Lucy left her chambermaid job at 16 to pursue a lucrative career in theatre.
She’s been lighting performers, giant puppets, castles, mines, ice rinks, schools, biomes, quarries, clock towers and palaces during the last 20 years as a freelance designer.
Annual bonuses vary. They include learning traffic and wiring systems in Cambodia, flying from cranes, drinking 11% Belgian beer, hiding to scare teenagers in artificial fog, swinging from chandeliers in castles and palaces. Well maybe not the last one.
2014 Once Upon A Castle, Kasteel Gaasbeek, Belgium
2012 Babel, Caledonian Park London [Biggest disappointment of 2012]
2010-2011 Enchanted Palace, Kensington Palace London
2009 The Memory Projector, Merchant City Festival, Glasgow
2009 The Beautiful Journey, North East On the banks of the river Tyne Wallsend
2009 The Beautiful Journey, South West, Devonport Dockyard
2007 Souterrain, Dolcoath, Cornwall
2006 Souterrain, Hastings, UK
2005 A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Hayle, Cornwall
Giant Puppet Project, Siem Reap, Cambodia 2014
SALT: Dance Republic 2 outdoor dance festival 2013
Lighting design for C-Scape If the Shoe Fits 2013
Lighting design for Unexpected Animal dance 2013
Lighting/sound tech for Oh Mary 2012-2013
Peoples Palace Project: Rio Occupation London 2012
Regular lighting design work at The Eden Project for autumn and winter events 2005 – 2014
Regular lighting design for Shallal Dance Company 2007 – 2013
Lighting, production and camera assisting on short films and commercials, 2000 – 2007
Lighting and sound work with Kneehigh Theatre 2000 – 2005, touring The Itch, The Riot, Pandora’s Box, The Red Shoes, Tristan and Yseult, Cry Wolf.
Making silver jewellery supplied to Avalon Gallery, Marazion, also to commission.