Ben Ormerod

Ben designed the lighting for the acclaimed fashion designer J.W.ANDERSON’s show for Men’s fashion week at the ICA in 2012. He also designed the lighting for the Calico Textiles Museum, Ahmedebad.

Awards and Nominations

Nominated for Best Lighting Design for Two Men of Florence at the Huntington Theatre Company by Boston’s Independent Reviewers of New England.
Nominated for Best Lighting for The Last Days of the Reluctant Tyrant at the Abbey Theatre in the Irish Times – Irish Theatre Awards.

2017

UNE EDUCATION MANQUÉE AND LES MAMELLES DE TIRÉSIAS
Director: Stephen Unwin
Royal College of Music International opera School
TRISTAN AND ISOLDE
Director: Carmen Jakobi
Longborough Festival Opera
MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS
Director: Terry Johnson
Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto
A NUMBER
Director: Zinnie Harris
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

2016

THE TEMPEST
Director: Simon Usher
The Print Room
TROUBLE IN MIND
Director: Laurence Boswell
Theare Royal Bath, Ustinov
THE HAPPINESS PROJECT
Choreographer: Didy Veldman
UK Tour
THE LIBERTINE
Director: Terry Johnson
Theatre Royal Bath & Theatre Royal Haymarket
TANNHÄUSER
Director: Alan Privett
Longborough Festival Opera
BANISHED
Director: Elaine Kidd
Trinity Laban
DONEGAL
Director: Conall Morrisson
Abbey Theatre
THIS RESTLESS HOUSE
Director: Dominic Hill
Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow

2015

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
Director: Laurence Boswell
Theatre Royal Bath
MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS
Director: Terry Johnson
Theatre Royal Bath and West End
YOU NEVER CAN TELL
Director: Conall Morrison
Abbey Theatre
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Director: Olivia Fuchs
Trinity Laban
A MIGHTY WIND
Choreographer: Jeroen Verbruggen
National Dance Company Wales
THREE DANCERS
Choreographer: Didy Veldman
Ballet Rambert
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
Director: Carmen Jakobi
Longborough Festival Opera
THE DEATH OF A COMEDIAN
Director: Steve Marmion
Soho Theatre/Lyric Belfast/Peacock Dublin
THE HERBAL BED
Director: Emma Lucia
Clwyd Theatr Cymru

2014

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
Director: Conall Morrison
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
HAMLET
Director: Dominic Hill
Citizens Theatre Glasgow
FINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED T’BE
Director: Terry Johnson
Theatre Royal Stratford East/Tour
THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE
Director: Laurence Boswell
Theatre Royal Bath and Tour
INTIMATE APPAREL
Director: Laurence Boswell
Theatre Royal Bath – Ustinov/ Park Theatre
THE ONE
Director: Steve Marmion
Soho Theatre
SEE BLUE THROUGH
(Revival)
Choreographer: Didy Veldman
Phoenix Dance Theatre/Tour
CASSE NOISETTE
Director: Jeroen Verbruggen
Grand Théâtre Genève

2013

CARMEN
Choreographer: Didy Veldman
Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
THE COLLEEN BAWN
Director: Gerry Hynes
Druid Theatre
IN THE NEXT ROOM OR
THE VIBRATOR PLAY
Director: Laurence Boswell
St. James’ Theatre
MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
& THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Director: Edward Hall
Propeller Tour
PEEP
Director: Donnacadh O’Briain
Latitude/Edinburgh Festival
DON GIL DE LAS CALZAS VERDES
(Spanish Golden Age)
Director: Mehmet Ergen
Ustinov Bath/Arcola/Belgrade Coventry
EL CASTIGO SIN VENGANZA
(Spanish Golden Age)
Director: Laurence Boswell
Ustinov Bath/Arcola/Belgrade Coventry
LA DAMA BOBA
(Spanish Golden Age)
Director: Laurence Boswell
Ustinov Bath/Arcola/Belgrade Coventry
EUGENIE GRANDET
Director: Donnacadh O’Briain
Edinburgh Festival
DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN
Director: Alan Privett
Longborough Festival Opera
ZORRO!
Director: Chris Henshaw
Atlanta
LES NOCES
Director: Didy Veldman
Grand Theatre Geneve
TWELFTH NIGHT & THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
Director: Ed Hall
Propeller/Tour

Previous Productions

CHARLOTTE’S WEB
Director: Roger Haines
Birmingham Stage Company
TITUS
Director: Lu Kemp
Imaginate Festival/Macrobert/Tour
THE WELSH BOY/DEADKIDSSONGS/THE DOUBLE
Director: Matthew Lloyd/Laurence Boswell and Gary Sefton
Theatre Royal Bath, Ustinov Studio, Autumn Season 2012
PEEP
Director: Donnacadh O’BrIain
Pleasance, Edinburgh
KING LEAR
Director: Dominic Hill
Glasgow Citizens Theatre
THE TEMPEST
Director: Jemima Levick
Dundee Repertory Theatre
THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW DRESS
Director: Tim Roseman
Theatre 503
THE HERESY OF LOVE
Director: Nancy Meckler
Royal Shakespeare Company
HENRY V & THE WINTER’S TALE
Director: Edward Hall
Propeller UK and international tour
DIVINE WORDS
Director: Paul Hunter
RADA
FIT AND PROPER PEOPLE
Director: Steve Marmion
Soho Theatre
THE PHOENIX OF MADRID, IPHIGENIA AND THE SURPRISE OF LOVE
Director: Laurence Boswell
Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath
ZORRO!
Director: Chris Renshaw
Tokyo and Holland, previously Paris, West End and UK tour
TRANSLATIONS
Director: Conall Morrison
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
RICHARD III & COMEDY OF ERRORS
Director: Edward Hall
Propeller UK and international tour
LOYALTY
Director: Edward Hall
Hampstead Theatre
THE CRUCIBLE
Director: Conall Morrison
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
ONASSIS
Director: Nancy Meckler
Derby Playhouse / West End
CARMEN – THE MUSICAL
Director: Olivia Fuchs
Pimlico Opera at HMP Wandsworth
THE SANCTUARY LAMP
Director: Tom Murphy
B*spoke Theatre at the Arcola and in Cork and Dublin
TREASURE ISLAND
Director: Stephen Unwin
Rose Theatre Kingston
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM & THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Director: Edward Hall
A Propeller Production by The Watermill Theatre
THE LAST DAYS OF THE RELUCTANT TYRANT
Director: Conall Morrison
Abbey Theatre
SERIOUS MONEY
Director: Jonathan Munby
Birmingham Rep

Opera & Dance

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
Director: Alan Privett
Longborough Festival
BALLET SHOES
Director: Chor. Matthew Hart
London Children’s Ballet
LA TRAVIATA
Director: Olivia Fuchs
Danish National Opera
FRAME OF VIEW
Director: Choreographer Didy Veldman
A new ballet for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, New York
JEANNE D’ARC au BÛCHER
Director: Keith Warner
Academia Santa Cecilia, Rome
FALSTAFF
Director: Dominic Hill
Scottish Opera
CINDERELLA
Director: Choreographer Didy Veldman
Gothenborg

Other Theatre

DIMETOS
Director: Douglas Hodge
Donmar Warehouse
TWO MEN OF FLORENCE
Director: Edward Hall
Huntington Theatre Company, Boston
THE DRESSER
Director: Di Trevis
Watford Palace Theatre
LEGAL FICTIONS
Director: Christopher Morahan
West End & Bath Theatre Royal production on UK tour
THE CHANGELING
Director: Stephen Unwin
ETT tour

West End and London

SWEENEY TODD
Director: David Freeman
Royal Festival Hall
SEE HOW THEY RUN
Director: Douglas Hodge
Act tour/Duchess
CALICO
Director: Edward Hall
Sonia Friedman/Duke of Yorks
DICK WHITTINGTON
Director: Edward Hall
Barbican
THE OLD COUNTRY
Director: Stephen Unwin
ETT tour/Trafalgar Studios
THE BEST OF FRIENDS
Director: James Roose Evans
Hampstead/Duncan Weldon UK tour
A NIGHT AT THE DOGS
Director: Abigail Morris
Soho Theatre
MACBETH starring Sean Bean and Samantha Bond
Director: Edward Hall
Albery
THE CONSTANT WIFE
Director: Edward Hall
West End, Watermill Theatre & UK tours
WHO KILLED MR  DRUM
Director: Paul Robinson
Riverside Studios
THE LEENANE TRILOGY
Director: Garry Hynes
Royal Court & Druid Theatre

For the Royal Shakespeare Company

MACBETH
Director: Conall Morrison
Royal Shakespeare Company
HOUSE OF DESIRES
Director: Nancy Meckler
West End & RSC (Spanish Golden Age Season in the Swan Theatre)
PEDRO DE URDEMALAS
Director: Mike Alfreds
As above
THE DOG IN THE MANGER
Director: Lawrence Boswell
RSC (Spanish Golden Age Season in the Swan Theatre)
TAMAR’S REVENGE
Director: Simon Usher
As above
TRADE
Director: Sascha Wares
RSC New Work Festival
HEAD/CASE
Director: Caroline Hunt
Swan Theatre Stratford, Soho Theatre &  Coventry Belgrade
JULIUS CAESAR
Director: Edward Hall
HENRY V
Director: Edward Hall
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
Director: Edward Hall
THE REVENGER’S TRAGEDY
Director: Di Trevis

For Bristol Old Vic

GHOSTS
Director: Robert Bowman
Bristol Old Vic
THE SEAGULL
Director: Robert Bowman
Bristol Old Vic

For The Abbey Theatre, Dublin

BIG HOUSE
Director: Conall Morrison
Abbey Theatre
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Director: Conall Morrison
Abbey Theatre

For Edward Hall’s Propeller Company

TAMING OF THE SHREW and TWELFTH NIGHT
Director:
Watermill Theatre, tour & Old Vic
THE WINTER’S TALE
Director:
Watermill Theatre and UK & USA tour
ROSE RAGE
TMA Award Best Touring Production
Director:
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Duke Theatre New York, West End and Watermill
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
TMA Award for Best Touring Production
Director:
Brooklyn Academy, USA  & West End, UK  Tour, Watermill T

For the National Theatre

REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST
(Pinter’s adaptation of PROUST)
Director: Di Trevis
UNCLE VANYA
Director: Sean Mathias
BENT
Director: Sean Mathias
ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST
Director: Tim Supple
AT OUR TABLE
Director: Jenny Killick
THE WINTER’S TALE
Director: Peter Hall
THE COLLEEN BAWN
Director: Conall Morrison
also Abbey Theatre

For English Touring Theatre

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN
GHOSTS
THE MASTERBUILDER
HEDDA GABLER
THE SEAGULL
A DOLL’S HOUSE
HAMLET
MACBETH
Director: all Stephen Unwin
THE CARETAKER
Director: Gari Jones

Other theatre in Ireland

THE HOUSE
Director: Conall Morrison
Abbey Theatre
THE WAKE
Director: Patrick Mason
Abbey Theatre
MADE IN CHINA
Director: Conall Morrison
Abbey Theatre
FREEDOM OF THE CITY
Director: Conall Morrison
Abbey Theatre / Lincoln Festival New York
LONESOME WEST
Director: Garry Hynes
Gaiety Theatre

Other International Theatre

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
Director: Garry Hynes
Broadway, Sydney, Toronto, West End and Druid Theatre
OEDIPUS TYRANNUS
Director: George Kimoulis
Epidaurus, Greece
SILENCE, SILENCE, SILENCE
Director: Vito Taufer
Mladinsko Theatre, Ljubljana
MACBETH
Director: Ole Bornedal
Gladsaxe Theatre Denmark
LAST EASTER
Director: Douglas Hodge
Birmingham Rep studio
MACBETH
Director: George Kimoulis
Greece
LEAVES
Director: Garry Hynes
Druid Theatre & Royal Court co-production
AN IDEAL HUSBAND
Director: Christopher Morahan
Theatr Clwyd
THE RIVALS
Director: Christopher Morahan
Bath Theatre Royal No 1 tour
THE MARQUISE
Director: Guy Retallack
UK tour
RESURRECTION
Director: Corin Redgrave & Annie Castledine
Lichfield Garrick
HINGE OF THE WORLD
Director: Edward Hall
Yvonne Arnaud
THE CIRCLE
Director: Mark Rosenblatt
No 1 Tour
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
Director: Bill Alexander
Theatr Clwyd
THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA
Director: Di Trevis
Theatr Clwyd
JOURNEY TO THE WEST
Director: Jatinder Verma
Tara Arts Trilogy on national tour
PUTTING IT TOGETHER
Director: Edward Hall
Chichester Festival Theatre
THE CIRCLE
Director: Mark Rosenblatt
UK tour
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
Director: Irina Brook
Oxford Stage Company
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Director: Di Trevis
Birmingham Rep
JUST THE THREE OF US
Director: Peter Hall
Theatre Royal Windsor/regional tour
ALBERTINE IN FIVE TIMES
Director: Jeremy Kingston
BAC ‘Critics Up for Review’
MACBETH   & PERICLES
Director: James Roose-Evans
Ludlow Festival
TWELFTH NIGHT
Director: Edward Hall
Watermill Theatre
ABANDONMENT
Director: John Tiffany
Traverse Theatre
SHETLAND SAGA
Director: Philip Howard
Traverse Theatre
THE WINSLOW BOY
Director: Wyn Jones
The Gielgud/national tour
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
Director: Matthew Warchus
West Yorkshire Playhouse
BETRAYAL
Director: Matthew Warchus
West Yorkshire Playhouse
BABES IN ARMS
Director: Martin Connor
Guildhall

and as director on MEPHISTO and  FOUR TALES FROM THE DECALOGUE at E15  School

Other Opera & Dance

La TRAVIATA
Director: Conall Morrison
English National Opera
TENDERHOOKS
Director: Choreographer Didy Veldman
Skanes Dansteater / Ballet Gulbenkian
ESSENCE
Director: Fin Walker
Walker Dance Park Music, Linbury Studio & UK tour
SEE BLUE THROUGH
Director: Choreographer Didy Veldman
Introdans / Phoenix Dance Company / Ballet Gulbenkian
THE JOURNEY
Director: Fin Walker
new dance piece for CandoCo
OUTSIGHT
Director: Didy Veldman
Ballet Gulbenkia
I REMEMBER RED
Director: Didy Veldman
Cullberg Ballet
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Director: Didy Veldman & Patricia Doyle
Northern Ballet Theatre
IBI L’OHUN
Director: Sophiatou Kossoko
Brest
GOD’S PLENTY
Director: Christopher Bruce
Rambert Dance Company
BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP
Director: Jonathon Moore
World Premiere, Opera North/BBC 2
PUNCH AND JUDY
Director: Graham Devlin
Aldeburgh/Berlin & Vienna
IL TROVATORE
Director: Mark Brickman
Scottish Opera
COSI FAN TUTTE
Director: Graham Devlin
Scottish Opera
AGRIPPINA
Director:
Buxton Opera Festival
THE BOTTLE IMP & BOW DOWN
Director: Graham Devlin
Major Road
LA TRAVIATA
Director: John Pascoe
Bath & Wessex Opera
THE TURN OF THE SCREW
Director: Olivia Fuchs
Bath & Wessex Opera
ARMINIO
Director: Olivia Fuchs
Royal College Music
THE MASK OF ORPHEUS
Director: Stephen Langridge
Royal Festival Hall
THE CORONATION OF POPPEA
Director: Peter James
The Purcell Quartet, Japan
THE CUNNING PEASANT
Director: Robert Chevara
Guildhall
LA FEDELTA PREMIATA
Director: Jamie Hayes
Guildhall