Paule Constable is an Associate Director of the Royal National Theatre and an associate of the Lyric Hammersmith and for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. Her work includes theatre, opera and dance. Moving to London in the 1980s, Constable studied Drama and English at Goldsmiths while working as a spot operator. She started her career in lighting for rock and roll before transitioning to theatre. She has won 5 Olivier Awards (nominated for a further 12) and 2 Tony Awards (nominated for a further 3). She was the recipient of the Hospital Award for Contribution to Theatre and has also received the LA Drama Desk Award for Les Misérables, Sleeping Beauty and Warhorse, and both the New York Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Warhorse on Broadway. Constable was the first recipient of the Opera Award for Lighting in 2013 and was one of the first women to be awarded the Tonic Award for her achievements. She has been awarded three Knight of Illumination Awards for Follies, St. Joan and Satyagraha. She received the Australian Helpmann Award in 2017 for Les Misérables.
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