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Bethany Gupwell

First Class BA Honours In Lighting Design at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. 
Winner of the Association of Lighting Designers Francis Reid Award 2018.
Nominated for Best Lighting Design in the 2019 Offies for 'Queen Of The Mist'.

Productions

2024

SHED: EXPLODED VIEW

Director: Atri Banerjee
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

THE EARTHWORKS

Director: Andrea Ling
Young Vic, Genesis Futures 

2023

THIS MUCH I KNOW

Director: Chelsea Walker
Hampstead Theatre

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD

Director: Richard Wilson
Hampstead Theatre

YOU HEARD ME

Director: Maria Crocker
ARC Stockton

LAY DOWN YOUR BURDENS

Rhiannon Faith
Barbican & UK Tour

BROWN GIRLS DO IT TOO: MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME

Director: Sam Hodges & Aneesha Srinivasan
Soho Theatre

A PLAY FOR THE LIVING IN A TIME OF EXTINCTION

Director: Katie Mitchell
Barbican & UK Tour

WAR & CULTURE

Director: Jess Edwards
New Diorama Theatre

LITTLE SCRATCH

Director: Katie Mitchell
New Diorama Theatre

LA VOIX HUMANE

Director: Katie Mitchell
Opéra national du Rhin

2022

WICKIES: THE VANISHING MEN OF EILEAN MOR

Director: Shilpa T-Hyland
Park Theatre

WHEN DARKNESS FALLS

Director: Paul Morrisey
UK Tour

BROWN GIRLS DO IT TOO: MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME

Director: Sam Hodges & Aneesha Srinivasan
Soho Theatre & UK Tour

HERE

Director: George Turvey
Southwark Playhouse

TALKING ABOUT A REVOLUTION

Directors: Chinonyerem Odimba & Campbell X
tiata fahodzi

A-TYPICAL RAINBOW

Director: Bronagh Lagan
The Turbine Theatre

THE PIRATE, THE PRINCESS AND THE PLATYPUS

Director: Richard Hurst & Daniel Clarkson
Polka Theatre

WE STARTED TO SING

Director: Barney Norris
Arcola Theatre

WOLF CUB

Director: Ché Walker
Hampstead Theatre

THE WOODS

Director: Russell Bolam 
Southwark Playhouse

YOU HEARD ME

Luca Rutherford
ARC Stockton & Tour

2021

INTERRUPTIONS

Director: Guy Wolf
Jacksons Lane Theatre

LITTLE SCRATCH

Director: Katie Mitchell
Hampstead Theatre

ALBATROSS

Director: Jess Edwards
The Playground Theatre

RICE

Director: Matthew Xia
Orange Tree Theatre

WHEN DARKNESS FALLS

Director: Paul Morrissey
Park200

MADRIGAL

Director: Jaz Woodcock-Stewart
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama 

TIPPING THE VELVET

Director: Carol Harvey
Mountview

2020

THE LAST HARVEST

Directors: Joel Scott & Zoe Lafferty
National Youth Theatre

TALKING HEADS

Director: Brigid Larmour
Watford Palace Theatre

2019

FITTER

Director: Jess Edwards
Soho Theatre

LITTLE BABY JESUS

Director: Tristan Fynn-Aiduene
Orange Tree Theatre

I'D RATHER GO BLIND

Director: Caroline Bryant
Omnibus Theatre

TRADE

Director: Jack McNamara
UK Tour

QUEEN OF THE MIST

Director: Dom O'Hanlon
Charing Cross Theatre

KEEP WATCHING

Director: Simon Lyshon
New Diorama Theatre

2018

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS FEAST

The Lost Estate 

SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE BOY

Director: Tristan Fynn-Aiduene
Brockley Jack

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Directors: Jesse Fox & George Evans
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama 

 

 

assistant/associate credits

KATHY AND STELLA SOLVE A MURDER
(Associate Lighting Designer)

Lighting Designer: Peter Small
Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival Fringe/Bristol Old Vic/HOME Manchester

THE MEMORY OF WATER
(Lighting Programmer)

Lighting Designer: Jo Town
Hampstead Theatre

EQUILIBRIUM - ZERO
(Re-Lighter)

Lighting Designer: Yujin Hong
The Place

DROWNTOWN

Lighting Designer: Zoe Spurr
Harlow Playhouse

JOSEPH

Lighting Designer: Ben Cracknell
The Palladium

DEATH OF A BLACK MAN
(Lighting Programmer)

Lighting Designer: Jo Town
Hampstead Theatre

THE SUNSET LIMITED
(Lighting Programmer)

Lighting Designer: Ben Ormerod
Bouvelard Theatre

CINDERELLA

Lighting Designer: Chris Winn
Theatre Royal, Plymouth

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

Lighting Designer: Ben Cracknell
Wimbledon Theatre

THE RITE OF SPRING
(Re-Lighter)

Lighting Designer: Warren Letton
UK Tour

THE ELEXIR OF LOVE
(Lighting Programmer)

Lighting Designer: Ben Ormerod
Norfolk Opera

BLACK MEN WALKING
(Re-Lighter)

Lighting Designer: Lee Curran
Bernie Grants

THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

Lighting Designer: Tom White
Windmill Theatre

THE PHLEBOTOMIST

Lighting Designer: Zoe Spurr
Hampstead Theatre

COME FROM AWAY

Lighting Designer: Howell Binkley
Phoenix Theatre

SEUSSICAL

Lighting Designer: Ben Jacobs
Southwark Playhouse

HAMILTON

Lighting Designer: Howell Binkley
Victoria Palace Theatre