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James Farncombe

For the National:


For the National: Phaedra, People, Places and Things (also in the West End, on UK tour and St Ann’s Warehouse, NY), When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, The Plough and the Stars, Man and Superman, Three Winters, Edward II, People, The Magistrate, London Road, Juno and the Paycock, Men Should Weep and Double Feature.

In London’s West End: The Ladykillers, Jeeves and Wooster, The Dresser and Swallows and Amazons.

Other productions include: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second at the Almeida; John Gabriel Borkman at the Bridge; Yerma (also at the Park Avenue Armory, NY), ThreeSisters, The Cherry Orchard and Measure for Measure at the Young Vic; As You Like It, White Devil, and A Mad World My Masters for the RSC; Anatomy of Suicide at the Royal Court; The Duchess of Malfi at the Old Vic; and Ibsen Huis and De Meiden at Toneelgroep, Amsterdam

Opera includes: Jenufa, Theodora and Lessons in Love and Violence at the Royal Opera House; Lucia
di Lammermoor at the Metropolitan Opera, New York and LA Opera; Innocence (also at Finnish National Opera), La traviata (also at Garnier, Paris), Pelléas et Mélisande, Alcina (also at Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow), Ariadne auf Naxos and Trauernacht at Aix-en-Provence Festival; Le Vin herbé at Berliner Staatsoper; Jenufa at Dutch National Opera (also in Valencia); Street Scene at Teatro Real, Madrid (also in Cologne and Monte Carlo); Miranda at Opéra Comique, Paris; The Barber of Seville at Glyndebourne; Marriage of Figaro at Opera North; and Der fliegende Holländer and Ariodante at Scottish Opera.


People, Places and Things – Olivier nomination for Best Lighting Design


(Updated January 2023)