Tom Kitney

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2016The lighting design of Tom Kitney is both impressive and oppressive.
PubTheatres1
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2016… lights have been cleverly rigged and focussed by Tom Kitney to shine through gaps and cast beautifully poignant shadows...
Joseph Winer
londontheatre1.com
2016… lighting subtle enough to be convincing; there is a real dinginess that makes it gross from an aesthetic viewpoint...
Lucy Skinner
broadwaybaby.com
2016Lighting is simple, but perfectly captures the mood and emotions of the actors.
Tabitha Glancy
tvbomb.co.uk
2016Tom Kitney makes some playful use of disco lights and lasers, inter-splicing these with bold... moments of colour and drama...
James Waygood
grumpygaycritic.co.uk
2016… lighting compliments the feel of wonder and discovery with warmth, colour, and… interesting work with shadows and back-lighting...
James Waygood
grumpygaycritic.co.uk
2016It’s full of sudden and unexpected snaps in mood and look under Kitney...
James Waygood
grumpygaycritic.co.uk
2016The use of lighting in the show was interesting...
Anna Forsyth
everything-theatre.co.uk
2016[The] immaculately designed production papers over the cracks...
Michael Billington
theguardian.com
2016[Tom] gave the room a sense of the antiquity that would be imagined for a… dim and smoky Sherlockian world.
Lois Zoppi
everything-theatre.co.uk
2016The lighting design, though subtle, illuminates the duo’s drawing room perfectly.
Jemma Anderson
ayoungertheatre.com
2016… assisted by Tom Kitney’s very effective lighting, which underscores variations in tone and mood...
Stephen Bates
thereviewshub.com
2016… lighting designer Tom Kitney helps move the location by shrouding the distinctive set in darkness... very stylishly executed.
Views From The Gods
viewsfromthegods.co.uk
2016The merit of this production lies with Tom Kitney's lighting design which is useful and interesting.
Miranda Blazeby
onestoparts.com
2016The alterations in lighting design by Tom Kitney for the magical creatures add to the other-worldliness.
Views From The Gods
viewsfromthegods.co.uk
2016Lighting from Tom Kitney is competent and well-timed throughout...
Views From The Gods
viewsfromthegods.co.uk
2016Tom Kitney's striking lighting design also complements Parker's unfaltering gift for movement, and the result is truly mesmerising.
Views From The Gods
viewsfromthegods.co.uk
2016… the shift in moods is heralded by... Tom Kitney's lighting design, which are most often unsettling.
Views From The Gods
viewsfromthegods.co.uk
2016Tom Kitney's lighting [is] both beautiful and whimsical, complementing this clear display of emotion.
Views rom The Gods
viewsfromthegods.co.uk
2016… some gorgeous lighting from Tom Kitney.
Views From The Gods
viewsfromthegods.co.uk
2016… some really fantastic lighting work from Tom Kitney
Karl O'Doherty
thereviewshub.com
2016Tom Kitney’s lighting brings atmosphere to the black box space.
Everything Theatre
everything-theatre.co.uk
2016Tom Kitney's exceptional lighting [is] central to the atmospheric success of the show...
Stage Seen
stageseen.com
2016Tom Kitney’s lighting design is also really incredibly meticulous... really lifts the scenes and teases out some incredibly stunning moments.
James Waygood
grumpygaycritic.co.uk
2016The dynamic lighting design by Tom Kitney effectively sets the tone for each scene...
Nora Perone
everything-theatre.co.uk
2016Tom Kitney’s lighting particularly brings this sci-fi world to life...
Tim Bano
thestage.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016Lighting Designer / Company Stage Manager
Theatre
Living With The Lights On
Ramin Gray
Actors Touring Company
The Young Vic / UK Tour
2016Production Manager / Lighting Designer
Event
Masters of Show ChoirAwesome Tank Productions
The Arts Theatre
2016Production Manager / Production Designer
Event
Live At The Tower
Paul Boyd
Historic Royal Palaces and IdeaZeit
The Tower of London
2016Lighting Designer
Theatre
One Of ThoseUnited Theatrical Productions
Tristan Bates Theatre
2016Lighting Designer
Theatre
AntigoneTales Retold
The Hope Theatre
2016Production Manager / Relighter
Theatre
Give Me Your LoveRidiculismus
BAC / UK Tour
2014 - 2016Technical Manager
Theatre
The Hope TheatreThe Hope Theatre
2015Associate Production Manager (Theatre)
Event
The Canterbury FestivalThe Canterbury Festival
Multiple Venues across Canterbury
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
Lovesong of the Electric BearThe Hope Theatre
The Arts Theatre
2015Lighting Programmer
Theatre
Jack and the Beanstalk
Gerry Tebbutt
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
2015Lighting Programmer
Theatre
A Better WomanMarlowe Theatre
The Marlowe Theatre
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
WoyzeckThe King's School Canterbury
St Mary's Hall Studio Theatre
2010 - 2015Freelance Technical Support
Education
Drama DepartmentThe King's School Canterbury
The King's School Canterbury
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
Katie and the Mona LisaPlanet Theatre Productions
Pleasance One
2015Lighting Designer / Production Manager
Theatre
TrainspottingIn Your Face / The King's Head Theatre
Assembly Underground
2015Production Manager
Theatre
The King's Head TheatreThe King's Head Theatre
2015Production Electrician
Theatre
Against Captain's OrdersPunchdrunk
National Maritime Museum
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
I Went to a Fabulous PartyThe King's Head Theatre
C Too
2015Technical Stage Manager
Theatre
FeastClout Theatre
Zoo Sanctuary
2015Production Manager / Relighter
Theatre
The Marriage of FigaroOpera Up Close
UK Tour
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Canterbury TalesThe King's School Canterbury
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
Imperium EmporiumThe King's School Canterbury
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
KiDaCoThe King's School Canterbury
2015Associate Production Manager
Theatre
King's Week Arts FestivalThe King's School Canterbury
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Dogs of WarRobin Rayner, David Adkin and TREMers
The Old Red Lion Theatre
2015Production Manager
Theatre
The FlannelettesThe King's Head Theatre
The King's Head Theatre
2015Production Manager
Theatre
Shock TreatmentThe King's Head Theatre
The King's Head Theatre
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
Apartment 40CLondon Theatre Workshop
St James Theatre
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
TrainspottingThe King's Head Theatre
The King's Head Theatre
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
Lovesong of the Electric BearThe Hope Theatre
The Hope Theatre
2014 - 2015Production Manager
Theatre
FictionFuel Theatre
Battersea Arts Centre and UK Tour
2015Lighting Designer
Theatre
Molly WobblyPaul Boyd Music
The Leicester Square Theatre
2015Revival Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Barber of SevilleOpera Up Close
The King's Head Theatre
2015Revival Lighting Designer
Theatre
La BohemeOpera Up Close
The King's Head Theatre
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Green Bay Tree
Tim Lustcombe
Evergreen Theatrical Productions Ltd.
The Jermyn Street Theatre
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Adam Street SingersThe Adam Street Singers
RADA
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
LoadedAlter Ego
The Brockley Jack
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
A Christmas CarolLet Them Call it Mischief
Pleasance (London)
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
Robin HoodHiss and Boo
The Hall For Cornwall
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Cherry OrchardPK Productions
New Wimbledon Theatre
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
A ThreadJean Abreau Dance
UK Tour
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
The TempestWaterloo East Theatre Co
Waterloo East Theatre
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Blank CanvasOpera Up Close
The King's Head
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
That ManPaul Boyd
London Theatre Workshop
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
Killed: July 17th 1916Bang Theatre Company
The Brockley Jack
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
A Midsummer Night's DreamRose Bridge Theatre Company
The Courtyard Theatre Hoxton
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Cherry OrchardDogOrange
The Brockley Jack
2014Lighting Designer/Production Manager
Theatre
AliceDance Warehouse
The Marlowe Theatre
2014Associate Lighting Designer
Theatre
Blues in the NightHackney Empire
Hackney Empire
2014Lighting Designer/Programmer
Theatre
National Theatre ConnectionsMarlowe Theatre
The Marlowe Theatre
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
Arabian NightsThe King's School Canterbury
The Malthouse
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
KidacoThe King's School Canterbury
St Mary's Hall Studio
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Red ShoesThe King's School Canterbury
St Mary's Hall Studio
2014Assistant Technical Manager
Theatre
King's Week Arts FestivalThe King's School Canterbury
2014Lighting Designer/Stage Manager
Theatre
In Praise of ElephantsFarnham Maltings
UK Tour
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
The MikadoJamie Chapman Dixon
The Rise, Leicester Square
2014Stage Crew
Theatre
The RoofFuel Theatre
The Southbank
2014Lighting Designer / Production Manager
Theatre
Encore DanceEncore Dance Company
UK Tour including Lilian Bayliss Studio (Sadler's Wells)
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
Brainville at NightFirst Draft
Old Red Lion Theatre
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
Molly Wobbly's Tit FactoryPaul Boyd Music
Phoenix Artists Club
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
HeroTheatre Libre
Leicester Square Theatre
2014Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Final Revelation of Sherlock HolmesLet Them Call it Mischief
Pleasance (London)
2013 - 20141st Cover Followspot
Theatre
Dirty Dancing West EndPlayful Productions ltd
Picadilly Theatre
2014Associate Lighting Designer
Theatre
BloodshotSAS Productions
St James Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Halbwelt KulturPK Productions
Jermyn Street Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
SantaphreniaLeicester Square Theatre
Leicester Square Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
CyranoThe King's School Canterbury
2013Re-Lighter
Theatre
BloodshotNuffield Theatre Company
2013Venue Technical Manager
Theatre
The Canterbury FestivalThe Canterbury Festival
2013Assistant to the Production Manager
Theatre
Slava's Snow Show UK TourMark Goucher/Snap to Black
2013Assistant to the Production Manager
Theatre
September in the Rain UK TourThe Booking Office/Snap to Black
2013Assistant Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Phantom of the OperaClassic Fest
Harrogate Theatre
2013Lighting Designer/Production Manager
Theatre
The Secret Garden UK TourAria Entertainment/Knockhardy Productions
2013Assistant Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Grumpiest Boy UK TourPaper Balloon Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Frugal FeastsRachel Birch-Lawson Dance Artist
Deda
2013Production Management Intern
Theatre
Fuel TheatreFuel Theatre
2013Assistant Technical Manager
Theatre
King's Week Arts FestivalThe King's School Canterbury
2013Stage Manager
Theatre
West Side StoryNational Youth Music Theatre
Victoria Warehouse
2013Stage Manager
Theatre
Whistle Down The WindNational Youth Music Theatre
The Rose Theatre Kingston
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Encore!Encore! Dance Company
UK Tour including Lilian Bayliss Studio (Sadler's Wells)
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
The Hound of the BaskervillesEnter Stage Right
Hever Castle Festival Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
The London CuckoldsLet Them Call it Mischief
Pleasance (London)
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
The AnorakChewed Up Theatre
The Lion and Unicorn
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
Geek! A New MusicalCJ de Mooi
The Tristan Bates Theatre
2013Lighting Designer
Theatre
My Favourite MadmanAloff Theatre
The Tristan Bates Theatre
2013Lighting Designer/Stage Manager
Theatre
The Secret GardenAria Entertainment/Knockhardy Productions
King's Head Theatre
2013Stage Manager
Theatre
The DreamingNational Youth Music Theatre
Rose Theatre
2012Assistant Technical Manager
Theatre
King's Week Arts FestivalThe King's School Canterbury
2012Venue Technical Manager
Theatre
Going DarkSound and Fury/Fuel
St Mary's Hall Studio
2012Venue Technical Manager
Theatre
Fagin's Last HourBrother Wolf
St Mary's Hall Studio
2012Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
A Christmas CarolBallet Theatre UK
Kenton Theatre
2012Video Designer
Theatre
MacbethYouth Music Theatre UK
Wilde Theatre
2012Assistant Director
Theatre
MortYouth Music Theatre UK
Rose Theatre
2012Production Manager/Stage Manager
Theatre
The Last Five Years
Jason Robert Brown
National Youth Music Theatre
Bridewell Theatre
2012Production Manager/Stage Manager
Theatre
Songs for a New WorldNational Youth Music Theatre
Bridewell Theatre
2012Assistant Sound Engineer
Theatre
The DreamingNational Youth Music Theatre
Rose Theatre
2012Assistant Sound Engineer
Theatre
An Evening with Matt Lucas and FriendsNational Youth Music Theatre
Vaudeville Theatre
2012Assistant Director/Video Liaison
Theatre
From Up HerePerfect Pitch Musicals
Wilde Theatre
2012Assistant Stage Manager
Theatre
Sleeping BeautyBallet Theatre UK
Kenton Theatre
2012LX Crew/Followspot Operator
Theatre
HellsingHellsing Production
Bloomsbury Theatre
2012Stage Manager
Theatre
West Side StoryKing's School Canterbury
Marlowe Theatre
2011Assistant Technical Manager
Theatre
King's Week Arts FestivalThe King's School Canterbury
2011Shadow LX
Theatre
Betty Blue EyesDelfont Mackintosh
Novello Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2013BA (Hons) Media ArtsRoyal Holloway, University of London

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Strand 530i, QLab
    I can operate:
    WYSIWYG, AutoCAD, ETC Consoles, Zero 88 Jesters

    Referees

    Available on request.

    About me

    I am a Lighting Designer and Production Manager who throws himself wholeheartedly into every challenge. I have worked with Directors such as John Godber, Jason Robert Brown, Patrick Sandford and Jeremy James Taylor. Experience of Fringe and West End scale productions. Confident touring. www.tomkitney.co.uk

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Ballet
    • Community
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Outdoor Events
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)