Charles Balfour

Lighting Designer

Charles put his acting career on hold over thirty years ago, since then he has lit hundreds of shows throughout the UK and across the world.

Theatre includes: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Pinter), The Kite Runner (Wyndhams/Playhouse), Queen Anne (Haymarket), Richard III (Trafalgar Studios), Mojo (Pinter), Posh (Duke of York’s), Through the Leaves (Duchess), The River (Broadway), Rutherford and Son, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (National Theatre), Romeo and Juliet, A Museum in Baghdad, The Seven Acts of Mercy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Alchemist, Queen Anne, Hecuba, The Christmas Truce (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Donmar), The Suppliant Women (Edinburgh Lyceum), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe), Torn, The River, Choir Boy, Chicken Soup with Barley, Now or Later, The Ugly One (Royal Court), Against (Almeida), Minetti (Edinburgh International Festival), The Events (Young Vic/New York Theatre Workshop), The Girlfriend Experience, The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Young Vic), Our Lady of Kibeho (Northampton). 

Opera includes: works for ENO, Royal Opera House, Basel Opera, Flanders Opera, Hamburg Opera, Opera North and dance includes works with Richard Alston, Wayne McGregor, Aletta Collins, Martin Lawrance, Rosemary Butcher, Beijing Dance Academy, Scottish, Birmingham, Stuttgart, San Francisco, Atlanta and Vienna Ballets.