Mark Henderson Lighting Design


Mark has over 30 years experience as a Lighting Designer and has designed extensively for all the major theatre, dance and opera companies in the UK and has lit over 70 West End and over 25 Broadway productions.


Mark was the recipient of the 1992,1995,2000,2002, 2010 AND 2016 Laurence Olivier Award for Lighting Design, in 2006 won a Tony Award for The History Boys on Broadway and in 2013 won the WhatOnStage lighting design award for Sweeney Todd.

Mark won a Welsh BAFTA in 2000 for his work on the televised  opening of the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.


A selection of work in the West End and on Broadway:


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The Iceman Cometh

The Judas Kiss




The History Boys ( also in Los Angeles )

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Les Parents Terribles

The Real Thing

Rowan Atkinson in Revue ( also World tour )


One Man Two Guvnors

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Sunset Boulevard


In the West End :


The Bodyguard

The Sound of Music, ( also in Toronto and UK tour )

Marguerite ( also in Tokyo )

Grease is the Word ( also UK and world tours )

Amy’s View

Our House

Up for Grabs

On An Average Day

Tonight’s the Night

West Side Story ( also UK tours )

Spend Spend Spend

Neville’s Island




A Few Good Men

As You Desire Me

All My Sons

When We Are Married

Hay Fever

The King’s Speech

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Sweeney Todd

Private Lives


Sunset Boulevard

Funny Girl


Other  productions include :


Before The Dawn-Kate Bush ( Hammersmith Eventim Apollo )

Sunset Boulevard ( UK tour )

French and Saunders Live ( UK tour)

Eddie Izzard ( Radio City and US tour )

Peter Pan (360 Theatre, London and San Francisco)


Work in opera and dance includes productions for :


English National Ballet ( Akram Khan's Giselle )

The Met Opera ( Don Carlos )

English National Opera ( The Flying Dutchman, Child of Our Time, On The Town, Silver Tassie )

The Royal Opera  ( Don Carlos, Manon Lescaut, Tosca, Sophies Choice, The Flying Dutchman )

Welsh National Opera ( Tosca, Eugene Onegin )

Opera North ( Nabucco, Prince Igor, La Boheme, Madame Butterfly )

Glyndebourne Festival Opera ( Don Giovanni, The Fairy Queen, Hyppolyte et Aridice, The Turn of the Screw )

Hong Kong Festival ( Macbeth )

The Royal Ballet ( Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Planets , The Judas Tree )

Rambert Dance Company  ( The Secret Charm of Mother Nature, Castaways )

London Contemporary Dance Theatre ( Agora, Canso Trobar )


Television and Film productions include :

The Tall Guy, Rowan Atkinson in Boston, Under Milk Wood, Choir of the Year for the BBC.


Fashion Shows for :

Laura Ashley,  Zandra Rhodes ,  Hermes, Jasper Conran.


Larger scale and televised projects include:

“Showtime at the Stadium” at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff for the BBC.

Royal Gala opening of the Millenniun Centre Cardiff ( BBC ).

Amnesty benefit concert at Wembley Arena ( C4).

Concert of the music from Dr.Who for the BBC in Cardiff.

Oedipus Plays for the National Theatre at the 15000 seat Epidaurus outdoor Amphitheatre in Greece


Architectural and exhibition work:

Royal Court re-development,  Madame Tussauds (London, Las Vegas and New York).


Mark was an Associate at the Royal National Theatre in London and was Lighting

Adviser to the Almeida Theatre.