Ben Cracknell Lighting Designer

Ben Cracknell is a graduate of Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, working extensively in theatre and television worldwide. Over the last decade or so he has designed the lighting for more than 100 productions.

Theatre work includes: The Famished Land (Greenwood Theatre); The Hired Man (St. James Theatre); As You Like It (Stafford & Ludlow Shakespeare Festival); 20th Century Boy (UK Tour); The Memory of Water (New Vic, Stoke); Our House  (New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich & UK Tour); West Side Story (The Victoria Warehouse, Manchester for NYMT); Sherlock Holmes – The Best Kept Secret, Angus Thongs and Even more Snogging (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Mummy, The Prodigals, 20th Century Boy (The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry); Flash Mob (Saddlers Wells & UK Tour); Saturday Night Fever, Master Class, Sweet Charity & The Who’s Tommy  (The English Speaking Theatre, Frankfurt); Merrily We Roll Along (Theatr Clwyd); African Snow  (York Theatre Royal); Antigone (Southwark Playhouse); Defending The Caveman  (The Leicester Square Theatre); Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Liverpool Playhouse); Rhinestone Mondays  (The Mercury Theatre, Coventry); I Dreamed a Dream, Chess, Jolson & Co. & The Rise and Fall of Little Voice  (UK Tour for Michael Harrison); Dancing in the Streets (The Cambridge Theatre); Hamlet The Musical  (Royal Theatre, Northampton); All the Fun of the Fair (The Garrick Theatre); Visiting Mr. Green (The Trafalgar Studios); Alarms & Excursions, Present Laughter, Quartet & Deceptions (UK tour for Ian Fricker); Jus’ Like That & Shout!  (UK Tour for Mark Goucher); Happy Jack, Can’t Smile Without You, This is Elvis & The Who’s Tommy  (UK Tour for Bill Kenwright).


Television work includes: The 2012 & 2013 Classic Brit Awards (The Royal Albert Hall for ITV); The 2011 - 2014 Olivier Awards  (Royal Opera House for ITV & BBC); The 2006 – 2013 Brits Launch, Who Wants to be a Millionaire?  (ITV); The 2010 Papal visit and Mass, Fresh from the Fringe  (BBC); Il Divo  (The London Coliseum); The Kaiser Chiefs, Goldfrapp (Brixton Academy for DVD).

Work in preparation includes: Strangers On A Train (The English Theatre. Frankfurt); Saturday Night Fever (Theatre Royal, Bath & UK Tour).

Visit www.bencracknell.co.uk for more information.