Chris Swain

Lighting Designer / Production Manager

Chris is a Lighting Designer and Production Manager. He has worked extensively with Gecko – lighting design for the company includes The Dreamer, The Time of Your Life (for a televised performance on the BBC), Institute and Missing, as well as working as a production manager at various points on The Overcoat, Missing, and Institute.

Recent lighting designs include: Beautiful Thing, Blue Heart and The Light Princess for The Tobacco Factory Theatre; We Can Time Travel for gig theatre maker Dom Coyote, The Paper Architect for paper and projection artists The McGuires; The site specific dance performance Casting Traces for New Movement Collective, and multiple works for contemporary dance artists TrashDollys and Renaud Wiser. He has production managed for Mark Bruce Dance Company – making and touring 3 shows – Dracula (which won 3 critic’s circle awards, and a South Bank Sky Arts award), Made in Heaven and Love and War; Sleepdogs – making sci-fi drama Dark Land Light House; Mayfest Theatre Festival – production managing 3 festivals from 2011 to 2013; Circus City – production managing the 2017 Bristol Circus festival, and New International Encounter – making Hansel & Gretel for the Tobacco Factory. He has also re-lit shows by Malcolm Rippeth, Guy Hoare and Lee Curran amongst others.