Joshua Gadsby


2012 - 2015 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, BA Theatre Practice - Theatre Lighting Design

Productions at Central

2014 Lighting Designer - The Twee Musketeers! A Rock and Roll Caper (Sherrill Gow)

2014 Lighting Designer - Loaded (Sinead Rushe)



2017 Lighting Designer - As We Like it - Orley Quick and The Hairy Heroines - The Place (Orley Quick )

2016 Lighting Designer - Majesty - Battersea Arts Centre (Helena Webb)

2016 Lighting Designer - Measure of a Fidget - Joel O’Donoghue Company - Lillian Baylis (Joel O’Donoghue)

2016 Lighting Designer - In Good Company - Joel and Pete & Inky Cloak - The Place (Joel O’Donoghue)

2015 Lighting Designer - Dragging Words - Joel and Pete - The Place (Joel O’Donoghue)

Live Art

2016 Lighting Designer - HARD C*CK - Robert Hesp - SPILL FESIVAL (Robert Hesp)

2016 Lighting Designer - O - Project O - Chapter Arts / Southbank Centre ( Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small)


2017 Assistant Lighting Designer - The Grapes of Wrath - Nuffield Southampton Theatres - Nuffield Southampton Theatres/Royal And Derngate/Nottingham Playhouse/West Yorkshire Playhouse (Abbey Wright)

2017 Lighting Designer - Consensual - Nuffield Youth Theatre - Nuffield Southampton Theatres (Max Lindsay)

2016 Lighting Designer - Still Ill - Kandisnky - New Diorama (James Yeatman)

2016 Lighting Designer - Airswimming - NewPlay Productions - The Vaults (Anthony Skuse)

2016 Lighting Designer - R + D - Hampstead Theatre - Hampstead Downstairs (Nadia Fall)

2016 Co-Scenography - dreamplay - BAZ productions - The Vaults (Sarah Bedi)

2016 Lighting Designer - Mary Stuart - RCSSD - Embassy Theatre (Ben Naylor )

2016 Lighting Designer - Alligators - Hampstead Theatre - Hampstead Downstairs (Simon Evans)

2016 Lighting Designer - RISE: Macro vs. Micro - Pop-Ups - Old Vic New Voices - Old Vic Workrooms (Rachel Briscoe, Joe Hancock, Jess Daniels)

2016 Lighting Designer - Russian Dolls - Kings Head (Hamish Macdougall)

2016 Associate Lighting Designer - Firebird - Hampstead Theatre - Trafalgar Studios (Edward Hall)

2015 Lighting Designer - The Island - Freedom Theatre - French Tour (Gary English)

2015 Lighting Designer - I Call My Brothers - VOLTA International - Arcola Theatre (Yael Shavit)

2015 Lighting Designer - Caught - VOLTA International - Arcola Theatre (Andrea Ferran)

2015 Lighting Designer - Miss Sarah - Cicada Studios - Zoo Venues - Monkey House (Angus Wilkinson )

2015 Lighting Designer - Crave - RCSSD/ - SpaceLab Zlomvaz Festival for Prague Quadrennial ( Maike Koch)


Association of Lighting Designers
BECTU (Prospect)


like to work collaboratively to create work in which process is highly considered, with roots in both text and movement. My specific interests lie in designing for performance heavily rooted in physicality, in which light can have more freedom to tell a parallel story. I enjoy applying these ideas across all forms of performance as, for me at least, the process of theatre making presents the opportunity to find truth in storytelling. I am particularly drawn to creating visual images that add layers to the work through directness and clarity. I trained at The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, where I spent a majority of my time exploring the role of lighting designer within heavily collaborative processes. In order to facilitate this I began a journey of interviewing a wide range of theatre makers about what the process of collaboration means to them. I now want to turn my attention to documenting the what collaboration means for young and emerging designers. I am currently part of The Nuffield Theatre's Laboratory associate program working as Associate Lighting Designer for 2016/2017.