Ben Cracknell

Ben Cracknell

Ben is an award winning Lighting Designer.  He trained at Rose Bruford Colege of Speech and Drama and has worked extensively in theatre and television worldwide. Over the last decade or so he has designed the lighting for more than 150 productions.


Theatre work includes:

Beautiful Thing (West End & UK Tour); 1984 (Altes Schauspielhaus, Stuttgart); Saturday Night Fever (Thetare Royal, Bath); The Hired Man (St. James Theatre); As You Like It (Stafford & Ludlow Shakespeare Festival); 20th Century Boy (UK Tour); The Memory of Water (New Vic, Stoke); Our House (New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich & UK Tour); West Side Story (The Victoria Warehouse, Manchester for NYMT); Sherlock Holmes - The Best Kept Secret, Angus Thongs and Even more Snogging (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Mummy, The Prodigals, 20th Century Boy (The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry); Flash Mob (Saddlers Wells & UK Tour); Strangers On A Train, Saturday Night Fever, Master Class, Sweet Charity & The Who's Tommy (The English Speaking Theatre, Frankfurt); Merrily We Roll Along (Theatr Clywd); African Snow (York Theatre Royal); Antigone (Southwark Playhouse); The Famished Land (Greenwood Theatre); Defending The Caveman (The Leicester Square Theatre); Onec Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Liverpool Playhouse); Rhinestone Mondays (The Mercury Theatre, Coventry); I Dreamed a Dream, Chess, Jolson & Co. & The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (UK Tour for Michael Harrison); Dancing in the Streets (The Cambridge Theatre); Hamlet The Musical (Royal Theatre, Northampton); All the Fun of the Fair (The Garrick Theatre); Visitig Mr. Green (The Trafalgar Studios); Alarms & Excursions, Present Laughter, Quartet & Deceptions (UK Tour for Ian Fricker); Jus' Like That & Shout (UK Tour for Mark Goucher); Happy Jack, Can't Smile Without You, This Is Elvis & The Who's Tommy (UK Tour for Bill Kenwright).

Television work includes:

The 2012, 2013 & 2015 Classic Brit Awards (The Royal Albert Hall and Liverpool Echo Arena for ITV); The 2011 - 2015 Olivier Awards (Royal Opera House for ITV & BBC) (Kinght of Illumination Award for Best Lighting Design); The 2006 - 2013 Brits Launch, Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, The 2015 BRITs Afterparty (ITV); The Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall, The 2010 Papal visit and Mass, Fresh from the Fringe, Rufus Wainwright (BBC); Il Divo (The London Coliseum); The Kaiser Chiefs, Goldfrapp (Brixton Academy for DVD).


Annie (UK Tour); Much Ado About Nothing (Stafford Shakespeare); The Dai Show (Xishuangbanna, China for Franco Dragone).

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