Ian Saunders

Ian studied at Rose Bruford College and since graduating he has worked at all scales of theatre in the UK from fringe venues to the West End, and even in shops, nightclubs and tents!


The styles of shows are just as varied whether they are straight plays, musicals, opera, comedy or site specific theatre. He believes that good lighting design is a collaborative process with other members of the creative team.  Whether the show is a comedy or tragedy, a two act drama or five act Shakespeare, an opera or an all singing, all dancing musical, light has its part to play in setting the scene.


Ian is a Professional Designer Member of the Association of Lighting Designers.




Other Info

Jack & the Beanstalk Watford Palace Theatre Kate Saxon Designer Cleo Pettitt
Krunch (UK Tour) Talawa Theatre Company Designer Susannah Henry
Dracula Poole Lighthouse Ellie Nixon Designer Bruno Sentini
Timon of Athens Cardboard Citizens & RSC Complete Works Festival & Tour Adrian Jackson Designer Fred Meller
Woyzeck Cardboard Citizens at Southwark Playhouse Adrian Jackson Designer Fred Meller
The Smallest Person Trestle Theatre Company UK Tour Emily Gray Designer Tim Meacock
Hello Again Birmingham School of Acting Sarah Chew Designer David Crisp
News From the Seventh Floor Palace Theatre Watford & Wilson Wilson - Site Specific at Clements Department Store, Watford Wils Wilson Designer Louise Wilson
Beauty & the Beast Creation Theatre Company Sarah Punshon Designer Rachael Canning
Lucia di Lammermoor New Sussex Opera Michael Ruta-Moxham Designer Jason Southgate
Inglorious Technicolour Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Laurie Sansom Designer Philip Witcomb
The Importance of Being Earnest Library Theatre, Manchester & UK Tour Lawrence Till

Designer Richard Foxton,

Nominated for Best Design – Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards 2001


Dracula Dracula Krunch (UK) Woyzeck The Smallest Person Hello Again News from the Seventh Floor Beauty and the Beast