Kevin Sleep:

Lighting Designer

Kevin graduated with a degree in geography and then put it to good use by working in theatre lighting. He went freelance in 1987 and some of his West End credits include: The House of Bernarda Alba, Up on the Roof, The Foreigner,  Eartha Kitt in Concert, Blues in the Night, Other People’s Money and the original production of Death and the Maiden.


He was lucky enough to have lit shows around the country in many of the major repertory theatres including The Royal Exchange Manchester, The Crucible Sheffield, West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Lyceum Edinburgh, the Royal Court Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith as well as favourites such as Greenwich Theatre, The Bush, Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

Kevin is currently Head of Lighting for English National Opera. His opera design credits include the premiere of Greek in Munich and Edinburgh and then at the Coliseum for the ENO; Wexford Opera Festival; Rigoletto (Welsh National Opera small-scale tour); Eugene Onegin (Scottish Opera Go Round); the premiere of 63 Dream Palace in Munich; and Pilgrim’s Progress for the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester. More recently he has been the revival lighting designer for Manon (Barcelona, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Dallas),La Boheme(ENO & Barcelona), Tosca, Cosi fan Tutti & Rigoletto (ENO), Satyagraha (ENO & The Met, New York), La Clemenza de Tito (Copenhagen & ENO).


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