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Zoe Spurr

lighting design

 

London Based Lighting Designer

represented by Sophie at Performing Arts - sophie@performing-arts.co.uk
2017 Offie Finalist Best Lighting Design for 'Phoenix Rising'
2018 Offie nominated for Best Lighting Design, 'Tiny Dynamite' at The Old Red Lion, Time Productions

Current and Upcoming...

 
 Beginners @ The Unicorn   March 2018  photo (c) Hugo Glendinning

Beginners @ The Unicorn 

March 2018

photo (c) Hugo Glendinning

Current work

 

The Phlebotomist

Hampstead Theatre Downstairs

writer Ella Road

director Sam Yates

designer Rosanna Vize

2018

 

Not Talking

Arcola Theatre

writer Mike Bartlett

director James Hillier

designer Amy Cook

2018

 

Grotty

Bunker Theatre

director Hannah Hauer-King

designer Anna Reid

2018

https://www.bunkertheatre.com/whats-on/grotty/about

 

Loose Lips

Big House, Site Specific Location

director Sammy Glover

designer Frankie Bradshaw

2018

 

 

 

 'Tiny Dynamite' @ The Old Red Lion, January 2018 (c) Richard Davenport

'Tiny Dynamite' @ The Old Red Lion, January 2018 (c) Richard Davenport

Grumpy Old Women

UK Tour

director Owen Lewis

2018

 

The Magic Flute

with Opera Up Close

@ Soho Theatre and UK Tour 2017/2018

director Valentina Ceschi

designer Emma Bailey

...it is Zoe Spurr’s lighting design that elevates this performance to a real visual spectacle. Spurr’s work is a gorgeous combination of subtle colouring and in your face jubilance that complements the situation with startling accuracy. From the flickering of a seedy nightclub light, to the nostalgic revolving of a disco ball and primary coloured strip lighting, her work inadvertently draws the emotional eye time and time again.
— Daniel Perks, Miro Magazine
Zoe Spurr’s outstanding lighting designs
— Mark Valencia, WhatsOn Stage

 

Future work

 

 

Confidence

director Rob Drummer

designer Amelia Jane Hankin

2018

 

MEEK

director Amy Hodge

designer Max Jones

2018

 

 
 'Phoenix Rising' The Big House Theatre @ Smithfield Market Car Park, Farringdon, November 2017 (c) Ben Miller Cole

'Phoenix Rising' The Big House Theatre @ Smithfield Market Car Park, Farringdon, November 2017 (c) Ben Miller Cole

GROTTY @ The Bunker

May 2018

Photos (c) The Other Richard

The Phlebotomist @ Hampstead Theatre 

April 2018

Photos (c) Mark Brenner / Tristram Kenton / The Guardian

Beginners @ The Unicorn Theatre

March 2018

Photos (c) Hugo Glendinning

Collective Rage @ Southwark Playhouse 'The Large' 

January 2018

Photos (c) Richard Davenport

Tiny Dynamite @ Old Red Lion

January 2018

Photos (c) Richard Davenport 

moments of light, sound and movement punctuate the changes of scene, mesmerising the audience
— The Spy In The Stalls
The audience is shepherded between the different rooms and environments set up around the cast park, and the setting, along with some masterful lighting and set choices, lead to a very full and authentic atmosphere
— Theatre Box

Phoenix Rising @ Car Park underneath Smithfield Market

November 2017

Photos (c) Dylan Nolte

Elton John's Glasses @ Watford Palace Theatre

October 2017

Photos (c) Byrne

The Magic Flute @ Soho Theatre

Autumn 2017 / UK Tour 17-18

Photos (c) Christopher Tribble and Andreas Grieger

The Unmarried @ Bunker Theatre / Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Photos (c) The Other Richard

The Drive, UK Tour/Edinburgh 2017

July 2017

Photos (c) Jack Offord

Natives @ Southwark Playhouse 'The Little'

March 2017

Photos (c) Richard Davenport & The Guardian

Glenn Waldron’s script, which twists and turns, is outstandingly complemented by the work of Zoe Spurr and Cate Blanchard (lighting and video design, respectively) by projecting images- mostly animations and illustrations on the lightly coloured stage- Blanchard is able to balance deliberately cheesy atmosphere with more frantic moods, always accompanied by Spurr’s effective lighting.
— Broadway World
‘Rob Drummer’s stylish production – a modern blend of Technicolor lighting and softly swelling beats – maintains a lively rhythm’
— The Stage
The staging may be fairly simple, but it looks stunning, really strong lighting and sound design combine with well-crafted movement to create a beautifully formed piece”
— Theatre Weekly

Hidden 

UK Tour

April/May 2017

Photos (c) Suzi Corker

Good Dog @ Watford Palace

February 2017

Photos (c) Wasi Daniju

wasidaniju.500px.com

Good Dog

Tech Rehearsal shots from the Production Desk

Photos (c) Zoe Spurr

School Play @ Southwark Playhouse 'The Little'

January 2017

Photos (c) Guy Bell gbphotos.com

Muted @ The Bunker Theatre

December 2016

Photos (c) Savannah Photographic

The Knife Of Dawn @ The Sackler Studio, Camden Roundhouse

October 2016

Photos (c) Sarah J Scott

Affection @ The Glory, Haggerston, and A.E Harris, Birmingham

September 2016

Photos (c) Graeme Braidwood

Bitches @ The Finborough Theatre with National Youth Theatre

August 2016

Photos (c) Mark Cocksedge

A Serious Case of The F*ckits @ Royal Central School of Speech And Drama

August 2016

Photos (c) Sarah Lam

TORCH @ Latitude / New Diorama / Big Belly, Underbelly

July / August 2016

Photos (c) The Other Richard 

The Heresy Of Love @ Royal Central School of Speech And Drama

April 2016 

Photos (c) Sarah Lam

Hookup @ Hackney Downs Studio

September 2015

 

Napoli Milionaria @ Royal Central School of Speech And Drama

April 2012

Photos (c) Zoe Spurr

City Of Angels @ Royal Central School of Speech And Drama

March 2012

Photos (c) Noah Furrer

Cosi Fan Tutte @ a site specific venue in Dorset

Photos (c) Zoe Spurr

Peer Gynt @ Southwark Playhouse 'The Vaults'

April 2012

Photos (c) Zoe Spurr

 

Lighting design

2018

 

Grotty

Bunker Theatre

Damsel Productions

director Hannah Hauer-King

designer Anna Reid

 

not talking

Arcola Studio 1

director James Hillier

designer Amy Cook

 

The phlebotomist

Hampstead Theatre

director Sam Yates

designer Rosanna Vize

 

beginners

Unicorn Theatre

director/writer Tim Crouch

designer Choose Lamford + Camilla Clark

 

Collective Rage

Southwark Playhouse

director Charlie Parham

designer Anna Reid

 

Tiny dynamite

@ Old Red Lion Theatre

director David Loumgair

designer Anna Reid

2018 Offie Nominated 'Best Lighting Design'

 

2017

 

FEstival voices

Ugly Duck, a warehouse space in London Bridge

"Bold, collaborative choral music, performed to new audiences in unexpected venues"

November 2017

Phoenix rising

Smithfield Market Car Park, Site Specific Promenade

director Maggie Norris

designer Emma Bailey

November 2017

Zoe Spurr’s brilliant lighting design means there is little intervention required from cast and crew to get the audience to the right area, as one scene naturally ends, the next is illuminated in such a way that the audience are drawn there like a moth to a flame. What we watch can, at times be uncomfortable, but like the moth we just cannot pull ourselves away.
— Greg Stewart, Theatre Weekly
...as one chapter concludes, Zoe Spurr’s crafty lighting design catches the eye from across the car park and draws the audience across to the next piece of the puzzle.
— Daniel Perks, Miro Magazine

Elton John's Glasses

Watford Palace Theatre

director Psyche Stott

designer Ruari Murchison

The North! The North!

Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and UK Tour

director John Walton

designer Rebecca Wood

creator Christopher Harrisson

 

The UNmarried

Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Underbelly

director Niall Phillips

writer/performer Lauren Gauge

 

The Drive

with Angel Exit Theatre

UK Tour / Edinburgh 2017

 

Elsa

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017, Assembly

director Sara Joyce

 

Beweep, Outcast

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

director Martin Wylde

design Sammy Downson

sound design Chris Bartholomew 

 

The Scar Test

Soho Theatre

director Sara Joyce

design Amelia Jane Hankin

sound design Jo Walker

 

Skate Hard, turn left

Battersea Arts Centre

director Jemima James

set design Ruth Sutcliffe

sound design Dom Kennedy/Lex Kosanke

 

Hidden

UK Tour

director Scott Hurran

writer Nicola Werenowska

set design Loren Elstein

sound design Max Pappenheim

 

Natives

Boundless Theatre

director Rob Drummer

writer Glenn Waldron

#NativesThePlay

http://boundlesstheatre.org.uk/#natives

***** Theatre Weekly

***** Theatre Full Stop

***** Jack The Lad

**** The Guardian

**** The Metro

Good Dog

@ Watford Palace + UK Tour

Tiata Fahodzi

director Natalie Ibu

writer Arinze Kene

http://www.tiatafahodzi.com

***** 'theatre at its most simple and its most striking'

**** 'exhilarating' The Stage

School Play 

@ Southwark Playhouse 'The Little'

Antic-Face

director Charlie Parham

set design Anna Reid

sound design Michael England

**** Guardian

**** The Stage

**** Timeout

2016

Muted

December 2016

@ The Bunker Theatre, London Bridge

director Jamie Jackson

set + costume design Sarah Beaton

sound design Max Perryment

ALICE

December 2016

@ Aiglon College Switzerland

Erwartung / twice through the hearT

November 2016

@ Hackney Showroom with Shadwell Opera

"Shadwell Opera present a dazzling double-bill of one woman psychodramas: erwartung by Arnold Schoenberg and twice through the heart by Mark Anthony Turnage. Separated in the writing by ninety years, these two monodramas, both to words by female librettists, Marie Pappenheim and Jackie Kay, break apart and reconstitute the mind of an isolated woman in extraordinary stream-of-consciousness narrations"

director Jack Furness / Celine Lowenthall

set + costume Georgia De Grey

The Knife Of Dawn

October 2016

@ The Sackler Studio, Roundhouse

composer Hannah Kendall

librettist Tessa McWatt

director John Walton

set + costume Martin Thomas

Affection

September 2016

@ The Glory, Haggerston, and A.E Harris Stans Cafe Birmingham

Outbox Theatre

outboxtheatre.com

director Ben Buratta

writer Jodi Gray

set + costume Harry Whitham

BITCHES

August 2016

@ The Finborough Theatre

director Valentina Ceschi

writer Bola Agbaje

set + costume design Emma Bailey

TORCH

August 2016

@ Latitude,New Diorama, Edinburgh Underbelly Big Belly

director Jess Edwards

writer Phoebe Eclair-Powell

set + costume design Amelia Jane-Hankin

This Evil Thing

August 2016

@ The New Town Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

writer + performer Michael Mears

director Rosamunde Hutt

set + costume design Mark Friend

A Serious case of the fuckits

July 2016

@ Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Webber Douglas Studio

director Sarah Davey Hull

set and costume design Kate Driver Jones

Handle With Care

May 2016

A Site Specific touring production with Dante or Die, telling the story of lives through a storage facility. 

director Daphna Attias

set + costume design Jenny Hayton

 

The Heresy Of Love

April 2016

@ Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Embassy Theatre

director Martin Wylde

set + costume design Samantha Dowson

 

2015

our country's good

December 2015

@ Aiglon College, Switzerland

director Sarah Barker-Doherty

set + costume design Ryan Laight

 

Hookup

September 2015

@ Hackney Downs Studios

Outbox Theatre

director Ben Buratta

set + costume design Harry Whitham

 

terry pratchett book launch

August 2015

@ Waterstones Piccadilly Circus

 

Counting Stars

August 2015

@ Edinburgh Fringe, Assembley

director Scott Hurran

set + costume design Tash Prynne

 

The Grimm Fairytales

May 2015

@ Aiglon College, Switzerland

director Sarah Barker-Doherty

set + costume design Ryan Laight

 

2014

Starting Here, Starting Now

November 2014

@ Chichester University

director Ed Burnside

set + costume design Ryan Laight

 

The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face

August 2014

@ The Jetty, North Greenwich

Shunt

director Louise Mari

set + costume design Rachel Good

 

Enemies

July 2014

@ The Embassy Theatre, Central

director Tim Lee

set + costume design Martin Thomas

 

About Miss Julie

July 2014

@ The Kings Head, Islington

 

 

Associate design

 

People, Places and things

St Ann's Warehouse October 2017 Transfer

director Jeremy Herrin

set + costume Bunny Christie

lighting design James Farncombe

 

The Trilogy

All female Shakespeare Trilogy produced by the Donmar Warehouse

director Phyllida Lloyd

set + costume Bunny Christie/Chloe Lamford

lighting design James Farncombe

 

1984 

produced by Nottingham Playhouse/Almeida Theatre/Sonia Friedman

Associate Lighting Designer To Natasha Chivers

West End Playhouse Theatre Charing Cross, 2014/2015/2016

USA/Australia Spring 2016

UK Tour 2013/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Details...

 

For work enquiries, please contact agent - sophie@performing-arts.co.uk

 

Email address:

zoespurrlighting@gmail.com

Mobile:

+447837774041

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@ZoeSpurr_LD

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