Fergal McElherran & Niall Shanahan | Photographer: Mal Gilbert | From the show Mojo Mickybo
Richard Dormer as Alex ''Hurricane'' Higgins | Photographer: Chris Hill | From the show Hurricane

John Riddell

John is a theatre consultant with Theatre Projects Consultants. Formerly a freelance Lighting Designer and Production Manager, John, originally from Belfast, spent several years as Technical Manager and Lighting Designer in Residence at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, with more than thirty design credits. John also worked with many of Northern Ireland's leading companies including Tinderbox, Kabosh, Ransom and Prime Cut.

John lived in Glasgow from 2003 to 2008 spending a year as Construction Manager at Scottish Opera and also working for many companies including Scottish Youth Theatre, RSAMD, National Theatre of Scotland, The Comedy Unit, Giant Productions and as a freelance for Scottish Opera.

John regularly lights showcase performances and panto for Pineapple Arts at a wide range of London venues. He graduated from the University of Warwick in 2013 with an MA in Theatre Consultancy and is currently engaged in research into theatre space and cultural sustainability in Northern Ireland, working towards a PhD.

John lives in Enfield with his wife Angela, a Company Manager, son Toby and blind Jack Russell, Sherwood.

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
To Be Sure Theatre Lyric Theatre Belfast
Lyric Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Tim Loane
Set designer: Stuart Marshall
Mar 2007
Diaspora Theatre Tron
National Theatre of Scotland
Lighting Designer Director: Various
Jun 2006
Plasticine Theatre Traverse, then touring
RSAMD
Lighting Designer Director: Mark Saunders
Jan 2006
Terrorism Theatre Traverse, then touring
RSAMD
Lighting Designer Director: Nicola McCartney
Jan 2006
Hurricane Theatre Grand Opera House, Belfast
Ransom Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Rachel O'Riordan
Set designer: Gary McCann
Jun 2005
A Very Weird Manor Theatre Lyric Theatre, then touring
Lyric Theatre Belfast
Lighting Designer Director: Ian McElhinney
Set designer: Gary McCann
May 2005
Tickets Please! Theatre Giant Productions Lighting Designer Director: Katrina Caldwell
May 2005
Hurricane Theatre Arts Theatre, London
Ransom Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Rachel O'Riordan
Set designer: Gary McCann
Apr 2004
Hurricane Theatre Old Museum arts centre, then touring
Ransom
Lighting Designer Director: Rachel O'Riordan
Set designer: Gary McCann
Oct 2002
Convictions Theatre Crumlin Road Courthouse
Tinderbox
Lighting Designer Director: Paul McFetridge; Simon Magill; Jimmy Fay; Mick Gor
Set designer: Houston Marshall
Oct 2000
Carthaginians Theatre Lyric Theatre Belfast
Lyric Theatre Belfast
Lighting Designer Director: Simon Magill
Sep 1999
Mojo Mickybo Theatre Andrews Lane Theatre, then touring
Kabosh
Lighting Designer Director: Karl Wallace
Set designer: Terry Loane
Oct 1998
Of Mice and Men Theatre Lyric Theatre Belfast
Lyric Theatre Belfast
Lighting Designer Director: Robin Midgley
Set designer: Stuart Marshall
Oct 1997
Dancing at Lughnasa Theatre Lyric Theatre Belfast, then touring
Lyric Theatre Belfast
Lighting Designer Director: Connal Morrison
Set designer: Stuart Marshall
Apr 1996
Theatre:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
Opera:
  • Small scale
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
Concert:
  • Arena Touring
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Award Ceremonies
Architectural:
  • Open Air Events
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07710 538612

Email address

johntriddell@virginmedia.com