Beky has twenty years’ experience in professional theatre, dance and opera. She has worked as a resident technician and lighting programmer in both producing and receiving theatres such as Royal National Theatre, English National Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Place Theatre, Arnolfini, and the Bristol Old Vic.
Beky has toured internationally and worldwide as a re-lighter and production electrician with companies such as Michael Clark Company, DV8 Physical Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland. She has worked as an Associate Lighting Designer to Paule Constable on Oliver!, Love Never Dies and War Horse and as an Associate to Guy Hoare and Chahine Yavroyan.
Her consultancy work with Charcoalblue includes Sondheim Theatre, London; Bloomsbury Theatre, London; Donmar Warehouse, London; Oval House, London; St Edward’s School, Oxford.
Beky and Rich discuss a project.
What's the greatest lesson you've learnt as a Theatre Consultant?
It’s all about collaboration – talking through ideas to find innovative solutions.
What first sparked your love of theatre or performing arts?
Theatre and performing arts are in my blood! My mum is a costume designer and maker, my dad ran a circus theatre and my grandparents were passionately involved in amateur dramatics. Programming my first big show in the Olivier Theatre was definitely an exciting highlight of my career.
As an experienced lighting designer, do you have a favourite colour filter?
I’m a fan of L201, it’s featured in almost every one of my lighting designs. I love the way the stage can be lit using one colour, with layers and depth created using intensity.