Andy Purves

Andy Purves is a lighting designer and creative technician working primarily in visual and movement-based theatre, circus, and on projects in found space. Lighting design projects include Beautiful Burnout (Frantic Assembly, National Theatre of Scotland), Stockholm (Frantic Assembly, Sydney Theatre Company), Babel (Stan Won't Dance), The Erpingham Camp (Hydrocracker, Brighton Festival), Ida Barr and Office Party (Barbican), Frankenstein (Northampton Royal), Home Inverness (National Theatre of Scotland), and Outre and Ren-Sa (Array). He has worked with Spymonkey, Frantic Assembly, National Theatre of Scotland, Circus Space, Brighton Festival, Company FZ, Tangere Arts, and the Greenwich and Docklands Festivals, and on La Clique at The Roundhouse and in the West End. He trained in sound and lighting engineering at the University of Derby and has an M.A. in lighting design and theatre-making from Central School of Speech and Drama, where he also tutors in lighting.