Denis Hutchinson

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Denis Hutchinson (19**-). Scenic and lighting designer. (Sometimes his name is wrongly written Dennis Hutchinson.)





Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He has worked on shows ranging from experimental theatre via contemporary dance and musicals to ballet and opera. Career highlights include both scenic and lighting designs for Romance, Macbeth, Umoja (in London’s West End), Big Band Blast, Life x3,Amadeus, Three Viewings, Tell Me On a Sunday, Mojo, The King and I, A Handful Of Keys, The Mystery of Irma Vep, The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband, Milestones, Sweet Phoebe and The Four Seasons as well as lighting for Soweto Story (Deon Opperman, 2007), African Footprint, Rosalinda, The Rocky Horror Show, Summer Holiday, Closer and a season of seven South African plays as part of Woza Africa! at the Lincoln Festival in New York.

His work with Free Flight and Vusa dance companies has also taken him to Germany, Switzerland and Australia while work as a theatre consultant has included the Monument Theatre in Grahamstown, the Arts Centre for the University of Johannesburg, the auditorium for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy at Henley-on-Klip and both the Globe Theatre and the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City.

Denis directed Jimmy Righteous in 1981.

Awards, etc

He won a FNB Vita Award for both scenery and lighting for Mojo.

Vita Gauteng Best lighting design: Denis Hutchinson (African Footprint), Award year 2000.


Summer Holiday programme notes, 1998.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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