Malcolm Rippeth


Image from Armida
Photo: Manuel Harlan
Lighting by Malcolm Rippeth
Armida, Garsington Opera, June 2010

Malcolm is an Associate Artist of Kneehigh Theatre and has also worked extensively with the Royal Court, Headlong, balletLORENT, most of the UK's leading regional theatres and in Ireland, the US, Canada and Australia.

His current projects include The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas at Chichester Festival Theatre and on tour, Boa at Trafalgar Studios, The Three Lions at the St. James Theatre, the 2015 Buxton Festival Opera season of Lucia di Lammermoor and Giovanna d'Arco, and ongoing international tours of Tristan and Yseult, Brief Encounter and Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) for Kneehigh.

A full credits list is available by following the link to the left.

He was awarded a 2010 Village Voice OBIE as a member of the design team for Brief Encounter at St. Ann's Warehouse, New York and the 2009 Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Lighting Designer for his work on Brief Encounter and Six Characters in Search of an Author in the West End. He was nominated for the 2011 Outer Critics Circle Award for Brief Encounter on Broadway.

As Associate Artist of Kneehigh his previous designs include Wah! Wah! Girls and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg in the West End, The Wild Bride touring the UK and US; The Red Shoes touring internationally and Steptoe and Son.

Other recent theatre work includes The Empress for the RSC; Moon Tiger for Theatre Royal Bath; The Threepenny Opera for Graeae; Forever House for the Drum Theatre Plymouth; Ours Was the Fen Country for Still House; The Birthday Party for Manchester Royal Exchange; Decade, Spring Awakening and Six Characters in Search of an Author for Headlong; The Dead for the Abbey Theatre Dublin; The Promise for the Donmar at Trafalgar Studios; London for Paines Plough; Belong, The Acid Test, Spur of the Moment and Kin at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs; HMS Pinafore at the Guthrie Theater Minneapolis; The Pitchfork Disney at the Arcola; A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings for Little Angel Theatre; Stones in His Pockets at the Tricycle Theatre; Calendar Girls in the West End, Australia and Canada; The Field at the Olympia Theatre Dublin; Little Women at the Gate Theatre Dublin; The Devil Inside Him by John Osborne for National Theatre Wales; His Dark Materials for Birmingham Rep; and Carmen Jones at the Royal Festival Hall.

Opera credits include Armida and The Marriage of Figaro at Garsington; The Seven Deadly Sins for WNO; Who put Bella in the Wych Elm? for Almeida Aldeburgh Opera; Orfeo ed Euridice and The Jacobin for Buxton Festival and The Coronation of Poppea for Opera North.

He is a member of the Association of Lighting Designers and Equity in the UK and of United Scenic Artists Local 829 IATSE in the US and Canada.

He lives in London.