Charcoalblue - Shows


The roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd...


We love theatre and music! Our team is built from industry professionals, many of whom continue working in the industry. Alex Wardle, our Head of Project Management recently designed the lighting for Tell Them That I Am Young And Beautiful at the Arcola, Ben Hanson worked alongside Johan Engels for The Passenger for English National Opera at the Coliseum designing the stage sets, and our Head of Acoustics, Byron Harrison, an accomplished musician, played tenor trombone with the BBC Symphony Orchestra this year for a BBC Radio recording of Tchaikovsky’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 at Maida Vale Studios.


The Charcoalblue team have designed sound for musicals in the West End and Broadway, lit shows at Glyndebourne Opera House, West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Deutsche Oper Berlin and The Gate in London and even worked on elements of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.


Most recently Jon Woodley, Charcoalblue's Head of Business Planning, has produced a hugely successful production of Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong, with lighting by Alex Wardle, which toured extensively in the UK during 2013 and is currently back on the road for 2014 - full details can be found here.