Ali specialises in the design of custom stagelighting systems for the performing arts. Previous experience includes work for Theatre Projects Services Ltd, and 25 years as a freelance Lighting Designer/Production Electrician/Theatre Consultant. He has been involved in more than a hundred UK and international productions, ranging from workshops through Repertory and West End, to large scale Arena and concert productions.
LAMDA trained, Ali is also a member of the Association of Lighting Designers. Lighting designs includes: Jailhouse Rock – The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre); Acorn Antiques (UK Tour), and Showboat (Royal Albert Hall). Concert & live events experience includes: One Day More – The Music of Boublil & Schonberg (Symphony Hall); Lesley Garret in Concert; Kiri Te Kanawa in Concert and John Barry (Royal Albert Hall).
Consultancy experience includes production of lighting system designs for: Northern Stage, Newcastle-Upon- Tyne; The Chicken Shed Theatre, Enfield; Prince of Wales Theatre, London; Gielgud Theatre, London; Novello Theatre, London; Wyndhams Theatre, London; and overseas - preliminary studies of the Auditorium Theatre, Chicago and Das Rhein-Main-Theater, Niedernhausen.