About


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

TELEVISION

THEATRE

FASHION

The Rio Summer Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies

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

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

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 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 the BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS OF MEXICO from Zocalo Square

The WINTER OLYMPICS OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES and the PARALYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY in Turin 2006

The LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC HANDOVER in Beijing 2008

The TOUR DE FRANCE ‘LE GRAND DEPART’ in Leeds 2014

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

ABU DHABI 45th NATIONAL DAY 2016

 

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 SHOW

European tour of THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

European tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.

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.


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.

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.