Malcolm Rippeth

Biography

Image from 946
Photo: Steve Tanner
Lighting by Malcolm Rippeth
946, Kneehigh, July 2015

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, 946 and Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) for Kneehigh, The Dead Monkey at the Park Theatre, Wallflower for Quarantine, A View from the Bridge at the Gate Theatre Dublin, Snow White for balletLORENT and the 2015 Buxton Festival Opera season of Lucia di Lammermoor and Giovanna d'Arco.

In 2016 he will light Pleasure for Opera North, In Parenthesis for Welsh National Opera and Idomeneo at Garsington Opera.

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 Brief Encounter in the West End, on Broadway and touring the UK, Australia and the US, Wah! Wah! Girls and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg in the West End, The Wild Bride, The Red Shoes, and Tristan and Yseult all touring internationally.

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

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