Chris is a graduate of the BA(hons) Lighting Design course at Rose Bruford College.
He now works as a freelance Lighting Designer, Assistant Lighting Designer and Production Electrician.
His particular interests lie in lighting for theatre and musicals.
In the press
What’s Wrong with Angry
"Another note of praise must go to Chris Withers for his Lighting Design within the production. Given the restraints of the Kings Head, he attempted and succeeds in producing the various atmospheres and locations within the show. This is seen during the nightmare sequences where the use of cold shafts of light break apart the stage and heighten the action." Jake Orr, A Younger Theatre
The Faction Rep Season (Thebes and Hamlet)
"In this largely empty space, the brilliant work of lighting designers Chris Withers (Hamlet and Thebes) and Matthew Graham (The Robbers) is crucial in carving up the scenes, skillfully offering both shape and atmosphere. Light spills in from offstage, casting interesting shadows, or glows dimly from a single, dangling light bulb. In line with the morbid subject matter, gloomy visual landscapes abound." Catherine Love, Exuent Magazine
"Chris Withers’ energetic lighting design adds much in its use of X-factor style moving lights as they zip from Sherwood Forest to Nottingham Castle while illuminating and dazzling the audience." Peter Jolly, Greenwich.co.uk