Mark has extensive experience as a lighting designer. He specializes in Drama, Opera, Dance, Ballet, Musicals and Arena productions in all scales and formats both in the UK and world-wide.
His dance designs include contemporary and classical works for The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Houston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Berlin Staatsballett, Stuttgarter Ballett, Ballet Capitole de Toulouse, London Children’s Ballet and The National Ballet of Japan.
In opera he has designed for Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Theater an der Wien, Danish National Opera, Finnish National Opera, Maggio Musicale Firenze, Potsdam, Vlaamse Opera, Israeli Opera, Opera National du Rhin Strasbourg, Spoleto Festival, Teatro Real Madrid, Glyndebourne, Opera Holland Park, Guildhall, Banff Festival and Opera Northern Ireland.
His lighting for drama and musicals has taken him from London’s National Theatre and the West End to Dublin, Paris, Broadway, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto as well as many of the UK’s leading regional theatres including the RSC, Nottingham Playhouse, Manchester Royal Exchange, Birmingham Rep, Chichester Festival, Bristol Old Vic, Sheffield Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Edinburgh Festival as well as all of the principal touring houses.
Mark began lighting professionally in London and joined the lighting department at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 1978 until 1992. He became Head of Lighting at the Royal National Theatre, London, from 1993-2003. He now works as a freelance lighting designer. He was appointed as an Associate of the Chichester Festival in 2006-2008. In 2007 he received a Drama Desk nomination for “Outstanding Lighting Design” for Prometheus Bound at Classic Stage, New York. Recently nominated for Best Opera Lighting in the 2013 Knights of Illumination.
In 2014 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Mark’s opera designs were selected as part of the British entry into the 1999 Prague Quadrennial. He has exhibited his work in the British design exhibitions “Transformation & Revelation” (2011), “Time & Space”, “2d3d”and “Collaborators”. His was a finalist in the World Stage Design 2013.
Mark is British based & speaks English (MT) and French (fluent) and has a working knowledge of German & Italian.