Richard is a London based Set and Costume Designer. Training – Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
The Merchant of Venice and Julius Caesar, Singapore Rep, Disco Pigs, Trafalgar Studios 2 and Irish Rep Theatre – NYC, Man to Man, WMC, Wiltons and BAM – NYC Dead Funny, Vaudeville, The Mentalists, Wyndhams, Bad Jews Ustinov, Arts, Haymarket and UK Tour, Richard II, Donmar Warehouse, The Country Girls, Chichester Minerva, Winter’s Tale and Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s Globe, Anything Goes, Sheffield Crucible and UK Tour, Oliver, Grange Park Opera, The Colby Sisters Of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, A Boy and His Soul, Paper Dolls, Multitudes, Tricycle, Macbeth, Sheffield Mysteries, Sheffield Crucible, Outside Mullingar, Ustinov Bath The Dance of Death, Donmar Trafalgar, Murder Ballad, Arts, Watership Down, The Watermill, The Cocktail Party, Print Room, Communicating Doors, Menier Chocolate Factory, Mrs Lowry and Son, Traflagar Studios 2 Neighbours, Clockwork and Heroine, Hightide Festival, The El. Train, Hoxton Hall.
This production of Julius Caesar was performed in Singapore with a truly International creative team and cast, with members spanning Europe, North America, Asia and beyond. The piece was transposed from the Rome of old to modern day R.O.M.E – A fictional G8/ASEAN style group of nations.
The cultural mixing pot of creatives, a pertinent modern political setting, and the literal backdrop of an international hub gave the team huge scope to explore the how a classic play can still be so relevant today, in both international scope and as a mirror to the often veiled workings of the Singaporean government.
As a designer that gave me the opportunity to explore the minutiae details of Singapore’s political system as well as drawing from the kind of political imagery recognised around the world, all the while fitting it into the unique setting of Fort Canning park.