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: Pericles, Nine Night, Pinocchio, Follies (Olivier-nominated and 2018 Knight of Illumination Award), Angels in America (Olivier-nominated; also Broadway - Tony Award-nominated), Mosquitoes, Common, The Red Barn, The Threepenny Opera, The 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); The Moderate Soprano (West End); How to Hold Your Breath, Clybourne Park (also West End), Posh (also West End), The City, Krapp’s Last Tape, Forty Winks, Boy Gets Girl, Night Songs, The Country, Dublin Carol and The Weir (Royal Court, and also West End and Broadway); Elegy, Teddy Ferrara, Luise Miller and Ivanov (Donmar at the Wyndham’s); Aristocrats, The Chalk Garden, The Man Who Had All The Luck, Othello, Absurdia, The Cut, Proof, Little Foxes and Bondagers (Donmar Warehouse); Happy Days, Feast, The Good Soul of Szechuan, Generations, Vernon God Little, The Jungle Book, As I Lay Dying, Twelfth Night, More Grimm Tales, Omma and Vernon God Little (Young Vic); Amadeus and Playhouse Creatures (Old Vic); Wolf Hall (also West End and Broadway), The Prince of Homburg, The Seagull, Tales From Ovid, The Dispute, Uncle Vanya, Beckett Shorts and The Mysteries (RSC) and Seventeen, Herons, Blasted, Three Sisters, The Servant, A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist (Lyric Hammersmith).

Paule has won the Oliver Award for Best Lighting Design a record four times (for The 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 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). She has also won the Knight of Illumination 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 The 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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