Nicholas A Richings

Nick’s West End Designs include La Cage Aux Folles, Olivier Award winner Best musical revival 2009, with a transfer to Broadway (Tony nomination best lighting and Tony award winner Best Musical 2010), Damon Albarn’s Monkey: Journey to the West, at the Royal Opera House (also North America, Paris and the O2), Spamalot (which is still plying at the Playhouse Theatre) Whistle Down the Wind at the Palace Theatre and U.S. Tour, The Rocky Horror Show at the Playhouse Theatre, Beautiful & Damned at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the New London Theatre, The Mystery of Charles Dickens at the Albery Theatre, which enjoyed a successful run on Broadway, Aspects of Love, Prince of Wales Theatre, 42nd Street, Barnum, Dominion Theatre, Fiddler on the Roof starring Topol, and Scrooge starring Tommy Steele both at the London Palladium, A Slip of the Tongue, with John Malkovich at Shaftesbury Theatre, and Derren Brown - Something Wicked This Way Comes (winner 2006 Olivier Award best entertainment) at the Cambridge Theatre.

UK tours include Starlight Express, Spamalot, Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals, Jesus Christ Superstar, Armstrong and Miller - Live, The Rocky Horror Show, Jekyll & Hyde, and Laughter in the Rain.

International work includes A Sigh of Love, Shanghai Ballet, Farewell my Concubine in Beijing, The Rocky Horror Show, Korea, Singapore and New Zealand, Grease, which is playing major cities across Europe, Cinderella in Japan, Mary Poppins, The Producers, Beauty and the Beast, and Chess in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm.

Nick has worked extensively throughout the UK’s regional repertory theatres. Shows include Spend Spend Spend at the Watermill Theatre (TMA winner Best Regional Musical 2009) and over 35 shows for the Library Theatre Company in Manchester. He also designed the lighting for the Library Theatre Company’s production of Hard Times at Murrays’ Mills in summer 2011, for which he won a Manchester Theatre Award for best design, alongside Designer Judith Croft and Sound Designer Peter Rice. Nick’s future projects include a revival of Monkey, which is going to New York’s Lincoln Centre this summer.

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