Richard lit the actor musician Broadway Production of Sweeney Todd at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre New York, for which he won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design. He lit the original production of The Railway Children at The National Railway Museum in York, there have since been various productions at London Waterloo, Toronto and the purpose-built Kings Cross Theatre where it ran for over two years. For the past twelve years he also lit the arena tours of Strictly Come Dancing the Live Tour.
Theatre credits: Only Fools and Horses the Musical, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd,The Gondoliers, Mack and Mabel, Carmen (West End); TheChildren,Cabaret, Jekyll and Hyde, Breaking the Code and Venus in Fur (English Theatre Frankfurt); The League of Gentlemen Live Again!, Supervet, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse Legends Tour, Strictly Confidential, The Strictly Come Dancing Arena Tours, Dancing On Ice Arena Tour, Alan Partridge Stratagem, Still Game and Gary Tank Commander (UK Arena Tours); Strictly Ballroom, Burn The Floor, Strictly Professionals,Sister Act, Fiddler on the Roof, Calamity Jane, Son of A Preacher Man, Beautiful Thing, Wuthering Heights, Rasputin, Candide, All Quiet on the Western Front, Pinafore Swing, The Hot Mikado, Canterbury Tales, Spongebob Squarepants the Sponge that could Fly, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Crongton Knights, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Diary of Anne Frank, Brideshead Revisited(UK Tour).Dynamo Seeing is Believing, The Catherine Tate Show Live (South Africa, Australia and New Zealand Tours).
Richard’s is delighted to be working with Zoe Waterman and Jess Curtis on Blonde Bombshellsof 1943for the Octagon Theatre Bolton, The Theatre by the Lake Keswick and The Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough.
He is currently working on designs forSky Comedy REPat Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Celebrating Christmas with the Salvation Armyat the Royal Albert Hall, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella for Crossroads Pantomimes, oh yes he is!