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Ric Mountjoy

Lighting Designer

The Play that Goes Wrong Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York Dir. Mark Bell Des. Nigel Hook Lighting Ric Mountjoy Photo Jeremy Daniel

Karagula by Philip Ridley Site Specific; Soho Theatre @ Styx, Dir. Max Barton Des. Shawn Soh & Frankie Bradshaw, Lighting Ric Mountjoy, Photo Lara Genovese

Uncle Vanya, Theatr Clwyd & Sheffield Theatres, Dir. Tamara Harvey, Des. Lucy Osborne, Lighting Ric Mountjoy, Photo The Other Richard

The Great Gatsby, Theatr Clwyd & Guild of Misrule, Dir. Alexander Flanagan-Wright, Des. Heledd Mair Rees, Lighting Ric Mountjoy, Photo Sam Taylor

Darbar Festival 2018 at Sadler's Wells Theatre, curated by Akram Khan. "Bharatanatyam" choreographed by Mavin Khoo. Installation by Aideen Malone & Akram Khan. Lighting by Ric Mountjoy. Photo by Ambra Vernuccio.

Karagula by Philip Ridley, Site Specific; Soho Theatre @ Styx, Dir. Max Barton, Des. Shawn Soh & Frankie Bradshaw, Lighting Ric Mountjoy, Photo Lara Genovese

Little Mermaid, Theatre Royal Bath, Dir. Emma Earle & Cameron Carver, Des. Zoe Squire, Lighting Ric Mountjoy, Photo Nick Spratling

Little Mermaid, Theatre Royal Bath, Dir. Emma Earle & Cameron Carver, Des. Zoe Squire, Lighting Ric Mountjoy, Photo Nick Spratling

Mr Popper's Penguins, National Tours, New Victory Theatre NYC & Seattle Children's Theatre, Dir. Emma Earle, Des. Zoe Squire, Lighting Ric Mountjoy, Photo Helen Murray

The Play that Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre, West End, London, Dir. Mark Bell Des. Nigel Hook, Lighting Ric Mountjoy, Photo Jeremy Daniel

Uncle Vanya, Theatr Clwyd & Sheffield Theatres, Dir. Tamara Harvey, Des. Lucy Osborne, Lighting Ric Mountjoy, Photo The Other Richard

The White Whale, Site Specific; New Dock, Royal Armouries, Leeds, Dir. Alan Lane, Des. David Farley, Lighting Ric Mountjoy, Photo Alex Johnston

The White Whale Site Specific; New Dock, Royal Armouries, Leeds Dir. Alan Lane Des. David Farley Lighting Ric Mountjoy Photo Zagni Photography

Ric designs lighting for Theatre and Opera, and his work has been seen all over the world: at the Singapore International Arts Festival; in Seattle, Dubai, Bahrain and Doha; Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Beijing, and most significantly in London and New York City. Ric is the lighting designer for the international hit The Play that Goes Wrong , seen on Broadway and in the West End (Winner of the Olivier for Best New Comedy, 2015), as well as around the world. The production has most recently opened in South Korea.
Other recent lighting designs include Uncle Vanya (Theatr Clwyd & Sheffield Theatres);  Darbar Festival (curated by Akram Khan at Sadler’s Wells);  Emancipation of Expressionism (Boy Blue Entertainment, Barbican Theatre);  Little Mermaid (the egg at Theatre Royal Bath); Mr Popper’s Penguins (Minneapolis, Seattle, New York City & West End); Zog (Rose Theatre Kingston and National Tour); What the Ladybird Heard (West End & two International Tours); Bunny by Jack Thorne (Edinburgh, London & New York – Winner of a Fringe First Award; nabokov); and The Woman in Black (Stephen Joseph Theatre 60 th Anniversary Production, Scarborough).
He frequently lights site specific theatre for the company Slung Low, including Pandemic (Singapore), Anthology at the Liverpool Everyman, Beyond the Frontline for The Lowry, Salford, and The White Whale by James Phillips – an outdoor adaptation of Moby Dick in Leeds. Other site specific productions include The Great Gatsby for Guild of Misrule at Theatr Clwyd, and the world premiere of Karagula by Philip Ridley,  for Soho Theatre.
Work as Associate LD includes The Magic Flute for ENO at the  London Coliseum. Ric worked for many years at English National Opera, and before that for Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Praise for The Play That Goes Wrong:

“Lighting plays a big part in making this play a success and creating the illusion things have gone wrong. Well done Ric Mountjoy on a great lighting design.”
– Damian Riverol, North West End ★★★★

“Ric Mountjoy segues his lighting to exploding blackout in lifts and a variety of electrical surprises.”
– Simon Jenner, Fringe Review

“The superb design team provides the comedic backbone to the endeavor. Ric Mountjoy’s simple and effective lighting gives the feeling that we are watching a low-budget university production off its hinges—which isn’t an insult. It fits the play’s setting perfectly.”
– Kev Berry, Exeunt Magazine

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