Paule Constable

Lighting Designer

Paule Constable


Paule is a multi-award winning lighting designer for theatre, dance and opera. Paule is an associate of the National Theatre, the Lyric Hammersmith and Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. 

Recent theatre credits include: PericlesNine NightPinocchio, Follies (Olivier Nominated, Knight of Illumination Award 2018), Angels In America, (Olivier Nominated, also Broadway, Tony Award Nominated) Mosquitos, Common, The Red Barn, The Threepenny Opera; Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (NT/Apollo/Gielgud/Ethel Barrymore, NY/World Tour), and War Horse. (NT/New London/Vivian Beaumont, NY/world tour) (National Theatre); Local Hero (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh), The Cherry Orchard (ToneelGroep, Amsterdam) The Moderate Soprano (West End); Ear For Eye, Clybourne Park (also West End), Posh, Krapps Last Tape, The Country, Dublin Carol, and The Weir (Royal Court; also West End & Broadway); Luise Miller, Ivanov (Donmar at the Wyndhams), The Chalk Garden, Othello, Proof, Little Foxes, and Bondagers (Donmar Warehouse); Happy Days, Feast, The Good Soul of Szechuan, Generations and Vernon God Little, Wolf Hall (also West End & Broadway), The Prince of Homburg, The Seagull, and Tales from Ovid (RSC); Seventeen, Herons, Blasted, and Three Sisters (Lyric Hammersmith). 

Her Opera designs have been seen all over the world.  In Dance she lit the new revival of Swan Lake, as well as Romeo and Juliet, The Red Shoes, Sleeping Beauty, Play Without Words, Dorian Gray, and Highland Fling for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures.

Paule has won the Oliver Award for Best Lighting Design a record four times (for Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Chalk Garden, Don Carlos and His Dark Materials) and the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design twice (for Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). She has also won the Knight of Illuminations Award for Best Lighting Design for Follies, Saint Joan and for Barnum, the LA Drama Desk Award for Les Misérables, War Horse and Sleeping Beauty, the New York Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award for both Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse and the Australian Helpmann Award for Les Misérables in Sydney. Paule was the first recipient of the Opera Award for Lighting and received the Hospital Award for Contribution to Theatre. 

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