Ben Cracknell

Lighting Design

Ben is an award winning Lighting Designer. He trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama and has worked extensively in both theatre and television worldwide.

Theatre Highlights: The Wedding Singer (UK Tour); Cinderella (London Palladium); The Importance of Being Ernest (Birmingham Rep); Breakfast at Tiffany’s (West End, Curve & UK Tour); Exposure The Musical (St. James Theatre, London); The Donkey Show (Proud Camden); Legally Blonde (Curve & Deagu Opera House, South Korea); Canned Laughter (Scottish Tour); Dracula (Siam Pic–Ganesha, Bangkok); Kiss Me Kate (WNO / Opera North); Xanadu, Antigone (Southwark Playhouse); Annie (UK & South African Tour); Beautiful Thing (Curve & UK Tour); Faust, 1984 (Altes Schauspielhaus, Stuttgart); Saturday Night Fever (Theatre Royal, Bath & UK Tour); Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It (Stafford Shakespeare Festival); Chess (Toronto & UK Tour);  The Memory of Water (New Vic, Stoke); Our House (New Wolsey, Ipswich & UK Tour); West Side Story (Victoria Warehouse, Manchester); Sherlock Holmes (West Yorkshire Playhouse); All the Fun of the Fair (West End & UK Tour); Visiting Mr Green (Mercury, Colchester & West End); 20th Century Boy (Belgrade, Coventry); Inala (Sadlers Wells & UK Tour); The Picture of Dorian Grey, The Life, Strangers On A Train, Tommy (English Theatre, Frankfurt); Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Clwyd);  African Snow (York Theatre Royal & West End); Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Liverpool Playhouse); Hamlet The Musical (Royal, Northampton).

Television Highlights: Quadrophenia, The Classic Brit Awards (Royal Albert Hall); The Olivier Awards (Knight of Illumination Award for Best Lighting) (Royal Opera House); The Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra (Royal Festival Hall); Il Divo (Coliseum).

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