Photographer: Richard Godin | From the show Assumption
Photographer: Mercury Theatre Photographer | From the show Under Milk Wood
Photographer: Richard Godin | From the show A Slight Ache and The Lover
Photographer: Richard Godin | From the show Assumption
Photographer: Deborah Stubbington | From the show A Slight Ache and The Lover

Richard A Godin

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Richard Godin trained at Central School of Speech & Drama.

His recent Lighting Design credits are;

Michael Clark’s The Barrowlands Project (Closing of the 2012 Cultural Olympia at The Barrowlands Ballroom, Glasgow) DV8 - Can We Talk About This? Co Design with Beky Stoddart (Slovenia, Korea, Taiwan), No Sweat (The Generating Company, Sarlet, France & Touring), A Christmas Carol, Diary of a Nobody, Travels With My Aunt (Royal Theatre, Northampton), Top Girls, Assumption, A Slight Ache, The Lover, Under Milk Wood (The Mercury Theatre, Colchester), Aladdin, Twelfth Night, From a Jack to a King, Dick Barton, The Mummy’s Tomb, A Slice of Saturday Night & Gaslight (The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch), Speakout (English Touring Opera), Henry V (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Diva in Me (Brighton Pavilion, Greenwich Theatre, Devonshire Park), The Other Road (National Theatre, Watch This Space) The Servant to two Masters (Komedia), Uncle Montagues Stories From the Shadows (Old Vic Tunnels), Cloudcuckcooland (UK Tour), Snow White, Jack & The Beanstalk (Derby), A Respectable Wedding (Edinburgh Festival), Sunday in the Park With Geroge, Into the woods, The Company (Embassy Theatre), Best Man Speech (UK Tour), Frankenstein & The Tempest (UK Tour), Thirteen, The Colour of Justice, Road, On the Razzle, The love for the Nightingale, The Laramie Project, Loveplay, Wild Party, Chorus Line, Petie Rouge, Sherlock Holmes, Second from last in the sack race, The Lights, Gormenghast & Far from the Madding Crowd (Arts Educational), Stormforce (Mermaid Theatre), OneFourSeven (Birmingham Rep, Bristol Old Vic, Oval House), The Beautiful Game (UK Tour), On The Air (Circus Space), Mylo (TDK Cross Festival), Sainsburys Christmas (Life Size Dolls House, Sainsburys HQ).

Richard has toured extensively internationally with DV8 Physical Theatre and Complicite.

Complicite’s 'The Master & Margarita' toured to the Barbican Theatre, Germany, Austria and Spain.
DV8‘s 'Can We Talk About This?' premiered at Sydney Opera House then toured to Hong Kong, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Berlin, Leeds, Warwick, Cologne, Athens, Budapest, Lubilana, and The National Theatre.
Complicite’s, 'A Disappearing Number' toured to America, India and the West End including a Live World Wide Broadcast as Part of NT Live.
DV8 Physical Theatre’s 'To Be Straight With You' toured to Europe, America & Canada.

UK touring includes Orfeo, Ersimena, Dido & Aeneas, Jephte, Tolomeo, Tosca, Jenufa & The Little Magic Flute for English Touring Opera.

Richard has been Head of Lighting Sound & Video for The National Youth Theatre and has also designed, tutored and mentored at The Central School of Speech and Drama, Guildhall and Arts Educational Schools.

Previous productions

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Closes
Uncle Montagues's Stories from the Shadows Theatre Old Vic Tunnels, London
Theatre OnO
Lighting Designer Director: Gary Sefton
Set designer: Eleanor Field
12 Apr 2100

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Assumption Theatre The Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Mercury Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Dee Evans
Set designer: Sara Perks
May 2011
Diary of A Nobody Theatre Royal Theatre, Nothampton
Under The Radar and Royal & Derngate
Lighting Designer Director: Gary Sefton
Set designer: Rhys Jarman
Mar 2011
Aladdin Theatre The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch
Cut to the chase
Lighting Designer Director: Bob Carlton
Set designer: Mark Walters
Dec 2010
A Slight Ache and The Lover Theatre The Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Mercury Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Gari Jones
Set designer: Sara Perks
Nov 2010
Travels With My Aunt Theatre Royal Theatre, Northampton
Royal & Derngate
Lighting Designer Director: Gary Sefton
Set designer: Philip Whitcomb
May 2010
Under Milk Wood Theatre The Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Mercury Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Director: Gari Jones
Set designer: Sara Perks
Apr 2010
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Appearing here soon... a collection of articles from the Focus magazine archives.

Press quotes


Dee Evans’ direction did much to underscore the message and the magic of the piece. The opening sequence, with the child and the lament, which both appear again at the end, the confession with its weighty crucifix, the laundry where you could almost smell the washing, and the shrinking wall of light at the back, ingeniously suggesting the door and the distance.
Michael Gray, The Public Reviews 11/06/2011
The colours of Richard Godin’s lighting, and Adam McCready’s music join to create sumptuous moments for Assumption.
Timothy Ramsden, Reviews Gate 03/06/2011
Sara Perks and her lighting designer Richard Godin create some marvellous effects which spotlight not just Gabriella’s attitude to her pregnancy but give its apparently mystical context enormous power.
Anne Morley-Priestman, Whats On Stage 28/05/2011

Diary of A Nobody

The whole thing is stunningly put together by director Sefton and races breathlessly through two hours of set changes, manic confusion and some not inconsiderable vocal talents. With the delightfully appropriate Royal Theatre as its backdrop, this Diary is beautifully staged (Rhys Jarman), impeccably lit (Richard Godin) and meticulously choreographed (Alexandra Worrall). Without reservation, it deserves the standing ovation it receives.
Michael Davies, Whats On Stage 09/03/2011
As you watch this hapless city clerk, so sniggered at by younger colleagues, blink into the blinding spotlight deployed to suggest his all-powerful boss, it’s impossible not to feel stirrings of deep sympathy even as you shake with highly cathartic laughter.
Telegraph 09/03/2011


Mark Walters’ designs sparkled, like pages from a pop-up book; the wall of China disappearing into the distance “like the tail of a dragon”, and a lovely cave.
Michael Gray, The Public Reviews 13/12/2010

A Slight Ache and The Lover

For the Colchester revival, Gari Jones (who has worked extensively with Pinter) uses the main auditorium’s thrust stage – albeit with the audience area reduced to studio theatre proportions – to give our imaginations as well as the actors room to roam. The five players make fine use of it, their performances complemented by Sara Perks’ excellent settings, Richard Godin’s subtle lighting and a marvellous soundscape by Marcus Christensen.
Anne Morley-Priestman, Whats On Stage 06/11/2010

Travels With My Aunt

Eventually this set forms the doors and windows of a South American mansion where the plot reaches its climax – the shafts of Richard Godin’s lighting menacingly piercing the slats of blinds.
Timothy Ramsden, Reviews Gate 06/05/2010

Under Milk Wood

Richard Godin’s lighting focuses attention while enhancing the dreamlike, vividly-etched scenes.
Timothy Ramsden, Reviews Gate 28/04/2010