Steve Lowe

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2013Steve Lowe's clever use of lighting
Tom Taylor
fringereview.co.uk
2013Lighting by Steve Lowe is subtle and transformative.
Chris O'Shaughnessy
whatspeenseen.blogspot.co.uk
2013Steve Lowe's stark lighting works well with the swells and stops of Max Pappenheim's claustrophobic soundtrack. 
Sheila Cornelius
remotegoat.com
2013... a stark white light during some of the more dream-like sequences is devastatingly effective in captivating the audience.
Jessica Osborne Lax
broadwaybaby.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2001 - 2020freelance Lighting Designer / Production Manager
Theatre
opera, musical theatre & drama - various showsLowe Lighting
2016 - 2018Lighting Designer / Production manager
Education
Student Productions, Showcases & Assessments
Various
University of East London / Stratford Circus
University of East London
2017Lighting Designer / Associate Lecturer
Education
BA and Post GraduateGoldsmiths
2016Production Supervisor
Education
The Crucuble & Vinegar Tom
Steve Dykes
Rose Bruford College
The Rose Theatre
2016Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Chairs
Maria Oshodi
Extant
The Playhouse, Harlow & tour
2016Lighting Designer
Theatre
After The Blue
Charles Savage
After the Blue Productions
Jermyn Street Theatre
2016Lighting Designer
Theatre
Thrill Me
Paul Glaser
Raphael Productions
Jermyn Street Theatre
2015Lighting Designer
Education
High School Musical
Buck Heron
American School in London
PAC American School in London
2015Lighting Designer
Music
The Secretary Turned CEO
Julie Osman
Lucid Arts and Music
‘C’ Venues, Edinburgh
2015Lighting Designer
Education
The Wiz
Lynette Britnell
St Christopher’s School
Royal Free Hospital
2015Lighting Designer / Production manager
Theatre
Jumpers for Goal Posts
Chris White
Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Avondale Theatre
2015Lighting Designer / Production manager
Theatre
An Ideal Husband
Kate Williams
Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Avondale Theatre
2015Lighting Designer / Production manager
Theatre
Touched
Anna Jordan
Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Avondale Theatre
2014Associate Lighting Designer
Theatre
Marry Me A Little
Hannah Chissick
Aria & Guy James Productions
St James Studio
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
Return of the Soldier
Charlie Westenra
Aria & Guy James Productions
Jermyn Street Theatre
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
Natural AffectionHouse on the Hill Productions
Jermyn Street Theatre
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
The ChairsExtant
Albany, Deptford & Arena, Wolverhampton
2014Lighting Designer / Production manager
Theatre
Fairy TaleYoung & Talented
Broadway Theatre, Barking
2014Lighting Designer / Production manager
Theatre
Young & Talented GalaYoung & Talented
Stratford Circus
2014Lighting Designer
Education
Bugsy MaloneSt Christopher’s School
Royal Free Hospital
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
TunnelSandpit Arts
Nightingale Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Gather Ye Rose BudsSandpit Arts
Nightingale Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
The MikadoPulling Focus
The Tabard Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Trojan WomenNameless Theatre
Brockley Jack
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
RentInterval Productions
Cockpit Theatre
2012Lighting Designer
Tour
HamletYoung Shakespeare Company
Bloomsbury Theatre (& tour)
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
Don Giovanni WorkshopEdible Opera
Cockpit Theatre
2012Lighting Designer
Education
Once a CatholicGuildford School of Acting
Ivy Studio
2012Lighting Designer
Theatre
After The TurnInterval Productions
Courtyard Theatre
2011 - 2012Lighting Tutor
Theatre
teaching theatre lighting design and production electricsGuildford School of Acting
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2006Postgraduate lighting designRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama

    Additional Skills

    Technical Management.

    Production Management.

    Teaching technical theatre.

    Integrating video projection and lighting.

    Making the most of LED lighting.

    Site-specific performances.

    Technical theatre equipment consultancy.

    CAD - Wysiwyg & AutoCad.

    Lantern maintenance.

    Set Construction.

    Stage Management.

    Additional Information

    Reviews:

    Oranges and Ink - Actors Centre

    ... some wonderfully subdued lighting … made me feel like I was in the 1600s watching a play written by Aphra Behn.

    Chris Stagg, Phoenix FM, 28 March 2019

    The atmosphere is made complete with ... subtly changing light.

    Christy Lawrance, ICN independent catholic news, Apr 1st, 2019 (Updated Apr 2nd, 2019)

    The Mikado - Tabard Theatre

    "Steve Lowe's clever use of lighting"

    Tom Taylor, Fringe Review, 22nd February 2013

    After The Turn - Courtyard Theatre

    "Steve Lowe delivers strong lighting."

    Skye Crawford, Fringe Review, 17th February 2012

    Waxing Lyrical - New Diorama Theatre

    "...excellent and imaginative lighting by Steve Lowe, creating a persuasive world within a world"

    Judith Flanders, The Arts Desk, 24 November 2011

    " ...Steve Lowe's clever lighting completes an informative, atmospheric and truly memorable theatrical experience."

    Helen Macdonald, WhatsOnStage, 25 November 2011

    About me

    As a freelance lighting designer, my work includes Opera, Drama, Musical Theatre and Dance, in venues such as the Bloomsbury Theatre, Cochrane Theatre, Riverside Studios and Jermyn Street Theatre.

    I enjoy using lighting design to respond to the piece; my range of experience enables me to work in different styles, from naturalistic through to stylised, collaborating with directors and designers to bring to life the world of the show.

    My creative work is backed up by my solid technical experience and an understanding of how lighting design works with other disciplines in the process of making a production.

    On a practical front, I am able to create a lighting design to tight schedules and within budget.

    Photos of my work can be seen at www.stevelowelighting.co.uk or www.ald.org.uk/SteveLowe/portfolio.php

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • ALD (UK)
    • BECTU (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Cross Cultural Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • Site Specific Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Experimental
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Revue
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Tragedy
    Interested in
    • Education
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Industry Training
    • 2365 Level 2/3 C&G in Electrical Installations
    • IOSH Working Safely Certificate
    • Tallescope Training
    • Working at Heights Certificate