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Set and Graphic Designer - Eclipse Global.

Set Designer, "Beauty and the Best". IBStock School. November 2019.

Set and Costume Designer, "Growl", National Youth Music Theatre, May 2019 - Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Kingston Rose , Leicester Curve. Director Richard Fitch.

Designer and Technical Director, Long Lake Camp for the Arts, New York USA.

"Tommy", "Urinetown","Pippin","Les Miserable","The Wiz","Steel Magnolia","Suessical","25th Spelling Bee", "Noises Off","Little Shop of Horrors","Shrek", "13","Shakespeare in Hollywood",

Set and Costume Designer, "Superhero", National Youth Music Theatre, May 2018 - Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Kingston Rose , Leicester Curve. Director Kate Golledge

Set and Costume Designer, "Honk", National Youth Music Theatre, May 2017. Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Kingston Rose , Leicester Curve. Director Jordan Murphy

Set Designer, "Breaking Up is Hard to Do". Upstairs at the Gatehouse, April 2017

Resident Set Designer,Master Carpenter and Scenic Artist Italia Conti, 2015-2018

"History Boys", "Twelfth night","The Real Estate", "Made in Dagenham", "Our Town", "On the Razzle", "Chicken Shop", "Pornography", "Company", "Three Winters", "Coram Boy", "Vernon God Little", "The Libertine", "Spring Awakening", "Macbeth", "Time and the Conways", "Port", "Angry Brigade", "An Ideal Husband", "Jumpers for Goal Posts", "Touched", "An Absolute Turkey", "Liola", "Sister Act", "The Witches of Eastwick", "Harvest", "Children's Hour", "Midsummer Nights Dream", "Serious Money", "Happiest Days of you Life".

Designer, “Tosca”‘New London Opera Company, London, May 2014

Designer, “Carmen”, New London Opera Company, London, April 2014

Designer, “The Magnificent 7”, Tower House School, London, March 2014

Designer, “Siri”, Site Specific, BBC Studios Marylebone, London, March 2014

Designer, “King Boris’Bath Day”, Strong Ideas, Bognor Regis, February 2014

Scenic Carpenter , Eclipse Presentations, October 2012

Designer, “National Burlesque Games”, Davina Lumachi. 2012

Designer, “The Life and Times of Shirley Windmill”, Finger in the Pie, April 2012

Designer, “Bad Pills”, Zodiac and Black, March 2012

Assistant Designer, “The Kreutzer Sonata”, The Gate, Chloe Lamford, February 2012

Model Maker, “Macbeth”R&D, November 2011

Assistant Designer, “Waiting for Stanley”Finger in the Pie, October 2011

Design Team, “Slick”,National Youth Theatre, September 2011

Designer, “Hamlet”, Television Workshop, Nottingham, March 2011

"I had the pleasure of working with Richard on several projects a a director. One particular project was still, to date, the most challenging piece I've ever undertaken. I am pleased to say this very piece is still one of my favourite productions I have worked on. The piece involved dozens of locations; at land, at sea, underground, mansions and more. Initially, an unfathomable task. However, with Richard's methodical and practical assessment of the production, with his keen understanding of what makes a show work and with a precision that I have seen from very few, together we were able to create not only a memorable piece, but also a set that exceeded the expectations of myself and the production company. The attention to detail combined with a limitless passion allowed me to focus solely on direction and allow my work to be fed by Richard and his designs, as opposed to having to lead them. His suggestions allowed for theatrical magic, breathtaking visuals and a diverse, malleable and yet complex playing space that became a character in itself. I would not hesitate to recommend Richard for any work you can grab him for - if I don't need him first. "

Simon Naylor, Map Productions



“Richard is a talented and versatile designer who combines creativity with really solid technical expertise. He has a special flair for the making of theatre in a learning or participatory environment.”.

Hilary Strong, Director Strong Ideas Ltd


“Richard Cooper has recently joined the team at the New London Opera Players as our resident designer. He came highly recommended from other artists that we had worked with and soon proved himself worthy of the praise. His artistic vision is not only inventive but practical, born of the fact that he is also the constructor of his designs. As a touring company, we often find ourselves in spaces where either a conventional set will not fit or where the space itself has to become the set, and Richard’s ability to transform a space with fabric and free-standing materials is astonishing to behold. He is patient, personable and a strong team-player, whose work ethic carries any experimental production forward and out to its audience. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”.

Robin Green, Director, New London Opera Company


"Richard Cooper worked for us for 2 summers and truly elevated our Theatrical Productions. Richard is the most creative and talented Designer and creator we have ever hired. Our campers loved the sets he created and imagined and all staff liked working alongside Richard."

Geoff Burnett, Director, Long Lake Camp, New York, USA

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