Joshua Pharo

    • Lighting Designer
    • Video Designer

    Greater London

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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Practice of Everyday ThingsJanine Fletcher
Ovalhouse Upstairs
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
ThumbelinaDancing Brick / The Junction
Cambridge Junction J2
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
No Place to GoGate Theatre
Gate Theatre
2013Associate Lighting Designer
Theatre
HomeArcola Theatre
Studio 2
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
X&YTwin Science / Complicite
The Science Museum
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Cheese [a play]Fanshen
29-31 Oxford Street
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Collision of ThingsMove to Stand
UK Tour
2013Associate Lighting Designer
Theatre
GroundedGate Theatre
Traverse Theatre Studio 2
2013Lighting & Projection Designer
Theatre
MatchgirlsRed Ladder / Dumbwise
Wiltons Music Hall
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Pelleleas et MelisandeArcola Theatre / Bury Court Opera
Arcola Studio 1 / Bury Court
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Fox SoloFoxy & Husk
The Yard, London
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
SouvenirDead Centre
The Yard, London
2013Technical Co-Ordinator
Theatre
SPILL FestivalRobert Paccitti Company
Arts Admin
2013Re-Lighter
Theatre
Money The Game ShowUnlimited Theatre
Sheffield Theatre Studio
2012 - 2013Lighting / Projection Designer
Theatre
Sour LipsPaper Tiger
Oval House Downstairs
2012 - 2013Production Manager
Theatre
Gruesome Playground InjuriesNational Theatre Studio & Bad Physics
The Gate Theatre
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
Sound of a Voice (Phillip Glass)Volta Theatre
Arcola Tent (Grimeborne)
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
Il TabarroArcola Grimeborne
Arcola Tent
2012ReLighter
Theatre
LONDONPaines Plough
UK Tour
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
Faust (Actor Musician Adaption of Goethe)Dumbwise
Greenwich Theatre
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
Purge by Sofi OksanenBorealis Theatre
Arcola Studio 2
2012Projection & Lighting Designer
Tour
UltraistaSolar Management
International Tour
2012Associate Lighting Designer
Theatre
Trojan WomenGate Theatre
The Gate Theatre
2012Associate Lighting Designer
Theatre
The ProphetThe Gate Films
The Gate Theatre
2012Associate Lighting Designer
Theatre
Kreutzner SonataGate Theatre / La MaMa
The Gate, London / La MaMa, New York
2011 - 2012Lighting & Image Designer
Theatre
Saint SaviourSJM Concerts
International Tour
2011Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Sexual Awakening of Peter MayoMisshapen Theatre
Pleasance Beside, Edinburgh Fringe
2011Relighter
Theatre
The InfantLes Enfants Terribles
Pleasance Fourth, Edinburgh Fringe
2011Lighting Designer
Theatre
The PossibilitiesDrama Studio London
Camden Peoples Theatre
2011Lighting Designer
Theatre
Do We Look Like Refugees?!National Theatre Studio
Riverside Studios, The Drum Plymouth
2011Associate Lighting Designer
Theatre
The VaudevillainsLes Enfants Terribles
New Players London, Lowry Manchester
2011Lighting Designer
Event
Saint Saviour- Anatomy EP Launch GigSJM Concerts
Hoxton Hall
2011Lighting Designer
Theatre
Cracking- After MedeaIso Productions
Wimbledon Studio Theatre
2011Lighting Programmer
Theatre
Traveller & UnravellerLondon College of Fashion
Cochrane Theatre
2011Associate Lighting Design
Theatre
Richard IIILove & Madness
The Tower of London
2011Lighting Designer
Theatre
Tom'sSketty
Blue Elephant Theatre
2011Lighting Tech
Film
'Aint No Hymn' Music VideoSaint Saviour
2010Lighting Designer
Film
Saint Saviour @ Little Noise Sessions Chan 4.SJM Promotion / Channel 4
Union Chapel, Islington
2010Lighting Designer
Event
Saint Saviour- Debut GigSJM Promotion
Bush Hall, London
2010Lighting / Projection Operator (Cover)
Theatre
BirdsongLondon Production
The Comedy Theatre, London
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
Crimes of the HeartCulturcated Theatre Company
Brockely Jack
2010Assistant Lighting Designer
Tour
Richard III / Accidental Death of an AnarchistLove & Madness
UK Tour / Dubai
2010Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
WW3The Place Prize
The Place, Euston
2010Associate Lighting Designer
Theatre
The VaudevilliansLes Enfants Terribles
Latitude / Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh / New Players Theatre, London
2010Assistant Lighting Designer
Theatre
Who ate all the PiesLadida Productions
Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden
2010Chief LX & Programmer
Theatre
PandoraStanding on Shoulders of Giants
The Arcola Theatre (Studio 1)
2010Assistant Lighting Designer
Theatre
InVocationLadida Productions
Mercury Theatre (Studio) / Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
Rocinante! Rocinante!Chiara Danna (Director)
Royal Holloway Festival / Barn Theatre, Rose Bruford
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
CarmenRose Bruford College
Leicester Square Theatre
2010Lighting Programmer
Theatre
Ernest & the Pale MoonLes Enfants Terribles
Greenwich Theatre
2010Lighting Designer
Theatre
Demi MondeLove&Madness Ensemble
Riverside Studios
2010Assistant Lighting Designer
Theatre
Richard IIILove&Madness Ensemble
Riverside Studios
2010Assistant Lighting Designer
Theatre
Fool for LoveLove&Madness Ensemble
Riverside Studios
2009Lighting Designer
Theatre
Last XmasDumbwise Theatre Company
Barbican Theatre, Plymouth
2009Lighting Programmer
Theatre
ParadeSedos
The Bridewell Theatre
2009Co Production Designer
Theatre
One Shot in Sarajevo Lighting InstallationRose Bruford College Exploratory Project
The Barn Theatre
2009Lighting Programmer
Theatre
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's NestSedos
The Bridewell Theatre
2009Lighting Programmer
Theatre
Blood WeddingMetta Theatre Company
Southwark Playhouse
2009Assistant Lighting Designer
Theatre
Mirar Mucho Tiempo Tus VallesBEMFICA SENTADO
Camden Peoples Theatre
2009Lighting Design
Theatre
MetamorphosisLondon School of Dramatic Arts
BAC Studio 1
2009Lighting Design
Theatre
Credible WitnessRose Bruford College
The Barn Theatre
2009Production Electrician
Theatre
Under GlassClod Ensemble
Village Undergound
2009Chief Electrician
Theatre
Moll FlandersRose Bruford College
New Players Theatre
2009Lighting Programmer
Theatre
Bright Sons UnconqueredRose Bruford College
Pleasance Theatre, London
2009Lighting Design (Relight)
Theatre
Bf (original lighting design: Hansjorg Schmidt)Freddie Opoku-Addaie
The Place (London), Goldsmiths College
2008Sound Operator
Theatre
Stories For BoysRoland Egan Productions
The Landor Theatre
2008Sound Operator
Theatre
DeepcutRoland Egan Productions
Landor Theatre
2008Lighting / Sound Operator
Theatre
Generation NextSweet Or Sour
The Space / Pacific Playhouse
2007 - 2008Swing Followspot / Crew
Theatre
Billy Elliot The MusicalWorking Title Productions
Victoria Palace Theatre, London
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2010BA (Hons) Lighting DesignRose Bruford School of Theatre & Performance

    Additional Skills

    Competent Programmer:

    ETC: EOS, ION, Expression, Express,

    ADB: Pheonix series

    Strand: 500 / 300 series

    Whole Hog: Hog III

    Zero88: Frog, Alcora, Jester, Illusion, Sirius

    Avolites: Pearl (Titan)

    Additional Information

    I have been very fortunate to have shadowed both Paule Constable and Michael Hulls on work at The National Theatre and Sadlers Wells.

    I have a full clean driving license.

    Press Quotes:

    The Collision of Things:

    "The lighting design by Joshua Pharo is excellent "

    Demi Monde:

    "Demi-Monde doesn't need an extensive set; the few props and scenary evoke setting perfectly, completemented by Josh Pharo's exquisite lighting design" British Theatre Guide

    Tom's:

    "Framing it is the simple, moody, effective lighting. www.the344.co.uk

    "against a minimal set, the intelligent use of lighting helps define different scenes" scene.

    "Both set and lighting complement each other well to create a creepy atmosphere to the events building up to the tragedy and its aftermaths... The phenomenal first half of the piece may make your imagination go wild as the Thriller-flavored actions intensify - partly thanks to Joshua Pharo's spectacular lighting" www.remotegoat.co.uk/review_view.php?uid=6740

    Referees

    Please contact me, and I shall happily provide Referees.

    Industry Awards

    Won a Lilian Bayliss 2009 Award during my 3rd Year of Rose Bruford for "demonstrating potential in contributing and dedication to changing theatre".

    About me

    I love being involved with any kind of live performance, with particular interest in how light can be utilised to communicate and express further the ideas and voice behind a performance.

    I am currently working as a freelance lighting and projection designer, working across theatre, dance, music, film and art installation.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • BECTU (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • International Touring Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Comedy
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Experimental
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Shakespeare
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour

    Professional Recommendations

    Ralph Stokeld Lighting Designer

    One of the most talented young lighting designers working in London. Exquisite reasoning, dedication and most of all lighting compositions that speak volumes about how to communicate with an audience.

    Jan Van Lindt Lighting Designer

    amazing lighting designer! Every design of his is very abstract and has a character like no other designer can do. Love his work and love working with him!