David W Kidd

Lighting Designer

David’s work has been seen internationally in theatre, opera, ballet, music events, corporate theatre and pantomime.

Credits include: Absent Made Present (new commissions for ROH2 Linbury, Royal Opera House); Peter and the Wolf (European/UK tour and New York); Secret Garden Ballets (Hatch House, Somerset); Andersen’s Fairy Tales (Bulgarian National Ballet) and Die Walk├╝re (Denmark New Opera). Extensive theatre credits include: Bang Bang (Mercury Theatre,Colchester); Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Mercury Theatre, Colchester, and Derby Theatre); End of the Rainbow (Mercury Theatre, Colchester, and UK tour); The Silver Sword (Belgrade, Coventry, and UK tour); Little Shop of Horrors (Salisbury Playhouse/Mercury Theatre,  Colchester); Martyr (Actors Touring Company); Albion (Bush Theatre, London); Educating Rita and Macbeth (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Grand Guignol (Theatre Royal Plymouth/ Southwark Playhouse); Blues in the Night, Sleeping Beauty (Hackney Empire); Smallholding (HighTide Festival/ Soho Theatre); Bloodshot (UK tour, Canada, Vienna, St James Theatre in London and Chicago); The Pillowman and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Leicester Curve); The Sound of Music (Cork Opera); Mad About the Boy (Unicorn, Young Vic and Bush Theatres); Fen (Finborough/National Theatre Studio); Independent Means (Library Theatre, Manchester); Nostalgia (Theatre Royal Plymouth); White Boy (Soho Theatre); Resident Alien (New End Theatre); A Tribute to Siegfried & Roy and Paul Merton Live at the Palladium (London Palladium); Relish (Shoreditch Tramshed); The Anniversary (Garrick); Bumblescratch (Adelphi); The Female Odd Couple (Apollo); Little Eyolf and On Approval (Jermyn Street); The President’s Holiday (Hampstead Theatre) and The Taming of the Shrew and Dick Barton: Special Agent (Nottingham Playhouse).

Other recent Unicorn Productions include: Minotaur, Baddies - the Musical, Henry the Fifth, Dr Korczak’s Example, The Winter’s Tale, Hannah and The Velveteen Rabbit (also Barcelona and New York).

David has lit many productions at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, including: God of Carnage, Woody Allen’s Writer’s Block, Antony and Cleopatra, Twelfth Night, Earth and Sky, The House of Bernarda Alba, The Playboy of the Western World, A Streetcar Named Desire, She Stoops to Conquer, Don Quixote and Three Sisters (2002 TMA Award Best Design). Off-Broadway designs include: Unsuspecting Susan, starring Celia Imrie, and Tabloid Caligula.

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