Phillip Dexter MSc

Lighting Designer

Phillip's previous lighting designs for Auckland Theatre Company include Rupert,The Ladykillers, The Good Soul of Szechuan, Other Desert Cities, Lord of The Flies, A Shortcut to Happiness,In The Next Room (Or The Vibrator Play), Calendar Girls, Mary Stuart, Poor Boy, Le Sud, Equus, The Blonde The Brunette and The Vengeful Redhead, Doubt and Up for Grabs.

He works regularly for all the major theatre companies in New Zealand. Recent productions include God of Carnage, Four Flat Whites in Italy, Death and The Maiden (Newmarket Stage), Rock 'N' Roll (Circa Theatre), Don Juan in Soho, Lucky Numbers (Fortune Theatre), Long Day's Journey Into Night, Oliver! (The Court), The Graduate, Dracula, The Goat (Downstage),At The Wake (Centrepoint Theatre), Lucia Di Lammermoor and Turandot (NZ Opera).

While based in London, Phillip's international work included designs at Donmar Warehouse, The Globe, Hampstead Theatre, The Royal Opera House - Covent Garden, Opera Conservatory - Royal College of Music.

Phillip is director of Limeburner Design Ltd (, which specialises in theatre and architectural lighting design. Training includes a Master of Science in light and lighting from UCL, London. Product design includes lighting instruments for film recently used on the studio components of Avatar and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.