Mark Howland - Lighting Designer


Theatre work was far from Mark's mind when he embarked on a degree at Oxford University. However, after stumbling across the Oxford Playhouse and having lit many student productions, he went on to study Stage Lighting at RADA, from where he graduated with Distinction.

Mark has been lighting productions both internationally as well as extensively in the UK for a number of years. His work has encompassed Opera, large Musicals, Plays of all shapes and sizes and site specific projects in a range of locations.

Keen to share his experiences Mark has also been a guest lecturer and tutor for National Youth Theatre, East 15 and RADA.

Mark is represented by Associated Arts.

Previous Lighting Design Credits
Company / Venue

Director / Designer

Sleeping Beauty
Theatr Clwyd
Zoe Waterman / Adrian Gee
English Touring Opera
Douglas Rintoul / Cordelia Chisholm
Giulio Cesare
English Touring Opera
James Conway / Cordelia Chisholm
Pride & Prejudice
Nottingham Playhouse
Susannah Tresilian / Carla Goodman
Don Giovanni
Opera Holland Park
Oliver Platt / Neil Irish
La Rondine
Opera Holland Park
Martin Lloyd-Evans / takis
English Touring Opera
Blanche McIntyre / Florence deMare
English Touring Opera
Liam Steel / Florence deMare
Dirty Great Love Story
Arts Theatre London
Pia Furtado / Camilla Clarke
The Convert
Gate Theatre London
Christopher Haydon / Rosie Elnile
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Eva Sampson / Amelia Jane Hankin
La Calisto
English Touring Opera
Tim Nelson / takis
Ulysses' Homecoming
English Touring Opera
James Conway / takis
English Touring Opera
James Conway / Sarah Bacon
The Elixir of Love
Scottish Opera
Oliver Platt / Oliver Townsend
Diary of a Madman
Gate Theatre London
Christopher Haydon / Rosanna Vize
St James' Theatre
David Grindley / Laura Hopkins
Northampton Royal & Hackney Empire
James Dacre / Jon Bausor
The Glass Menagerie
Nottingham Playhouse
Giles Croft / Tim Meacock
The Patriotic Traitor
DB Productions / The Park Theatre
Jonathan Lynn / Georgia Lowe
The Wrong Crowd and Soho Theatre
Rachael Canning / Rachael Canning
A Further Education
Hampstead Theatre
Caitlin McLeod / James Turner
The Tales of Hoffmann
English Touring Opera
James Bonas / Oliver Townsend
Pelleas et Mellisande
English Touring Opera
James Conway / Oliver Townsend
English Touring Opera
Oliver Platt / Oliver Townsend
The Winters Tale
Northern Broadsides
Conrad Nelson / Dawn Allsopp
The Christians
Gate Theatre, London
Christopher Haydon / Oliver Townsend
Image of an Unkown Woman
Gate Theatre, London
Christopher Haydon / Fly Davis
The Place, London
Amy Hodge / takis
Gate Theatre, London
Caroline Byrne / Chiara Stephenson
The Ladykillers
New Vic & Hull Truck
Mark Babych / Patrick Connellan
La Boheme
English Touring Opera
James Conway / Florence de Mare
The Wildman of the West Indies
English Touring Opera
Iqbal Khan / Florence de Mare
The Siege of Calais
English Touring Opera
James Conway / Samal Blak
Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
Tamara Harvey / Polly Sulivan
Four Minutes Twelve Seconds
Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
Anna Ledwich / Janet Bird
The Edge of Our Bodies
Gate Theatre London
Christopher Haydon / Lily Arnold
She Stoops to Conquer
Northern Broadsides
Conrad Nelson / Jessica Worrall
South Pacific
Kilworth House Theatre
Mitch Sebastian / Philip Witcombe
I Don't Want to set the World on Fire
New Vic Theatre, Stoke
Conrad Nelson / Lis Evans
Dancing at Lughnasa
Aarhus Theatre, Denmark
Mick Gordon / Ferdia Murphy
Brassed Off
Theatre Royal York
Damian Cruden / Dawn Allsopp
An August Bank Holiday Lark
Northern Broadsides & New Vic
Barry Rutter / Lis Evans
The Life and Loves of a Nobody
Third Angle & Sheffield Theatres
Third Angel
The Blackest Black
Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
Michael Longhurst / Oliver Townsend
Lyric Theatre Belfast
Richard Croxford / Robin Peoples
Twelve Angry Men
Birmingham Rep / Garrick Theatre
Christopher Haydon / Michael Pavelka
Scottish Opera / on tour
Chris Rolls / Oliver Townsend
The Grand Gesture
Northern Broadsides / on tour
Conrad Nelson / Dawn Allsopp
Pride and Prejudice the Musical
Lyric Theatre Belfast
Richard Croxford / Robin Peoples
Gate Theatre
Christopher Haydon / Oliver Townsend
Blackheath Opera
Chris Rolls / Oliver Townsend
The Man Jesus
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Joseph Alford / Fiammetta Horvat
Purple Heart
Gate Theatre, London
Christopher Haydon / Simon Kenny
Hitchcock Blonde
Hull Truck
Natalie Abrahami / Oliver Townsend
Rapunzel and the Rascal Prince
Theatre Royal Bury St.Edmunds
Abigail Anderson / Will Hargreaves
Hampstead Theatre / Downstairs
Nathan Curry / Giorgia Lowe
Trojan Women
Gate Theatre, London
Christopher Haydon / Jason Southgate
Entertaining Mr Sloane
Curve Theatre, Leicester
Paul Kerryson /
Full Moon in March
Lontano/ The Warehouse
Carmen Jakobi/ Matt Deely
A Beginning, A Middle and An End
Greyscale Theatre/ Tron Theatre
Selma Dimitrijevic / Oliver Townsend
Blackheath Halls Opera
Harry Fehr / Sean Turner
The Prophet
The Gate Theatre, London
Christopher Haydon / Holly Pigott
Chichester Festival / Minerva Theatre
Angus Jackson / Jonathan Fensom
Genganger (Ghosts)
Aarhus Theatre Denmark
Mick Gordon / Rufus Didwiszus
Uncle Vanya
Lyric Theatre Belfast
Mick Gordon / Igor Vasiljev
Singin' in the Rain
Det Ny Teater, Copenhagen
Lisa Kent / Terry Parsons
How The World Began
Tom Atkins & Out of Joint / Arcola
Des Kennedy / Alyson Cummins
Hull Truck & Gate Theatre London
Natalie Abrahami / Ruth Sutcliffe
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Curve Theatre, Leicester
Michael Buffong / Ellen Cairns
Dick Turpin's Last Ride
Theatre Royal, Bury St.Edmunds
Abigail Anderson / Dora Schweitzer
Gate Theatre London
Christopher Haydon / Oliver Townsend
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Andrew Flynn / Brien Vahey
Absurd Person Singular
Curve Theatre, Leicester
Paul Kerryson / Juliet Shillingford
Sweeney Todd
Aarhus Theatre, Denmark
Mick Gordon / Igor Vasiljev
Much Ado About Nothing
Theatre Royal, Bury St.Edmunds
Abigail Anderson / Libby Watson
Soho Theatre/On Theatre
Mick Gordon / Alice Woodward
Measure for Measure
Sherman Cymru/Provincial Bank
Amy Hodge / takis
Molly Sweeney
Curve Theatre, Leicester
Selina Cartmell / Juliet Shillingford
Curve Theatre, Leicester
Mick Gordon / Juliet Shillingford
The London Merchant
Theatre Royal Bury St.Edmunds
Colin Blumenau / Kit Surrey
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
Vienna's English Theatre
Roger Forbes / Terry Parsons
Dorset Opera / Coade Hall Theatre
Paul Higgins / Louie Whitemore & Kate Lane
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants / Arcola
Alex Clifton / Paul Burgess
Pressure Drop
On Theatre / Wellcome Collection
Christopher Haydon / Tom Scutt
Parallel Electra
Young Vic Clare Studio
Carrie Cracknel / Merle Hensel
Cider with Rosie
Theatre Royal Bury St.Edmunds & Tour
Abigail Anderson / Dora Schweitzer
BAC & mac / BAC & Tour
Yael Shavit / Marie Blunck
The Merchant of Venice
Theatre Royal, Bury St.Edmunds
Abigail Anderson / Dora Schweitzer
The Kreutzer Sonata
The Gate Theatre
Natalie Abrahami / Chloe Lamford
The Man of Mode
RADA / Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
William Gaskill / Jessica Curtis
High Life
Ariya / Hampstead Theatre Studio
Olusola Oyeleye / Phil Newman
The Gate Theatre
Natalie Abrahami / Tom Scutt
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
RADA / Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
Toby Frow / Trudi Malloy
Strawberry Vale / The Arcola Theatre
Christopher Haydon/Jon Bauser
Finkelsteins Castle
SharpWire / Brighton Festival & Tour
Will Tucket/Tim Meacock
The Barber of Seville
Armonico Consort / Theatre Severn
Bill Bankes-Jones/
The Home Place
Lyric Theatre Belfast / Grand Opera House Belfast
Mick Gordon/Ferdia Murphy
Oliver Twist
Love & Madness / Greenwich Theatre
Abigail Anderson / Nicky Bunch
La Ronde
Love & Madness / Greenwich Theatre
Neil Sheppeck / Nicky Bunch
A Number
Salberg Studio / Salisbury Playhouse
Christopher Haydon
Johnny's Midnight Goggles
Sharpwire / Tour
Composed by Pete M Wyer
Topless Mum
Tobacco Factory / Tricycle Theatre & Tour
Caroline Hunt / Conor Murphy
Only Hope Productions / Arts Theatre, London
Paul Jepson / Tim Shortall
On Religion
On Theatre / Theatre Poche
Mick Gordon & Chris Haydon / Naomi Wilkinson
Lemon Elegy
/ Jermyn Street Theatre
Tim Baker /
Pains of Youth
Belgrade Theatre / B2
Gadi Roll / Roni Torren (Monika Nisbet)
Tete a Tete Opera Festival
Tete a Tete / Riverside Studios
The Future
/ Pentameters Theatre
Tim Moleneaux /
Taming of The Shrew
Watermill Theatre & Old Vic / Watermill, Courtyard RSC, Old Vic & Tour
Edward Hall / Michael Pavelka
To Hell With Love
Jet Theatre / Questors Studio
Kenneth Rea /
Strauss Gala
Raymond Gubbay / RFH & Tour
/ Isla Shaw
New Years Eve Gala
Raymond Gubbay / Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Jeff Koons
ATC / ICA Theatre & Tour
Gordon Anderson / Becs Andrews
Goldsmiths College / Battersea Arts Centre
Fatma Colakoglu /
Many a Slipped, Twixt, Cap & Dick
TheATRE mME, mm, mm / lilian Bayliss Theatre
Mike Miller / Liz Hopping
Genetics for Blondes
Blonde Science / Soho Theatre Studio & Edinburgh Festival
Chris Entwistle /
Bash, Latterday Plays
true/fiction / The Space
Matthew Bulgo / Anna Bliss-Sculy
Durufle Requiem
Singscape / Doui Abbey
Problem Child
Suspect Package / New End Theatre
Josephine LeGrice / Janet Bird
An Audience with Sid & Nancy

/ Etcetera Theatre

Chris Johnstone /
F*** List Celebity
Rat Pack Production / Etcetera Theatre
David Erdos /
Pippi Longstockings
Dragon Black Productions / Jacksons Lane Theatre & Tour
Ben Anderman / Isla Shaw
/ Cobden Club
Mike Miller / Liz Hoppnig

Adakia Theatre / The Space

Matthew Bulgo / Anna Bliss-Sculy
Virginia Plain
Firebird Theatre Co. / White Bear Theatre
James Martin Charlton



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