Photograph from Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) - lighting design by Malcolm Rippeth
Dominic Marsh as Macheath | Photographer: Steve Tanner | From the show Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)
Photograph from Not the Worst Place - lighting design by Malcolm Rippeth
Scott Arthur as Rhys | Photographer: Richard Davenport | From the show Not the Worst Place
Photograph from Little Sweet Thing - lighting design by Malcolm Rippeth
From the show Little Sweet Thing
Photograph from Tristan and Yseult - lighting design by Malcolm Rippeth
Carly Bawden as Whitehands | Photographer: Steve Tanner | From the show Tristan and Yseult
Photograph from The Seven Year Itch - lighting design by Malcolm Rippeth
Gyuri Sarossy as Richard | Photographer: Keith Pattison | From the show The Seven Year Itch

Malcolm Rippeth

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

His current projects include  A Midsummer Night's Dream for Shakespeare's Globe; Pleasure for Opera North and In Parenthesis for WNO and the Royal Opera House. Later in 2016 he will light The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk for Kneehigh, Idomeneo for Garsington Opera, Capriccio for Santa Fe Opera and The Good Canary for the Rose Theatre Kingston.

A full credits list is available by following the link above.

He was awarded a Village Voice OBIE as a member of the design team for Brief Encounter at St. Ann's Warehouse, New York and the WhatsOnStage 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 an Outer Critics Circle Award for Brief Encounter on Broadway and for a 2016 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Tristan and Yseult at South Coast Rep.

As Associate Artist of Kneehigh his previous designs include Brief Encounter in the West End, on Broadway and touring the US and Australia; Wah! Wah! Girls and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg in the West End, The Wild Bride touring the UK and US; The Red Shoes, Nights at the Circus, Don John, Cymbeline and 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips.

Other recent theatre work includes The Empress for the RSC; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas for Chichester Festival Theatre and Children's Touring Partnership; Only the Brave for Wales Millennium Centre; Moon Tiger for Theatre Royal Bath; The Threepenny Opera for Graeae; After Electra for the Drum Theatre Plymouth; Ours Was the Fen Country for Still House; The Birthday Party for Manchester Royal Exchange; DecadeSpring 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; BelongThe Acid TestSpur 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 Der Stein der WeisenArmida and Le Nozze di Figaro at Garsington; The Seven Deadly Sins for WNO; Who put Bella in the Wych Elm? for Almeida Aldeburgh Opera; Giovanna d'ArcoLucia di LammermoorOrfeo 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.

Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company My role Creative team Opens
The Good Canary Theatre Rose Theatre Kingston Lighting Designer Director: John Malkovich
Set designer: Pierre-Francois Limbosch
16 Sep 2016
946 The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Theatre Shakespeare's Globe, then touring
Kneehigh, Birmingham Rep & Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Lez Brotherston
11 Aug 2016
FUP Theatre Kneehigh Asylum
Kneehigh and o-region
Lighting Designer Director: Simon Harvey
Set designer: Rosanna Vize
06 Aug 2016
Capriccio Opera Santa Fe Opera Lighting Designer Director: Tim Albery
Set designer: Tobias Hoheisel
23 Jul 2016
Idomeneo Opera Garsington Opera Lighting Designer Director: Tim Albery
Set designer: Hannah Clark
19 Jun 2016
The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk Theatre Bristol Old Vic, then touring
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Sophia Clist
27 May 2016

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company My role Creative team Closes
In Parenthesis Opera Wales Millennium Centre, Royal Opera House, then touring
Welsh National Opera
Lighting Designer Director: David Pountney
Set designer: Robert Innes Hopkins
01 Jul 2016
A Midsummer Night's Dream Theatre Shakespeare's Globe Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Borkur Jonsson
11 Sep 2016
Wallflower Theatre Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, then touring
Quarantine
Lighting Designer Director: Richard Gregory
Set designer: Simon Banham
29 Oct 2016

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company My role Creative Team Opened
Pleasure Opera Howard Assembly Room, then touring
Opera North, Aldeburgh Music and Royal Opera House
Lighting Designer Director: Tim Albery
Set designer: Leslie Travers
Apr 2016
Only the Brave Musical Wales Millennium Centre
Wales Millennium Centre, Soho Theatre, Daniel Sparrow & Birdsong Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Steve Marmion
Set designer: Michael Vale
Mar 2016
The Herbal Bed Theatre Royal Theatre Northampton, then touring
English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate and Rose Theatre Kingston
Lighting Designer Director: James Dacre
Set designer: Jonathan Fensom
Feb 2016
A Christmas Carol Theatre Rose Theatre Kingston Lighting Designer Director: Ciaran McConville
Set designer: Timothy Bird
Dec 2015
My People Theatre Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Invertigo & Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Lighting Designer Director: Steffan Donnelly
Set designer: Cecile Tremolieres
Nov 2015
Snow White Dance Northern Stage, then touring
balletLORENT, Northern Stage and Sadler's Wells
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Liv Lorent
Set designer: Phil Edolls
Oct 2015
Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) Theatre HOME Manchester, then touring
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Mike Shepherd
Set designer: Michael Vale
Sep 2015
A View from the Bridge Theatre Gate Theatre Dublin Lighting Designer Director: Joe Dowling
Set designer: Beowulf Boritt
Sep 2015
Love Struck Dance Stockton International Riverside Festival
balletLORENT
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Liv Lorent
Set designer: Phil Edolls
Jul 2015
946 Theatre Kneehigh Asylum
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Lez Brotherston
Jul 2015
Lucia di Lammermoor Opera Buxton Opera House
Buxton Festival
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: Jonathan Fensom
Jul 2015
Giovanna d'Arco Opera Buxton Opera House
Buxton Festival
Lighting Designer Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Set designer: Russell Craig
Jul 2015
The Dead Monkey Theatre Park Theatre
Mongrel Thumb
Lighting Designer Director: Hannah Price
Set designer: Anthony Lamble
Jun 2015
What Falls Apart Theatre Live Theatre, Newcastle Lighting Designer Director: Max Roberts
Set designer: Isla Shaw
Apr 2015
After Electra Theatre Tricycle Theatre & Plymouth Drum
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Lighting Designer Director: Samuel West
Set designer: Michael Taylor
Mar 2015
The Three Lions Theatre St. James Theatre London, then touring
Jenny Topper and Rosie Bowen for PBJ Management
Lighting Designer Director: Philip Wilson
Set designer: Colin Falconer
Mar 2015
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Theatre Chichester Festival Theatre, then touring
Children's Touring Partnership
Lighting Designer Director: Joe Murphy
Set designer: Robert Innes Hopkins
Feb 2015
Boa Theatre Trafalgar Studios Lighting Designer Director: Hannah Price
Set designer: Anthony Lamble
Feb 2015
Flying into Daylight Theatre Live Theatre, Newcastle Lighting Designer Director: Ron Hutchinson and Max Roberts
Set designer: Gary McCann
Nov 2014
Tristan and Yseult Theatre St. Ann's Warehouse, New York, then touring
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Bill Mitchell
Nov 2014
The Coronation of Poppea Opera Leeds Grand Theatre, then touring
Opera North
Lighting Designer Director: Tim Albery
Set designer: Hannah Clark
Oct 2014
Ghost from a Perfect Place Theatre Arcola Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Russell Bolam
Set designer: Anthony Lamble
Sep 2014
Orfeo ed Euridice Opera Buxton Opera House
Buxton Festival
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Medcalf
Set designer: Francis O'Connor
Jul 2014
The Jacobin Opera Buxton Opera House
Buxton Festival
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: Jonathan Fensom
Jul 2014
Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) Theatre Liverpool Everyman, then touring
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Mike Shepherd
Set designer: Michael Vale
Jun 2014
Not the Worst Place Theatre Clwyd Theatr Cymru & Sherman Cymru
Paines Plough
Lighting Designer Director: George Perrin
Set designer: Hannah Clark
Apr 2014
The Girl's Guide to Saving the World Theatre HighTide Festival Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Amelia Sears
Set designer: Jamie Vartan
Apr 2014
Spring Awakening Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse, Southampton Nuffield, then touring
Headlong
Lighting Designer Director: Ben Kidd
Set designer: Colin Richmond
Mar 2014
The Threepenny Opera Theatre Nottingham Playhouse, then touring
Graeae, Nottingham Playhouse, Ipswich Wolsey, WY Playhouse & Birmingham Rep
Lighting Designer Director: Jenny Sealey and Peter Rowe
Set designer: Neil Murray
Feb 2014
Brief Encounter Theatre Wallis Annenberg Center Beverly Hills, then touring
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Neil Murray
Feb 2014
Refugee Boy Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Gail McIntyre
Set designer: Emma Williams
Feb 2014
Moon Tiger Theatre Theatre Royal Bath, then touring
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: Timothy Bird
Jan 2014
The Night Before Christmas Theatre Soho Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Steve Marmion
Set designer: Michael Vale
Nov 2013
Dark Road Theatre Edinburgh Royal Lyceum Lighting Designer Director: Mark Thomson
Set designer: Francis O'Connor
Sep 2013
Brief Encounter Theatre Adelaide Festival Theatre, then touring
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Neil Murray
Sep 2013
The Three Lions Theatre Pleasance Edinburgh
Jenny Topper and Rosie Bowen for PBJ Management with Pleasance
Lighting Designer Director: Philip Wilson
Set designer: Colin Falconer
Jul 2013
Each of Us Theatre Pleasance Edinburgh, then touring
Ben Moor
Lighting Designer Director: Erica Whyman
Jul 2013
The Energy Show Theatre Science Museum London IMAX, then touring
Science Museum Live
Lighting Designer Director: Martin Lamb
Set designer: Janet Bird
Jul 2013
The Night Ball Dance Wallsend Memorial Hall, then touring
balletLORENT
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Liv Lorent
Jul 2013
Tristan and Yseult Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse, then touring
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Bill Mitchell
Jun 2013
The Birthday Party Theatre Manchester Royal Exchange Lighting Designer Director: Blanche McIntyre
Set designer: Dick Bird
Jun 2013
Ours was the Fen Country Dance New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, then touring
Still House
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Dan Canham
May 2013
The Empress Theatre Swan Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Company
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Lez Brotherston
Apr 2013
Forever House Theatre Drum Theatre Plymouth Lighting Designer Director: Joe Murphy
Set designer: Hannah Clark
Mar 2013
Refugee Boy Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Gail McIntyre
Set designer: Emma Williams
Mar 2013
The Threepenny Opera Concert Theatre des Champs-Élysées & Royal Festival Hall, then touring
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Lighting Designer Director: Ted Huffman
Feb 2013
And Then the Dark Theatre New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich Lighting Designer Director: Peter Rowe
Set designer: Richard Foxton
Feb 2013
The Wild Bride Theatre Berkeley Repertory Theatre and St. Ann's Warehouse, New York
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Bill Mitchell
Jan 2013
The Dead Theatre Abbey Theatre, Dublin Lighting Designer Director: Joe Dowling
Set designer: Riccardo Hernandez
Dec 2012
The Promise Theatre Trafalgar Studios
Donmar Warehouse
Lighting Designer Director: Alex Sims
Set designer: Mike Britton
Nov 2012
Rapunzel Dance Gala Theatre Durham, then touring
balletLORENT, Northern Stage and Sadler's Wells
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Liv Lorent
Set designer: Phil Edolls
Oct 2012
London Theatre Salisbury Playhouse, then touring
Paines Plough
Lighting Designer Director: George Perrin
Set designer: Hannah Clark
Oct 2012
Steptoe and Son Theatre Kneehigh Asylum, then touring
Kneehigh & West Yorkshire Playhouse
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Neil Murray
Jul 2012
West Side Story Musical The Sage Gateshead Lighting Designer Director: Will Tuckett
Set designer: Michael Vale
Jul 2012
Wah! Wah! Girls Musical Peacock Theatre, then touring
Sadler's Wells, Theatre Royal Stratford East & Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Keith Khan
May 2012
Belong Theatre Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, then touring
Royal Court Theatre and Tiata Fahodzi
Lighting Designer Director: Indhu Rubasingham
Set designer: Ben Stones
Apr 2012
The Seven Year Itch Theatre Salisbury Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Blanche McIntyre
Set designer: James Cotterill
Mar 2012
The Lady from the Sea Theatre Rose Theatre Kingston Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: Simon Higlett
Feb 2012
The Pitchfork Disney Theatre Arcola Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Edward Dick
Set designer: Bob Bailey
Jan 2012
Stones In His Pockets Theatre Tricycle Theatre, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Indhu Rubasingham
Set designer: Rosa Maggiora
Dec 2011
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Theatre Little Angel Theatre, then touring
Little Angel Theatre in association with Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Mike Shepherd
Set designer: Lyndie Wright
Nov 2011
Little Women Theatre Gate Theatre Dublin Lighting Designer Director: Michael Barker-Caven
Set designer: Paul O’Mahony
Nov 2011
Persuasion Theatre Salisbury Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Kate Saxon
Set designer: Libby Watson
Oct 2011
Farewell to the Theatre Theatre Rose Theatre Kingston Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: Hayden Griffin
Sep 2011
The Importance of Being Earnest Theatre Rose Theatre Kingston, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: Hayden Griffin
Sep 2011
Decade Theatre Commodity Quay, St. Katharine Docks
Headlong Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Rupert Goold
Set designer: Miriam Buether
Sep 2011
The Wild Bride Theatre Kneehigh Asylum, then touring
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Bill Mitchell
Aug 2011
Midnight's Pumpkin Theatre Kneehigh Asylum, then touring
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice and Mike Shepherd
Set designer: Michael Vale
Jul 2011
HMS Pinafore Musical Guthrie Theater Minneapolis Lighting Designer Director: Joe Dowling
Set designer: Frank Hallinan Flood
Jun 2011
The Acid Test Theatre Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Lighting Designer Director: Simon Godwin
Set designer: Paul Wills
May 2011
Calendar Girls (Canada) Theatre John Hirsch Theatre Winnipeg & Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto
Manitoba Theatre Centre and Mirvish Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Marti Maraden
Set designer: Rob Jones
Mar 2011
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Musical Gielgud Theatre
Kneehigh & Daniel Sparrow Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Lez Brotherston
Mar 2011
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Theatre Curve, Leicester
Kneehigh & Daniel Sparrow Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Lez Brotherston
Feb 2011
The Field Theatre Olympia Theatre, Dublin, then touring
Lane Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Joe Dowling
Set designer: Frank Hallinan Flood
Jan 2011
Kin Theatre Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Lighting Designer Director: Jeremy Herrin
Set designer: Bunny Christie
Nov 2010
Crash Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Esdaile
Set designer: Francis O'Connor
Oct 2010
Brief Encounter Theatre Studio 54, New York
Kneehigh & Roundabout Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Neil Murray
Sep 2010
The King of Prussia Theatre Kneehigh Asylum
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Mike Shepherd
Aug 2010
Blast! Theatre Kneehigh Asylum
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice and Mike Shepherd
Aug 2010
The Red Shoes Theatre Kneehigh Asylum, then touring
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Bill Mitchell
Jul 2010
Spur of the Moment Theatre Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Lighting Designer Director: Jeremy Herrin
Set designer: Max Jones
Jul 2010
Armida Opera Garsington Opera Lighting Designer Director: Martin Duncan
Set designer: Ashley Martin-Davis
Jun 2010
The Marriage of Figaro Opera Garsington Opera Lighting Designer Director: John Cox
Set designer: Robert Perdziola
Jun 2010
The Devil Inside Him Theatre New Theatre Cardiff
National Theatre Wales
Lighting Designer Director: Elen Bowman
Set designer: Alex Eales
May 2010
Calendar Girls (Australia) Theatre Lyric Theatre Brisbane, Theatre Royal Sydney, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Psyche Stott
Set designer: Rob Jones
Apr 2010
Dumb Show Theatre Rose Theatre Kingston Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: Simon Higlett
Apr 2010
Dark Side of Buffoon Theatre Coventry Belgrade and Lyric Hammersmith Lighting Designer Director: Timothy Sheader
Set designer: Michael Pavelka
Feb 2010
Blood, Sweat and Tears Theatre Northern Stage, then touring
balletLORENT
Lighting Designer Jan 2010
Jack and the Beanstalk Theatre Lyric Hammersmith Lighting Designer Director: Steve Marmion
Set designer: Tom Scutt
Nov 2009
Confessions of a Justified Sinner Theatre Edinburgh Lyceum Lighting Designer Director: Mark Thomson
Set designer: Neil Murray
Oct 2009
Six Characters in Search of an Author Theatre Bristol Old Vic, then touring
Headlong
Lighting Designer Director: Rupert Goold
Set designer: Miriam Buether
Sep 2009
Brief Encounter Theatre A.C.T. San Francisco, St. Ann's Warehouse New York, Guthrie Theater Minneapolis
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Neil Murray
Sep 2009
La Nuit Intime Dance Logen Teater, Bergen
balletLORENT & Carte Blanche, Norway
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Liv Lorent
May 2009
The Winslow Boy Theatre Rose Theatre Kingston, then touring
Rose Theatre Kingston & Bath Theatre Royal
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: Simon Higlett
May 2009
Copenhagen Theatre Edinburgh Lyceum Lighting Designer Director: Tony Cownie
Set designer: Neil Murray
Apr 2009
Calendar Girls Theatre Noel Coward Theatre, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Hamish McColl
Set designer: Rob Jones
Apr 2009
His Dark Materials Theatre Birmingham Rep, then touring
Birmingham Rep and West Yorkshire Playhouse
Lighting Designer Director: Rachel Kavanaugh and Sarah Esdaile
Set designer: Ruari Murchison
Mar 2009
Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness Theatre Southampton Nuffield, then touring
Headlong
Lighting Designer Director: Steve Marmion
Set designer: Tom Scutt
Feb 2009
Crush - A Solo Dance DanceCity, Newcastle upon Tyne, then touring
Daniel Daw
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Liv Lorent
Feb 2009
Don John Theatre Courtyard Theatre, Stratford, then touring
RSC and Kneehigh Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Vicki Mortimer
Dec 2008
Mary Rose Theatre Edinburgh Lyceum Lighting Designer Director: Tony Cownie
Set designer: Neil Murray
Oct 2008
The Bloody Chamber Theatre Northern Stage Lighting Designer Director: Neil Murray
Set designer: Neil Murray
Sep 2008
Six Characters in Search of an Author Theatre Gielgud Theatre
Headlong
Lighting Designer Director: Rupert Goold
Set designer: Miriam Buether
Sep 2008
Calendar Girls Theatre Chichester Festival Theatre, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Hamish McColl
Set designer: Rob Jones
Sep 2008
Not Everything is Significant Theatre Pleasance Edinburgh
Ben Moor
Lighting Designer Director: Erica Whyman
Jul 2008
The Gymnast Theatre Pleasance Edinburgh
The Empty Space and Northern Stage
Lighting Designer Director: Nigel Charnock and Jane Arnfield
Set designer: Neil Murray
Jul 2008
Six Characters in Search of an Author Theatre Chichester Festival Theatre
Headlong & Chichester Festival Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Rupert Goold
Set designer: Miriam Buether
Jun 2008
James and the Giant Peach Theatre Royal Theatre Northampton Lighting Designer Director: Dani Parr
Set designer: Ben Stones
Jun 2008
MaEternal Dance Northern Stage
balletLORENT
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Liv Lorent
May 2008
Kafka's Dick Theatre Watford Palace Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Esdaile
Set designer: Neil Irish
May 2008
Cymbeline Theatre Teatro Colon, Bogotá and Teatro Popular do SESI, São Paulo
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Michael Vale
Mar 2008
The Grouch Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Esdaile
Set designer: Ruari Murchison
Feb 2008
Brief Encounter Theatre The Cinema on the Haymarket, then touring
Kneehigh Theatre / David Pugh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Neil Murray
Feb 2008
Designer Body Dance The Sage, Gateshead, then touring
balletLORENT
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Liv Lorent
Jan 2008
Beauty and the Beast Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Gail McIntyre
Set designer: Barney George
Dec 2007
Faustus Theatre Southampton Nuffield, then touring
Headlong
Lighting Designer Director: Rupert Goold
Set designer: Laura Hopkins
Oct 2007
Brief Encounter Theatre Birmingham Rep and West Yorkshire Playhouse
Kneehigh Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Neil Murray
Sep 2007
Carmen Jones Musical Royal Festival Hall Lighting Designer Director: Jude Kelly
Set designer: Michael Vale
Jul 2007
Starseeker Theatre Royal Theatre Northampton Lighting Designer Director: Dani Parr
Set designer: Kate Bunce
Jun 2007
Trance Theatre The Bush Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Shoji Kokami and Sarah Chew
Set designer: Bob Bailey
Jun 2007
The Seven Deadly Sins Dance Wales Millennium Centre, then touring
Welsh National Opera and Diversions Dance
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Roy Campbell-Moore
Set designer: Jonathan Adams
May 2007
Cyrano de Bergerac Theatre Bristol Old Vic Lighting Designer Director: Simon Reade
Set designer: Niki Turner
May 2007
Tutti Frutti Theatre Kings Theatre, Glasgow, then touring
National Theatre of Scotland
Lighting Designer Director: Tony Cownie
Set designer: Neil Murray
Apr 2007
Someone Else's Shoes Theatre Soho Theatre
English Touring Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: Anna Fleischle
Mar 2007
Mrs. Warren's Profession Theatre Edinburgh Lyceum & Nottingham Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Tony Cownie
Set designer: Neil Murray
Feb 2007
Angelmoth Dance Dance City, Newcastle upon Tyne, then touring
balletLORENT
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Liv Lorent
Set designer: Phil Eddolls
Dec 2006
The Little Prince Theatre Northern Stage Lighting Designer Director: Neil Murray
Set designer: Neil Murray
Nov 2006
Faustus Theatre Hampstead Theatre
Oxford Stage Company
Lighting Designer Director: Rupert Goold
Set designer: Laura Hopkins
Oct 2006
Mother Courage Theatre Malvern Theatre, then touring
English Touring Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: Paul Wills
Oct 2006
Cymbeline Theatre Restormel Castle; The Swan, Stratford, then touring
Kneehigh Theatre / RSC Complete Works
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Michael Vale
Aug 2006
The Philosophers' Stone Opera Garsington Opera Lighting Designer Director: John Cox
Set designer: Peter Ruthven Hall
Jun 2006
La Penumbra Dance Dance Lab, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dance City
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Liv Lorent
Jun 2006
Monkey Theatre Dundee Rep, then touring
Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Dominic Hill and Janet Smith
Set designer: Ben Stones
May 2006
A Nightingale Sang in Eldon Square Theatre Live Theatre, Newcastle Lighting Designer Director: Max Roberts
Set designer: Nigel Hook
Mar 2006
Scuffer Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Alex Chisholm
Set designer: Emma Williams
Mar 2006
Hamlet Theatre New Ambassadors, London
English Touring Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: Michael Vale
Feb 2006
La Nuit Intime Dance The Wardrobe, Leeds, then touring
balletLORENT
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Liv Lorent
Jan 2006
Nights at the Circus Theatre Lyric Hammersmith, Bristol Old Vic, then touring
Kneehigh Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Bill Mitchell and Vicki Mortimer
Jan 2006
Woody Allen's Murder Mysteries Musical Croydon Warehouse
I'm a Camera
Lighting Designer Director: Janey Clarke
Set designer: Charlie Cridlan
Dec 2005
Dick Whittington Theatre Clwyd Theatr Cymru Lighting Designer Director: Peter Rowe
Set designer: Judith Croft
Nov 2005
The Lovers Theatre Live Theatre, Newcastle Lighting Designer Director: Jeremy Herrin
Set designer: Imogen Cloet
Nov 2005
Great Expectations Theatre Tyne Theatre, Newcastle, then touring
Northern Stage
Lighting Designer Director: Neil Murray
Set designer: Neil Murray
Oct 2005
Hamlet Theatre Oxford Playhouse, then touring
English Touring Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: Michael Vale
Sep 2005
Antigone at Hell's Mouth Theatre Soho Theatre
Kneehigh Theatre and National Youth Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Mike Shepherd
Set designer: Chloe Lamford
Aug 2005
Coelacanth Theatre Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
Ben Moor
Lighting Designer Director: Erica Whyman
Aug 2005
Hay Fever Theatre York Theatre Royal Lighting Designer Director: Damian Cruden
Set designer: Nigel Hook
May 2005
Our Kind of Fun Theatre Live Theatre, Newcastle Lighting Designer Director: Jeremy Herrin
Set designer: Becs Andrews
May 2005
Lush Life Musical Live Theatre, Newcastle Lighting Designer Director: Max Roberts
Set designer: Imogen Cloet
Mar 2005
Macbeth Theatre York Theatre Royal Lighting Designer Director: Damian Cruden
Set designer: Damian Cruden
Feb 2005
Little Sweet Thing Theatre New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, then touring
Eclipse Theatre/Birmingham Rep/Nottingham Playhouse
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Buffong
Set designer: Ruari Murchison
Feb 2005
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Ian Brown
Set designer: Ruari Murchison
Nov 2004
Toast Theatre Live Theatre, Newcastle Lighting Designer Director: Jeremy Herrin
Set designer: Imogen Cloet
Nov 2004
Kaput! Theatre Northern Stage Lighting Designer Director: Neil Murray
Set designer: Neil Murray
Oct 2004
The Bacchae Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse, then touring
Kneehigh
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Bill Mitchell
Sep 2004
Black Cocktail Theatre Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
Ben Moor
Lighting Designer Director: Erica Whyman
Aug 2004
Vodou Nation Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Brett Bailey and Geraldine Connor
Set designer: Brett Bailey
Jun 2004
La Vie de Fantasmes Erotiques et Esthetiques Dance York Theatre Royal, then touring
balletLORENT
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Liv Lorent
May 2004
Dirty Nets Theatre Live Theatre, Newcastle Lighting Designer Director: Jeremy Herrin
Set designer: Imogen Cloet
Apr 2004
Homage to Catalonia Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse, then touring
Northern Stage, Teatre Romea, Bobigny Paris
Lighting Designer Director: Josep Galindo
Set designer: Neil Murray
Apr 2004
Charlie's Trousers Theatre Live Theatre, Newcastle Lighting Designer Director: Max Roberts
Set designer: Imogen Cloet
Mar 2004
Medea Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Femi Elufowoju Jnr
Set designer: Ruari Murchison
Nov 2003
Keepers of the Flame Theatre Live Theatre, Newcastle
RSC
Lighting Designer Director: Max Roberts
Set designer: Imogen Cloet
Nov 2003
Cinzano and Smirnova's Birthday Theatre Northern Stage Lighting Designer Director: Neil Murray
Set designer: Neil Murray
Oct 2003
Romeo and Juliet Theatre York Theatre Royal, then touring
English Touring Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: Sara Perks
Sep 2003
Bill Shakespeare's Italian Job Theatre Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
Cooperesque
Lighting Designer Director: Malachi Bogdanov
Set designer: Bruce French
Aug 2003
Off Camera Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Femi Elufowoju Jnr
Set designer: Joanna Parker
Jun 2003
Who Put Bella in the Wych-Elm? Opera Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, then touring
Almeida Aldeburgh Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Cathie Boyd
Set designer: Julia Bardsley
Jun 2003
John Gabriel Borkman Theatre Malvern Festival Theatre, then touring
English Touring Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Unwin
Set designer: Neil Warmington
Feb 2003
The Ball Dance Site specific UK and European tour
balletLORENT
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Liv Lorent
Dec 2002
The Snow Queen Theatre Newcastle Playhouse
Northern Stage
Lighting Designer Director: Neil Murray
Set designer: Neil Murray
Nov 2002
Dealer's Choice Theatre Salisbury Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Femi Elufowoju Jnr
Set designer: Joanna Parker
Oct 2002
Foyer Theatre Leicester Haymarket Lighting Designer Director: Richard Gregory
Set designer: Simon Banham
Sep 2002
Bob Downe - Brighter! Whiter! Musical Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, then touring
Karushi
Lighting Designer Director: Mark Trevorrow
Aug 2002
Bintou Theatre Arcola Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Sacha Wares
Set designer: Miriam Buether
Jul 2002
Noir Theatre Newcastle Playhouse
Northern Stage and Live Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Max Roberts
Set designer: Imogen Cloet
May 2002
Pandora's Box Theatre Newcastle Playhouse, then touring
Kneehigh Theatre and Northern Stage
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Rice
Set designer: Neil Murray
Mar 2002
The Selfish Giant Theatre Leicester Haymarket Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Annie Wood
Set designer: Imogen Cloet
Nov 2001
A Billion Seconds Theatre Toynbee Studios, then touring
Strathcona Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Ann Cleary
Set designer: Amelia Pimlott
Oct 2001
Abyssinia Theatre Southwark Playhouse, then touring
Tiata Fahodzi
Lighting Designer Director: Femi Elufowoju Jnr
Set designer: Yukiko Tsukamoto
Sep 2001
Three Wishes Theatre Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
Karushi
Lighting Designer Director: Erica Whyman
Set designer: Naomi Wallace
Aug 2001
The Tiger's Bride Theatre Northern Stage Lighting Designer Director: Neil Murray
Set designer: Neil Murray
May 2001
The Selfish Giant Theatre Northern Stage Lighting Designer Director: Annie Wood
Set designer: Imogen Cloet
Dec 2000
The Ghost of Garcia Lorca... Theatre Gulbenkian Studio, Newcastle, then touring
Foolsyard
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Phillips
Set designer: Imogen Cloet
Mar 2000
Tear from a Glass Eye Theatre Gate Theatre / National Theatre Studio Lighting Designer Director: Erica Whyman
Set designer: Soutra Gilmour
Feb 2000

In Parenthesis

It all comes to life thanks to gorgeous lighting from Malcolm Rippeth.
Mike Smith, walesonline.co.uk 15/05/2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream

At last, Shakespeare’s Globe has seen the light! Literally. In her inaugural production as the Globe’s artistic director, Emma Rice has done away with the terrible flat floodlights previously judged as ‘authentic’ (as if), brought in state-of-the-art lighting, and has lit up this glorious space as never before.
Georgina Brown, Daily Mail 14/05/2016

Pleasure

The lighting design was excellent: appropriately dingy, the letters of the word “pleasure” were outlined in various neon shades and, in the final moments, burnt dazzlingly, transfiguring the toilet into a sacred space.
Bernard Hughes, The Arts Desk 13/05/2016
Nor should Malcolm Rippeth go unmentioned: his lighting designs loomed large throughout.
Paul Driver, The Sunday Times 08/05/2016

The Herbal Bed

...it's handsome, beautifully realised and impeccably presented. Dacre's attention to every detail – from Jonathan Fensom's wonderfully evocative set and Malcolm Rippeth's stunning lighting to the unobtrusive underscore of Valgeir Sigurdsson's pitch-perfect music – pays off superbly.
Michael Davies, Whatsonstage.com 15/02/2016
Malcolm Rippeth's lighting design frames scenes like a 17th century Dutch painting.
Tom Wicker, The Stage 10/02/2016

Snow White

A beautiful set by Phil Eddolls and lighting by Malcolm Rippeth which deftly responds to the mood and tone of the action made sure that Northern Stage’s challenging big stage was well and truly filled.
David Whetstone, Evening Chronicle 23/10/2015

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

...exceptionally and evocatively lit...
Ewen Coleman, The Dominion Post 29/02/2016

946

Hats off to Lez Brotherton's spare but effective design (sandbags, tractor and a propeller evoking time and place) and Malcolm Rippeth's lighting, particularly stunning during the play's true lump-in-throat moment when a soldier drowns.
Lee Trewhela, Cornish Guardian 06/08/2015
Lez Brotherston’s set is wondrous, with its aircraft propeller, huge slatted skies, galvanised troughs, and tractor. With Malcolm Rippeth’s dramatic lighting, the effects are atmospheric and intense, heightening the show’s unnerving ability to slip under the wire of our conscious selves.
Francesca Morrison, The Stage 31/07/2015

Giovanna d'Arco

...the young peasant girl Joan is first seen, assuming a medium blue cowl as if in imitation of the Virgin to whom she is praying, cleverly reflected on the side wall and in shadow on the rear set by the immensely effective Lighting Designer, Malcolm Rippeth.
Roderic Dunnett, Behind the Arras 04/08/2015
It looked gorgeous, though. A glowing cloudscape rolled above the two black marble walls of Russell Craig’s set; with imaginative lighting by Malcolm Rippeth plus a bit of smoke, the various tableaux were reflected back like oil paintings – tableaux being the operative word.
Richard Bratby, The Arts Desk 27/07/2015
The temperature of the tragedy is mirrored in Malcolm Rippeth’s lighting: rolling storm clouds, shrapnel and blood.
Anna Picard, The Times 21/07/2015
It was a joy, too, to see a production where the director, the veteran Elijah Moshinsky, knows exactly what he’s doing, crisply marshalling the eventful libretto’s opposing forces (...) through Russell Craig’s simple slats, inventively illuminated by Malcolm Rippeth.
Geoff Brown, The Spectator 18/07/2015
Lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, alongside imaginative visual projections, give us a beautiful sense of windswept clouds, fierce storms, red skies and moonlit woods.
Charlotte Valori, Bachtrack 14/07/2015
The staging in an open topped mirrored walled set , which provides an effective “Wall of Death” vantage point for nuns, devils and onlookers, designed by Russell Craig, lends atmosphere, heightened by Malcolm Rippeth’s inspired lighting effects.
Philip Radcliffe, Manchester Theatre Awards 14/07/2015
Elijah Moshinsky, well versed in Verdi production in eminent environs, made what he could of this basic set and a few props whilst being particularly aided by imaginative lighting.
Robert J Farr, Seen and Heard International 14/07/2015

The Coronation of Poppea

Malcolm Rippeth’s lighting design is yet another strength of this production; enhancing the experience with constant variety and subtlety, whilst always alive to the mood of the moment.
Martin Thomasson, British Theatre Guide 22/11/2014
The overall design is complemented with some innovative lighting effects by Malcolm Rippeth, showing the passage of time and the rising of the morning sun.
Richard Trinder, Yorkshire Times 04/10/2014

The Jacobin

Glowing in the gentle autumnal lighting design of Malcolm Rippeth, its scenes unfold, in front of a gauzy cloudscape, like pages from an old Czech picture book.
Hilary Finch, The Times 14/07/2014

Brief Encounter

Sharing star billing with Rice and her company of actor/singers is as extraordinary a design package as you’re likely to see this or any year: Neil Murray’s set and costumes, Malcolm Rippeth’s lighting, Simon Baker’s sound design, and above all Jon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington’s film design and projections
Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA 21/02/2014
The crack creative team of designer Neil Murray, lighting designer Malcolm Rippeth, sound designer Simon Baker and projection and film designers Jon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington create illusions (and allusions) that are a performance of their own.
David Zampatti, The West Australian 29/11/2013
...augmented by subtle, sometimes hazy, lighting that enhances the mood and pinpoints moments of intense emotion.
Carol Wimmer, Stage Whispers 03/11/2013
...the set and Malcolm Rippeth’s lighting design will take your breath away.
Coral Drouyn, Stage Whispers 12/10/2013
The result is a visually intriguing blend of stage and screen effects, which begins with the red curtain rising to reveal Laura (Adelaide performer Michelle Nightingale) standing on the platform, delectably side-lit, as if in rich Technicolor, turning to step through a movie screen to join her husband, Fred, in a monochrome film version of their suburban sitting room. [...] The strengths are in Neil Murray's design and evocative costumes, Malcolm Rippeth's lighting and Jon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington's stylish projection and film design.
Murray Bramwell, The Australian 16/09/2013
Malcolm Rippeth’s lighting design provides all the atmospheric touches to bring it to life.
Tony Busch, Adelaide Theatre Guide 16/09/2013
... clever lighting that invites audience members to imagine a location rather than delineating it for them.
Greg Elliott, In Daily 16/09/2013
Malcolm Rippeth’s lighting design is instrumental in transporting us...
Fran Edwards, Glam Adelaide 15/09/2013
Malcolm Rippeth's lighting carves the actors out of the space with chiaroscuro effects, often casting a melancholy glow on the action.
David Barbour, Lighting and Sound America 08/10/2010
Neil Murray’s period sets and costumes, Malcolm Rippeth’s mood setting lighting, Simon Baker’s adept use of sound, and Gemma Carrington and Jon Driscoll’s powerful projections enhance this truly unique theatrical experience, one that should not be missed.
Harry Forbes, harryforbes.com 02/10/2010
...with superb lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, Brief Encounter is a brilliant theatrical adventure.
Richmond Shepard, totaltheatre.com 01/10/2010
The production’s unflaggingly inventive design team — Neil Murray (set and costumes), Malcolm Rippeth (lighting), Simon Baker (sound) and Jon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington (projections) — doesn’t just conjure up different locations with witty efficiency. It also subtly conveys the transformative, dissociative nature of passion,
Ben Brantley, The New York Times 28/09/2010
Malcolm Rippeth's lighting design shifts the mood starkly so that at times you feel as though you too are in a black and white movie.
Gwen Orel, The L Magazine 28/12/2009
They are aided by Malcolm Rippeth's precisely rendered lighting, which carves the people out of darkness, leaving plenty of space for the images. He also works some highly effective color-temperature contrasts, moving from warm, almost sepia-toned, incandescent looks to a colder feel that blends perfectly with the large-scale images.
David Barbour, Lighting and Sound America 09/12/2009
Malcolm Rippeth's painterly lights cleverly evoke the zeitgeist of the past.
Karen D'Souza, San Jose Mercury News 18/09/2009
...this sequence under Malcolm Rippeth's chiaroscuro lighting carries an unforgettable erotic charge.
Bob Verini, Variety 16/09/2009

Dark Road

Malcolm Rippeth’s lighting design is key to allowing the play to jump-cut between McArthur’s reality and her imagination.
Thom Dibdin, The Stage 30/09/2013
This is aided no end by Francis O’Connor’s complex yet effective set which itself twists, turns and transforms, and Malcolm Rippeth’s unnerving lighting design together with Philip Pinsky’s claustrophobic soundtrack.
Keith D, Edinburgh Spotlight 29/09/2013

Tristan and Yseult

Plus exciting lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, sonorous sound effects by Gregory Clarke, and a nifty set by Bill Mitchell.
Woody Weingarten, Marinscope Community Newspapers 03/12/2013
In short, high praise is deserved by everyone involved with the show, from the cast to Rice to set designer Bill Mitchell, lighting designer Malcolm Rippeth and sound designer Gregory Clarke.
Pat Craig, San Jose Mercury News 27/11/2013

Ours was the Fen Country

...hauntingly supportive lighting by Malcolm Rippeth...
Chris Grady, Whatsonstage.com 05/05/2013

The Threepenny Opera

The minimalist concert staging by Ted Huffman was nonetheless elegant, wherein all of the elements, like the lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, contributed to a propitious atmosphere.
Jean-Marcel Humbert, Forum Opera 28/02/2013

The Wild Bride

Bill Mitchell’s sepia set design, enhanced with lighting design by Malcolm Rippeth, is evocative of a yellowing old photograph.
Sarah Taylor Ellis, Stage and Cinema 05/03/2013
At once familiar and distant, the land we visit is deceptively simple and pleasantly intricate, with a single set piece made of ladders and branches reaching toward the heavens and expressive, almost painted lighting (owed to the gifts of Bill Mitchell and Malcom Rippeth respectively).
Jessica Cauttero, Brooklyn Exposed 01/03/2013
...the costumes, the set, and the lighting are whimsical and smart.
The New Yorker 28/02/2013
The lighting by Malcolm Rippeth is excellent and does the most to create the right magical atmosphere from the start.
Michael Giltz, Huffington Post 27/02/2013
Lighting and sound design and effects (Malcolm Rippeth and Simon Baker respectively) add magic and nuance to the show.
Linda Hodges, BroadwayWorld.com 09/12/2011
...seamless lighting by Malcolm Rippeth and sound by Simon Baker, enhance a viewer’s enjoyment.
Woody Weingarten, Marinscope Community Newspapers 08/12/2011
There’s nothing fancy about Bill Mitchell’s set – there’s an apple tree made of ladders and scaffolding – but it springs to life under Malcolm Rippeth’s lights, [and] it just goes to show you that with light to help paint stage pictures and intriguing humans inhabiting a captivating story, you don’t need bells and whistles.
Chad Jones, Theater Dogs - Bay Area Backstage 08/12/2011
The stage, too, is streaked with rainbow lighting. When the devil tempts the father with golden trinkets, the action plays out against intoxicating purple haze. Bright white lightning flashes rip through the devil’s most dastardly moments. And, when the girl is banished to the woods, the stage bleeds green.
Miriam Gillinson, Culture Wars 15/09/2011
Again, Malcolm Rippeth’s lights swell like exposed nerve-endings.
Matt Trueman, Carousel of Fantasies 15/09/2011
...magical lighting by Malcolm Rippeth...
Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage.com 13/09/2011

The Dead

There is considerable more lilt to one hypnotising effect of Malcolm Rippeth’s lights, and it is – literally – inspired. “Have you ever seen snow like it?” someone asks. No, never, is the only answer, and there the story seems beautifully transformed without having to make a drama out of it.
Peter Crawley, The Irish Times 14/12/2012

Rapunzel

...the sets and lighting were quite extraordinarily lovely. Phil Eddolls’s art nouveau gates morphed smoothly from park to prison and Malcolm Rippeth’s lighting created a ravishing Lotte Reiniger-style shadowplay – Rapunzel’s terrifying first haircut was the stuff of the very best nightmares.
Louise Levene, The Sunday Telegraph 07/04/2013
... there were loads of similarly haunting theatrical images, often facilitated by the leafy iron gates of Phil Eddolls’ sets and the lurking shadows of Malcolm Rippeth’s lighting design...
Jeffrey Gordon baker, londondance.com 03/04/2013
This theme is further enhanced with the intimate stage set-up where set designer Phill Eddolls and lighting designer Malcolm Rippeth use single colours such as twinkling purple lights or the perfunctory shade of red on the tips of the rampion to provide powerful tugs on the senses.
Tiffany Pritchard, londonist.com 31/03/2013
There is also a wonderful use of silhouette and shadow throughout, which creates powerful images, and is aesthetically stunning
James Moore, sosogay.com 30/03/2013
... the set and lighting were stunning...
Paul Clifford, The Shields Gazette 20/10/2012

Wah! Wah! Girls

But the real strength of the Wah! Wah! Girls musical is not the singing, dancing, or story. But rather, the often unsung lighting designer, Malcolm Rippeth. I have not seen a better choreographed, more intricate lighting show ever in a musical. Sometimes it felt like every single colour of the rainbow was used to light up the stage, but all at the right angles and directions to create an explosion of colours. I presume when drug users say they are tripping, this is what it must feel like.
Boon Koh, The London Insider 12/09/2012
The knowingly slapdash look of Khan's sets contrasts with Malcolm Rippeth's elaborate lighting plan, which adds excitement to the dance numbers, and Khan's beautiful and detailed costumes.
Karen Fricker, Variety 05/06/2012

The Seven Year Itch

BLANCHE McIntyre directs a delectable revival of George Axelrod’s comedy at the Playhouse, where the design, by James Cotterill, and lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, are simply superb.
Stella Taylor, Wiltshire Gazette & Herald 30/03/2012
The period stage set is brilliant, lighting and sound effects superb.
Brendan McCusker, Southern Daily Echo 20/03/2012
It is a lighting director’s dream, with flashbacks and imagined events all relying on some very clever effects. So, take a special bow, Malcolm Rippeth.
Christopher Wain, Salisbury Journal 19/03/2012
...the clever lighting design of Malcolm Rippeth [...] is used to great comic effect in a couple of stand-out sequences.
Simon Cole, Whatsonstage.com 16/03/2012

The Pitchfork Disney

...lit with atmospheric virtuosity by Malcolm Rippeth.
Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage.com 02/02/2012
Mood is modulated with Richard Hammarton’s eerie soundtrack and Malcolm Rippeth’s stark and subtle lighting.
John Nathan, Theatre News Online 02/02/2012

Little Women

Michael Barker-Caven directs and designs the excellent sound, with equally good lighting from Malcolm Rippeth.
Emer O'Kelly, Sunday Independent 20/11/2011

Persuasion

On a single, extra-ordinarily flexible and cleverly crafted set (great work from designer Libby Watson and lighting designer Malcolm Rippeth)...
Simon Cole, Whatsonstage.com 21/10/2011

Kin

Director Jeremy Herrin has polished this little gem to near perfection, and Bunny Christie’s design, lividly lit by Malcolm Rippeth, catches exactly the white-tiled misery of the institution, its corridors and noise outside, its bunk beds and smelly lockers and classrooms.
Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage.com 26/11/2010

Blood, Sweat and Tears

...enhanced in excellent lighting by Malcolm Rippeth.
Graham Watts, londondance.com 14/10/2010

Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Neil Murray’s set and costumes (complete with a wonderfully employed stage revolve) and Malcolm Rippeth’s lighting are brilliantly attuned to the tone of [the] production.
Mark Brown, Herald Scotland 29/10/2009
It’s all highly enjoyable and atmospheric [...] with Neil Murray’s rotating set of dark obelisks conspiring with Malcolm Rippeth’s beautiful lighting effects to cast long shadows across the stage.
Allan Radcliffe, The List 23/10/2009
Neil Murray and Malcolm Rippeth’s design for a set of dimly-lit revolving monoliths is highly effective.
Dave Pollock, Big Issue Scotland 22/10/2009

Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness

The device of a travelling freak-show is not just a sweetener, though, but is fully enjoyed for its own sake, as evident in the design, fully maintained in the lighting of Malcolm Rippeth, the atmospheric soundtrack of composer Tom Mills and the succession of theatrical tricks involving disembodied heads, swishing scenic curtains, flickering footlights and copious squirtings and spurtings of various liquids and bodily fluids.
Michael Coveney, The Independent 02/04/2009
Steve Marmion’s production, beautifully designed by Tom Scutt and cunningly lit by Malcolm Rippeth, is full of bravura and unusual visual gags.
Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage.com 02/04/2009

Mary Rose

Technically, the production is hard to fault. In a world inured to the wizardry of computer effects, Cownie makes the most of some old-fashioned theatrical tricks, using gauzes, spooky music and effects (Philip Pinsky) and subtle lighting effects (Malcolm Rippeth).
Robert Dawson Scott, The Times 30/10/2008
The unsettling atmosphere this creates [...] is well-captured in Tony Cownie’s production, not least due to Malcolm Rippeth’s eerie lighting...
Yasmin Sulaiman, The List 30/10/2008

Six Characters in Search of an Author

It was one visually arresting coup (brilliant design/lighting/music and sound by Miriam Buether/Malcolm Rippeth/Adam Cork respectively) in an evening of many.
westendwhingers 11/10/2008
There’s some compelling lighting work from Malcolm Rippeth too.
Maxwell Cooter, Whatsonstage.com 09/07/2008

The Seven Deadly Sins

..,brilliantly lit by Malcolm Rippeth.
Andrew Clark, Financial Times 29/05/2007

The Little Prince

Neil Murray's production looks ravishing [...] while the effects of sunset and sunrise are so exquisitely realised you could simply sit and gaze at the lighting for hours.
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian 21/12/2006
...Malcolm Rippeth's gorgeous lighting design.
Christopher Collett, The Stage 06/12/2006

Faustus

...Malcolm Rippeth's subtle and vibrant lighting.
Philip Fisher, British Theatre Guide 26/10/2006
...clever lighting from Malcolm Rippeth.
MA, Official London Theatre Guide 26/10/2006

La Penumbra

The undisputed highlight is Liv Lorent’s La Penumbra - an exquisite miniature ballet, spiced with Latin spirit. Her three Mexican dancers are paragons of grace and symmetry, their performances enhanced by Malcolm Rippeth’s lighting design, which creates a backdrop out of their beautiful, oversized silhouettes.
Christopher Collett, The Stage 05/06/2006

Hamlet

It is also largely unadorned, to the point of almost complete reliance on Malcolm Rippeth's uncannily skilful lighting rather than scenery.
Carlo Ardito, Plays International 01/03/2006
Lighting designer Malcolm Rippeth has created slanting, consuming shadows as if painted by a Dutch master.
Benjamin Davis, Time Out 01/03/2006
The effect is rather like seeing a Rembrandt painting brought to life, an effect enhanced by Mark Bouman’s costumes and Malcolm Rippeth’s lighting.
Maxwell Cooter, Whatsonstage.com 26/02/2006
I should acknowledge many other virtues here - especially Malcolm Rippeth's superb lighting on the Ghost.
Alistair Macaulay, Financial Times 22/02/2006
...favouring Malcolm Rippeth's minimal lighting [...] with images that are reminiscent of Flemish Grand Master paintings.
Philip Fisher, British Theatre Guide
...a world lit like a Caravaggio painting.
Susan Irvine, Sunday Telegraph 09/10/2005
...light pouring in through casement windows like an interior painted by Vermeer.
Georgina Brown, Mail on Sunday 09/10/2005

Macbeth

Cruden’s design, which also includes some masterful use of curtains, is aided enormously by Malcolm Rippeth’s jaw-dropping lighting.
Dave Windass, The Stage 23/03/2005
The visual detail dazzles, from the blood that spurts from Banquo's wrists in red ribbon form to Malcolm Rippeth's lighting, all brilliant blue, Martian orange or blood red, but never obvious black.
Evening News 05/03/2005
This is a Macbeth that's stunning to behold, with Malcolm Rippeth's lighting achieving often breathtaking effects.
The Northern Echo 04/03/2005
Malcolm Rippeth's lighting is superb.
J D Atkinson, British Theatre Guide 04/03/2005

Little Sweet Thing

...much aided by Malcolm Rippeth’s emphatic lighting...
Anne Morley-Priestman, Whatsonstage.com 09/02/2005

Vodou Nation

...the effect of some of the layered backdrops with the atmospheric lighting is superb.
Jo Cummins, Jersey Evening Post 30/06/2004
The costumes and lighting effects are stunning.
Kevin Berry, The Stage 17/06/2004

Off Camera

Malcolm Rippeth's lighting is gently understated.
Kevin Berry, The Stage 10/07/2003
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