Rob Mills
Lighting Design

Recent Projects

It is Easy to be Dead–
Lighting & Video Designer
(Finborough Theatre)

Love Birds-
Lighting Designer
(Edinburgh Festival)

Merit–
Lighting Designer
(Finborough Theatre)

I Wish To Die Singing–
Lighting & Video Designer
(Finborough Theatre)

Shaw’s Women–
Lighting Designer
(Tristan Bates Theatre)

Jewish Legends–
Lighting Designer
(Upstairs at the Gatehouse)

Obamaology–
Lighting Designer
(Finborough Theatre)

Free as Air–
Lighting Designer
(Finborough Theatre)

Sommer ’14–
Lighting & Video Designer
(Finborough Theatre)

Closer Than Ever–
Lighting Designer
(Jermyn Street Theatre)

Royal Ballet – Deloitte Ignite Private Performance –
Lighting Designer
(One Mayfair)

Oedipus Retold–
Lighting Designer
(Tristan Bates Theatre)

Leal Dance–
Lighting Designer
(Watford Colosseum)

Don Giovanni–
Co – Lighting Designer
(West Road Concert Hall)

Biograph Girl & Salad Days–
Lighting Designer
(Watermans Theatre)

Crows on the Wire–
Lighting Designer
(Northern Ireland Tour)

Making Dickie Happy –
Lighting Designer
(Tristan Bates Theatre)

Curtains –
Lighting Designer
(Landor Theatre)
Nominated for the Best Lighting Designer for the 2012 OffWestEnd.com Offie Awards

A Midsummer Night’s Dream –
Lighting Designer
(Antic Disposition, Middle Temple Hall)
” effective use of lighting”… …” luminous crescent moon illuminates both actors and audience in constant light which blurs the boundaries between stage and seating. The magical and mortal worlds are also woven together seamlessly as it is not just the mortal Athenians who are whisked ‘away with the fairies’ but the audience, too, into a world rich with colour ” – A Younger Theatre
“excellent lights” – broadwayworld.com
“nice touches”… …”Rob Mills lighting design which created some interesting effects” – uktheatre.net

Gay’s The Word –
Lighting Designer
(Evergreen Theatrical, Jermyn St Theatre & Theatre Royal Windsor)
“A special mention must be given to Rob Mills, the lighting designer, whose subtle touch added depth ” – Camden Review“lighting is effective in enhancing the production” – Backstagepass.biz

Aida –
Production & Lighting Designer
(Riverside Opera, Epsom Playhouse)

Floating Finale – Lord Mayors Show –
Event & Lighting Designer
(River Thames, between Blackfriars and Waterloo Bridges)

Tim Williams Awards 2011-
co – Lighting Designer
(Cochrane Theatre)

Tosca –
Lighting Designer
(Opera a la Carte, Various – UK touring & Luxembourg’s National Cultural Centre)

Daredevas dance showcase–
Lighting Designer & Production Manager
(Akademi South Asian Dance UK, Watermans Theatre)

Hayton on Homicide –
Lighting Designer
(Moulin Exes, Tristan Bates Theatre [London], ADC Theatre [Cambridge], Haslingfield Little Theatre [Haslingfield], The Space – Royal College of Surgeons [Edinburgh Fringe])
“…the lighting sets moods well too. All in all, a thoroughly professional affair.” – The Mirror

Cambridge Wordfest Spring 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 –
Production Design & Technical Management
(Cambridge Wordfest, Various)

Romeo & Juliet –
Lighting Designer
(Marlowe Society, Cambridge Arts Theatre)
“a gorgeous and complex lighting design from Robert Mills.” – Varsity
“a strong lighting design, creates a real sense of place; we can feel the Italian sun beating down.” – TCS

Madama Butterfly –
Production and Lighting Designer
(Surrey Opera, Harlequin Theatre & EM Forster Theatre)
“The set was simple and effective, well described by Hurley as “a reflection of the broken promises and dreams of the story’s brief romance”.” – Surrey Mirror

Venus & Adonis + Dido & Aeneas –
Production and Lighting Designer
(Hampstead Garden Opera, Upstairs at the Gatehouse)

The Magic Flute –
Production & Lighting Designer
(Hampstead Garden Opera, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate)
“ingenious lighting effects from Rob Mills” “the production hung together very well, doing a good job of highlighting Mozart’s more mystical side with its masonic imagery and contrasts between light and dark” “some great lighting tricks”– Bachtrack

Napoleon Noir –
Lighting Designer
(The Stage Company, Shaw Theatre, London)

Anastasia –
Lighting Designer
(Walking Thoughts, Pushkin House, Bloomsbury Square)
“Lighting and sound (Rob Mills and Peter Sunnegren respectively) capture mood and location superbly” – British Theatre Guide

L’Elisir d’Amore –
Production Designer
(Riverside Opera, Epsom Playhouse)

The Mikado
Set & Lighting Designer
(Cambridge Opera, Cambridge Arts Theatre)

Pelléas et Mélisande –
Production and Lighting Designer
(CUOS, West Rd Concert Hall, Cambridge)
“Rob Mills’ production design consisting of a bleak, minimalist set and cold lighting scheme complemented the score beautifully” – TCS

I Sing –
Lighting Designer (for London Transfer)
(GSA, Landor Theatre & Tabard Theatre)

Gilbert is Dead –
Lighting Designer
(Shining Man, Hoxton Hall)

Yeomen of the Guard –
Production Designer
(CU G&S, Minack Theatre, Penzance)
“Superb mock-Tudor set, which later, when lit up, was quite magical” – The Cornishman
A photograph of the show was also featured as the centre-fold photo in the Guardian

Cambridge Wordfest Winter 2009 –
Production Design & Technical Management
(Cambridge Wordfest, Various)

‘Don’t Put your daughter on the stage’ International Noel Coward Society 10th anniversary gala event –
Lighting Designer and Technical Executive
(Noel Coward Society, Hurlingham Club, London)

The Rake’s Progress –
Lighting Designer
(CUOS, West Rd Concert Hall, Cambridge)

My Fair Lady –
Lighting Programmer
(Cambridge Arts Theatre, Mike Robertson as Lighting Designer)

West Side Story –
Lighting Designer
(Tiffin School)

The Mikado –
Production and Lighting Designer
(Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Minack Theatre, Penzance)
“thanks to production designer Rob Mills, looks as it it’s meant to stay in the town of Tittipu, from the opening chorus” – The Cornishman, 17th Sept ’09 

Private Lives –
Set Designer and Production Manager
(Noel Coward Society & Dryden Society, Trinity College Fellows Garden, Cambridge)

42nd Street –
Production and Lighting Designer
(Cambridge Corn Exchange)

Love Bites –
Lighting Designer
(Leatherhead Theatre, Susan Franklin as Director)

Jack and the Beanstalk –
Lighting Programmer
(Cambridge Arts Theatre 2008/09 Pantomime Mike Robertson as Lighting Designer)

Footlights/Oxford Review/Durham Review –
Lighting Designer
(Cambridge University Footlights + Oxford Review + Durham Review, Cambridge Arts Theatre)

Parade –
Production and Lighting Designer
(CUMTS, ADC Theatre, Cambridge)
“a superbly minimal set and powerfully ominous lighting.” – Varsity, 14th Nov ‘08
“The stage is never unnecessarily cluttered with furniture, and the construction at the back of the stage – and the way in which it is illuminated – makes for an inspired visual.” – The Cambridge Student, 13th Nov ‘08

Everyone We Know –
Lighting Designer
(Unspoken Agreement, C+3 Edinburgh)

HERO –
Production and Lighting Designer
(CUADC, C-1 Edinburgh & ADC Theatre)
“The stage design was practically diverse” – Broadway Baby
“This show is well written, designed, choreographed, directed and….” – One4review.com
The show was also selected to re-open the ADC theatre after its redevelopment, with a gala performance.

Cambridge University Annual Fashion Show –
Co – Lighting Designer
(Cambridge University Annual Fashion Society, The Corn Exchange, Cambridge)

Savitri –
Production and Lighting Designer
(CUOS, The Round Church, Cambridge)

Don Giovanni –
Production and Lighting Designer
(CUOS, West Rd Concert Hall)
“This modern feel extended to the set, which made the most of a challenging space. The simplicity of the set was augmented by strobe and backlighting effects, altering the mood on stage effectively.” – TCS

Julius Caesar –
Tour Manager
(European Theatre Group) [50th Anniversary Tour]
(International School of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany; Theatersaal Irchel, Universität Irchel, Zurich, Switzerland; College of Gambach, Fribourg, Switzerland; Kantonsschule, Sursee, Switzerland; Aula Gymnasium Koeniz-Lerbermatt, Berne, Switzerland; College Claparede, Geneva, Switzerland; niversität Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Espace Bouteiller, Chantilly,France; Salle du Théâtre Universitaire, Liège, Belgium; ADC Theatre, Cambridge, UK)

The Elixir of Love –
Lighting Designer
(Stanley Hall Opera)

HMS Pinafore –
Lighting Designer
(CU G&S, Minack Theatre, Penzance)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe –
Lighting Designer
(CUADC, C +3 Edinburgh and ADC Theatre)
“Rob Mills’ lighting design was truly of the highest quality.” – Varsity

Crave –
Lighting + Set Designer
(Little Agitations, C³ Edinburgh)
“lighting crew cannot be faulted” – one4review.com
“inventive use of lighting and a beautiful simplicity” –
Broadway Baby

Apocryphal tales told in the dark –
Lighting Designer
(CUADC, C³ Edinburgh)

Coat –
Lighting Designer
(Footlights, ADC Theatre)

Quadraginta –
Lighting Designer + Technical Director
(Privately funded concert, Round Church, Cambridge)

The Seagull –
Lighting Designer
(CUADC, ADC Theatre)
“Visually stunning throughout”, “The ethereal lighting has been meticulously considered, and the effect is one of a professionally realized show.” – Varsity
“This beautiful production got right to the heart of Chekhov’s play” – TCS

The Country Wife –
Lighting Designer
(The Dryden Society, Trinity College Great Hall)

1, 2, 3, 4, (5) –
Lighting Designer + Technical Director
(The Marlowe Society, ADC Theatre)

Blasted –
Lighting Designer
(CUADC, ADC Theatre)
“This production is Visually Stunning” – TCS

Footlights 2006 Tour Show: “Niceties” –
Lighting Designer and Tour Production Manager
(Footlights, ADC Theatre, Canal Café Theatre, Croydon Warehouse Theatre, Pleasance Queen Dome, Royal Northern College of Music, Nottingham Arts Theatre,Norwich Arts Centre, Stahl Theatre, New Cuts Arts Centre, Angel Theatre, Britannia Royal Naval College, Theatre at Headington, Oxford Old Fire Station, Uppingham Theatre, Bishop’s Stortford School, Harrow School Theatre, Hurtwood House School Theatre,Pleasance Islington, Mick Jagger Centre, King’s Head Theatre, Rosemary Branch Theatre, RGS Guilford School Theatre, Gulbenkian Theatre, Cranbrook School Theatre,Courtyard Theatre Hereford, ADC Theatre)

The Future –
ADC: Sound Designer, Edinburgh: Lighting Designer & Production Manager.
(Private Funding, ADC Theatre & Underbelly Edinburgh, Belly Dancer)

South Pacific –
Lighting Designer
(CUADC, ADC Theatre)

Les Incas du Perou –
Lighting Designer + Technical Director
(CU Baroque Ensemble , West Rd. Concert Hall)

Grease –
Lighting Designer
(Brickhouse Theatre Company, Robinson Auditorium)

Our Town –
Lighting Designer
(CUADC, ADC Theatre)
“The lighting of this show was very impressive: Rob Mills perfectly echoes and theatrically enhances the soft shifts in mood, making beautiful use of colour without garishness and without detracting from the realism of the imagined landscape.” – Varsity