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Durham Marenghi

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  • Orascom Telecom at the Pyramids
  • Diamond Jubilee Concert
  • Classical Spectacular Gulls Rig


Durham Marenghi has designed the lighting for a wide variety of Theatre, Opera, Dance, Trade, Concert and Television Productions and is the only British lighting designer to have lit the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

THEATRE designs include the world tour of "Diamonds" for Holiday on Ice; previous designs include the British tour of "Dancing on Ice - The Tour" and "Saturday Night Fever"; "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; "Daphne" and "Tamburalaine" at Opera North; "Ice Adventures" for Torvill and Dean; "Icecapades" tour of Canada and "Le Ice Show" at the Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas.

"Lennon, The Musical" at the Astoria Theatre; "The Merchant of Venice" for Michael Attenborough; "Le Nozze di Figaro" and "Il Seraglio" for Giles Havergal at The 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; "Saturday Night Fever" at the Musical Dome Cologne and European tours of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", "THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER" and "JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR".

TELEVISION broadcasts include the critically acclaimed Diamond Jubilee Concert on June 4th 2012 and the Queen's Golden Jubilee LIght and Fireworks Extravaganza at Buckingham Palace on the 3rd of June 2002; the New Year's Eve Light and Fireworks Show from the London Eye since 2004, the event lighting of "THE WALL" for Roger Waters in Berlin 1990, arguably the biggest rock show of the last decade; "A Celebration of Christmas" from Vienna with José Carreras, Placido Domingo and Natalie Cole and The Hong Kong Handover Ceremony on June 30th, 1997.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's 50th Birthday Celebration" at the Royal Albert Hall; "Standing Stone" at the Royal Albert Hall and "Working Classical" in Liverpool for Sir Paul McCartney; "The Classical Brit Awards 2000" from the Royal Albert Hall; Opening Ceremonies for the 2005 Dubai World Cup and the Aspire Sports Complex in Doha, Qatar; a BBC Children's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace during Her Majesty the Queen's 80th Birthday and the Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Turin 2006 the LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC HANDOVER in Beijing 2008 the Winter Paralympic Ceremonies in Sochi and the Rio Summer Olympic Ceremonies in 2016

Durham is a member of The Society of British Theatre Designers, The Society of Television Lighting and Design, The Association of Lighting Designers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

To discover more about Durham's work visit his website at