Chris has been a Theatre Lighting Designer for the past 38 years, working with a wide range of companies, lighting Dance, Opera, Musical and Drama. He trained at LAMDA (The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) graduating in 1981.
His first Lighting Design was “Swan Lake”, for “London City Ballet” in 1982. He then went on to tour and light LCB for 6 years as resident Lighting Designer. He moved into the Freelance market in the late 80's Lighting and Touring many Musicals, Plays and Opera's.
His West End debut was Coriolanus And The Winters Tale For the "English Shakespeare Company" at the "Aldrich Theatre" and "Timon Of Athens" for the "English National Opera" at the "London Coliseum" in 1990.
Throughout the 90's Chris began working With Bob Carlton and lite many productions including "Return To The Forbidden Planet" and "From A Jack To A King" which toured throughout the UK and worked with Bob Carltons Theatre Company “Cut To The Chase” as Lighting Design Consultant at the “The Queens Theatre Hornchurch”.
The 2000's saw Chris became involved in Romania with Ion Caramitru at the “National Theatre Bucharest (TNB)” as a Lighting Designer Consultant and has lit many plays at the “TNB”. This led to other Lighting Design projects throughout Romania, together with teaching Lighting Design at various educational facilities.
In 2017 he was invited to light "No Man's Land" by Danis Tanovic and adapted for the stage and Directed by Alexander Morfov in and "The Seagull" Directed by Nina Nikolik for the "Macedonian National Theatre" in Skopje.
In 2019 after lighting "Noil Infractri" Directed by Ion Caramitru in March and "The Merchant Of Venice" Directed by Alexander Morfov in September at the "TNB", he was invited to light "Othello", Directed by Nina Nikolik at the Peoples National Theatre in Zenica, Bosnia (BNP) with is scheduled to tour throughout the Balkans into 2020.