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Ciarán is the Creative Director for Prime Cut Productions, Belfast. He trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff and was made a fellow of the College in 2017. He was the Assistant Artistic Director for the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.  

Awards and Nominations

Lighting

2014 Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Lighting Design

2013 
Manchester Theatre Awards Nomination for Best Design

2012 Manchester Theatre Awards Nomination for Best Design

2012 Irish Times Theatre Awards Nomination for Best Lighting Design

2011 Manchester Theatre Awards Nomination for Best Design

2009 Manchester Theatre Award for Best Set Design

Set Design

2017 Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Set Design on RED & The Great Gatsby

2017 Irish Times Theatre Award Nomination for Best Lighting Design on RED & The Great Gatsby

2016 Manchester Theatre Award for Best Design on Singin’ in the Rain

2016 Irish Times Theatre Awards Nomination for Best Set Design of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme

2014 Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Lighting Design on Pentecost

2013 Manchester Theatre Awards Nomination for Best Design on Of Mice & Men

2012 Manchester Theatre Awards Nomination for Best Design on Arabian Nights

2011 Manchester Theatre Awards Nomination for Best Design on Secret Thoughts

2011 Irish Times Theatre Awards Nomination for Best Lighting Design on Guidelines for a Long and Happy Life

2009 Manchester Theatre Award for Best Design on Oleanna

List Of Productions

2024

SIVE | Director: Andrew Flynn | Gaiety Theatre, Ireland

ANIMAL FARM | Director: Iqbal Khan | Octagon Theatre/ Derby Theatre/ Hull Truck Theatre

SALOME | Lighting | Irish National Opera

2023

OH, HOLLY NIGHT | Set & Lighting | Director: Michael Cameron | Theatre at the Mill

TOSCA | Lighting | Director: Michael Gieleta | Irish National Opera

THE GLASS MENAGERIE | Set & Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | The Everyman, Cork, Ireland

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE | Set & Lighting | Director:  Emma Jordan | Lyric Theatre & Prime Cut

OF MICE AND MEN | Set & Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | Birmingham Rep/ UK Tour

HANGMEN | Set & Lighting | Director: Andrew Flynn | The Gaiety Theatre, Ireland

OLD GHOSTS | Lighting | Director: Louise Lowe | ANU/Irish National Opera

THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM | Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | The Gate, Dublin, Ireland

2022

OPENING CEREMONY COMMONWEALTH GAMES | Assistant Artistic Director | Birmingham

STAGING THE TREATY | Lighting | Director: Louise Lowe | ANU Productions

THE SHOP AT THE TOP OF THE TOWN | Set & Lighting | Director: Colm G Doran | Theatre at the Mill, Antrim

THE GIGGLER TREATMENT | Set | Director: Sophie Motley | The Ark

TOSCA | Lighting | Director: Michael Gieleta | Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

THE LONESOME WEST | Lighting | Director: Andrew Flynn | The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

WAKEFIRES | Lighting | Directors: Louise Lowe & Owen Boss | ANU Productions

THE WHITE HANDKERCHIEF | Set & Lighting | Director: Kieran Griffiths | The Guildhall, Derry

OUR LITTLE WORLD |Set | Director: Louise Lowe | Exit Pursued by a Bear

THE CAVALCADERS | Set & Lighting | Director: Aaron Monaghan | Druid Theatre & Tour

X'TIGONE | Set & Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | The MAC, Belfast

2021

ROMEO & JULIET | Lighting | Director: Kimberley Sykes | Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

THE BORDER GAME | Set |  Director: Emma Jordan | Lyric Theatre, Belfast

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN | Set & Lighting | Director: Mark Babych | Hull Truck

ROUGH GIRLS | Set & Lighting | Director: Kimberley Sykes | Lyric Theatre, Belfast

THE SECRET SPACE | Lighting | Director: Owen Boss | ANU Productions

DISTORTION | Set | Director: Rhiann Jeffery | The MAC, Belfast

FATHER THE FATHER | Set & Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | The MAC, Belfast

2020

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN: 1972 VOICES FROM THE HEART OF THE TROUBLES |  Director: Kieran Griffiths | The Playhouse Theatre, Derry

THE WHIP | Set & Lighting | Director: Kimberley Sykes | Swan Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company

THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE | Lighting | Director: Andrew Flynn | The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2019

PETER PAN | Set & Lighting Director: Mark Babych | Hull Truck Theatre, Hull

A CHRISTMAS CAROL | Set & Lighting | Director: Selina Cartmell | Gate Theatre Dublin, Ireland

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE | Director: David Thacker | Shanghai Theatre Academy/ RSC Cultural Exchange

NATURAL DISASTER | Set & Lighting | Director: Patrick J O'Reilly | Tinderbox Theatre Company

SCRAPEFOOT | Director: Owen Boss | ANU Productions

THE ANVIL | Director: Louise Lowe | ANU Productions

DOUBLE BILL: EAST BELFAST BOY & EVERYDAY I WAKE UP HOPEFUL | Set & Lighting |  Director: Emma Jordan/Rhiann Jeffrey | Irish Tour

UBU THE KING | Set & Lighting | Director: Patrick J O'Reilly | The MAC, Belfast

THE LAST YANKEE | Set & Lighting | Director: David Thacker | Octagon Bolton, Bolton Library

THE MAGIC FLUTE | Set & Lighting | Director: Caroline Staunton | Irish National Opera

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN | Lighting | Director: Andrew Flynn | Gaiety Theatre, Ireland

2018

OLIVER | Set & Lighting | Director: Mark Babych | Hull Truck Theatre

THE GREAT GATSBY Revival | Set & Lighting | Director: Alexander Wright | Gate, Dublin, Ireland

AND DID THOSE FEET |Set & Lighting | Director: David Thacker | Octagon Theatre, Bolton (Off-Site)

DOUBLE CROSS | Set | Director: Jimmy Fay | Lyric Theatre, Belfast/Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

THE MAI | Set & Lighting | Director: Andrew Flynn | Irish Tour/Dublin Theatre Festival

THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND | Set & Lighting | Director: Rachel Logan-Fee | The MAC, Belfast

THE LOST O'CASEY | Lighting | Director: Louise Lowe | ANU Productions/Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

THESE ROOMS | Lighting |Directors: David Bolger & Louise Lowe | LIFT Festival, Shoreditch Town Hall

HARD TO BE SOFT Revival | Set & Lighting | Choreographer: Oonagh Doherty | Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

LOVERS | Set & Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | Lyric Theatre, Belfast

SNOW PATROL - "Don't Give In" & "Dark Switch" | Set & Lighting Installation) | Director: Brett Simo

HAMLET | Lighting | Director: David Thacker | Octagon Theatre, Bolton

EVERYDAY I WAKE UP HOPEFUL | Director: Rhiann Jeffery | The MAC, Belfast

EAST BELFAST BOY | Director: Emma Jordan | The MAC, Belfast

THE MAN WHO FELL TO PIECES | Set & Lighting | Director: Patrick J. O’ReillyThe MAC, Belfast

2017

BEAUTY & THE BEAST | Set & Lighting | Director: Paul Boyd | Lyric Theatre, Belfast

WHAT THE REINDEER SAW | Set & Lighting | Director: Tony Devlin | Lyric Theatre, Belfast

HARD TO BE SOFT | Set & Lighting | Oona Doherty Dance | The MAC, Belfast

DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE | Lighting | Director: Kimberly Sykes | Royal Shakespeare Company

THE GREAT GATSBY | Set & Lighting | Director: Alexander Wright | Gate, Dublin, Ireland

AFTER THE DANCE | Lighting | Director: Philip Wilson | Theatre by the Lake

RED | Set & Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | Lyric Belfast

THE TRAIN Revival | Set & Lighting | Director: Lynne Parker | Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

FAMLA | Set & Lighting | Director: Patrick J. O'Reilly | The MAC, Belfast

MAIDEN VOYAGE TRIPLE BILL | Lighting | Choreographers: Rachel de la Neita Lopez, Oonagh Doherty & Nicole Curry | The MAC, Belfast

ASHES | Set & Lighting | Director: David Thacker |Octagon Theatre, Bolton

SCORCH Revival | Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | Holden Street Theatre, Adelaide

EDUCATING RITA | Set & Lighting | Director: Elizabeth Newman | Octagon Theatre, Bolton

2016

CHRISTMAS TREASURE ISLAND | Set and Lighting | Director: Mark Babych | Hull Truck

THE THREE SISTERS | Lighting | Director: Selina Cartmell | Lyric, Belfast

ST JOAN | Lighting | Director: Jimmy Fay | Lyric, Belfast

SCORCH Revival | Set and Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | Roundabout Theatre, Edinburgh

MACBETH | Set and Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

THE BELFAST OPERA | Set and Lighting | Director: Conor Hanratty | Carlisle Memorial Church, Belfast

COPORATION STREET | Lighting | Director: Louise Lowe | HOME, Manchester

SINGIN IN THE RAIN | Set and Lighting | Director: Elizabeth Newman | UK Tour

OBSERVE THE SONS OF ULSTER MARCHING TOWARDS THE SOMME | Set | Director: Jeremy Herrin | UK Tour

SUNDER | Lighting | Director: Louise Lowe | Site Specific, Dublin, Ireland

THE VIRGIN FATHER | Set and Lighting | Director: Mick Duke | Lyric Theatre Belfast

AFTER MISS JULIE | Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | Project Arts entre Dublin, Ireland

TWO & TWO 2 | Set and Lighting | Director: David Thacker | Octagon, Bolton

PARALLEL MACBETH | Set and Lighting | Director: Caroline Byrne | Clare Studio, Young Vic

2015

SLEEPING BEAUTY | Set and Lighting | Director: Mark Babych | Hull Truck

SCORCH | Set and Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | MAC, Belfast

THE FLOOD | Set and Lighting | Director: Daniel McCabe | Lyric Belfast

MYDIDAE | Lighting | Director: Rhiann Jeffery | MAC, Belfast

THE TRAIN | Set and Lighting | Director: Lynne Parker | Irish Tour

LEMONADE SANDWICH | Set and Lighting | Director: Tony Devlin | Lyric Belfast

VERNON GOD LITTLE | Lighting | Director: Andrew Flynn | Irish Tour

THE HOLY, HOLY BUS | Set and Lighting | Director: Tony Devlin | Lyric Belfast

OTHELLO | Set and Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | RSC

MAN IN THE MOON | Set and Lighting | Director: Tony Devlin | Lyric Belfast

LALLY THE SCUT | Set and Lighting | Director: Mick Duke | MAC Belfast

THE PILLOW MAN | Lighting | Director: Andrew Flynn | The Gaiety, Dublin, Ireland

THE GOD OF CARNAGE | Set and Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | MAC, Belfast

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE | Set and Lighting | Director: David Thacker | Octagon, Bolton

2014

CINDRELLA | Set and Lighting | Director: Mark Babych | Hull Truck

NEITHER EITHER | Set and Lighting | Director: Liz Roche | Irish Tour

UNHOME | Set | Director: Mick Duke | MAC, Belfast

PENTECOST | Lighting | Director: Jimmy Fay | Lyric Belfast

PERSEVERANCE DRIVE | Lighting | Director: Madani Younis | The Bush, London

LOVE STORY | Set and Lighting | Director: Elizabeth Newman | Octagon Bolton

ANGEL MEADOW | Lighting | Director: Louise Lowe | Site Specific, Manchester

TEJAS VERDES | Set and Lighting | Director: Sophie Motley | MAC, Belfast

VILLA | Set and Lighting | Director: Roisin Mcbrinn | MAC, Belfast

DISCURSO | Set and Lighting | Director: Roisin Mcbrinn | MAC, Belfast

A TASTE OF HONEY | Lighting | Director: Mark Babych | Hull Truck

QUARTET FOR 15 CHAIRS | Lighting | Director: Enrique Cabrera | MAC, Belfast

TWELFTH NIGHT | Set and Lighting | Director: David Thacker | Octagon Bolton

PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME | Lighting | Director: Andrew Flynn | Lyric Belfast

2013

ROBIN HOOD | Lighting | Director: Elizabeth Newman | Octagon Bolton

WANTED! ROBIN HOOD | Lighting | Director: Amy Leech | Lowry, Salford

THE CONQUEST OF HAPPINESS | Set and Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan/Haris Pasovic | Europe and Bosnia Tour

HOME | Lighting | Director: Nadia Fall |The Shed, NT

BIG HOUSE FESTIVAL | Design | Director: Jo Mangan | Castletown House, Celbridge

PIAF | Set and Lighting | Director: Elizabeth Newman | Octagon Bolton

COOKING WITH ELVIS | Lighting | Director: Mark Babych | Derby Theatre

DIGGING FOR FIRE | Set and Lighting | Director: Matt Torney | Project Arts Theatre, Dublin

THE GLASS MENAGERIE | Set and Lighting | Director: David Thacker | Octagon Bolton

THE SWEETY BOTTLE | Set and Lighting Director: Tony Delvin | Grand Opera House, Dublin

TULL | Set and Lighting | Director: David Thacker | Octagon Bolton

PLANET BELFAST | Set and Lighting | Director: Mick Duke | MAC, Belfast

OF MICE & MEN | Set and Lighting | Director: David Thacker | Octagon Bolton

THE RE:PLAY BUBBLE/BLISS | Set and Lighting | Director: Anna Newell | School Tour

PREVIOUS WORKS

PETER PAN | Lighting | Director: Elizabeth Newman | Octagon, Bolton

ARABIAN NIGHTS | Lighting | Director: Amy Leech | Lowry, Salford

PAISLEY & ME | Set and Lighting | Director: Matt Torney | Irish Tour

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING | Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | RSC and West End

I AM MY OWN WIFE | Set and Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | MAC, Belfast

THE RISE & FALL OF LITTLE VOICE | Set | Director: Elizabeth Newman | Octagon Bolton

PLANTS & HOPES | Set and Lighting | Director: Suzannah McCreight | Irish Tour

THE BATHS | Set and Lighting | Director: Louise Lowe | Set Specific Venue, Belfast

WHITE STAR OF THE NORTH | Set and Lighting | Director: Des Kennedy | Lyric Belfast

SHOOT THE CROW | Set and Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | Grand Opera House, Belfast

SNOOKERED | Set and Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | UK Tour

MACBETH | Lighting | Director: David Thacker | Octagon Bolton

THE LITTLE PRINCE | Lighting | Director: Richard Croxford | Lyric Belfast

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ | Lighting | Director: Elizabeth Newman | Octagon Bolton

LUCA & THE SUNSHINE | Set and Lighting | Director: Matt Torney | Smock Alley, Dublin, Ireland

BOG BOY | Set and Lighting | Director: Jo Mangan | Irish Arts Center, New York, US

HABEAS CORPUS | Set and Lighting | Director: David Thacker | Octagon Bolton

GUIDELINES FOR A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE | Lighting | Director: Mick Duke | Old Printer Works, Site Specific Venue, Belfast

ALL THE WAY HOME | Lighting | Director: Mark Babych | Lowry, Salford

SLATTERYS SAGO SAGA | Set and Lighting | Director: Jo Mangan | Irish Tour

THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE | Set and Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | Arts Theatre, London

SCARBOROUGH | Set and Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | Ramanda Encore Hotel, Belfast

SWEENY TODD | Lighting | Director: Elizabeth Newman | Octagon, Bolton

SWAMPOODLE | Set and AV | Director: Jo Mangan | Uline Arena, Washington DC, US

WUTHERING HEIGHTS | Lighting | Director: Mark Babych | Aberystwyth Arts Centre & UK Tour

SECRET THOUGHTS | Set and Lighting | Director: David Thacker | Octagon, Bolton

ROMEO & JULIET | Lighting | Director: David Thacker | Octagon, Bolton

EVERYTHING BETWEEN US | Set and Lighting | Director: Kathleen Akerley | Crescent Arts Center, Belfast

THE CLEAN ROOM | Set and Lighting | Director: Mick Duke | Crescent Arts Center, Belfast

WONDERLAND | Set and Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | Riverside Studios London & Edinburgh Fringe

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE | Set | Director: David Thacker | Octagon, Bolton

RAFTA, RAFTA | Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | Octagon, Bolton

TREEMONISHA | Set and Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | UK Tour

MICKY & LIONEL | Set and Lighting | Director: David Fenton | Irish Schools Tour

THE SIGN OF THE WHALE | Set and Lighting | Director: Mick Duke | Grand Opera House, Belfast

FLAT STANLEY | Lighting | Director: Matt Aston | Lakeside Arts Center, Nottingham

PIRATES OF PENZANCE | Lighting | Director: Steve Elis | UK Tour

SLEEP EAT PARTY | Set and Lighting | Director: Mick Duke | Omac, Belfast

THE MUSICIAN | Lighting | Director: Matt Peover | Irish Tour

HIS DARK MATERIALS | Lighting | Director: Adel Al-Salloum | Curve, Leicester

BULLETPROOF | Lighting | Director: Adele Thomas | Irish Tour

THE VIRGIN FATHER | Set and Lighting | Director: Mick Duke | Omac, Belfast

OLEANNA | Set and Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | Octagon, Bolton

ALIBI | Set and Lighting | Director: Sandie Fisher | Omac, Belfast

THE GATHERING | Set and Lighting | Director: Claire Lamont | Omac, Belfast

WOMAN & SCARECROW | Set and Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | Omac, Belfast

POWERPOINT | Set and Lighting | Director: Jo Mangan | Camden Court Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE | Lighting | Director: Paul Bosco Mceneaney | Grand Opera House Belfast And Tour

EMPTY BED BLUES | Lighting | Director: Matt Aston | Lakeside Arts Center, Nottingham

THE HAPPY PRINCE | Lighting | Director: Matt Aston | Lakeside Arts Center, Nottingham

THE NOSE | Set | Director: Jo Mangan | Project Arts Center, Dublin, Ireland

ANTIGONE | Lighting | Director: Owen Mccafferty | Waterfront Hall, Belfast

DOUBLE BASS | Lighting | Director: Darragh Mckeown | Mermaid Theatre, Bray

BRUISED | Set and Lighting | Director: Anna Newell | Omac, Belfast

SLOW TIME | Lighting | Director: Keith Saha | UK Tour

BABUL & THE BLUE BEAR | Lighting | Director: Keith Saha | Contact Theatre, Manchester

PUMP GIRL | Lighting | Director: Andrew Flynn | Irish Tour

AFTER THE END | Lighting | Director: Emma Jordan | Omac, Belfast

A SLIGHT ACHE | Set and Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | Lyttelton, National Theatre

LANDSCAPE | Set and Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | Lyttelton, National Theatre

ENJOY | Lighting | Director: Damien Cruden | York Theatre Royal

BOUNCERS | Lighting | Director: Damien Cruden | York Theatre Royal

TIGER AT THE GATES | Set and Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | NT Studios, London

WUTHERING HEIGHTS | Lighting | Director: Sue Dunderdale | York Theatre Royal

PORO, RE DELL’INDIE | Lighting | Director: Christopher Cowell | Britten Theatre, RCM

EXCAVATE | Lighting | Director: Daniel Clarke | Leicester Haymarket

THAT PESKY RAT | Lighting | Director: Jon Lloyd | Soho Theatre

TOO CLOSE TO HOME | Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | Lyric Theatre

THE CARETAKER | Lighting | Director: Andrew Breakwell | Nottingham Playhouse

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE | Lighting | Director: Asha Kahlon | Harrowgate Theatre

THE BOGUS WOMAN | Lighting | Director: Kully Thiarai | UK and International Tour

CONTAMINATED CANDY | Lighting | Director: Daniel Clarke | Leicester Haymarket

THE CRANE | Lighting | Director: Amanda Wilde | Leicester Haymarket

STOLEN | Lighting | Director: Adel Al-Salloum | Leicester Haymarket

IN THE BOX | Lighting | Director: Alison Barry | Unicorn Theatre, London

EAST IS EAST | Lighting | Director: Damien Cruden | York Theatre Royal & Octagon, Bolton

THE MAIDS | Lighting | Director: Nadia Fall | Lyric Theatre

THE SWANSONG | Lighting | Director: Lucy Jameson | Tron, Glasgow

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE | Lighting | Director: Marcus Romer | York Theatre Royal

BLESSED BE THE IMMACULATES | Lighting | Director: Lucy Jameson | Minerva Theatre, Chichester

DANCING WITHIN WALLS | Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | Contact Theatre, Manchester

BOY WITH THE BEBOP | Lighting | Director: Kully Thiarai | Polka Theatre, London

THE THREEPENNY OPERA | Lighting | Director: Sarah Chiswell | Leicester Haymarket

MADAM BUTTERFLY | Set and Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | Lyric Theatre

BOLLYWOOD JANE | Lighting | Director: Kully Thiarai | Leicester Haymarket

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMANN | Lighting | Director: Paul Kerryson | Leicester Haymarket

OTHELLO | Lighting | Director: Iqbal Khan | Leicester Haymarket

BED | Lighting | Director: Sarah Chiswell | Leicester Haymarket

MINE | Lighting | Director: Adel Al-Salloum | Leicester Haymarket

SAFE PASSAGE | Lighting | Director: Nazli Tabatabai | Leicester Haymarket

OEDIPUS THE KING | Lighting | Director: Sarah Chiswell | Leicester Haymarket