Malcolm Rippeth

Malcolm is an Associate Artist for Kneehigh Theatre. He has lit productions for them for over ten years including Nights At The Circus, Don John, Wah! Wah! Girls and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

Awards

Malcolm won the WOS Theatergoers’ Choice Award for Best Lighting Designer for his designs on Brief Encounter and Six Characters In Search Of An Author.

He was also nominated for an ‘Outstanding Lighting Design’ Outer Critics’ Circle Award for Brief Encounter in New York and, as a member of the design team, won an OBIE Award.
Nominated for ‘Lighting Design’ by Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle for Tristan & Yseult.

2017

BOUDICA
Director: Eleanor Rhode
Shakespeare’s Globe
TWELFTH NIGHT
Director: Emma Rice
Shakespeare’s Globe
946
Director: Emma Rice
Kneehigh, UK & US Tour
JUDGEMENT IN STONE
Director: Roy Marsden
Theatre Royal Windsor
FIDELIO
Director: Daniel Slater
The Royal Festival Hall, London
MY BRILLIANT FRIEND
Director: Melly Still
Rose Theatre Kingston
RICHARD III
Director: Barrie Rutter
Hull Truck
TITUS ANDRONICUS
Director: Blanche McIntyre
Royal Shakespeare Company
ALCINA
Director: David Alden
Santa Fe

2016

A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS
Director: Mike Shepherd
Knee High, Little Angel Theatre
LE PREMIERE MEURTRE
Director: Ted Huffman
Opera Le Balcon
946
Director: Emma Rice
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre & Tour
IDOMENEO
Director: Tim Albery
Garsington Opera
FUP
Director: Simon Harvey
Knee-high Asylum
THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK
Director: Emma Rice
Knee-high, Bristol Old Vic, Tour
DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE
Director: Mike Shepherd
International Tour
PLEASURE
Director: Tim Albery
Opera North
CAPRICCIO
Director: Tim Albery
Santa Fe Opera
GOOD CANARY
Director: John Malkovich
Rose Theatre Kingston
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Director: Emma Rice
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
ONLY THE BRAVE
Director: Steve Marmion
Wales Millennium Centre
IN PARENTHESIS
Director: David Pountney
Welsh National Opera, Cardiff and Tour
THE HERBAL BED
Director: James Dacre
English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derogate and Rose Theatre Kingston

2015

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Director: Ciaran McConville
Rose Theatre, Kingston
MY PEOPLE
Director: Steffan Donnelly
Clwyd Theatr Cymru & Invertigo co-production
WALLFLOWER
Director: Richard Gregory
Quarantine on tour
DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE & OTHER LOVE SONGS
Director: Mike Shepherd
Kneehigh on tour
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
Director: Joe Dowling
Gate Theatre Dublin
SNOW WHITE
Choreographer:Liv Lorent
balletLORENT/UK Tour
INSTANT LIGHT
Choreographer:Liv Lorent
balletLORENT/UK Tour
DEAD MONKEY
Director:Hannah Price
Park Theatre
GIOVANNA D’ARCO
Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Buxton Opera Festival
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Director: Stephen Unwin
Buxton Opera Festival
946
Director:Emma Rice
Kneehigh
AFTER ELECTRA
Director:Samuel West
Theatre Royal Plymouth/Tricycle
WHAT FALLS APART
Director:Max Roberts
Live Theatre Newcastle
THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS
Director:Joe Murphy
Chichester Festival Theatre/UK Tour
BOA
Director:Hannah Price
Trafalgar Studios
THE THREE LIONS
Director:Philip Wilson
St James Theatre/UK Tour

2014

TRISTAN AND YSEULT
Director:Emma Rice
Kneehigh Theatre
FLYING INTO DAYLIGHT
Director: Ron Hutchinson & Max Roberts
Newcastle Live
GHOST FROM A PERFECT PLACE
Director: Russell Bolam
Arcola Theatre/Sarah Stribley productions
NOT THE WORST PLACE
Director: George Perrin
Paines Plough/Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Sherman Theatre
SCIENCE MUSEUM LIVE – THE ENERGY SHOW
Director: Martin Lamb
Science Museum Group, UK tour
THE GIRL’S GUIDE TO SAVING THE WORLD
Director: Amelia Sears
Hightide Festival Theatre
L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
Director: Tim Albery
Opera North
JACOBIN
Director: Stephen Unwin
Buxton Opera Festival
ORFEO
Director: Stephen Medcalf
Buxton Opera Festival
DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE & OTHER LOVE SONGS
Director: Mike Shepherd
Kneehigh Theatre
SPRING AWAKENING
Director: Ben Kidd
Headlong
THE THREEPENNY OPERA
Director: Peter Rowe/Jenny Sealey
Nottingham Playhouse/New Wolsey Theatre/Graeae Theatre Company/Birmingham Repertory/West Yorkshire Playhouse
TRISTAN & YSEULT
Director: Emma Rice
Kneehigh/USA Tour
BRIEF ENCOUNTER
Director: Emma Rice
Kneehigh/USA Tour
REFUGEE BOY
Director: Gail McIntyre
UK Tour/West Yorkshire Playhouse
MOON TIGER
Director: Stephen Unwin
Theatre Royal Bath/UK Tour

2013

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Director: Steve Marmion
Soho Theatre
THE THREE LIONS
Director: Philip Wilson
Pleasance London/Edinburgh Festival
THE ENERGY SHOW
Director: Martin Lamb
The Science Museum/Imax Theatre
BRIEF ENCOUNTER
Director: Emma Rice
Kneehigh/Australian/US Tours
DARK ROAD
Director: Mark Thomson
Lyceum Edinburgh
THE NIGHT BALL
Chor: Liv Lorent
balletLORENT/UK Tour
OURS WAS THE FEN COUNTRY
Director: Dan Canham
Still House/MAYK
Bristol Old Vic/New Wolsey Theatre/DanceXchange/UK Tour/NT Shed
TRISTAN & YSEULT
Director: Emma Rice
Kneehigh Theatre/UK Tour/
Berkeley Rep.
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Director: Blanche McIntyre
Royal Exchange Manchester
THE EMPRESS
Director: Emma Rice
Royal Shakespeare Company
REFUGEE BOY
Director: Gail McIntyre
West Yorkshire Playhouse
FOREVER HOUSE
Director: Joe Murphy
Drum Theatre Plymouth
THREEPENNY OPERA
Director: Ted Huffman
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées/Royal Festival Hall
AND THEN THE DARK
Director: Peter Rowe
New Wolsey Theatre
THE WILD BRIDE
Director: Emma Rice
Kneehigh/Berkeley Repertory Theatre
& St. Ann’s Warehouse NY
A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS
Director: Mike Shepherd
UK Tour/Little Angel Theatre

Previous Theatre

THE DEAD
Director: Joe Dowling
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
MIDNIGHT’S PUMPKIN
Director: Mike Shepherd & Emma Rice
Kneehigh/BAC
THE PROMISE
Director: ALex Sims
Donmar /Trafalgar Studio
LONDON
Director: George Perrin
Paines Plough/UK Tour
STEPTOE AND SON
Director: Emma Rice
Kneehigh / West Yorkshire Playhouse
WEST SIDE STORY
Director: Will Tuckett
Sage Gateshead
WAH! WAH! GIRLS
Director: Emma Rice
Sadler’s Wells / Stratford East
BELONG
Director: Indhu Rubasingham
Tiata Fahodzi and Royal Court Co-Production
THE PITCHFORK DISNEY
Director: Edward Dick
The Arcola Theatre
THE LADY FROM THE SEA
Director: Stephen Unwin
Rose Theatre, Kingston
THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
Director: Blanche McIntyre
Salisbury Playhouse
A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS
Director: Mike Shepherd
Little Angel Theatre
STONES IN HIS POCKETS
Director: Indhu Rubasingham
Tricycle Theatre
LITTLE WOMEN
Director: Michael Barker-Caven
Gate Theatre Dublin
THE WILD BRIDE
Director: Emma Rice
Kneehigh Asylum 2011/UK TOur
PERSUASION
Director: Kate Saxon
Salisbury Playhouse
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST & FAREWELL TO THE THEATRE
Director: Stephen Unwin
Rose Theatre, Kingston
DECADE
Director: Rupert Goold
Headlong Theatre
H.M.S PINAFORE
Director: Joe Dowling
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
THE ACID TEST
Director: Simon Godwin
Royal Court
THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG
Director: Emma Rice
Leicester Curve

Opera and Dance

RAPUNZEL
balletLORENT
ARMIDA
Director: Martin Duncan
Garsington Opera 2010
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Director: John Cox
Garsington Opera 2010
MaETERNAL
Director: Choreographer Liv Lorent
BalletLORENT at Northern Stage
DESIGNER BODY
Director: Choreographer Liv Lorent
BalletLORENT tour
La NUIT INTIME
Director: Choreographer Liv Lorent
BalletLORENT in Bergen, Norway (previously UK tour)

Theatre

THE FIELD
Director: Joe Dowling
Lane Productions, Olympia Theatre Dublin
CALENDAR GIRLS
Director: Marti Maraden
Winnipeg and Toronto
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS
Director: Liv Lorent
Ballet Lorent
THE RED SHOES
Director: Emma Rice
Kneehigh Theatre UK tour
KIN
Director: Jeremy Herrin
Royal Court Upstairs
CRASH
Director: Sarah Esdaile
West Yorkshire Playhouse
BRIEF ENCOUNTER
Director: Emma Rice
Kneehigh – Roundabout NY, US Tour, previously UK tour & West End / Birmingham Rep/ WYP (in association with David Pugh)
SPUR OF THE MOMENT
Director: Jeremy Herrin
Royal Court Upstairs

For the Kneehigh Asylum: BLAST!, KING OF PRUSSIA (both Dir Mike Shepherd) and THE RED SHOES (Dir Emma Rice)

CALENDAR GIRLS
Director: Hamish McColl
Australia, previously West End, Chichester Festival Theatre and tour
THE DEVIL INSIDE HIM
Director: Elen Bowman
National Theatre Wales at the New Theatre, Cardiff
DUMB SHOW
Director: Stephen Unwin
Rose Theatre Kingston
DARK SIDE OF BUFFOON
Director: Timothy Sheader
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR
Director: Rupert Goold
Australian tour, UK tour, West End. Chichester / Headlong co-production.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Director: Steve Marmion
Lyric Hammersmith
CONFESSIONS OF A JUSTIFIED SINNER
Director: Mark Thomson
Royal Lyceum Edinburgh
THE WINSLOW BOY
Director: Stephen Unwin
Rose Theatre Kingston / Theatre Royal Bath Tour
DON JOHN
Director: Emma Rice
Kneehigh & RSC co-production, UK tour
HIS DARK MATERIALS PARTS1 & 2
Director: Rachel Kavanaugh
Birmingham Rep
COPENHAGEN
Director: Tony Cownie
Edinburgh Lyceum
EDWARD GANT’S AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS
Director: Steve Marmion
Headlong Theatre
MARY ROSE
Director: Tony Cownie
Edinburgh Lyceum
THE BLOODY CHAMBER
Director: Neil Murray
Northern Stage
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
Director: Dani Parr
Theatre Royal, Northampton
KAFKA’S DICK
Director: Sarah Esdaile
Watford Palace Theatre
CYMBELINE
Director: Emma Rice
Kneehigh Theatre Company on tour in South America and previously on UK tour including RSC Swan/WYP
FAUSTUS
Director: Original director Rupert Goold, revival by Steve Marmion
Headlong UK tour, previously at Hampstead Theatre
THE GROUCH
Director: Sarah Esdaile
West Yorkshire Playhouse
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Director: Gail McIntyre
West Yorkshire Playhouse
STARSEEKER
Director: Dani Parr
Theatre Royal, Northampton
TRANCE
Director: Shoji Kokami and Sarah Chew
Bush Theatre
CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Director: Simon Reade
Bristol Old Vic
SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES
Director: Stephen Unwin
English Touring Theatre
TUTTI FRUTTI
Director: Tony Cownie
National Theatre of Scotland
MRS WARREN’S PROFESSION
Director: Tony Cownie
Edinburgh Lyceum & Nottingham Playhouse
HAMLET
Director: Stephen Unwin
English Touring Theatre (& transfer to the New Ambassadors)
MOTHER COURAGE
Director: Stephen Unwin
English Touring Theatre
MONKEY
Director: Dominic Hill
Dundee Rep

Other work for Kneehigh

NIGHTS AT THE CIRCUS
Director: Emma Rice
Lyric Hammersmith / tour
THE BACCHAE (Winner TMA Award for Best Touring production)
Director: Emma Rice
West Yorkshire Playhouse / UK tour / Lyric Hammersmith
ANTIGONE AT HELL’S MOUTH
Director: Mike Shepherd
Kneehigh/NYT at Soho Theatre
PANDORA’S BOX
Director: Emma Rice and Neil Murray
Co-pro with Northern Stage / tour

Other work for West Yorkshire Playhouse

SCUFFER
Director: Alex Chisholm
Courtyard Theatre
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
Director: Ian Brown
Quarry
VODOU NATION
Director: Geraldine Connor & Brett Bailey
UK tour
HOMAGE TO CATALONIA
Director: Josep Galindo
WYP/Northern Stage/Teatre Romea co-production playing at WYP, Newcastle Playhouse, Paris and Barcelona
MEDEA and OFF CAMERA
Director: Femi Elufowoju Jnr
Courtyard

Other work for English Touring Theatre

ROMEO AND JULIET
Director: Stephen Unwin
& Hong Kong Arts Festival
JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN (co-designer Ben Ormerod)
Director: Stephen Unwin
ANTON CHEKHON
Director: Michael Pennington
Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal & Oxford Playhouse

Malcolm was also associate lighting designer on THE YORK REALIST for ETT and The Royal Court in the West End.

Other work for Northern Stage

THE LITTLE PRINCE
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
and Greenwich
KAPUT!
at Live Theatre Newcastle
CINZANO & SMIRNOVA’S BIRTHDAY
THE SNOW QUEEN
THE TIGER’S BRIDE
Director: All Neil Murray
NOIR
Director: Max Roberts
Northern Stage & Live Theatre at Newcastle Playhouse

Other work for Live Theatre Newcastle

A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN ELDON SQUARE
Director: Max Roberts
LUSH LIFE
Director: Max Roberts
THE LOVERS
OUR KIND OF FUN
TOAST
DIRTY NETS
Director: all Jeremy Herrin
CHARLIE’S TROUSERS
COOKING WITH ELVIS
KEEPERS OF THE FLAME
Director: all Max Roberts
All RSC/Live Theatre co-prod,

Other Theatre

HAY FEVER
Director: Damian Cruden
York Theatre Royal
MACBETH
Director: Damian Cruden
York Theatre Royal
DICK WHITTINGTON
Director: Peter Rowe
Theatr Clwyd
WOODY ALLEN’S MURDER MYSTERIES
Director: Janey Clarke
I’m a Camera,Croydon Warehouse
COELACANTH
Director: Erica Whyman
Pleasance Edinburgh
LITTLE SWEET THING
Director: Michael Buffong
Birmingham Rep/Nottingham Playhouse/Ipswich Wolsey
BLACK COCKTAIL
Director: Erica Whyman
Pleasance Edinburgh
BILL SHAKESPEARE’S ITALIAN JOB
Director: Malachi Bogdanov
Cooperesque at the Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
DEALER’S CHOICE
Director: Femi Elufowoju Jnr
Salisbury Playhouse Studio
FOYER
Director: Richard Gregory
Leicester Haymarket
BOB DOWNE – BRIGHTER! WHITER!
Karushi at Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh & UK tour
BINTOU
Director: Sacha Wares
Arcola Theatre
THE SELFISH GIANT
Director: Annie Wood
Gulbenkian Studio Newcastle / Leicester Haymarket Studio
A BILLION SECONDS
Director: Ann Cleary
Strathcona Theatre Company on UK tour
ABYSSINIA
Director: Femi Elufowoju Jnr
Tiata Fahodzi UK tour
THREE WISHES
Director: Erica Whyman
Karushi at Pleasance Edinburgh
THE GHOST OF GARCIA LORCA
Director: Paul Phillips
Foolsyard at Gulbenkian Studio Newcastle and N/E tour
TEAR FROM A GLASS EYE
Director: Erica Whyman
Gate Notting Hill & National Studio production
THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
Director: Erica Whyman
Southwark Playhouse
POPPY DAY
Director: Erica Whyman
Stone Ranger at Pleasance Edinburgh & UK tour
MEL AND SUE – BACK TO OUR ROOTS
Director: Cal McCrystal
Stone Ranger prods / UK Tour
MEL AND SUE – PLANET PUSSYCAT
Director: Alison Edgar
Stone Ranger prods / Edinburgh & tour
SPITTING LOVE
Director: Wils Wilson
New Writing North at Customs House, South Shields

Other Opera and Dance

CRUSH A new dance piece performed by DANIEL DAW
Director: Choreographer Liv Lorent
Dance City, Newcastle & Tour
THE GYMNAST
Director: Jane Arnfield and Nigel Charnock
Edinburgh Festival
CARMEN JONES
Director: Jude Kelly
Royal Festival Hall
SEVEN DEADLY SINS
Director: Choreographer Roy Campbell-Moore
Welsh National Opera & Diversions Dance co-production
THE PHILOSOPHERS’ STONE
Director: John Cox
Garsington Opera
ANGELMOTH
BalletLORENT on UK tour
La VIE DES FANTASMES EROTIQUES ET ESTHETIQUES
Director: Choreographer Liv Lorent
BalletLORENT on UK tour
WHO PUT BELLA IN THE WYCH ELM? and INFINITO NERO (co-designer Cathie Boyd)
Director: Cathie Boyd
Almeida Aldeburgh Opera at Aldeburgh Festival, Almeida and UK tour
THE BALL
Director: Choreographer Liv Lorent
balletLORENT on site specific UK tour, Dusseldorf & Bruges

Malcolm also relit THE DISTANCE FROM HERE for the Almeida Theatre and was production electrician on their production of LULU at the Kennedy Center, Washington. He was also full-time production electrician on their productions of RICHARD II and CORIOLANUS at the Gainsborough Studios in London, BAM in New York and Akasaka Theatre Tokyo.