The Association of Lighting Designers was pleased to present two new Honorary Memberships to Brian Croft and John Simpson at the recent ABTT Theatre Show.
John Simpson, ALD Chairman Rick Fisher, Brian Croft
Photo: Marcus Tozini
This category of membership is to recognise individuals who have supported the work of Lighting Designers and no two individuals could better represent service to the lighting industry and designers more than Brian and John.
Brian's career took him from stage management at the RSC in its early days in Stratford into the world of Rock music presentation with the forerunners of Vari Lites and PRG through which he supplied lighting to countless tours and shows around the globe. He continues to be active in the industry even in retirement and is on the board of the National Youth Theatre.
John Simpson is one of the founders of White Light and he is has helped to fashion this company into a leader in supply, service, rental and training across all aspects of the lighting world. He too is very active in other areas within the industry serving as a trustee of Light Relief and on the board of the Motley Theatre Design course.
The ALD welcomed the chance to celebrate the extraordinary careers of John and Brian by presenting them with plaques at the ABTT awards ceremony in London on the 10th of June.