James Whiteside

James Whiteside Portrait

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Current and forthcoming credits include: TORCH SONG (Turbine Theatre); MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Dubai Opera House); THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Leeds Playhouse); THE WIZARD OF OZ (Chichester Festival Theatre). 

Credits include: AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (Mercury Theatre, Colchester & Southwark Playhouse); THE MIDNIGHT GANG; SLEEPING BEAUTY; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; MISS JULIE; BLACK COMEDY; A MARVELLOUS YEAR FOR PLUMS; THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS; WALLENSTEIN; FUNNY GIRL; PETER PAN; A CHRISTMAS CAROL; THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS; THE WITCHES; THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE; ALICE IN WONDERLAND; THE SNOW QUEEN (Chichester Festival Theatre); HOGARTH’S PROGRESS; LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (Rose Theatre, Kingston); TANGO MODERNO; SHIRLEY VALENTINE; DEATHTRAP (UK Tour); RUNNING WILD (Chichester Festival Theatre & UK Tour); THE BORROWERS (Sherman Theatre, Cymru); UNFAITHFUL (Found 111); THE LAST TANGO (UK Tour & West End); HAIRSPRAY; GREASE (Royal Caribbean / David Ian Productions); THE HOUSE OF IN BETWEEN (Theatre Royal Stratford East); JUMPY (Theatr Clwyd); THE ROYALE; DISGRACED; FEAR (Bush Theatre); DEATHTRAP; A VOYAGE ROUND MY FATHER (Salisbury Playhouse); DANCE TIL DAWN; MIDNIGHT TANGO; NEVER FORGET; FOOTLOOSE; CALAMITY JANE (West End and UK tours); LOVE ME TENDER (UK Tour); THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS; LITTLE SURE SHOT; SALONIKA (West Yorkshire Playhouse); MONSIEUR POPULAR; ANIMAL FARM (Theatre Royal, Bath); RICHARD III; THE WATER BABIES (Curve, Leicester); FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD; PLUNDER; COPENHAGEN (Watermill Theatre); THE DUMB WAITER (Print Room); THE GOOD PERSON OF SICHUAN (Mercury, Colchester); THE JUNGLE BOOK (Citizen’s, Glasgow); STORM IN A FLOWER VASE (Arts); STROKE OF LUCK (Park Theatre); BULLY BOY; PRODIGY (St James Theatre); HOLDING THE MAN (Trafalgar Studios); THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES (Vaudeville); APRIL IN PARIS; THE ODD COUPLE; MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS; TWELFTH NIGHT (Perth Theatre); A CHRISTMAS CAROL; ARCADIA; GRIMM TALES; GATES OF GOLD (Library, Manchester); THE ABSENCE OF WOMEN (Lyric, Belfast and Tricycle); JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (Birmingham Stage Company); MONKEE BUSINESS (Manchester Opera House); TRANSPARENCY; THIS PIECE OF EARTH; THE EARLY BIRD (Ransom Productions, Belfast); OVER THE BRIDGE (Waterfront Hall, Belfast); JUMP!; FEN; FIVE KINDS OF SILENCE (Live Theatre, Newcastle) and AS YOU LIKE IT (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre). 

For Tall Stories Theatre Company credits include: THE GRUFFALO, THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD, ROOM ON THE BROOM, THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE and EMILY BROWN AND THE THING.

10 September 2019

TORCH SONG shines brightly at new Turbine Theatre

TORCH SONG shines brightly at new Turbine Theatre

Harvey Fierstein’s seminal gay-play features a lighting design by James Whiteside, and opened the brand new Turbine Theatre at Battersea Power Station.

London Box Office ★★★★★

“Directed with fluidity and flair… Bravo to The Turbine Theatre and Company for giving us such a warm and enjoyable production”

WhatsOnStage ★★★★

“engaging, engrossing… in the presence of something special.”

Time Out ★★★★

“The cast beautifully sell Fierstein’s deep dive into the fragile but enduring spark of love… resonates powerfully into the twenty-first century.”
 

Pocket Size Theatre ★★★★

“The small acting space is very effectively used… Lighting Designer James Whiteside's lighting also enhances the setting especially in the nightclub scenes.”
 

The Arts Desk ★★★★

The Express ★★★★
 

The Stage

“The play contains an array of richly defined characters and well-judged performances… The emotional fireworks explode in all the right places and there’s an elegance to much of the staging.”

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