Paule Constable

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Paule Constable read English and drama at Goldsmiths, University of London, and trained in lighting design whilst working in the music business. 

She is an Associate of the National Theatre and for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures.

Paule is a founder member of Freelancers Make Theatre Work and is a dedicated campaigner for sustainable theatre.

AWARDS

ROYAL SOCIETY
2020 Royal Designer for Industry

LONDON CRITICS CIRCLE

2020 Special Award for Services to Theatre

RAYNE AWARD

For Contribution to the work of the National Theatre

TONIC AWARD

2017 AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO THEATRE

OLIVIER AWARDS

OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE – Best Lighting (2020)

CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT – Best Lighting  (2013)

THE CHALK GARDEN – Best Lighting  (2010)

DON CARLOS – Best Lighting (2006)

HIS DARK MATERIALS – Best Lighting (2005)

TONY Awards

CURIOUS INCIDENT – Best Lighting (2015)

WARHORSE – Best Lighting  (2011)

HELPMANN AWARDS

LES MISERABLES – Best Lighting (2015)

LA CRITICS CIRCLE

SLEEPING BEAUTY – Best Lighting (2014) 

WARHORSE – Best Lighting (2012)

LES MISERABLES – Best Lighting (2011)

NEW YORK CRITICS CIRCLE

CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT – Best Lighting (2015)

WARHORSE – Best Lighting (2012)

ABTT KNIGHT OF ILLUMINATION

FOLLIES  (2018) 

BARNUM (2013)

ST JOAN  (2008)

THE OPERA AWARDS
2013 AWARD FOR BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER
HOSPITAL
Recipient of 2006 Hospital Award for Contribution to Theatre
NEW YORK DRAMA DESK

CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT – Best Lighting 2015

 WARHORSE – Best Lighting (2012)

EVENING STANDARD

Don Carlos (2006, Joint nominee with Christopher Oram for Best Design),

POSITIONS

Associate Director – National Theatre

Associate Artist – Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures

Fellow – ABTT

ACADEMIC

Honorary Fellow, Goldsmiths College
Honorary Fellow, Rose Bruford College
Honorary Fellow, Central School of Speech and Drama
Honorary Doctorate, Royal Scottish Academy
PRODUCTIONVENUE/PRODUCERYEARNOTES
The VisitNational Theatre2020
Les MiserablesWest End2019
Ocean at the End of The LaneNational Theatre2019
Les Miserables in ConcertWest End2019
Master Harold and the BoysNational Theatre2019
The Nico ProjectManchester International Festival2019
The Cherry OrchardITA, Amsterdam2019
Local HeroLyceum Theatre, Edinburgh2019
Nine NightNational Theatre & West End2018
PericlesNational Theatre Public Acts2018
ear for eyeRoyal Court2018
The Moderate SopranoWest End2018
The MeetingChichester Festival Theatre2018
FolliesNational Theatre2017Olivier Awards Best Lighting nominee
MosquitoesNational Theatre2017
Pinnochio National Theatre2017
CommonNational Theatre2017
Angels in America (Parts I & II)National Theatre & Broadway2017Olivier Awards & Tony Awards Best Lighting nominee
HeisenbergWest End2017
SeventeenLyric Hammersmith2017
Phantom of the OperaGlobal Tour2017
The Red BarnNational Theatre2016
The Threepenny OperaNational Theatre2016
The SuicideNational Theatre2016
Half A SixpenceChichester Festival Theatre & West End2016
ElegyDonmar Warehouse2016
HeronsDonmar Warehouse2016
How to Hold Your BreathRoyal Court2015
This HouseChichester Festival Theatre 2015
Someone Who’ll Watch Over MeChichester Festival Theatre 2015
Teddy FerreraDonmar Warehouse2015
Wonder.landNational Theatre2015
Les Misérables US & UK Tours2014
Behind the Beautiful ForeversNational Theatre2014
Happy DaysThe Young Vic2014
FeastThe Young Vic2014
Wolf HallRSC, West End & Broadway2013/15Tony Awards Best Lighting nominee
The Light PrincessNational Theatre2013 Olivier Awards Best Lighting nominee
TableNational Theatre2013
A Midsummer Night’s DreamMichael Grandage Company, West End2013
The Cripple of InnishmaanMichael Grandage Company, West End & Broadway2013Tony Awards Best Lighting nominee
Peter and Alice Michael Grandage Company, West End2013
BarnumChichester Festival Theatre 2013
Feast Young Vic2013
Privates on ParadeMichael Grandage Company, West End2012
This HouseNational Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, West End & UK Tour2012
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night TimeNational Theatre, West End & Broadway2012
A Comedy of ErrorsNational Theatre2011
Luise MillerDonmar Warehouse2011
DantonNational Theatre2010
Clybourne ParkRoyal Court2010
BlastedLyric Hammersmith2010
Three SistersLyric Hammersmith2010
Love Never DiesWest End 2010Olivier Awards Best Lighting nominee
Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concerto2 Stadium2010
OliverWest End2009
The Power of YesNational Theatre2009
Death and the Kings HorsemanNational Theatre2009
Phedre National Theatre2009
PoshRoyal Court2009
Dancing at LughnasaThe Old Vic2009
The CityRoyal Court2008
Some Trace of HerNational Theatre2008
Triple BillNational Theatre2008
IvanovDonmar at the Wyndhams2008
The Chalk GardenDonmar Warehouse2008
The Man Who Had All The LuckDonmar Warehouse2008
The Good Soul of SzechuanThe Young Vic2008
Women of TroyNational Theatre2007
Saint JoanNational Theatre2007
Attempts on Her Life National Theatre2007
Caucasian Chalk CircleNational Theatre2007
WarhorseNational Theatre, West End, Broadway, Toronto, Australia, US Tour2007Olivier Awards Best Lighting nominee
Death and the King’s HorsemanNational Theatre2007
OthelloDonmar Warehouse2007
Absurdia Donmar Warehouse2007
GenerationsThe Young Vic2007
Vernon God LittleThe Young Vic2007
Evita West End2006
Krapps Last TapeRoyal Court2006
WavesNational Theatre2006
Southwark FairNational Theatre2006
The CutDonmar Warehouse2006
Moon For The Misbegotten The Old Vic2006
Don CarlosSheffield Crucible & West End2005
PaulNational Theatre2005
Coram BoyNational Theatre & Broadway2005Tony Awards Best Lighting nominee
TranslationsNational Theatre2005
The House of Bernarda AlbaNational Theatre2005
As You Like ItRSC2005
His Dark MaterialsNational Theatre2004
Olivier TwistLyric Hammersmith2004
Forty WinksRoyal Court2004
Three SistersNational Theatre2003
Jumpers National Theatre2003
PericlesLyric Hammersmith2003
CamilleLyric Hammersmith2003
A Christmas Carol Night SongsLyric Hammersmith2002
ProofDonmar Warehouse2002
The Prince of HomburgRSC2002
IvanovNational Theatre2002
A Christmas CarolLyric Hammersmith2002
Design for LivingRoyal Exchange2002
The Servant Lyric Hammersmith2001
Boy Gets Girl Royal Court2001
Little FoxesDonmar Warehouse2001
Ashes to Ashes/Mountain LanguageRoyal Court2001
PresenceRoyal Court2001
Credible WitnessRoyal Court2001
AndorraYoung Vic2001
The SeagullRSC & UK Tour2000
The CountryRoyal Court2000
Dublin CarolRoyal Court2000
Play Without WordsThe National Theatre2000Olivier Awards Best Lighting nominee
Peer GyntThe National Theatre2000
Romeo and JulietThe National Theatre2000
Villains' OperaThe National Theatre1999
The DisputeRSC1999
The Darker Face of the EathThe National Theatre1999
Tales from OvidRSC1999
Credible WitnessRoyal Court1999
As I Lay DyingThe Young Vic1998
Twelfth NightThe Young Vic1998
More Grimm TalesThe Young Vic1998
Uncle VanyaRSC1998Olivier Awards Best Lighting nominee
AmadeusThe Old Vic1998Olivier Awards Best Lighting nominee
Haroun and the Sea of StoriesThe National Theatre1998
Slab Boys TrilogyThe Young Vic1997
OmmaThe Young Vic1997
Beckett’s ShortsRSC1997
The MysteriesRSC1997
The WeirRoyal Court, West End and Broadway1997
Poor SupermanRoyal Exchange1997
Playhouse CreaturesThe Old Vic1997
Caucasian Chalk CircleTheatre de Complicite, Olivier in the Round Season, National Theatre1997
The Jungle BookThe Young Vic1995
TartuffeRoyal Exchange1995
Out Of A House Walked a ManTheatre de Complicite at the National Theatre1994
The Three Lives of Lucie CabrolTheatre de Complicite1993
A Minute Too LateTheatre de Complicite1993
The Street of CrocodilesTheatre de Complicite at the National Theatre1992Olivier Awards Best Lighting nominee

OPERA CREDITS

PRODUCTIONVENUE/PRODUCERYEARNOTES
AgrippinaMET Opera, New York2020also La Monnaie, Paris, Barcelona, ENO
IdomeneoStaatsoper Berlin2020
Death in VeniceRoyal Opera House2019also Vienna
Billy BuddOslo2019also Warsaw, Helsinki
AriodanteVienna2018also Royal Opera House
UlyssesRoyal Opera House at the Roundhouse2017
NormaMET Opera, New York2017
Pelleas and MellisandeScottish Opera2017
Roberto DevereuxMET Opera, New York2016also Paris
NothingGlyndebourne2016also Aarhus
Entfuhrung Aus Dem SerailGlyndebourne2015
Cav and PagMET Opera, New York2015
The Merry WidowMET Opera, New York2015also Chicago
WozzeckChicago Lyric Opera2015also Helsinki, Geneva
The Marriage of FigaroMET Opera, New York2014
The Marriage of FigaroGlyndebourne2014also Houston
Benvenuto CelliniEnglish National Opera2014also Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Barcelona
Cosi Fan TuttiEnglish National Opera2014also Met, New York
Brittens 5 CanticlesBrighton Festival2013also Snape, ROH 2
MedeaEnglish National Opera2013also Geneva
The Cunning Little VixenGlyndebourne2012
The Marriage of Figaro Glyndebourne 2012
Don GiovanniMET Opera, New York2011
Anna BolenaMET Opera, New York2011
Die MeistersingerGlyndebourne2011also Chicago, San Francisco
Doctor DeeManchester International Festival2011also ENO
Billy BuddGlyndebourne2010also BAM/ San Francisco
Tristan and IsoldeNew National Opera, Tokyo2010also Vienna
IdomeneoEnglish National Opera2010also Copenhagan
RusalkaGlyndebourne2009also Lubliana, Houston
Der RosenkavalierENO2008also Scottish Opera, Opera North, Oslo
CarmenRoyal Opera House2008also Opera Australia
The SacrificeWelsh National Opera2007
CosiOpera National du Rhin2007
The Ring CycleOpera National du Rhin2007
CarmenRoyal Opera House2007
St Matthew PassionGlyndebourne2007
SatyagrahaENO2007also MET Opera, LA,
Death in VeniceAldeburgh2007also Lyons, Warsaw
Peter GrimesOpera North2006
The Marriage of FigaroRoyal Opera House2006
Cosi Fan TuttiGlyndebourne2006
Giulio CesareGlyndebourne 2006also Metroplitan Opera, Lille
FaustRoyal Opera House2005also Opera Australia
Clemenza Di TitoEnglish National Opera2005also Copenhagen
Bluebeards CastleOpera North2005
The Double BillGlyndebourne2004
A Midsummer Nights DreamLa Monnaie2004Also Tokyo
SemeleParis2004
Tales of HoffmanSalzburg Festival 2003
The Magic FluteRoyal Opera House2003
ToscaENO2002
RosenkavaliarOpera North2002
CarmenGlyndebourne2002also Gothenburg
MacbethRoyal Opera House2002also Seville
The Cunning Little VixenRoyal Opera House2002
Katya KabanovaWelsh National Opera2001also Geneva
The Rape of LucretiaEnglish National Opera2001also Snape
The Rakes ProgressEnglish National Opera2001
RigolettoRoyal Opera House2001
Madama ButterflyScottish Opera2000
La BohemeGlyndebourne2000
PoppeaParis2000also La Monnaie, Berlin, Barcelona, Strasbourg
Don GiovanniWelsh National Opera1999
AlcinaENO1999
AgrippinaLa Monnaie1999
La TraviataOpera North1999
Don GiovanniOpera North1999
ManonEnglish National Opera1998also Chicago, Dallas, Barcelona, New Zealand, Houston
Sweeney ToddOpera North1998
FidelioNew Zealand Festival1998
Innes Di CastroScottish Opera1996also Lisbon
Life with an IdiotENO1995also Scottish Opera

DANCE CREDITS

PRODUCTIONVENUE/PRODUCERYEARNOTES
Romeo and JulietMatthew Bourne’s New Adventures, UK Tour2019
Swan LakeMatthew Bourne’s New Adventures, UK Tour2018
ElizabethWill Tucket, ROH 22016/18
The Red ShoesMatthew Bourne’s New Adventures2016
Sleeping BeautyMatthew Bourne’s New Adventures2012
Highland FlingMatthew Bourne’s New Adventures2010
Goldberg VariationsKim Brandstrup, ROH 22009
Fairy’s KissBirmingham Royal Ballet2008
Dorian GrayMatthew Bourne’s New Adventures2008
Seven Deadly SinsThe Royal Ballet2007
NakedBallet Boyz 2006
PinnochioWill Tucket, ROH 22005
Les Liaison DangereusesAdam Cooper productions/Tokyo/Sadlers Wells2005
Play Without WordsMatthew Bourne’s New Adventures2000

OPERA CREDITS

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