010
StockholmFrantic Assembly, UK Tour & Sydney Theatre Company2007/2008 & 2010
La Clique / La SoireeLondon Hippodrome & The Roundhouse2009/2010
Moby DickSpymonkey UK & International Tour2007/2009
BlessSpymonkey UK & International Tour2007/2009
CoopedSpymonkey UK & International Tour2007/2009
StiffSpymonkey UK & International Tour2007/2009
Ida Barr: So this is Christmas...Barbican Pit2008
Office PartyEdinburgh & Barbican Pit2008
FrankensteinNorthampton Royal Theatre2008
The MaidsBrighton Festival2007
The Wolves in the WallsImprobable, National Theatre of Scotland, Lyric Hammersmith & Scottish Tour2006
Home InvernessNational Theatre of Scotland2006
Ren-SaEdinburgh2005

CIRCUS CREDITS

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A Sweet HeistNational Centre for Circus Arts
Not To ScaleNational Centre for Circus Arts
EverydayNational Centre for Circus Arts
Happy FamiliesNational Centre for Circus Arts
Up Sky DownNational Centre for Circus Arts
MultistoryNational Centre for Circus Arts
Double ExposureNational Centre for Circus Arts
Out of SightNational Centre for Circus Arts
I Came to Live Out LoudNational Centre for Circus Arts
CHANGENational Centre for Circus Arts

DANCE CREDITS

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OPERA CREDITS

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