Katrin Padel

Lighting Designer

I am a Lighting Designer primarily based in the south-east of England.

Passionate about exploring the intersections between technically accurate, contextually relevant and aesthetically beautiful, I endeavour to create well-balanced, high quality lighting designs for every project, regardless of scale. I studied at Rose Bruford, graduating with a first class degree in Lighting Design, and am a member of the Association of Lighting Designers.

I'm interested in balancing creative and technical skills, so I also hold a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Interested? Get in touch.

I'm always interested in exploring new projects, so feel free to contact me on the email address below.


The Ruby in the Smoke

Reprint Productions

Original Novel Philip Pullman

Director & Adaptor Madeleine Perham

Set Designer Abby Clarke

Costume Designer Judith Musker Turner

Lighting Designer Katrin Padel

Sound Designer John Evans

The premiere stage adaptation of Philip Pullman's classic novel, The Ruby in the Smoke was an energetic and dramatic romp through Victorian London. The atmosphere of the show was created using handheld practicals, set electrics and a small rig of six lanterns.


3rd – 29th August 2016: King Dome, Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

29th – 30th July 2016: Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton

20th – 21st July 2016: Blackwells Bookshop, Oxford

Jacqui James
"Plenty of visual style... nice use of hand-held lighting... their eye for imagery holds plenty of promise for years to come"
Richard StampFringe Guru
Jacqui James
Jacqui James
"Artfully lit... the use of lanterns is particularly effective in creating the mood"
Robin StrappBritish Theatre Review
Jacqui James

Jacqui James
"A myriad lights twinkle in the gloom of both a stirring and a shadowy back alley London"
Paul LevyFringe Review
Jacqui James
Jacqui James
Stephen Poole