Ciaran Bagnall

Lighting & Set Designer

Ciaran Bagnall is generally known as the hardest working man in theatre in Ireland (and the UK). He creates lighting and set design for traditional and site-specific performances that always seem to resonate precisely with the particular space, the text and his collaborators. 

Ciaran trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff and was made a fellow of the college in 2017. Recent Theatre includes:
Set & Lighting Design: The Magic Flute (INO, Wexford Opera House, Gaiety Dublin); A Streetcar named Desire (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Lady Magma (Atelier de Paris); The Last Yankee (Library Theatre, Bolton); UBU The King (Tinderbox, MAC, Belfast);  Oliver Twist (Hull Truck); And Did those Feet (Macron Stadium, Bolton); Double Cross (Lyric Theatre Belfast & Abbey Theatre, Dublin); The Mai (Irish Tour/Dublin Theatre Festival); Lovers (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); The Man who fell to Pieces, Hard to be Soft (The MAC, Belfast); The Great Gatsby (Gate Theatre, Dublin – Winner Best Design Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards). 
RED (Lyric Theatre, Belfast – Winner Best Design Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards); The Train, Observe the Sons of Ulster marching towards the Somme (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); Ashes, Educating Rita, Two, Two 2, A view from the Bridge, Love Story, Twelfth Night, Piaf, Of Mice and Men, Tull, The Glass MenagerieHabeas Corpus, Secret ThoughtsOleanna (Octagon Theatre, Bolton); A Christmas Treasure Island, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella (Hull Truck); Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe, London); Singin’ in the Rain (UK Tour); Othello (RSC, Stratford upon Avon); Lally the Scut, The God of CarnageVilla, Discurso, Tejas Verdes (MAC, Belfast); Conquest of Happiness (Olympic Stadium, Sarajevo); Shoot the Crow (Opera House, Belfast); Snookered (Bush Theatre, London); The Killing of Sister George (Arts Theatre, London); A Slight Ache and Landscape (Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre London). 

Lighting Design:  The Cripple of Inishmann (Gaiety, Dublin); Hamlet (Octagon Theatre, Bolton); Three Sisters, St Joan, (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); These Rooms, Sunder (ANU, Shoreditch Town Hall, London); Pentecost – Winner Best Lighting Design Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Perseverance Drive (The Bush Theatre, London); Much Ado about Nothing (RSC, Stratford Upon Avon & London West End).

PQ2019 Productions


Prime Cut Productions & Oona Doherty

Choreographer/Performer Oona Doherty
Composer/Sound Design David Holmes
Set & Lighting Design Ciaran Bagnall
Associate Lighting Designer Sarah Gordon
Performers Ajendance Dance Company, Sam Finnegan, Ryan O’Neill, Bryan Quinn, John Scott
Film & Photography Luca Truffarelli
Projections Jack Phelan
Production Manager Siobhan Barbour
Stage Manager Gina Donnelly
Producers Una Nic Eoin, Stephen Coulter

Photography Luca Truffarelli

Writer John Logan
Director Emma Jordan
Set and Lighting Designer Ciaran Bagnall
Sound Designer – Carl Kennedy
Design Designer – Enda Kenny
Movement Director – Dylan Quinn
Cast Patrick O’Kane, Thomas Finnegan
Assistant Director Rhiann Jeffrey
Production Manager Siobhan Barbour
Producer Una Nic Eoin

The World Goes Round
The MAC Luminaire Club

The MAC, Belfast &  Blunt Fringe

Director Rachel Logan Fee
Supervising Director Stephen Whitson
Musical Director Mark McGrath
Choreographer Sarah Johnston
Lighting and Set Designer Ciaran Bagnall
Costume Designer Roisin McNamee
Sound Designer Ian Jordan
Arrangements Nick Boyle
Stage Manager Martin McDowell
Sound Technician Catherine Grealis

Piano Mark McGrath
Percussion Matt Weir
Flute Cormac McCool
Double Bass Michael Currie, Thomas Alford
Clarinet & Sax: Gillian McCutcheon