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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design

The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design is an annual award presented by The Society of London Theatre in recognition of achievements in commercial British theatre. The awards were established as the Society of West End Theatre Awards in 1976, and, renamed in 1984 in honour of English actor Lord Olivier.

Laurence Olivier Award
for Best Lighting Design
Awarded forBest Lighting Design
Location United Kingdom
Presented byThe Society of London Theatre
Currently held byJon Clark for The Inheritance (2019)

Winners and nomineesEdit


Year Designer Production
Jean Kalman Richard III and White Chameleon
Alan Burrett Three Sisters
Pat Collins The Illusion
Paul Pyant The Wind in the Willows
Mark Henderson Murmuring Judges and Long Day's Journey into Night
Wayne Dowdeswell Edward II
Jean Kalman The Night of the Iguana and Hedda Gabler
Sumio Yoshii Tango at the End of Winter
Howell Binkley Kiss of the Spider Woman
Paule Constable The Street of Crocodiles
Rick Fisher An Inspector Calls
Jean Kalman A Midsummer Night's Dream
Rick Fisher Hysteria, Machinal and Moonlight
Wayne Dowdeswell Medea
Terry Hands and Wayne Dowdeswell Tamburlaine the Great
Brian Harris The School of Night
Mark Henderson All his work during the year
Rick Fisher The Cryptogram and Pericles
David Hersey Glengarry Glen Ross and Oliver!
Tina MacHugh Ghosts and Rutherford and Son
David Hersey Burning Blue, The Glass Menagerie and Twelfth Night
Mark Henderson Absolute Hell, La Grande Magia and Indian Ink
Peter Mumford Richard II, Mother Courage and Her Children and Volpone
Chris Parry A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Way of the World
Chris Parry Tommy
Mark Henderson John Gabriel Borkman
David Hersey Martin Guerre
Hugh Vanstone 'Art'
Rick Fisher Chips with Everything and Lady in the Dark
Paul Anderson The Chairs
Howard Harrison The Fix
Hugh Vanstone Hamlet
Hugh Vanstone The Blue Room and The Unexpected Man
Paule Constable Amadeus and Uncle Vanya
Mark Henderson Britannicus and Phèdre
David Hersey Oklahoma!


Year Designer Production
Mark Henderson Plenty, Spend Spend Spend, Suddenly, Last Summer, The Forest, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Real Thing and Vassa
Howard Harrison Private Lives, Sleep With Me and The Tempest
Donald Holder The Lion King
Peter Mumford Collected Stories, Richard III, Summerfolk and The Merchant of Venice
Hugh Vanstone The Cherry Orchard and The Graduate
Howard Harrison To the Green Fields Beyond and The Witches of Eastwick
Mark Henderson All My Sons
Paul Pyant Hamlet
Mark Henderson A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Playboy of the Western World
Howard Harrison Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Tales from Hollywood
David Hersey My Fair Lady and South Pacific
Tim Mitchell Henry IV
Peter Mumford Hamlet and Private Lives
Peter Mumford The Bacchae
Paule Constable Play Without Words
David Hersey The Coast of Utopia
Paul Pyant A Streetcar Named Desire
Hugh Vanstone Pacific Overtures
Simon Corder Hitchcock Blonde
Howard Harrison Ragtime
Paule Constable His Dark Materials
Howard Harrison Mary Poppins
Jean Kalman Festen
Paul Pyant All's Well That Ends Well
Paule Constable Don Carlos
Rick Fisher Billy Elliot
Howard Harrison Guys and Dolls
Hugh Vanstone Mary Stuart
Natasha Chivers and Mike Robertson Sunday in the Park with George
Neil Austin Thérèse Raquin
Jean Kalman The Crucible
Kenneth Posner Wicked
Hugh Vanstone Spamalot
Howard Harrison Macbeth
Paule Constable War Horse
Kenneth Posner Hairspray
Paul Pyant The Lord of the Rings
Paule Constable The Chalk Garden
Neil Austin No Man's Land
Paule Constable Ivanov


Year Designer Production
Mark Henderson Burnt by the Sun
Kevin Adams Spring Awakening
Jon Clark Three Days of Rain
Mark Henderson ENRON
Neil Austin The White Guard
Paule Constable Love Never Dies
Mark Henderson After the Dance
Hugh Vanstone Deathtrap
Bruno Poet Frankenstein
Howard Harrison Anna Christie
Hugh Vanstone Ghost
Paule Constable The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Paul Anderson The Master and Margarita
Lee Curran Constellations
Mark Henderson Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tim Lutkin and Finn Ross Chimerica
Paul Pyant and Jon Driscoll Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Paule Constable The Light Princess
Peter Mumford Ghosts
Howard Harrison City of Angels
Jon Clark King Charles III
Paule Constable and David Plater Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies
Jan Versweyveld A View from the Bridge
Mark Henderson Gypsy
Neil Austin The Winter's Tale
Natasha Chivers Oresteia
James Farncombe People, Places and Things
Neil Austin Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Lee Curran Jesus Christ Superstar
Natasha Katz The Glass Menagerie
Hugh Vanstone Groundhog Day
Howell Binkley Hamilton
Paule Constable Angels in America
Jan Versweyveld Network
Jon Clark The Inheritance
Neil Austin Company
Howell Binkley Come from Away
Lee Curran Summer and Smoke

See alsoEdit


  • London Theatre Guide (2008). "The Laurence Olivier Awards: Full List of Winners, 1976-2008" (.PDF). 1976-2008. The Society of London Theatre: 20. Retrieved 2008-08-30. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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