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 REVENGERS’ COMEDIES, 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 GARDEN, GAME 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 CAROL ,PORT 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,ENDGAME ,WATT,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, VETERANS’ DAY, 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 MEN, BY 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 TUESDAY ,OLD 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 YOU ,DISPOSING 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.

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