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Paul has worked extensively in Theatre and Opera. He trained at Mountview Theatre School and York College of Arts and Technology.

Awards and Nominations

Olivier Award nomination for Best Lighting Designer for The Master and Margarita for Complicité.

List Of Productions

2022

HEX | Director: Rufus Norris | National Theatre

SMALL ISLAND | Director: Rufus Norris | National Theatre

SHEILA'S ISLAND | Director: Joanna Reid | Yvonne Arnaud Guildford/ UK Tour

2021

BRIAN & ROGER | Director: David Babani | Menier Chocolate Factory

TYPICAL | Director: Anastasia Osei-Kuffour | Soho Theatre on Demand

2020

WOZZECK | Director: Simon McBurney | Aix En Provence, France

WEIMAR NIGHTFALL - THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS | Director: Simon McBurney | La Philharmonic

2019

THE BOY FRIEND | Director: Matthew White | Menier Chocolate Factory

THE RAKES PROGRESS | Director: Simon McBurney | Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre, Russia

AS YOU LIKE IT | Director: Douglas Rintoul | Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

SMALL ISLAND | Director: Rufus Norris | National Theatre

JACK THE RIPPER | Director: Daniel Kramer | English National Opera

2018

FOXFINDER | Director: Rachel O'Riordan | Ambassador's Theatre

PACK OF LIES | Director: Hannah Chissick | Menier Chocolate Factory

TARTUFFE | Director: Gerald Garutti | Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN | Director: Laurie Sansom | Menier Chocolate Factory

THE RAKE'S PROGRESS | Director: Simon McBurney | De Nationale Opera, The Netherlands

2017

CINDERELLA | Director: Susie McKenna | Hackney Empire

14 DAYS | Ballet Boyz | Sadler's Wells Theatre

THE RAKE'S PROGRESS | Director: Simon McBurney | D'Aix en Provence, France

THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE | Director: Simon McBurney | Royal Court Theatre

2016

THE ENCOUNTER | Director: Simon McBurney | Golden Theater, Broadway

A PACIFIST’S GUIDE TO THE WAR WITH CANCER | Director: Bryony Kimmings | Complicite/ HOME/ Northcott/ National

MADE IN DAGENHAM | Director: Douglas Rintoul | Queens Theatre, Hornchurch

TRISTAN AND ISOLDE | Director: Daniel Kramer | English National Opera

RUNNING WILD | Director: Timothy Sheader | Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

THE ENCOUNTER | Director: Simon McBurney | Barbican

I AM THOMAS | Director: Paul Hunter | The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh

HAMLET | Director: Simon Goodwin | Royal Shakespeare Company

2015

BEWARE OF PITY | Director: Simon McBurney | Schaubühne, Berlin, Germany

A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES | Director: Indhu Rubasingham | Tricycle Theatre

THE ENCOUNTER | Director: Simon McBurney | Complicité/ Edinburgh/ Tour

THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA | Fiona Shaw | Glyndebourne Festival

THE GHOST TRAIN | Director: Paul Hunter | Royal Exchange, Manchester

THE PRODUCERS | Director: Matthew White | Adam Spiegel Productions/ UK Tour

EVERYMAN | Director: Rufus Norris |Olivier, National Theatre

OPPENHEIMER | Director: Angus Jackson | Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre/ West End, Vaudeville Theatre

2014

THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND | Director: Indhu Rubasingham | Tricycle Theatre

SPEED THE PLOW | Director: Lindsay Posner | Playhouse Theatre

THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA | Fiona Shaw | Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany

WARHORSE (BBC PROMS) | Director: Melly Still | Royal Albert Hall/ BBC Proms

PETER GRIMES | Director: Jeremy Sams | Grange Park Opera

LA TRAVIATA | Director: Lindsay Posner | Grange Park Opera

A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS | Adam Penford | Olivier, National Theatre

A TASTE OF HONEY | Bijan Sheibani | Lyttelton, National Theatre

TWO INTO ONE | Ray Cooney | Menier Chocolate Factory

2013

TEN BILLION (Feature Documentary) | Oxford Film & TV/ ROH Linbury

THIS HOUSE | Jeremy Herrin | National Theatre, Olivier

AMEN CORNER | Rufus Norris | National Theatre, Olivier

PROOF | Polly Findlay | Menier Chocolate Factory

A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG | Stephen Unwin | Rose Theatre, Kingston/ Liverpool Playhouse

THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA | Fiona Shaw | Glyndebourne on Tour, Glyndebourne Festival

THE MASTER AND MARGARITA | Simon McBurney | Complicité/ Barbican/ Paris, France/ National Theatre, Olivier

SHUN KIN | Simon McBurney | Complicité NYC, US 

PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS

MOUSE AND HIS CHILD | Royal Shakespeare Company

A RAT’S TALE | Manchester Royal Exchange

DON GIOVANNI | English National Opera

OF MICE AND MEN | Watermill Theatre

A DOG’S HEART | Compicité, US k/La Scala, Italy

ALL NEW PEOPLE | West End/ ATG

EDUCATING RITA | West End/Menier Chocolate Factory

TORCH SONG TRILOGY | Menier Chocolate Factory

SHIRLEY VALENTINE | West End/ Menier Chocolate Factory

ARCADIA | West End

TREASURE ISLAND | West End

SWIMMING WITH SHARKS | West End

ALL MY SONS | Broadway

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS | West End/ Menier Chocolate Factory

UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL | West End

THE TEMPEST | West End

BENT | West End

ON THE THIRD DAY | West End

SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME | West End

A DISAPPEARING NUMBER | Complicité, US

THE ELEPHANT VANISHES | Complicité, US 

STRANGE POETRY | With the LA Philharmonic, US 

LIGHT | Complicité, US

THE NOISE OF TIME | Complicité, US 

MNEMONIC | Drama Desk and Lucille Lortell Award |Complicité, US 

THE CHAIRS | Nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards | Complicité, US 

SIMPLY HEAVEN | West End/ Young Vic

A SERVANT TO TWO MASTER | West End/ RSC

BLOOD AND GIFTS | National Theatre

NATION | National Theatre

THE REVENGERS TRAGEDY | National Theatre

A MINUTE TOO LATE | National Theatre

STUFF HAPPENS |National Theatre

BLOOD AND GIFTS | National Theatre

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM | National Theatre

MEASURE FOR MEASURE | National Theatre

CYRANO DE BERGERAC | National Theatre

THE BIRDS | National Theatre

TERRIBLE ADVICE | Menier Chocolate Factory

TALENT | Menier Chocolate Factory

THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI | National Actors’ Theatre New York (with Al Pacino)

LENNY HENRY’S SO MUCH THINGS TO SAY | West End/ International Tour

JULIUS CAESAR | Royal Shakespeare Company

THE TEMPEST | Royal Shakespeare Company

TWELFTH NIGHT | 400 Anniversary Producion For Shakespeare’s Globe at Middle Temple Hall

SINGER | Oxford Stage Company

AMERICANS | Oxford Stage Company

THE INLAND SEA | Oxford Stage Company

TWO CITIES | Salisbury Playhouse

PLAYING FOR TIME | Salisbury Playhouse

TAMING OF THE SHREW | Salisbury Playhouse

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA | Theatre Royal Stratford East

SHOOT TO WIN | Theatre Royal Stratford East

PINNOCHIO | Theatre Royal Stratford East

SLEEPING BEAUTY | Theatre Royal Stratford East

RED RIDING HOOD | Theatre Royal Stratford East

ALADDIN | Theatre Royal Stratford East

CINDERELLA | Theatre Royal Stratford East

THE ENCHANTED PIG | Young Vic Theatre

KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE |Young Vic Theatre

SIMPLY HEAVEN | Young Vic Theatre

ARABIAN NIGHTS | Young Vic Theatre

AS I LAY DYING | Young Vic Theatre

TWELFTH NIGHT | Young Vic Theatre

GUYS AND DOLLS | Young Vic Theatre

WESTSIDE STORY | Young Vic Theatre

SOME GIRLS ARE BIGGER THAN OTHERS | Lyric Hammersmith

PINOCCHIO | Lyric Hammersmith

THE THREESOME | Lyric Hammersmith

LYRIC NIGHTS | Lyric Hammersmith

ON TOUR | Royal Court Theatre

RANDOM | Royal Court Theatre

INCOMPLETE ACTS OF KINDNESS | Royal Court Theatre

TURN OF THE SCREW | Bristol Old Vic

OTHER WORK

THE CHRISTIE BROWN EXHIBITION | Fragments of narrative at the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station

REDISCOVERING POMPEII | Academia Italiana | IBM Exhibition

FASHION SHOWS | For Fashion East/ Lancome/ GHD/ Basso & Brooke/ Al International