C.V.

Ruth Paton
Assistant to Alison Chitty 1999-2003
Motley Theatre Design Course 1998-99
RADA Design Summer School 1997
NSDF 1997 (Design Award Winner)
Hull University Drama Department (BA HONS Drama) 1994-97

DESIGNS

2017
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
Director Thomas Guthrie                                                          Longborough Festival Opera

THE NOSE composed by Pete Letanka and libretto by Denton Chikura
Director Karen Gillingham                                Royal Opera House Clore Studio Upstairs

DIFFERENT composed by Llywelyn ap Myrddin
Director Tim Yealland
English Touring Opera: Lyric Hammersmith Studio/ SEN tour

2016
BEAUTIFUL WORLD composed by Hannah Conway
Directed by Karen Gillingham                                       UAE National Theatre, Abu Dhabi

TRIALS OF FIRE AND WATER
Director Freya Wynn Jones                                   Royal Opera House All Together Opera

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL music and libretto by Helmut Lachenmann
Directed by Phelim McDermott and Mark Down                              Spoleto Festival, USA
(puppet designer)

MILLIONS OF YEARS from Akhnaten by Phillip Glass
Directed by Sophie Motley                       English National Opera at the British Museum

2015

CITIZEN PUPPET Edinburgh Fringe Fringe First Winner
Directed by Mark Down                                                        Blind Summit(Associate Artist)

ALL CHANGE
Directed by David Stephenson           Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus

WAXWINGS Composed by Clive and Mark Ives
Directed by Tim Yealland
English Touring Opera: Hackney Empire Studio/Philharmonie Luxemburg/SEN tour

2014

OYSTER BOY
Devised and directed by Ruth Paton                                                   Roman River Festival

LE ROSSIGNOL
Directed by Mark Down                                                Bregenz Festival (Puppet Designer)

A LITLLE THING CALLED LIFE
Directed by Greg Eldridge    Royal Opera House RM19 at High House Production Park

RUMBLED composed by John Barber and libretto by Hazel Gould
Directed by Tim Yealland
English Touring Opera: Hackney Empire Studio/ Philharmonie Luxemburg/ SEN tour

2013

SPIN composed by Rachael Leach
Directed by Tim Yealland
English Touring Opera: Philharmonie Luxemburg/ SEN tour

WOODWOSE composed by Kerry Andrew
Directed by Hazel Gould                                                                                     Wigmore Hall

THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR
Director Sarah Golding                                                                          Battersea Arts Centre
(Director/designer: The Tree Room)

Previous

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Director Jonathan Best                 Royal Shakespeare Company/City of London Sinfonia

MENDELSSOHN IN SCOTLAND
Director Jonathan Best                                                                       City of London Sinfonia

BEACHED composed by Harvey Brough
Directed by Karen Gillingham                                      Opera North- The Spa, Bridlington

ALCMEON IN CORINTH
Directed by Martin Wylde                                                                Live Theatre Newcastle

IN THE BELLY OF THE HORSE composed by Rachel Leach
Directed by Tim Yealland
English Touring Opera: Tricycle Theatre/British Museum/schools tour

BEST MATES
Directed by John Burgess                                              National Theatre
: site specific tour

ROMEO AND JULIET, NORTHERN TRAWL and EDUCATING RITA
Directed by Kate Bramley                                                                         Hull Truck Theatre

THE GLASS MENAGERIE and ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS
Directed by John Godber                                                                          Hull Truck Theatre

CINDERELLA composed by James redwood
Directed by Hazel Gould                                Glyndebourne Festival Opera: schools tour

NEWSNIGHT THE OPERA
Directed by Tom Morris                                                                                                       BAC

LOVE LABOUR’S LOST, MACBETH, TWELTH NIGHT, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, THE TEMPEST, CROW, THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, INTO THE WOODS and VOLPONE
Directed by George Peck                                                                   Oxford School of Drama

SWEENEY TODD
Directed by Ken Caswell                                                                        Mountview Academy

GAMBLERS
Directed by Charlie Wood                                                                                                     BAC

40 HARES AND A PRINCESS and MAPS OF DESIRES
Directed by Alys Khil                                                                             Southwark Playhouse

FIGHTING THE TIDE, STILL MARILYN and MARLOW
Directed by Kate Bramley                                                        Bad Apple Theatre Company