Mick Hughes

Light­ing Design­er  RIP  Sad­ly Mick died on 5th Jan­u­ary 2018

.…AND Mick Hugh­es light­ing is mas­ter­ly evok­ing the clear frozen sun­ni­ness that sat­u­rates the inte­ri­ors of Ver­meer paint­ings” Ben Brant­ley NEW YORK TIMES of The PINTER FESTIVAL July 28 2001

Mick start­ed his career in 1961 as elec­tri­cian for the Mar­gate Stage Com­pa­ny. The first West End pro­duc­tion he lit was THE FIGHTING COCK in 1966. He direct­ed 40 plays for Worces­ter Rep from 1967 to 1972 and lit all the plays at The Chich­ester Fes­ti­val The­atre from 1966 to 1969 and from 1974 to 1979. From 1978 to 1982 he was Light­ing Con­sul­tant for The Hong Kong Arts Fes­ti­val. Con­sul­tant on The New Hamp­stead The­atre Club. In 1986 Mick won the Har­vey Award in Dublin for Frank McGuin­ness’ INNOCENCE.

Recent work

Beck­ett, pin­ter, Mamet sea­son at the Gate The­atre Dublin. Sea­son at Octa­gon The­atre Bolton and Tour of LADIES IN LAVENDER

For Alan Ayck­bourn: At The Stephen Joseph The­atre, Scar­bor­ough he has lit THE REVENGERSCOMEDIES, BODY LANGUAGE, WILDEST DREAMS, OTHELLO, TAKING STEPS, ONE OVER THE EIGHT, TIME OF MY LIFE, COMMUNICATING DOORS (also Chica­go Fes­ti­val) BY JEEVES, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR, IT COULD BE ANY ONE OF US, THECHAMPION OF PARIBANOO, ABSENT FRIENDS,A DOLL’S HOUSE, THE BOY WHO FELL INTO A BOOK, BODY LANGUAGE, VIRTUAL REALITY, WHENEVER, HOUSE and GARDENGAME PLAN, FLAT SPIN and ROLE PLAY and sub­se­quent tour. SUGAR DADDIES and tour and DROWNING ON DRY LAND and tour. PUBLIC FEARS IN PUBLIC PLACES,THE CHAMPION OF PARIBANOU, IF I WERE YOU , WOMAN IN MIND (Trans­ferred to The Vaude­ville the­atre) and MY WONDERFUL DAY (and Nation­al Tour).

In the USA: WONDERFUL TENNESSEE (Ply­mouth The­atre), MOLLY SWEENEY (Round­about The­atre) both in New York. BY JEEVES at Good­speed Opera House, Con­necti­cut ‚The Ter­race at the Kennedy Cen­tre, Wash­ing­ton D.C. and The Helen Hayes The­atre New York The PINTER FESTIVAL at the Lin­coln Cen­tre PRIVATE FEARS IN PUBLIC PLACES Brits Off Broad­way Sea­son. MY WONDERFUL DAY E59th ST NYC He is a mem­ber of Unit­ed Scenic Artists Local 829.

In Dublin: AFTER PLAY,SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY,THE PINTER SEASON , MOLLY SWEENEY , DUBLIN CAROLPORT AUTHORITY, THREE NEW PLAYS, AFTER PLAY,THE HOMECOMING and SEE U NEXT TUESDAY, ALL MY SONS, GLASS MENAGERIE,UNCLE VANYA, DEATH OF A SALESMAN and BOSTON MARRIAGE,CELEBRATION,ENDGAMEWATT,ARCADIA,DEATH OF A SALESMAN and BECKETT,PINTER, MAMET SEASON at The Gate The­atre LIZZIE FINN, TRANSLATIONS, LOVE IN THE TITLE GIVE ME YOUR ANSWER DO, A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY and PYGMALION (in prepa­ra­tion) at The Abbey. JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK at The Gai­ety The­atre.

For The Roy­al Nation­al The­atre of Great Britain: Mick has lit MRS WARREN’S PROFESSION, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, THE CARETAKER, THE TROJAN WAR WILL NOT TAKE PLACE, A LITTLE HOTEL ON THE SIDE, A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL, TONS OF MONEY, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS, ‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE, FUENTE OVEJUNA, THE MARCH ON RUSSIA, MAN BEAST AND VIRTUE, INVISIBLE FRIENDS, ANGELS IN AMERICA, THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, SQUARE ROUNDS, STAGES, MR A’S AMAZING MAZE PLAYS, SWEENEY TODD,THE DEVIL’S DISCIPLE, DEALER’S CHOICE. The simul­ta­ne­ous pro­duc­tions of HOUSE and GARDEN, NO MANS LAND and ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD.

For the Roy­al Shake­speare Com­pa­ny: PASSION PLAY, THE DANTON AFFAIR and WILDEST DREAMS.

His work in opera includes the Wex­ford Fes­ti­val from 1982 to1985. DON PASQUALE and MAHAGONNY for ENO at The Lon­don Col­i­se­um.

At Chich­ester Min­er­va: SIMPLY DISCONNECTED, THE HANDYMAN, WHOM DO I HAVE THE HONOUR OF ADDRESSING? and AFTER OCTOBER. In the main house RACING DEMON AND KATHERINE HOWARD.

West End work includes: STEAMING, CRYSTAL CLEAR, MESSIAH, CIRCE AND BRAVO, OTHER PLACES, SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, BREAKING THE CODE, THE BEST OF FRIENDS, YOU NEVER CAN TELL, DRY ROT, RICHARD II and RICHARD III, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, VETERANSDAY, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, VANILLA, NEVER THE SINNER, BOOKENDS, MAN OF THE MOMENT, BURN THIS, SAME OLD MOON, COPS,THE CARETAKER, THE REVENGERS COMEDIES, TIME OF MY LIFE, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, CELL MATES, COMMUNICATING DOORS, DEALER’S CHOICE, DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER,THE HOT HOUSE, TAKING SIDES, TWELVE ANGRY MENBY JEEVES, TOM AND CLEM, LIFE SUPPORT, A LETTER OF RESIGNATION, THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE, THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE, PEGGY FOR YOU, PORT AUTHORITY, THE HOMECOMING,AFTER PLAY, DAMSELS IN DISTRESS, SEE U NEXT TUESDAYOLD MASTERS, MAN AND BOY, LOSING LOUIS ‚The CREEPER and WOMAN IN MIND.

Off West End: Hamp­stead The­atre: GIVE ME YOUR ANSWER DO, NOW YOU KNOW, MORNING AND EVENING, PEGGY FOR YOUDISPOSING OF THE BODY and OBSERVE THE SONS OF ULSTER MARCHING TOWARDS THE SOMME. The Roy­al Court The­atre ASHES TO ASHES, SHALLOW END and THE NIGHT HERON, Tri­cy­cle The­atre SIVE, FOUR KNIGHTS IN KNARESBOROUGH, CAVALCADERS and DWARVES Don­mar Ware­house, HELPLESS and HOTEL IN AMSTERDAM , The Almei­da The­atre CELEBRATION AND THE ROOM. The Orange Tree TAKING STEPS.

Rep­re­sent­ed by Clare Fox  email: clareimfox@gmail.com

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