Paul Anderson

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

Awards and Nominations

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

2016

THE ENCOUNTER
Director: Simon McBurney
Golden Theater, Broadway
A PACIFIST’S GUIDE TO THE WAR WITH CANCER
Director: Bryony Kimmings
Complicite, HOME, Northcott and 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
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
Dir: Paul Hunter
Royal Exchange, Manchester
THE PRODUCERS
Dir: Matthew White
Adam Spiegel Productions/UK Tour
EVERYMAN
Dir: Rufus Norris
Olivier, National Theatre
OPPENHEIMER
Dir: Angus Jackson
Royal Shakespeare Company (Swan Theatre)/West End (Vaudeville Theatre)

2014

THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND
Dir: Indhu Rubasingham
Tricycle Theatre
SPEED THE PLOW
Dir: Lindsay Posner
Playhouse Theatre
THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Fiona Shaw
Deutsche Oper Berlin
WARHORSE (BBC PROMS)
Dir: Melly Still
Royal Albert Hall/BBC Proms
PETER GRIMES
Dir: Jeremy Sams
Grange Park Opera 2014
LA TRAVIATA
Dir: Lindsay Posner
Grange Park Opera 2014
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
CANDIDE
Matt White
Menier Chocolate Factory
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 (2013)
Glyndebourne Festival (2015)
THE MASTER AND MARGARITA
Simon McBurney
Complicité Barbican/Paris
National Theatre, Olivier
SHUN KIN
Simon McBurney
Complicité NYC

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/La Scala
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
THE ELEPHANT VANISHES
Complicité
STRANGE POETRY
With the LA Philharmonic
LIGHT
Complicité
THE NOISE OF TIME
Complicité
MNEMONIC
Drama Desk and Lucille Lortell Award
Complicité
THE CHAIRS
Nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards
Complicité
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