Photograph from Strangers In Between - lighting design by Richard Williamson
Photographer: Richard Williamson | From the show Strangers In Between
Photograph from Showtime 2007 - lighting design by Richard Williamson
Photographer: Christopher Brignell | From the show Showtime 2007
Photograph from Richard III - An Arab Tragedy - lighting design by Richard Williamson
Photographer: Ellie Kurttz | From the show Richard III - An Arab Tragedy

Richard Williamson

Previous work includes: Richard III, An Arab Tragedy (Swan Theatre Stratford/International tour); Great Expectations (UK tour); Beowulf, Septimus Bean and His Amazing Machine, Jason and the Argonauts  (Unicorn);  What's On Stage 'Best Production' Winner Thebes Land (also video), New Nigerians, Drones Baby Drones (also video), Shrapnel (also video), Mare Rider,  Peer Gynt, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Night Just Before the Forest, Tartuffe, Through a Cloud, King Arthur, Mojo Mickybo, The Country (Arcola Theatre); The Body (Barbican); The Easter Rising and Thereafter (Jermyn Street); The Olivier award winning Rotterdam (Theatre 503/Trafalgar Studios); The Dark Side of Love (Roundhouse); In My Name, Boris World King (Trafalgar Studios); Amphibians (Bridewell); Thrill Me (Tristan Bates/Charing Cross Theatre/UK tour); The Last Session (Tristan Bates); Twentieth Century Boy (New Wolsey Ispwich); Re:Home (also video), Brenda (The Yard); Play Size (Young Vic); The Al-Hamlet Summit (Tokyo International Festival/International tour); Strangers In Between (Trafalgar Studios and Kings Head); Ballo, Tosco, Denial, Someone To Blame (Kings Head); Summer Begins (Southwark Playhouse).

Richard trained at LAMDA, is Head of Production for C venues at the Edinburgh Festival, and is a Trustee of the Kings Head Theatre.

www.richard-williamson.com

 

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Strangers In Between Theatre Trafalgar Studios
Kings Head Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Set designer: Becky Dee Trevenen
Jan 2018
Fiddler on the Roof Musical Zorlu Centre, Istanbul Lighting Designer Director: Mehmet Ergen
Jan 2018
Aladdin Theatre Alban Arena
Evolution Pantomimes
Lighting Designer Dec 2017
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Theatre Theatre Severn Shrewsbury
Evolution Pantomimes
Lighting Designer Nov 2017
Insignificance Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: David Mercatali
Set designer: Max Dorey
Oct 2017
Beowulf Theatre The Unicorn Theatre, then touring
Unicorn Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Justin Audibert
Oct 2017
Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story Musical Arcola, then touring Lighting Designer Director: Guy Retallack
Set designer: James Turner
Aug 2017
Food Theatre The Finborough Theatre
New Play Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Cressida Brown
Set designer: Hannah Wolfe
Jun 2017
Rotterdam Theatre 59E59 Theater NYC
Hartshorn Hook
Lighting Designer Director: Donnacadh O'Briain
Set designer: Ellan Parry
May 2017
Bliss Musical Arcola Theatre, then touring
Arcola
Lighting Designer Director: Mehment Ergen
Mar 2017
Adam and Eve and Steve Musical Kings Head Theatre
Flying Music
Lighting Designer Director: Francesca Goodridge
Set designer: Maeve Black
Mar 2017
New Nigerians Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola
Lighting Designer Director: Rosamunde Hutt
Set designer: Jemima Robinson
Feb 2017
New Nigerians Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola
Lighting Designer Director: Rosamunde Hutt
Set designer: Jemima Robinson
Feb 2017
A Christmas Carol Theatre The Vaults
James Seabright Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Owen Lewis
Dec 2016
Thebes Land Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Daniel Goldman
Set designer: Jemima Robinson
Nov 2016
Drones Baby Drones Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Nicholas Kent and Mehmet Ergen
Set designer: Lucy Sierra
Nov 2016
Jason and the Argonauts Theatre The Unicorn Theatre
Unicorn Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Thomas Eccleshare
Set designer: James Button
Sep 2016
Screens Theatre Theatre 503 Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Cressida Brown
Set designer: Georgia Lowe
Aug 2016
Rotterdam Theatre Trafalgar Studios (studio 2)
Hartshorn-Hook Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Donnacadh O'Briain
Set designer: Ellan Parry
Aug 2016
The Rat Pack - Live Musical C scala Lighting Designer Aug 2016
The Rat Pack - Live Musical C scala Lighting Designer Aug 2016, Aug 2015
The Blues Brothers - Live Musical C scala Lighting Designer Aug 2016, Aug 2015
Strangers In Between Theatre Kings Head Theatre, Islington
The Kings Head
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Jun 2016
Septimus Bean and His Amazing Machine Theatre Clore Studio, Unicorn Theatre
Unicorn Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Cressida Brown
Set designer: Verity Quinn
May 2016
Easter Rising and Thereafter Theatre Jermyn Street Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Donnacadh O'Briain
Set designer: Petra Hjortsberg
Apr 2016
Boris: World King Theatre Trafalgar Studios Lighting Designer Director: Yaz Al-Shaater
Apr 2016
Re:Home Theatre The Yard Theatre
Offstage Theatre
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Cressida Brown
Set designer: Georgia Lowe
Feb 2016
Cinderella Theatre Ashcroft theatre, Croydon
Evolution Pantomimes
Lighting Designer Dec 2015
The Body Theatre Barbican
Nigel and Louise
Lighting Designer Director: Louise Mari
Nov 2015
Rotterdam Theatre Theatre 503 Lighting Designer Director: Donnacadh O’Briain
Set designer: Ellan Parry
Oct 2015
Brenda Theatre High Tide Festival and Yard Theatre, then touring
Daniel Brodie
Lighting Designer Director: Caitlin McLeod
Set designer: James Turner
Sep 2015
The Rat Pack - Live Musical C scala Lighting Designer Aug 2016, Aug 2015
The Blues Brothers - Live Musical C scala Lighting Designer Aug 2016, Aug 2015
It's A Wonderful Life Theatre Festival Theatre, Malvern, then touring
James Seabright
Lighting Designer Director: Guy Retallack
Jun 2015
Shrapnel: 34 Fragments of a Massacre Theatre Arcola
Arcola
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Mehmet Ergan
Set designer: Anthony Lamble
Mar 2015
Happy Ending Musical Arcola Theatre
Daniel Krupnik Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Guy Retallack
Set designer: Simone Romaniuk
Jan 2015
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Theatre Ashcroft Theatre Croydon
Evolution Productions
Lighting Designer Director: David Janson
Dec 2014
The Mikado Musical Charing Cross Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Thom Southerland
Set designer: Phil Lindlay
Nov 2014
Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story Musical C venues (Edinburgh), then touring
RIchard Williamson and CliMar Productions in association with Greenwich Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Guy Retallack
Set designer: James Turner
Jul 2014
A Christmas Carol Theatre The Bridge House SE20 Lighting Designer Director: Guy Retallack
Dec 2013
Peter Pan Theatre Ashcroft theatre, Croydon
Evolution
Lighting Designer Director: David Jansen
Dec 2013
The Fu Man Chu Complex Theatre Oval House Lighting Designer Set designer: Lily Arnold Oct 2013
Ha Ha Holmes Theatre Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, then touring
Jamie Wilson Productions
Lighting Designer Sep 2013
A Conversation Theatre The Yard, then touring
Nigel and Louise
Lighting Designer Director: Louise Mari
Jun 2013
Ballo Opera Kings Head
Opera Up Close
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Spreadbury-Mayher
Apr 2013
Othello Theatre Bussey Building Peckham Lighting Designer Director: Anthony Green
Set designer: Catherine Morgan
Jan 2013
Mare Rider Theatre Arcola Theatre, then touring
Arcola Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Mehment Ergen
Set designer: Matthew Wright
Jan 2013
Jack and the Beanstalk Theatre Ashcroft theatre, Croydon
Evolution
Lighting Designer Director: David Janson
Dec 2012
Promise Theatre Arts Ed
Arts Ed
Lighting Designer Director: Cressida Brown
Set designer: Georgia Lowe
Oct 2012
Tosca Opera Kings Head Theatre
Opera Up Close
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Set designer: Nina Fransson
Oct 2012
Sid's Show Theatre Old Market Brighton (Touring) Lighting Designer Director: Dominique Gerrard
Set designer: Kevin Freedman
Oct 2012
The Last Session Theatre Tristan Bates Theatres
Climar Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Guy Retallack
Set designer: Ruth Hall
Sep 2012
Some Small Love Story Theatre C nova
HHPR
Lighting Designer Aug 2012
The Dark Side of Love Theatre The Roundhouse
Roundhouse & Lift
Lighting Designer Director: Renato Rocha
Set designer: Georgia Lowe
Jun 2012
Spinach Theatre Kings Head Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Janine Waters
Set designer: Kevin Freedman
Jun 2012
Denial Theatre King's Head
GNOP
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Set designer: Takis
May 2012
Someone to Blame Theatre King's Head
GNOP
Lighting Designer Director: David Mercatali
Set designer: Gregor Donnelly
Mar 2012
Happy New Theatre The Old Red Lion
Inside Intelligence
Lighting Designer Director: Robert Shaw
Jan 2012
The Execution of Justice Theatre Southwark Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Joss Bennathan
Set designer: James Turner
Jan 2012
Aladdin Theatre Ashcroft theatre, Croydon
Evolution Pantomimes
Lighting Designer Dec 2011
The Firewatchers Theatre The Old Red Lion
Raising Silver Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Katie Lewis
Nov 2011
The Provoked Wife Theatre Greenwich Playhouse
Perfect mAYhem
Lighting Designer Director: Joss Bennathan
Set designer: Charlotte Espiner
Oct 2011
The Taming of The Shrew Theatre Southwark Playhouse
Natalie Macaluso and Southwark Playhouse
Lighting Designer Director: Robin Norton-Hale
Set designer: Cherry Truluck
Oct 2011
20th Century Boy - The Musical Theatre New Wolsey Theatre
New Wolsey Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Gary Lloyd
Sep 2011
The One Man Show Theatre C venues
Nigel Barrett & Louise Mari From Shunt
Lighting Designer Director: Louise Mari
Aug 2011
Thrill Me Theatre Charing Cross Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Guy Retallack
May 2011
Thrill Me Theatre Tristan Bates Theatre
CilMar Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Guy Retallack
Apr 2011
Ha Ha Holmes Theatre Warehouse Theatre Croydon, then touring
Jamie Wilson Productions
Lighting Designer Mar 2011
One Man Show Theatre The ICA Lighting Designer Feb 2011
Amphibians Theatre The Bridewell
Offstage Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Cressida Brown
Set designer: Georgia Lowe
Jan 2011
Cinderella Theatre Ashcroft theatre, Croydon
Duo Pantomimes
Lighting Designer Dec 2010
In-Visible Theatre All Saints Church, Cambridge, then touring
IJAD
Lighting Designer Oct 2010
Spring Awakening Theatre Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
Birmingham School of Acting
Lighting Designer Director: Stephen Simms
Set designer: David Crisp
Oct 2010
The Country Theatre Arcola Theatre
Iceni Productions and Arcola Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Amelia Nicholson
Set designer: Anna Bliss Scully
Sep 2010
Fame Theatre George Square Theatre
Hartshorn Hook
Lighting Designer Aug 2010
Boy With a Suitcase Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Jun 2010
When the Lilac Blooms, My Love Theatre Leicester Square Theatre
Alex von Saxe Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Simon Beyer
Set designer: Fly Davis
Apr 2010
Tape Theatre Old Red Lion
Yaller Skunk
Lighting Designer Director: Julia Stubbs
Apr 2010
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Theatre Ashcroft Theatre Croydon
Duo Entertainment
Lighting Designer Director: Richard Caddell
Dec 2009
I Am Montanna Theatre Arcola Theatre
Yalla Skunk
Lighting Designer Director: Sherri Kronfeld
Set designer: Georgia Lowe
Jun 2009
Studies for a Portrait Theatre Oval House Theatre
Good Night Out Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Set designer: Sophie Mosberger
May 2009
Godspell Theatre The Live Room - Twickenham
TOpS
Lighting Designer Director: Gill Wade
May 2009
Showtime 2009 Theatre Queen Charlotte's Hall
The Young Set
Lighting Designer Director: Babette Langford
Apr 2009
Studies for a Portrait Theatre White Bear Theatre
Good Night Out Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Jan 2009
Sweeney Todd Musical Crescent Theatre Birmingham
Birmingham School of Acting
Lighting Designer Director: Ben De Wynter
Set designer: David Crisp
Dec 2008
Peter Pan Theatre Ashcroft theatre, Croydon
Duo Entertainment
Lighting Designer Dec 2008
Ides Of March Theatre White Bear Theatre Lighting Designer Nov 2008
Tombstone Tales and Boothill Ballads Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Carl Heap
Set designer: Miriam Nabaro
Nov 2008
Follow Theatre Finborough Theatre
Northern Edge
Lighting Designer Director: Ken Alexander
Set designer: Georgia Lowe
Oct 2008
Oliver! Theatre Richmond Theatre
TOpS
Lighting Designer Jul 2008
In My Name Theatre Trafalgar Studios Lighting Designer Director: Julia Stubbs
Set designer: Georgia Lowe
Jul 2008
Richard III - An Arab Tragedy Theatre Damascus/Paris/Amsterdam, then touring
Sulayman Al-Bassam
Lighting Designer Director: Sulayman Al-Bassam
Set designer: Sam Collins
May 2008
Thin Toes Theatre Pleasance London
Weaver Hughes Ensemble
Lighting Designer Director: Julia Stubbs
Set designer: Georgia Lowe
Feb 2008
Dick Whittington Theatre Ashcroft theatre, Croydon
Duo Entertainments
Lighting Designer Director: Brenda Lefevere
Dec 2007
Play Size Theatre The Young Vic
Actors Touring Company
Lighting Designer Nov 2007
Private Lives Theatre Houghton Hall
Iceni Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Amelia Nicholson
Set designer: Alex Chrapowska
Oct 2007
The Great Theatre of the World Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: William Gaskill
Set designer: Jon Bausor
Jul 2007
Oink Theatre Arena Festival - Germany
Pants on Fire
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Bramley
Jun 2007
The Icarus Girl Theatre Arcola Theatre
Original Sin
Lighting Designer Director: Holly Race
Set designer: Georgia Lowe
Apr 2007
Showtime 2007 Musical Queen Charlotte's Hall, Richmond
The Young Set
Lighting Designer Director: Babette Langford
Apr 2007
Mojo Mickybo Theatre Arcola Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Jonathan Humphreys
Set designer: Mark Friend
Mar 2007
Richard III - An Arab Tragedy Theatre The Swan Theatre, Stratford
The Culture Project/Sulayman Al-Bassam Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Sulayman Al-Bassam
Set designer: George Tomlinson
Feb 2007
Il bel sembiante senza nube e senza vel Dance The Place
Claudio Gerard/Resolution! 2007
Lighting Designer Choreographer: Claudio Gerard
Jan 2007
My Brother's Keeper Theatre Pleasance London
Apikoros
Lighting Designer Director: Oliver Mears
Set designer: Alexie Kharibian
Nov 2006
King Arthur Theatre Arcola Theatre
Shapeshifter
Lighting Designer Director: John Terry and Mike Bartlett
Set designer: Alex Marker
Nov 2006
My Brother's Keeper Theatre C central
Apikoros
Lighting Designer Director: Oliver Mears
Set designer: Alexie Kharibian
Aug 2006
Onysos the Wild Theatre Traverse Theatre
Compagnie Rhapsodie
Lighting Designer Director: Severine Ruset
Set designer: Charlotte Damigo
Aug 2006
The Scarlet Pimpernel Theatre Richmond Theatre
TOpS
Lighting Designer Director: Gill Wade
Jun 2006
Immortal Theatre The Courtyard Theatre, Covent Garden
Imperial House Productions
Lighting Designer Director: John Terry
Set designer: Vicky Fifield
May 2006
The Pimp Theatre The White Bear Lighting Designer Director: Ana Holmfeld
Set designer: Sadie Tillbury
Apr 2006
Summer Begins Theatre Southwark Playhouse
Iceni Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Amelia Nicholson
Set designer: Naomi Dawson
Apr 2006
Requiem for Tomorrow Musical Shaw Theatre, London
YPTC
Lighting Designer Director: Robbi Stevens
Set designer: Rebecca Vincent
Feb 2006
The Librarians Joke Theatre Pleasance London, then touring
Little Wonder
Lighting Designer Director: John Terry
Set designer: Thomas Rogers
Feb 2006
The Strange Case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde as told to Dr Carl Jung... Theatre White Bear
Sly Fox Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Blanche McIntyre
Nov 2005
The Fighter Theatre St James' Church, Waterloo Lighting Designer Director: Vernon Douglas
Set designer: Katja Yaschuk
Nov 2005
Through a cloud Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: David Levin
Oct 2005
Onysos the Wild Theatre Theatre 503
Compagnie Rhapsodie
Lighting Designer Director: Severine Ruset
Set designer: Charlotte Damigo
Sep 2005
My Fair Lady Musical Richmond Theatre
TOpS
Lighting Designer Director: Gill Wade
Jun 2005
After Haggerty Theatre Finborough Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Kirsty Housley
Set designer: Ellan Perry
May 2005
Best Friends Theatre New End Theatre
Wisepart Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Susannah Pack
Set designer: Kate Unwin
May 2005
Blurring the Line Dance Goucher College, Baltimore, USA Lighting Designer Choreographer: Michelle Lynch
May 2005
The Fighter Theatre St Pauls Church, Covent Garden Lighting Designer Director: Peter Cadwell
Set designer: Katja Yaschuk
Feb 2005
Tartuffe Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Serdar Bilis
Set designer: Jon Bausor
Dec 2004
The Night Just Before the Forests Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Serdar Bilis
Set designer: Patrick Burnier
Sep 2004
And In The End Theatre C venues
Walrus Productions LLC
Lighting Designer Director: Sandy Marshall
Aug 2004
Fiddler on the Roof Musical Richmond Theatre
Twickenham Operatic
Lighting Designer Director: Gillian Wade
Jul 2004
Al-Hamlet Summit (Arabic Version) Theatre Park Tower Hall, Tokyo, then touring
Zaoum
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Sulayman Al-Bassam
Feb 2004
Trading Theatre Dasma Theatre, Kuwait
SAB Theatre company
Lighting Designer Director: Sulayman Al-Bassam
Oct 2003
Dutchman Theatre C venues - Edinburgh Festival
Iceni Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Amelia Nicholson
Set designer: Lisa Lillywhite
Aug 2003
Peer Gynt Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: David Levin
Set designer: Paul Burgess
Feb 2003
Dutchman Theatre Etcetera Theatre
Iceni Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Amelia Nicholson
Oct 2002
Al-Hamlet Summit (English Version) Theatre Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh and CFET - Cairo
Zaoum
Lighting & Projection / Video Designer Director: Sulayman Al-Bassam
Aug 2002
Macbeth Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Mehmet Ergen and Jack Shepherd
Set designer: Jake Shepherd
Apr 2002
Missing Theatre White Bear Theatre
White Bear Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Derek Goldby
Set designer: Kim Beresford'
Apr 2002
Guys and Dolls Musical Epsom Playhouse Lighting Designer Mar 2002
Arab League Hamlet Theatre Theatr 4D, Tunisia
Zaoum
Lighting Designer Director: Sulayman Al-Bassam
Oct 2001
Blue Jam Theatre Etcetera Theatre, then touring
Etcetera Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Kirsty Housley
Aug 2001
Dog's Barking Theatre Finborough Theatre
Burning Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Aaron Mullen
Jul 2001
A Midsummer Nights Dream Theatre Arcola Theatre
Arcola Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Jack Shepherd
Set designer: Jake Shepherd
Jun 2001
Hamlet in Kuwait Theatre Dasma Theatre, Kuwait
Zaoum
Lighting Designer Director: Sulayman Al-Bassam
Apr 2001
The Little Englanders Theatre Etcetera Theatre
Etcetera Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: David Cottis
Jan 2001
The Dwarfs Theatre Lyric Hammersmith Studio and Assembly Rooms Edinburgh
Mandrake Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Aaron Mullen
Set designer: Lisa Lillywhite
Apr 2000
The Local Stigmatic Theatre Lyric Hammersmith Studio and Assembly Rooms Edinburgh
Mandrake Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Aaron Mullen
Set designer: Lisa Lillywhite
Apr 2000

Beowulf

Richard Williamson’s unashamedly cool lighting employs the (literal) smoke and mirrors of a laser show
Rafaella Marcus, The Stage

Screens

the use of video projections is both simple and seamless. It’s one of the more effective efforts to convey our symbiotic relationship with technology on stage
The Stage

Othello

Richard Williamson's versatile lighting design transports us with ease from a shadowy Venetian backstreet to a luminous desert noon or a lamp lit bedroom
Sheila Cornelius, remotegoat 03/02/2013

Thrill Me

there is no production currently running in the capital that is more intelligent, atmospheric and haunting than this
Sunday Telegraph

Amphibians

These are the questions raised by Amphibians, which unearths a Victorian swimming pool beneath the Bridewell to terrific effect, creating a show about winners and losers that, at its considerable best, does for swimming what Beautiful Burnout does for boxing ... this is an atmospheric and hugely promising work
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
As a technical piece of theatre, Amphibians is impeccable. Crisp lighting and sound design (Richard Williamson & Gregory Clarke) are effective and pertinent
Framescourer, Framescourer
It’s so atmospheric you can almost picture for yourself the years of lane-ploughing that have gone on here ... it casts a shiver-inducing spell.
Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph
In Cressida Brown and Steve Waters's lovely-looking piece of theatre, a chorus of long-bodied swimmers surface dreamily from the long-dry Victorian swimming baths beneath the Bridewell's stage ... a highly visual staging ... 'Amphibians' is a lovely and elusive piece of fringe theatre
Caroline McGinn, Time Out
Add in Georgia Lowe’s gorgeous design, split over three tiers and lit beautifully by Richard Williamson, and you have an intoxicating blend of total theatre. Visual spectacle, simply constructed but full of layers, and a complex consideration of a fascinating subject make Amphibians a fringe delight.
Matt Trueman, Culture Wars

The Country

The heightened naturalism of the dialogue, laced with repetition and misunderstandings is relentless, but creates a strikingly claustrophobic atmosphere, accentuated by Anna Bliss Scully’s tree lined set, which places us at the heart of the couple’s isolated abode.
Sally Stott, The Stage
Nicholson’s production is intense and atmospheric, with a circular stage surrounded by trees and the scent of the forest in Anna Bliss Scully’s lovely design.
Aleks Sierz, The Arts Desk
Anna Bliss Scully’s design is excellent, a sparsely furnished set, with it and the audience surrounded by trees which are eerily lit by Richard Williamson, it really does enhance the ambience of discomfort and general creepiness which is just right.
There Ought To Be Clowns
There is nothing out there', states Richard (Simon Thorp) at one point in Martin Crimp's eerily elliptical 2000 play'. Amelia Nicholson's revival takes that statement literally: beyond designer Anna Bliss Scully's claustrophobic ring of trees there is only inky darkness; inside is a wan pool of light.
Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out
Anna Bliss Scully's design and Richard Williamson's lighting neatly encapsulate the situation of both audience and characters. The set is a multi-layered floor surface, the edges of each layer broken away to show another one beneath, around the seating is a path littered with fallen leaves and between scenes when they become illuminated a ring of trees encircles the theatre space: clearly there are layers to peel away and beware - 'you can't see the wood for the trees.' The text describes the doctor's home as large and comfortable but the only furniture is a severe bench, a hard wooden upright chair and two small angular wooden tables, all as uncomfortable as the couple's relationship.
Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide
Richard Williamson’s intricate use of lighting adds ambience to this production and brings out the best of Anne Bliss Scully’s bucolic set in which the sparse interior setting contrasts effectively with the surrounding trees and foliage underfoot. The unreserved seating and circular stage contribute to an intimate feeling, drawing us into the centre of action.
Racheal Philips, The Londonist
In this revival, director Amelia Nicholson has the audience among tree trunks in the forest peering into the doctor and his wife’s country home. As they are watched from the bushes by us, the voyeurs, their isolation is acute ... This threat of the unknown other, coming from the sleeping woman upstairs, to the dark woodland outside, is relentless.
Daisy Bowie-Sell, The Telegraph

Studies for a Portrait

Compounding the effectuality of the milieu is the lighting: understated shifts rendering the time of day in each scene beautifully.
Jennifer Nearly, Remote Goat 13/01/2009

Richard III - An Arab Tragedy

.. a chilling juxtaposition of sounds an images .. ..This is powerful, political theatre.
Rod Dungate, ReviewsGate.com 14/02/2007

King Arthur

ten out of ten for atmosphere
Caroline McGinn, Time Out 13/11/2006

Onysos the Wild

Strong lighting design and staging...visually interesting
Three Weeks 26/08/2006
Atmospheric lighting and sound design further enhance this sense of mystical time travel
Robert Shore, Metro 22/09/2005
This is marvellous theatre: muscular, supple, unsparingly modern and alive with myth.
Jonathan Gibbs, Time Out 21/09/2005
But Gaude's hitting on a wider connection, the impulses to order and disorder, and the mix of creative and destructive in them. With Porter's performance catching the intelligent ordering of experience vocally and Onysos' violent potential in movement, Charlotte Damigos' set creating an underworld with the sense of dark tunnels around, <B>aided by Richard Williamson's localised lighting</B>, the production by Severine Ruset is alert to the script's mix of immediacy and recall from distant times.
Timothy Ramsden, Reviewsgate 18/09/2005
Hunched on Charlotte Damigo's ambiant set, a murky underworld of grime and decay..
Sam Marlowe, The Times 16/09/2005

The Strange Case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde as told to Dr Carl Jung...

Director Blanche McIntyre paces the action so it resembles a feverish nightmare, the gothic mood augmented by Richard Williamson's stark lighting design .... if you like your theatre physical, raw and challenging then this is for you
Paul Fitzpatrick, 12/09/2005

Tartuffe

..a seasonal escape with stylish lighting by Richard Williamson...
Ham and High 14/12/2004

The Night Just Before the Forests

..in a derelict shed-like building where the rain pours down through a wiry screen and puddles spread across the floor. It is undeniably effective and very atmospheric...
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Al-Hamlet Summit (Arabic Version)

Staged with hypnotic force… an intelligent adaptation, reminiscent of those East European versions during the Cold War
The Independent
This show has three striking features.. Al-Bassam’s astonishing text, which rarely echoes Shakespeare’s words, but takes the story of Hamlet and reworks it in a rich new poetic version… the show uses video and projected images in a seriously effective and disturbing way… its story of Hamlet’s progression from dumb Oedipal rage to cold-eyed religious fundamentalism is chilling and utterly credible.
The Scotsman

Dutchman

Lisa Lillywhite’s simple, effective set makes imaginative use of slide projections to cast the subway scene and is aided by Peter Russel’s and Richard Williamson’s subtle and precise sound and lighting designs, which together evoke the heat, claustrophobia and urban shocks of the tube and complement the action and dialogue which crackles with poetry and politics in equal measure. The drama is in the text, true, but this production really draws it out - and it packs a powerful punch.
Mark Espiner, Time Out 11/10/2001

Al-Hamlet Summit (English Version)

This show has three striking features.. Al-Bassam’s astonishing text, which rarely echoes Shakespeare’s words, but takes the story of Hamlet and reworks it in a rich new poetic version… the show uses video and projected images in a seriously effective and disturbing way… its story of Hamlet’s progression from dumb Oedipal rage to cold-eyed religious fundamentalism is chilling and utterly credible.
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
I doubt whether this year’s Festival will produce another show so directly relevant to the nightmare that is brewing in the Middle East, or so vivid and eloquent in the theatrical means it uses to confront it
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

Macbeth

The plays unforgiving marriage of the fantastical and the political is beautifully executed, thanks largely to Richard Williamson's lighting and Jim Bywater's nerve-jangling sound design. But the real witching-hour of this production arrives when Macbeth and his lady begin to see in one another the mirror of their own misfortunes, as Shepherd and Boxer fully exploit the forceful intimacy of the Fringe.
Lucy Powell, Time Out 18/05/2002
Their scenes provide potent interludes to an evening haunted by an atmosphere of paranoid hysteria, which taps into 21st century fears as effectively as it catered to the superstitious whims of James I. Directors Jack Shepherd and Mehmet Ergen have converted the Arcola into a carefully nuanced chamber of horrors, where the cavernous design, dramatically varied lighting and rumbling soundtrack all provide a fertile backdrop for the nightmares - real and imagined - that erupt from Macbeth's ''heat-oppressed brain''.
Rachel Halliburton, Evening Standard 30/11/1999

Missing

Odd stuff - but Derek Goldby's astute production gets the tone absolutely right, anchoring the fantastical elements of de Wet's script (translated from Afrikaans by Steven Stead) in a vividly oppressive atmosphere. Kim Beresford's set - all wood and corrugated iron - and Richard Williamson's dim lighting draw us into this world of casual horror and dark jokes.
Time Out 17/04/2004

Arab League Hamlet

This work, remarkable in its simplicity, is of TRULY international standard.
M. Kouka ( Director of National Theatre of Tunis), Le Temps Daily, TUNIS

A Midsummer Nights Dream

This truly is the Fringe at its very best, and the production deserves an even longer run than is currently scheduled.
Fiona Mountford, Time Out

Hamlet in Kuwait

Every aspect of this production has an audacious and innovative zing about it.
'Al-Anba' Newspaper, KUWAIT

The Dwarfs

...while Richard Williamson’s stark, direct lighting utilises, to full effect O’Shea’s subtle, elastic facial expressions.
Ilyse Kusnetz, The Scotsman 10/08/2000
Theatre:
  • International
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale Touring
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Musical:
  • West End
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Small Scale / Fringe
  • Pantomime
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Opera:
  • 'Country House'
  • Small scale
  • Touring relights
  • Projection / Video Design
Dance:
  • Projection / Video Design
  • Medium Scale
  • Touring relights
Concert:
  • Stage Touring
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Fashion Shows
  • Product Launches
  • Award Ceremonies
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07957 457362

Email address

richard@richard-williamson.com

Website

http://www.richard-williamson.com

Agent name

Karen Baker

Agent website

http://www.associated-arts.co.uk

Agent phone

020 8856 4958

Agent email

karen@associated-arts.co.uk