Ruari Murchison


Ruari has designed productions in Helsinki, Washington DC, The Stratford Festival (Canada), Stuttgart (Germany), Luzern (Switzerland), Haarlem (Holland), Elisnore (Denmark) and many regional theatres in the United Kingdom.

Recent design credits include: Mappa Mundi, Frozen, The Waiting Room, The Red Balloon (National Theatre); Titus Andronicus (Royal Shakespeare Company); Othello (Trafalgar Studios); The Solid Gold Cadillac (Garrick); A Busy Day (Lyric Theatre); Peggy Sue Got Married (Shaftsbury Theatre); The Snowman (Peacock Theatre) Toyer, Betty and Jane (Arts); The Three Sisters on Hope Street, The Glass Room, Gone to L.A. (Hampstead Theatre); Henry IV parts I and II (Washington Shakespeare Company, USA); West Side Story, The Sound of Music (Stratford Festival, Canada); Hamlet (Elisnore, Denmark); Oleanna, Educating Rita, Pravda, The Critic, The Real Inspector Hound (Chichester); The Good Soldier, Masterclass - Tour (Bath Theatre Royal); Macbeth, Medea, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Secret Garden, As You Like It, The Deep Blue Sea, King Lear (West Yorkshire Playhouse); An Enemy of the People (Theatr Clwyd); Arthur and George, Cling to me like Ivy, Uncle Vanya,  A Doll’s House, The David Hare Trilogy: Racing Demon, Absence of War, Murmuring Judges (TMA Best Design Nomination 2003), The Tempest, Macbeth, Hamlet, His Dark Materials, (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Intemperance, Tartuffe (Everyman and Playhouse Theatres, Liverpool). Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian, Copenhagen,  Alfie, Time of My Life (Palace Theatre, Watford),

Opera credits include: Der Freischutz (Finnish National Opera); Peter Grimes, Cosi fan Tutte (Luzerner Opera); La Cenerentola, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Garsington); L’Italiana in Algeri (Buxton); Les Pelerins de la Mecque, ZaZa (Wexford).

Ballet credits include: Bruise Blood (Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company),  Landschaft und Erinnerung (Stuttgart Ballet, Germany); The Protecting Veil (Birmingham Royal Ballet), The Snowman (Seoul, London, Birmingham Rep, Tour).

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