Creative Conversations is a series of cultural conversations in which practitioners across many fields discuss their life and work with an audience drawn from our student body and specially invited guests.
Over a period of more than sixty years, Francis Reid contributed to the theatre industry as a Lighting Designer, Lecturer, Writer, Stage Manager, Theatre Manager, Consultant and Audience Member.
He is best known for his formidable career in lighting which included spending most of the 1960s as Lighting Director at Glyndebourne as well as over 300 subsequent lighting designs across the globe including many operas and over sixty pantomimes.
He has written a range of books recounting his life and craft as well as many key academic texts used as required reading for technical training institutions internationally, many of which he has frequented as a lecturer.
In 2003 he became a Fellow of RSAMD and in 2011, following a four year period as External Examiner of the BA Technical and Production Arts, he also became an Honorary Doctor of Drama.
Since 2009 Francis has concentrated mostly on reading, listening and viewing because he ‘wants to’ not because he ‘ought to’. We were therefore delighted that returned to join us at the newly named Royal Conservatoire of Scotland shortly before his eightieth birthday to talk about his life, his inspiration and his career.
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