OldVic12 2016 finalist, JMK 2010 finalist. OffWestEnd nominated for Best Costume Designer for The Daughter-in-Law at the Arcola Theatre and Best Set Designer for Tonight at 8.30 at Jermyn Street Theatre, where she is Associate Designer.
For Theatre by the Lake: Creditors and Miss Julie (both also for Jermyn Street Theatre), Handbagged, Single Spies, Bold Girls (also York Theatre Royal).
Other theatre includes: The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson (Park Theatre); Original Death Rabbit, Hound of the Baskervilles, Tonight at 8.30 and Tomorrow at Noon (Jermyn Street Theatre); Lancastrians (Junction 8 theatre North West Tour); Stewart Lee: Content Provider (UK tour and BBC2); Potted Sherlock (Vaudeville/UK tour); Three Birds (Bush/Royal Exchange); Egusi Soup (Soho Theatre); Blythe Spirit (Beijing); Good Soul (Young Vic); The Minotaur, My Father Odysseus (Unicorn); The Daughter-In-Law, The Dog, the Night and the Knife (Arcola); The Winter’s Tale (NAPA Karachi); Lost Land (Jenin, Palestine); Mud (Gate); Shakespeare Untold, The Magic Playroom (UK tour/ Pleasance); I Am A Superhero (Old Vic New Voices at Theatre503); Buttons (King’s Head, Islington).
Opera includes: Messiah (Danish opera, Frankfurt opera); Carmen (Dorset Opera); Banished (Blackheath Halls); The Magic Flute, Carmen, La Bohème, Albert Herring, The Marriage of Figaro (costume design for Co Opera Co).
Dance includes: Nora in the She Persisted Triple Bill (English National Ballet); The Nutcracker (Shanghai Ballet); Angelina Ballerina (English National Ballet); Egle (Lithuania National Ballet); Choreographics, Dance Journeys (English National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells/The Barbican).
For Theatre by the Lake, Chris has designed Handbagged and As You Like It. He has designed extensively for the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shared
Experience Theatre, the Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, the Royal Exchange Manchester, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, Citizens Theatre Glasgow, Birmingham Rep and Manchester International Festival.
Designs include Witness for the Prosecution (County Hall, London); The Best Man (Playhouse Theatre, London); Nightfall (Bridge Theatre, London); Rhinoceros (Edinburgh International Festival); Vamos Cuba! (Sadler’s Wells); Sweeney Todd (La Monnaie, Brussels); 42nd Street (Chatelet Theatre, Paris); Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man and Lord of the Flies (Sadler’s Wells, national and international tours); The Driver’s Seat (National Theatre of Scotland); Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection (London Coliseum, Royal Albert Hall and world tour); Touching the Void, The Crucible, Wonderful Town, The History Boys, High Society, Dr Dolittle and Dial M for Murder (national tours).
Opera includes Madame Butterfly (Oslo); The Magic Flute and Queen Of Spades (Opera North); Romeo et Juliette (Opera Ireland); L’Heure Espagnole, La Voix Humaine and Hippolyte et Aricie (Nationale Reisopera Netherlands); L’Arbore di Diana (Valencia); I Capuleti E I Montecchi (Opera North, Melbourne, Sydney Opera House); Skellig (Sage Gateshead); Aida (Houston); Bird of Night (Royal Opera House London); Bluebeard (Bregenz); Jephtha (Copenhagen / English National Opera/ Welsh National Opera); The Magic Flute and Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera); eight seasons for Grange Park Opera; Les Illuminations, The Turn of the Screw and The Rake’s Progress (Aldeburgh Festival) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (Monte Carlo).
Richard is a freelance sound designer based in Edinburgh. Aside from collecting and occasionally recording noisy things, Richard also enjoys board games and photography.
He is delighted to be back at Theatre by the Lake and looking forward to mixing theatre with good dog spotting and the promise of a decent pint.
Theatre as Sound Designer includes: Beauty and the Beast and Single Spies (Theatre by the Lake); The Game Of Love And Chai (Tara Arts); The End of Hope (Soho Theatre); Dolphins And Sharks and Windows (Finborough Theatre); Hyem (Theatre503); MA Directors’ Festival (Orange Tree Theatre) and Birthday Suit (Old Red Lion Theatre).
Theatre as Associate Sound Designer includes: Astonishing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure (The Dukes, Lancaster); Hogarth’s Progress (Rose Theatre, Kingston); Misty (Bush Theatre and Trafalgar Studios) and 1984 (London, Australia and Singapore).
He was also the sound designer on the first two seasons of the Android/ iPhone running app, Zombies, Run!
Renny is an internationally renowned fight director, award-winning actor, director and writer.
His fight work has been seen across the UK, in London’s West End, the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Young Vic, Sheffield Crucible, National Theatre of Scotland, Shakespeare’s Globe, Glasgow Citz, Manchester Royal Exchange, Theatr Clwyd and major tours.
TV fights include: Emmerdale (social media accolade of “Best punch ever”), Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Blue Murder, Man Like Mobeen, Jamaica Inn, So Awkward and the multi-award winning film Tyrannosaur.
As an actor he has played Salieri, Banquo, Claudius, Capulet, Launcelot Gobbo and the villain Sizzler in Brookside.
As a writer his play D’Eon was a 5* critically-acclaimed sell-out at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester and will be opening in Athens in November.
Renny has written many BBC Radio 4 comedies and was a regular writer for The Bill. Renny’s play Bare won a Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe First, a Dark Chat best director award and a best actor nomination for him from The Stage. His public speaking career is going from strength to strength, he is the voice and face of Oblivion at Alton Towers and is currently working on The Provok’d Wife, RSC and The Duchess of Malfi for Edinburgh Lyceum.
Kay was resident Casting Director at West Yorkshire Playhouse for many years, and she is now Casting Associate there. She is also Associate Artist at Curve. Kay regularly casts
for both these theatres as well as for Storyhouse Chester (including Grosvenor Park), Liverpool Everyman, Derby Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Birmingham Stage Company and
other theatres where she works as a freelance artist.
As a freelancer Kay cast Beautiful Thing (Curve/Arts Theatre/UK Tour); Singin’ In The Rain (West Yorkshire Playhouse/ National Theatre/UK tour); Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Curve, National Tour and West End); Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall) and An Officer And A Gentleman (Curve and National Tour).
Kay is a member of the Casting Directors Guild.