Simon Bennison

Is a lighting designer based in London working across ballet, dance, opera and theatre productions.

Interested in all collaborations for performance as well as lighting opportunities for art installation and film.

The portfolio gallery includes images from selected pieces and notes.

Scenes from an Execution (Dundee Repertory Theatre) and In a Minor Key were both nominated for lighting design awards in Scotland and Russia, and Before the Tempest … After the Storm, (Cathy Marston) and Le Baiser de la Fée (Scottish Ballet) was filmed and broadcast for the BBC.

Recent Works

Recent lighting for Ballet & Dance includes new works for the Royal Ballet Illustrated Farewell by Twyla Tharp, and Le Baisir de la Fée for Scottish Ballet the full length ballets Ondine (Bolshoi Ballet) and Romeo & Julia (Royal Ballet of Flanders & Ekaterinburg Ballet). And one act pieces for the Headspace Dance Company Programmes: If Play is Play and Three & Four Quarters working with choreographers Didy Veldman, Mats Ek, Javier de Frutos, Luca Silvestrini and Matthew Dunster. 

Other recent pieces also for the Royal Ballet include; Tarantella, Elizabeth, Ballo della Regina, Ravengirl, See Even Night Herself is Here and Carousel Pas de Deux.

Recent works for theatre include a series of Samuel Beckett plays with the company Gare St. Lazare including First Love, The End, The Beckett Trilogy and the devised musical piece Here All Night.


From Manchester and trained in Music at Salford University, Lighting and Design at RADA and the Yale School of Drama, in Architecture at University of North London and gained a Masters in Music Composition from the University of Surrey.

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