Ben Cracknell

Lighting Designer

Ben is an Associate Artist of Curve in Leicester. He trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London.

Recent work includes:
Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End); Benidorm Live (UK Tour); Kiss Me Kate (Opera North); An Officer and a Gentleman (Curve & UK Tour); La Clemenza di Tito (Opéra de Lausanne); Scrooge (Curve); Dick Whittington (London Palladium, West End); Young Frankenstein (Garrick, West End); Annie (Piccadilly Theatre, West End); Love on the Links, Before the Party (Salisbury Playhouse); The Addams Family (UK Tour); Voices of The Amazon (Sadler’s Wells & International Tour); What the Butler Saw (Curve & Theatre Royal Bath); The Wedding Singer (UK Tour); La Cage Aux Folles (UK Tour); Cinderella (London Palladium, West End); The Importance of Being Ernest (Birmingham Rep & Curve); Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End); Legally Blonde (Curve & International Tour); Dracula (Singapore & Bangkok); Faust & 1984 (Altes Schauspielhaus, Stuttgart); Saturday Night Fever (Theatre Royal, Bath & UK Tour); The Tempest, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It (Stafford Shakespeare Festival); Chess (Toronto & UK Tour); The Memory of Water (New Vic, Stoke); Our House (New Wolsey, Ipswich & UK Tour); West Side Story (Victoria Warehouse, Manchester); Sherlock Holmes (West Yorkshire Playhouse); All the Fun of the Fair (Garrick Theatre. West End); Visiting Mr Green (Trafalgar Studios); 20th Century Boy (UK Tour); Inala (Sadlers Wells & International Tour); The Picture of Dorian Grey, The Life, Strangers On A Train, Tommy (English Theatre, Frankfurt); Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Clwyd); African Snow (York Theatre Royal & Trafalgar Studios)

For the last eight years Ben has lit the Olivier Awards which most recently took place at The Royal Albert Hall and was broadcast on ITV.


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