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Assistant Lighting Designer • Rock Of Ages UK Tour 2018/19 •  Assistant to Ben Cracknell

Assistant Lighting Designer • Snow White at the London Palladium (Qdos) • Assistant to Ben Cracknell

Assistant Lighting Designer •  Goldilocks at the London Palladium (Qdos) • Assistant to Ben Cracknell

Assistant Lighting Designer •  Snow White at the Birmingham Hippodrome (Qdos) Assistant to Ben Cracknell

Assistant Lighting Designer • City of Angels •  Stratford Circus • Assistant to George Lawton

 AS ASSISTANT 

 HIGH FIDELITY 

Lighting Design - Turbine Theatre
'Andrew Exeter’s lighting plots neatly and imaginatively enhance the Turbine’s compact space.'
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Jonathan Baz Reviews
'Also impressive, is the lighting design by Andrew Exeter. He manages to transform the space to, at some points, make you feel like you’re at a rock concert.'
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Theatre Fan
 
'Strip lights that hang not only in the playing space.. there is certain spark of magic that makes you feel as if you are instantly there with him .. To conclude every aspect of High Fidelity is flawless.'
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AskTheUshers
'Lighting by Andrew Exeter also adds to the fun and with lights often facing and involving the audience they continue to break that fourth wall, making it very different to many productions'
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LondonTheatreReviews
'Lighting was also a favourite from Andrew Exeter, reflecting on characters consciences though colour and vibrance. Not only that, but this also supported numbers to become projective, evident in the opening song The Last Real Record Store on Earth, and Goodbye and Good Luck.'
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Kelisity
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BritishTheatre.com
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Upper Circle
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The Guardian

 ONCE ON THIS ISLAND 

Lighting Design - Southwark Playhouse
'The high(light)... is the lighting of the piece. This is not something that I would usually comment on... but every mood has been reflected beautifully indeed showing that there is light in shade in abundance'
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London Theatre Reviews
'The lighting bathes the show in bold, dramatic colours enhancing the Caribbean feel of the show'
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Theatre Fan
 
'Imaginative and bold in its design, with Andrew Exeter's lighting design gorgeously effective and transformative'
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LoveLDNLoveCulture
'Managing to highlight the tense moments, bring the God's storms to life and yet still capture the joy of the show too, the lighting by Andrew Exeter is excellent and adds to the story'
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Musical Manda
 
'Andrew Exeter's lighting adding much to the narrative and the emotions of the piece'
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Theatre-News.com
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Whats On Stage
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Broadway World UK
Set + Lighting Design - UK Tour
'What strikes you as you take your seat is the sheer simplicity of the set. Uprights and blocks painted in a stark white and set against plain black are emphasised with colourful LED's, which aim to take your eyes on a tour of the stage. Brilliantly executed, once again, by Andrew Exeter, this is proof positive that you don't need glamorous sets flying in from stage left; plain, simple and illuminated conveys as much power as anything else.'
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Black Country Radio
 
'The set, all white (designed by Andrew Exeter), consists of (from left to right) two of what I took to be picture frames, then a door, then another frame. When the play started, in low light, accompanied by almost subliminal music...Gradually, I began to realise that those frames weren’t frames at all but Grindr profile pictures'
British Theatre Guide

 GUY: A NEW MUSICAL 

Set + Lighting Design - Old Rep
'Andrew Exeter has more than proven his credentials as a lighting designer. With an exquisite mix of subtle highlights and powerful downlighting, his ability to guide the audiences eye around the stage enhanced the performance immeasurably'
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Black Country Radio
 
'Set with a backdrop of tents and a huge scaffold pole cross this modern take on the age old bible story hit all the right notes, literally and figuratively.'
Red and Gold Web
'What is immediately striking upon entering the theatre is the set design. This is the contemporary vision of award-winning designer Andrew Exeter, who has also lit the show beautifully. There is some incredible imagery created, and having the set and lighting designer as the same person greatly benefits the overall vision.'
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BroadwayWorldUK

 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 

 DOGFIGHT 

Lighting & Co-Set Design - Southwark Playhouse 
 
'Stand out lighting design by Andrew Exeter creates the illusion of a helicopter at the top of the show. Soft pinks are used to highlight Rose's innocence, and the audience is transported to the battlefield with powerful use of strobe lighting and sound effects.

Minimal set design by Johnson and Exeter accommodates the Southwark Playhouse's limited space with the size of the cast they have. It's also nice to have the band on show, and a simple platform serves as a balcony and bridge.'

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Broadway World UK
'Designer, Andrew Exeter and Dean Johnson have kept the set small but effective, making great use of wooden crates.'
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LondonTheatre1
'powerful scene in which the marines are in Vietnam (which is also wonderfully lit by Andrew Exeter)'
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LoveLDNLoveCulture
'The set was kept simple with a backdrop of the star spangled banner made out of what looked like news cuttings. Wooden crates were moved swiftly around the stage to make everything from a bed to tables and chairs for a date'
Musical Theatre Musings
This allows the lighting and choreography to take centre stage, both of which are highlights of the show. The use of back lighting especially enhancing the emotional moments of the show'
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Theatre Fan
'simple but effective. The band, lit by warm lamps are at the back of the stage and the different settings are created by wooden crates. A particularly lovely moment sees light bulbs suspended by cast members'
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The Spy In The Stalls
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London Theatre Reviews
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Theatre Weekly

 BAD GIRLS 

Lighting & Set Design - UK Tour
'The set at The Gatehouse in Highgate is used really well... edgy, insightful'
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London Theatre Reviews
'Andrew Exeter’s design, comprised of movable prison bars, and Rachel Chapman’s choreography are both fluidly achieved.'
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The Stage
 
'And everything was delivered by a fine cast in Andrew Exeter’s extremely effective set.'
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LondonTheatre1
'Fly-posters with ‘#MeToo’ and ‘I’m With Her’ slogans hang just outside the prison gates – a nice solution to the fact that the play’s themes are about a decade behind the current political conversation. The outside world’s progress makes no odds to the goings-on inside prison, Prison cell panels on wheels create varying spaces and divisions on stage. They also allow the inmates to remain on stage at all times, cleverly creating a row of cells behind whatever scene is taking place.'
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A Spy In The Stalls
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Reviews Gate