Ariadne Auf Naxos

with Malcolm Rippeth as Lighting Designer


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18/06/2023 to 21/07/2023

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Press quotes

Malcolm Rippeth’s atmospheric lighting creates all the necessary transformation from comedy to inner turmoil, a kind of Naxos of the mind.
David Truslove, Wales Arts Review 10/07/2023
…the final scene is brilliantly staged using a revolve, and the shining conclusion is magical. Malcolm Rippeth’s lighting is essential to all this, especially at the close, and the whole breathes a sense of collaboration in an unusual but most effective departure from the way in which this work is... continue reading
Melanie Eskenazi, 26/06/2023
As the second act draws to a close, Cadle and lighting designer Malcolm Rippeth create a magical effect of stars twinkling in the night sky as Bacchus’s divinity overcomes Ariadne’s deathwish.
David Karlin, Bachtrack 19/06/2023
Designer Giles Cadle simple set of staircases and platforms initially frame the backstage doors and rooms for the Prologue, but are later transformed by Malcolm Rippeth’s lighting into a disquieting, Escher-type labyrinth – Naxos as an island of the mind where Natalya Romaniw’s Ariadne is... continue reading
Tim Ashley, The Guardian 19/06/2023