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 ai??i??
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)

Pellias et Melisande
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, Universitat Irchel, Zurich, Switzerland; College of Gambach, Fribourg, Switzerland; Kantonsschule, Sursee, Switzerland; Aula Gymnasium Koeniz-Lerbermatt, Berne, Switzerland; College Claparede, Geneva, Switzerland; niversitAi??t Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Espace Bouteiller, Chantilly,France; Salle du Theatre Universitaire, Liege, 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, CA? 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, CA? 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 Cafe 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 Pero
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