Claire Childs

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2020This is all helped enormously by the superb lighting design by Claire Childs
Tess Kennedy
upper-circle.com
2017great use of bold colours and projected shadows to establish a threatening atmosphere from the beginning
Liz Dyer
theblogoftheatrethings.com
2017Claire Childs’ brilliant lighting plot captures all the big dramatic moments
Kevin Anderson
eastbourneherald.co.uk
2017the lighting... highlight of this show, being both exciting and bold to practical and appropriate; a tough balance to find.
Sophie Huggins
thereviewshub.com
2015The lighting deserves a mention too. It enhanced each scene especially any with Roger.
Clare Lowe
culturefly.co.uk
2015the lighting’s spot-on too ... strikingly clever
Richard Stamp
fringeguru.com
2015The visual style is beautifully realised: neon lights and strong primary colours light up screens
Stephen Walker
buxton.fringeguru.com
2015But the lighting is what makes the show: the transition from reality to fantasy in the flick of a switch.
Tim Bano
festmag.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Chantry GalaChantry Dance Company
Guildhall Theatre Grantham
2020Lighting Designer
Theatre
Revenge
Louise Jameson
Crime & Comedy Theatre Company
Greenwich Theatre and UK tour
2020Lighting Designer
Theatre
PUSH
Scarlett Plouviez
Popelei
Network Theatre, Vaults Festival
2019 - 2020Lighting Designer
Theatre
Under the Frozen Moon
Peter Morton
Half a String
Marlowe Theatre and UK tour
2019Lighting Designer
Theatre
To Varnam With LoveDivya Kasturi
Key Theatre
2019Lighting Designer
Theatre
Zaryab
Seta White
Toos Foundation
Logan Hall
2019Lighting Designer
Theatre
Alice - Wonderland Through the Looking GlassChantry Dance Company
UK tour
2019Lighting Designer
Theatre
100 Years
Scarlett Plouviez
Popelei Theatre
Arcola Theatre
2019Relighter
Music
Music of the SpheresAurora Orchestra
Queen Elizabeth Hall
2019Lighting Associate
Theatre
Keep On Walking Federico
Alice Malin
Actors Touring Company
Traverse Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Tobacco Factory Theatres, North Wall Arts Centre, L'Altre Festival Barcelona
2019Lighting Designer
Opera
Kaj Nazar (Nazar the Brave)
Seta White
London Armenian Opera
Bishop Centre
2019Lighting Designer
Theatre
Boulder
Peter Morton
Half a String
Marlowe Theatre Studio and Pleasance Edinburgh
2019Lighting Designer
Opera
Imoinda
Barbara Poll
Lontano
The Warehouse
2019Lighting Designer
Opera
Robin Hood
Polly Graham
The Opera Story
CLF Art Cafe
2018 - 2019Lighting Designer
Theatre
Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four
Nick Lane
Blackeyed Theatre
UK/The Netherlands/China tour
2018Lighting Designer
Theatre
Rudolf
Anna Girvan
Pins and Needles Productions
Midlands Arts Centre
2018Lighting Designer
Theatre
Invisible Me
Shelley Knowles-Dixon
House of Stray Cats
Little Angel Theatre
2018Lighting Designer
Theatre
Dracula - Welcome to D'sChantry Dance Company
UK tour
2018Lighting Designer
Opera
1000 Songs (Mosaic Platform 2)
Seta White
Mosaic/Myaseen/Pinch Punch
Arcola Theatre
2018Lighting Designer
Theatre
Lucky Stiff
Julian Hirst
BB Theatre Productions
The Other Palace/South Hill Park Arts Centre/Paradise Greenside
2018Lighting Technician
Theatre
Beautiful Thing
Bradley Hemmings and Robby Graham
Greenwich Dance Agency
Binsey Walk, Thamesmead
2017 - 2018Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Nick Lane
Blackeyed Theatre
UK tour
2017Relighter
Theatre
Jungle Book
Poppy Burton-Morgan
Metta Theatre
Birmingham Hippodrome, Bristol Old Vic and London Wonderground
2017Lighting Designer/Technician
Opera
Tete A TeteTete a Tete Theatre Company
Rada Studios
2015 - 2017Lighting Designer
Theatre
I AM BEAST
Shelley Knowles-Dixon
Sparkle and Dark
Pleasance Courtyard and UK tour
2017Lighting Technician (Cover)
Theatre
The Winter's Tale
Declan Donnellan
Cheek by Jowl
Teatro Arriaga
2017Lighting Designer
Opera
Mozart vs Machine
Frederic Wake-Walker
Mahogany Opera Group
Quarterhouse, Folkestone
2016 - 2017CSM/Relighter
Theatre
Frankenstein
Eliot Giuralarocca
Blackeyed Theatre
UK tour
2016Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Tempest
Nicky Diss and Thomas Judd
Thick as Thieves
UK tour
2016Lighting Designer
Theatre
Fanatical
Lotte Wakeham
Mountview
Karamel Club
2015 - 2016Relighter
Theatre
The Great Gatsby
Eliot Giuralarocca
Blackeyed Theatre
UK tour
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
Mignon
Harry Fehr
New Sussex Opera
Lewes Town Hall, Devonshire Park Theatre and Cadogan Hall
2015Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Minerva Scientifica: Bugs, Bones & DNA
Frances M Lynch
electric voice theatre
Chapel, King's College London
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
Leader Of The Pack
Gerald Armin
Waterloo East Theatre Co
Waterloo East Theatre
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
Forgot Your Password
Divya Kasturi
Divya Kasturi
Watford Palace Theatre, Key Theatre Peterborough, The Place and Harlow Playhouse
2014Lighting Technician (Cover)
Theatre
'Tis Pity She's a Whore
Declan Donnellan
Cheek by Jowl
Barbican
2014CSM/Relighter
Theatre
Not About Heroes
Eliot Giuralarocca
Blackeyed Theatre
UK tour
2014Lighting Technician
Theatre
Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, King's CrossTête à Tête
Central St Martins
2014Lighting Designer
Event
London Film and Comic Con (Superstage)Showmasters
Earls Court
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Shipwrecked HousePenned in the Margins
UK tour
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
Forgot Your Password (Choreogata and First Light)Akademi
Purcell Room
2013 - 2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
Killing RogerSparkle and Dark
Little Angel Theatre and UK tour
2013 - 2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Just So StoriesRed Table Theatre
LOST Theatre and UK tour
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Picasso is Coming... Ce SoirPD Productions
St James Studio
2013Lighting Designer and Technician
Theatre
A Midsummer Night's DreamCornucopia Theatre Company
Glamis Adventure Playground
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
The BarrierEarwig Arts
Park Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
NowHereDivya Kasturi
UK Tour
2013Associate Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Comedy of OedipusEl-Alfy Theatre Company
Lion & Unicorn Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Venus/MarsAct Up
Bush Theatre, Old Red Lion Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Boy in DarknessBlue Elephant Theatre Company
Blue Elephant Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Blavatsky's TowerBehind the Eye Theatre
Barons Court Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Blood, Guts & GoreVictorian Emporium Theatre
Fairfield Halls
2013Lighting Designer
Event
The Tiger's BrideThe Tiger's Bride
St Leonard's Church
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Cinespace Presents 'Mars Attacks!'The Space
The Space
2012 - 2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Girl With No HeartSparkle and Dark's Travelling Players
Bedlam Theatre and UK Tour
2012DSM
Theatre
Jack and the BeanstalkSouth Hill Park
South Hill Park Arts Centre
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
How Hatter Went MadStand Sure Theatre
Cockpit Theatre
2012DSM/relighter
Theatre
Baroque Around the BlockArmonico Consort
Bridge House Theatre, Octagon Theatre
2012Lighting/Sound Technician
Theatre
Visiting TimeUnfit Productions
Gilded Balloon
2012Relighter
Theatre
Too Hot To HandelArmonico Consort
Buxton Opera House, Lichfield Garrick, Pleasance Theatre, Malvern Theatres
2012Lighting/Sound Technician
Theatre
Olivia TwistedChickenshed
Chelsea Academy
2012Lighting Technician
Event
We Were EvergreenWe Were Evergreen
Bush Hall
2012Company Stage Manager
Theatre
The BeekeeperBlackeyed Theatre
Waterloo East Theatre
2012Technical Company Stage Manager
Theatre
The TrialBlackeyed Theatre
UK Tour
2011Lighting Designer
Event
Concert in Aid of Baby Loss AwarenessBabyloss
Leicester Square Theatre
2011Lighting Designer
Theatre
It Started With a TouchRoger Goldsmith
New Wimbledon Theatre, Baron's Court Theatre
2011Lighting/Sound/AV Technician
Theatre
Zeus' PamphletZeus' Pamphlet
Underbelly, Edinburgh; Leicester Square Theatre
2011Sound Technician
Theatre
Thomas Hardie & Co.Thomas Hardie
Ryan's Cellar Bar
2011Lighting Designer
Theatre
New Writers' ShowcaseKids Company
National Theatre Studio
2011Assistant Lighting Designer
Theatre
Prostitutes Marry in MayPlay on Words Theatre
Waterloo East Theatre
2011Lighting/Sound Technician
Theatre
Tom Crean - Antarctic ExplorerFairbank Productions / Play on Words Theatre
Waterloo East Theatre
2011Lighting/Sound Technician
Theatre
47 RosesLane Productions
Waterloo East Theatre
2011Lighting Designer
Theatre
Mervyn Peake 1911-1968: Centenary CelebrationsBlue Elephant Theatre Company
Blue Elephant Theatre
2011Company Manager
Theatre
GodspellUnion Theatre
Union Theatre
2011Lighting Designer
Theatre
Blue FenceBendrix Theatre
Pleasance
2011Lighting Designer
Theatre
Bender/Laundry/Tatchell/ShortStuffEquinox Drama Productions
Waterloo East Theatre
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
City of PeaceShano Kurdish Arts Project
POSK
2010Lighting Technician
Theatre
On the 20th Centuryshortshrift
Union Theatre
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
Cliched / Mind the GapSebastian Rex Dance Group / Acting Like Mad
Blue Elephant Theatre
2010Relighter
Theatre
Hugh the DroverNew Sussex Opera
Connaught Theatre, Devonshire Park Theatre, Lewes Town Hall
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Devil is an AssSpartan Dogs
White Bear Theatre
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
The CaveBlue Elephant Theatre Company
Blue Elephant Theatre
2010Production Electrician
Theatre
Departure LoungePerfect Pitch
Waterloo East Theatre
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
SpareActing Like Mad
New Diorama Theatre
2010Lighting Designer/Operator
Theatre
FourplaySpilt Milk Theatre Company
Hen and Chickens Theatre
2010Lighting Technician
Theatre
Medea, the ForeignerPatricia Carreira / Nicole Pschetz
Bridewell Theatre
2010Assistant Lighting Designer
Theatre
La BohemeOpera Up Close
Soho Theatre
2010Lighting Designer / Technician
Theatre
Best of Festivals 2010Theatre 6
Waterloo East Theatre
2010Technician
Theatre
Confessions of a DancewhoreMichael Twaits
Trafalgar Studios
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
An Arrangement of ShoesFootnote Theatre
Cock Tavern Theatre / Theatre 503
2010Lighting Designer/Operator
Theatre
Beyond TherapyTheatre 6
Hen and Chickens Theatre
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
Naughty!Sebastian Rex Dance Group./ Acting Like Mad
Blue Elephant Theatre
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
MagnyfycenceThynke Byggly Productions
Hampton Court Palace
2010Lighting Designer/Operator
Theatre
Never Any FruitBlossom Tree Productions
Pleasance
2010Lighting Designer/Operator
Theatre
The DoubleTheatre 6
White Bear Theatre
2010Relighter
Theatre
1968: The Year That Never Endedrenaissance one
Barbican
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
A Yorkshire TragedyTough Theatre
White Bear Theatre
2009Lighting Designer
Theatre
Family, Life, Death and Everything In BetweenFaith Drama Productions
Oxford House
2009Lighting Designer
Theatre
ID:09Identity Drama School
Oval House Theatre
2009Lighting Designer
Theatre
StormIdentity Drama School
Drill Hall
2009Lighting Designer
Theatre
SecretsFlexible Films
Cock Tavern Theatre
2009Lighting Technician
Theatre
Hall19;29
Hornsey Town Hall
2009Lighting and Sound Operator
Theatre
Love BitesLove Bites
Calder Bookshop Theatre
2009Lighting/Sound/AV Technician
Event
The History GirlsThe History Girls
The Albany, Great Portland St
2009Assistant Lighting Designer
Theatre
Crazy For YouEyebrow Productions
London Palladium
2009Lighting Designer
Theatre
Henry VOUDS/Thelma Holt Tour
Trafalgar Studios; Rustaveli Theatre, Georgia
2009Lighting Assistant
Event
London LimingSouthbank Centre
Royal Festival Hall
2009Co-Lighting Designer
Theatre
AmadeusGreen Bear Productions
Northwall Arts Centre
2009Lighting Designer
Theatre
CubaThe Oxford Playhouse
Burton Taylor Studio
2008 - 2009Onstage Electrician
Theatre
Sleeping BeautyThe Oxford Playhouse
Oxford Playhouse
2008Lighting Designer
Theatre
Romeo and JulietOUDS/Thelma Holt Tour
Tokyo Metropolitan Arts Space
2007 - 2008Followspot Operator
Theatre
AladdinThe Oxford Playhouse
Oxford Playhouse
2007Lighting Technician
Theatre
One for the RoadFalse Teeth
Tabard Theatre
2007Production Manager and Lighting Designer
Theatre
Angels in America
Oxford Union
2007Production Manager
Theatre
Under Milk Wood
C Venues
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2009MathematicsOxford University

    Referees

    available on request

    About me

    I am a freelance lighting designer based in London. I have designed for a wide variety of productions, including theatre, dance, opera and musicals, across a range of venues from studios to opera houses, as well as site specific pieces.

    I am a quick programmer on most widely used lighting consoles and can also read music.

    I am a member of the Association of Lighting Designers and of Equity.

    See my website www.clairechilds.co.uk

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • ABTT (UK)
    • ALD (UK)
    • Equity
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • Site Specific Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Comedy
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Experimental
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Tragedy
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard