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James Farncombe Productions

[West End, 2023]
Lighting Designer
[West End, 2022]
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Design
[West End, 2017]
Lighting Designer
[West End, 0]
Lighting Designer
[West End, 2013]
Lighting Designer
[West End, 2012]
Lighting Designer
[West End, 2012]
Lighting Designer
[West End, 2011]
Lighting Designer

James Farncombe Awards and Nominations

Obie Awards - 2018 - Special Citations

James Farncombe, Yerma

Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play

James FarncombeThe Tempest

Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Lighting Design

James FarncombePeople, Places, And Things

James Farncombe News

Review: PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS, Trafalgar Theatre

It’s nearly a decade since Denise Gough set the stage alight in Duncan MacMillan’s starkly raw study of addiction. She now reprises her Olivier and Critics' Circle Theatre Award-winning role as Emma for this harrowing and completely absorbing new production of People, Places & Things. 
A TUPPERWARE OF ASHES, THE OTHER PLACE, and More Set For the National Theatre's Autumn Season

The National Theatre has announced two new productions for its South Bank stages this autumn: the world premiere of Tanika Gupta’s A Tupperware of Ashes in the Dorfman theatre, and a new play by Alexander Zeldin inspired by Antigone called The Other Place in the Lyttelton theatre.
Photos: Inside Rehearsal For PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS

All new rehearsal photos have been released from the return of the original, smash hit production of People, Places and Things. 
Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for THE CHERRY ORCHARD at Donmar Warehouse

Check out rehearsal photos of The Cherry Orchard at Donmar Warehouse. Learn more about the production and see how to purchase tickets.
San Francisco Opera Performs INNOCENCE This June

San Francisco Opera will present the American premiere of composer Kaija Saariaho’s final opera, Innocence, at the War Memorial Opera House from June 1–21.
Full Cast Set For THE CHERRY ORCHARD at the Donmar Warehouse

Discover the full cast of Chekhov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD, in a new version adapted and directed by Benedict Andrews, announced by Donmar Warehouse.
PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS Will Return to the West End in May

The original hit production of People, Places and Things will make a return to London's West End, this spring. 
San Francisco Opera's 101st Season Continues With The 2024 Summer Season May 30-June 30

San Francisco Opera's 101st season continues May 30–June 30 at the War Memorial Opera House with the highly anticipated American premiere of Kaija Saariaho's final opera, INNOCENCE, along with Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE (DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE) and Handel's PARTENOPE, presented in award-winning productions.
VANYA at Duke of York's Theatre Adds Additional Performances

The critically acclaimed sell-out run of Chekhov’s VANYA with Andrew Scott, adapted by Simon Stephens, directed by Sam Yates and designed by Rosanna Vize, will add two additional performances to the run at the Duke of York’s Theatre due to public demand. Find out how to get tickets here!
Everything You Need to Know About Janáček's JENUFA at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Discover all the essential information about Janáček's Jenůfa at Lyric Opera of Chicago, including dates, venue, and what to expect from this highly anticipated production. Don't miss out on this incredible opera experience.
Swedish Premier Of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Comes To Göteborgsoperan

In autumn 2024, there will be the Swedish premiere of the musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, based on Roald Dahl's classic Kalle and the Chocolate Factory. The musical premieres at the Gothenburg Opera in a completely new set.
Victoria Blunt Will Perform Additional VANYA Performance in October

Victoria Blunt will perform a public understudy performance of Chekhov’s VANYA adapted by Simon Stephens at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 6 October at 3pm. Learn more about the show and find out how to get tickets here!
Kaija Saariaho's New Opera INNOCENCE Makes Its Long-Awaited UK Debut

This April, The Royal Opera stages the long-awaited UK premiere of Innocence. The original creative team are reunited at Covent Garden alongside an outstanding ensemble cast, following the production's triumphant world premiere at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in 2021.  
Photos: First Look At English National Opera's THE DEAD CITY (DIE TOTE STADT)

See production images for the English National Opera's The Dead City (Die tote Stadt), running 25 March - 8 April 2023.
The ENO Presents UK Premiere Of BLUE

This April, the English National Opera (ENO) presents the UK premiere of Blue by American composer Jeanine Tesori and librettist Tazewell Thompson.
AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD, CHAMPION & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago 2023/24 Season

Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced the company’s 2023/24 Season, which takes audiences on a global tour of opera featuring a richly curated slate of musical events in six different languages.
Annilese Miskimmon Presents Korngold's THE DEAD CITY at The London Coliseum

This March, after making her ENO directorial debut with the gripping new production of the multi-award nominated The Handmaid's Tale in 2022, Annilese Miskimmon (the ENO's Artistic Director) directs the new production of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's The Dead City (Die tote Stadt).
Photos: Inside Rehearsal For PHAEDRA at the National Theatre

Rehearsal images for Phaedra are released today, as writer-director Simon Stone (Yerma, Young Vic) makes his National Theatre debut reimagining Seneca’s famous tragedy in this striking new play.
Photos: First Look at JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge Theatre

John Gabriel Borkman had its first performance at the Bridge Theatre on 24 September 2022, with opening night on 29 September 2022 and the final performance will take place on 26 November 2022. Check out photos here!
LA Opera to Open 2022/23 Season With New Production of LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

LA Opera will open its 2022/23 season with a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor, Gaetano Donizetti's spellbinding tale of marriage, madness and murder. Lina González-Granados leads the proceedings in her debut outing as the company's new Resident Conductor.


What awards has James Farncombe been nominated for?

James Farncombe has been nominated for several awards, including Special Citations at the Obie Awards for "Yerma," Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Tempest," and Best Lighting Design at the Olivier Awards for "People, Places, And Things."

What awards has James Farncombe won?

James Farncombe has won Special Citations at the Obie Awards for his work on "Yerma."

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