Akram Khan‘s Giselle
Akram Khan's Giselle | English National Ballet

Mark Henderson

For over 30 years, Mark Henderson has designed extensively for all the major theatre, dance and opera companies in the UK and has lit over 70 West End Productions.

He was the recipient of the 1992, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2010 and 2016 Laurence Olivier Award for Lighting Design. In 2006, he won a Tony Award for The History Boys on Broadway, and in 2013 he won the WhatOnStage lighting design award for Sweeney Todd. Mark also won a Welsh BAFTA in 2000 for his work on the televised opening of the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

His work in the West End and on Broadway include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Iceman Cometh, The Judas Kiss, Copenhagen, Democracy, Hamlet, The History Boys, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Les Parents Terribles, The Real Thing, Rowan Atkinson in Revue, Enron, One Man Two Guvnors.

In the West End: The Bodyguard, The Sound of Music, Marguerite, Grease is the Word, Amy’s View, Our House, Up for Grabs, On An Average Day, Tonight’s the Night, West Side Story, Spend Spend Spend, Neville’s Island, Follies, Mutiny, Passion, A Few Good Men, As You Desire Me, All My Sons, When We Are Married, Hay Fever, The King’s Speech, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Sweeney Todd, Private Lives, Gypsy, Sunset Boulevard, Funny Girl.

Other  productions include Before The Dawn-Kate Bush, Sunset Boulevard, French and Saunders Live, Eddie Izzard, Peter Pan.

His work in opera and dance includes productions for The Met Opera (Don Carlos), English National Opera (The Flying Dutchman, Child of Our Time, On The Town, Silver Tassie), The Royal Opera  (Don Carlos, Manon Lescaut, Tosca, Sophies Choice, The Flying Dutchman), Welsh National Opera (Tosca, Eugene Onegin), Opera North (Nabucco, Prince Igor, La Boheme, Madame Butterfly), Glyndebourne Festival Opera (Don Giovanni, The Fairy Queen, Hyppolyte et Aridice, The Turn of the Screw), Hong Kong Festival (Macbeth), The Royal Ballet (Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Planets, The Judas Tree), Rambert Dance Company  (The Secret Charm of Mother Nature, Castaways), London Contemporary Dance Theatre (Agora, Canso Trobar)

Mark has also worked on “Showtime at the Stadium” at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff for the BBC, the Royal Gala opening of the Millenniun Centre Cardiff (BBC), the Amnesty benefit concert at Wembley Arena (Channel 4), the concert of the music from Dr.Who (BBC), Oedipus Plays for the National Theatre at the Epidaurus Amphitheatre in Greece.

Mark was an Associate at the Royal National Theatre in London and was Lighting Adviser to the Almeida Theatre.