Paule Constable

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Paule Constable is a British lighting designer who won the 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2013 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design.[1] She was also a nominee for four further productions and for a 2007 Tony Award on Broadway. In 2011 she won the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a play for War Horse.

Paule read English and Drama at Goldsmiths' College London and she trained in lighting design while working in the music business.[citation needed]

Opera includes many designs for the Royal Opera, English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Opera North, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera. Abroad she has worked in Paris, Salzburg, Strasbourg, Berlin, Brussels, New Zealand, Dallas and Houston. For The Metropolitan Opera in New York she has designed lighting for "Satyagraha", "Anna Bolena", "Don Giovanni" and "Giulio Cesare".[citation needed]

She has created fifteen productions at the National Theatre, including Paul. Her lighting designs are regularly seen at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Donmar, the Royal Court and the Theatre de Complicité. In the West End she lit Evita, Don Carlos, The Weir and Amadeus (also Broadway, 1999 LA Critics' Award winner).[citation needed]

Theatre-Dance productions in Britain and abroad include productions for Matthew Bourne, Will Tuckett and Adam Cooper.[citation needed]

Paule Constable was the lighting designer for the 2010 25th Anniversary Touring Production of Les Misérables, staged at the Barbican in London. A DVD of the live concert performance at the O2 on 3 October has been released. In 2011, this production performed at the Ahmanson Theatre and Constable won the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Lighting Design.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Staff (8 March 2009). "Speeches: And the Laurence Olivier Winners Said". Retrieved 8 March 2009. 

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