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About Durham

Welcome to the website of British lighting designer Durham Marenghi who has created the lighting design for a wide variety of theatre, opera, dance, trade, heritage, concert, live event and television productions worldwide.

Current Work

This year’s work includes the New Year’s Eve Light and Fireworks event at the London Eye, Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall, architectural designs in New York and Dubai and preparations for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Theatre
The world tour of DIAMONDS for Holiday on Ice
DANCING ON ICE - THE TOUR 2008 - 2014
ROMEO AND JULIET at the Piccadilly Theatre
PETER PAN at the Royal festival Hall
DASH and THE HOT SHOE SHOW for Wayne Sleep
BACK WITH A VENGEANCE for Barry Humphries at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
THE WOMEN at The Old Vic
THE ANCIENT MARINER for Michael Bogdanov at The Young Vic
DAPHNE and TAMBURLAINE for Philip Prowse at Opera North
ICE ADVENTURES for Torvill and Dean
ICE MAJESTY and ELECTRIC ICE for Robin Cousins
ICECAPADES tour of Canada
LE ICE SHOW at the Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas.
LENNON, THE MUSICAL at the Astoria Theatre
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE for Michael Attenborough at the Young Vic
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and IL SERAGLIO for Giles Havergal at Welsh National Opera
THE REPRESENTATIVE and JOAN OF ARC at the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow
PRISONER OF CELL BLOCK H with Lily Savage at the Queen's Theatre
The UK tour and German Production of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER for Arlene Philips
European tour of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
European tour of THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
European tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.
Concerts
BACK TO THE EARTH, a mammoth son-et-lumiere for Isao Tomita on the River Hudson, New York
CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR for Raymond Gubbay at the Royal Albert Hall and arenas and stadiums throughout Europe and Australia
EXPO`92 BRITISH DAY CONCERT for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber in Seville
EQUALITY `94 and`95 featuring Sting, Elton John, Alison Moyet and East 17 at The Royal Albert Hall
The European tour of ANDREA BOCELLI for Barry Marshall
THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER in the grounds of Woburn Abbey and at St Paul's Cathedral
Christmas Carol concerts for Cancer Research UK at St Paul's Cathedral.
Fashion
THE CLOTHES SHOW LIVE at the NEC, Birmingham
THE BRITISH FASHION WEEKEND for the DTI in Warsaw
PHILIP TREACY at the London, Paris and New York Fashion Weeks
Exhibitions at the DESIGN MUSEUM in London for Philip Treacy, Manolo Blahnik and Peter Saville.
Television
The critically acclaimed DIAMOND JUBILEE CONCERT in June 2012
The QUEEN'S GOLDEN JUBILEE LIGHT AND FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA at Buckingham Palace in June 2002
The event lighting of THE WALL for Roger Waters in Berlin 1990, arguably the biggest rock show of that decade
THE WORLD STUDENT GAMES opening ceremony from Sheffield Stadium
RED SQUARE INVITES, an Arts festival from Moscow featuring Jose Carreras and the Mosseiyev Ballet
THE CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARDS from the Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the Royal Albert Hall, London
SHIRLEY BASSEY IN AUSTRIA for Andrew Bridge
CODEX, a Television game show for Channel 4 filmed at the BRITISH MUSEUM
The NEW YEAR'S EVE Light and Fireworks show from the LONDON EYE every year since 2004.
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME broadcast from the QEII in Cherbourg Harbour on the 50th Anniversary of D-Day with Bob Hope and Dame Vera Lynn
A GOSPEL SPECIAL from the London City Temple, broadcast on Christmas Day
Channel Four Gospel Singer of the Year 2002
OMAN NATIONAL DAY `94 AND `95, stadium spectaculars featuring 25,000 Omani children
A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS from Vienna with Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Natalie Cole
MY SECRET PASSION for Michael Bolton at the Bellini Opera House in Catania, Sicily
The HONG KONG HANDOVER CEREMONY on June 30th, 1997.
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION at the Royal Albert Hall
STANDING STONE and WORKING CLASSICAL for Sir Paul McCartney
THE CLASSICAL BRIT AWARDS 2000 from the Royal Albert Hall
The 2005 DUBAI WORLD CUP Opening Ceremony on the occasion of the famous horse race's 10th Anniversary
T200 from Trafalgar Square celebrating the 200th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR
The Royal Opening Ceremony of the ASPIRE SPORTS COMPLEX in Doha, Qatar
The BBC CHILDREN'S GARDEN PARTY at Buckingham Palace in honour of Her Majesty the Queen's 80th Birthday
The ROYAL OPENING of ST PANCRAS RAILWAY STATION in November 2007
The Royal launch of the cruise ships QUEEN VICTORIA and QUEEN ELIZABETH.
The WINTER OLYMPICS OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES and the PARALYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY in Turin 2006
The LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC HANDOVER in Beijing 200
The OPENING CEREMONY of the headquarters of the OLYMPIC COUNCIL OF ASIA in Kuwait
The Inauguration of the DONBASS ARENA and the 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF SHAKHTAR FC in Donetsk, Ukraine
HDTV lighting consultant on a KOHAR ALL STARS concert in Armenia 2011 directed by Phil Heyes
HDTV lighting consultant on the BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS OF MEXICO from Zocalo Square, 2010
The TOUR DE FRANCE 'LE GRAND DEPART' in Leeds 2014.
Durham designed the lighting of the DOW WRAP on the exterior of the LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC STADIUM.

Alt Services

Space Center Bremen:  Attraktionen -  Beleuchtete Kugel im Znetralbereich.
Foto: Ingo Wagner
GIZA
Permanent Installations
The interior specialist lighting for THE SPACE CENTRE in Bremen Germany, at the time of opening the largest indoor theme park in Europe for which Durham won an International Illumination Design Award
KING HENRY'S KEEP at Dover Castle
THE GLASS HOUSE in St Helens
The NUERBURGRING VISITORS CENTRE at Germany’s famous motor racing course
Consultancy work for Architect Mark Fisher on the ‘HAN SHOW’ THEATRE in Wuhan and the WUHAN MOVIE THEME PARK in China
S.P.A.C.E. a charity project in Durham’s home town of Preston providing an environment for handicapped children utilising lighting for sensory therapy.
Trade Designs
The Creative Direction of a multimedia event to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the TAJ HOTEL Mumbai, India
The Volkswagen 'Big Box' multimedia theatre at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2001
1999 JORDAN FORMULA 1 car reveal at the London Palladium
BRITISH AIRWAYS IMPACT DAY, a multi-media event on the River Thames
Orascom Telecom Celebration at the PYRAMIDS in GIZA for which Durham was nominated for A MIDDLE EASTERN LIGHTING DESIGN AWARD
A Major Civic and Television launch of the FIAT 500 in TURIN, 2007
The 70th Birthday party celebration of the CINECITTA FILM STUDIOS in Rome
And over two hundred product launches, conferences and exhibition designs for a wide variety of business clients worldwide.

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