1987 LINBURY PRIZE FINALIST
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Design credits include: Mappa Mundi, Frozen, The Waiting Room, The Red Balloon (National Theatre); Titus Andronicus (Royal Shakespeare Company);Othello [Trafalgar Studios]; The Solid Gold Cadillac (Garrick); A Busy Day (Lyric Theatre); Peggy Sue Got Married (Shaftsbury Theatre); The Snowman (Peacock Theatre) Toyer, Betty and Jane (Arts); The Three Sisters on Hope Street, The Glass Room, Gone to L.A. (Hampstead Theatre); Henry IV parts I and II (Washington Shakespeare Company, USA); West Side Story, The Sound of Music (Stratford Festival, Canada); Hamlet (Elisnore, Denmark);Oleanna, Educating Rita, Pravda, The Critic, The Real Inspector Hound (Chichester);
Ruari has designed for almost all the regional theatres in the United Kingdom including; Birmingham Rep [Associate Artist], West Yorkshire Playhouse, Northern Stage, Watford Palace [Artistic Associate], Bristol Old Vic, Nottingham Playhouse, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Derby Playhouse, Salisbury Playhouse, Theatr Clwyd,Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch.
Opera credits include: Der Freischutz (Finnish National Opera); Peter Grimes, Cosi fan Tutte (Luzerner Opera); La Cenerentola, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Garsington); L’Italiana in Algeri (Buxton); Les Pelerins de la Mecque, ZaZa (Wexford).
Ballet credits include: Landschaft und Erinnerung (Stuttgart Ballet, Germany); The Protecting Veil (Birmingham Royal Ballet), The Snowman (Seoul, London,
Birmingham Rep, Tour), Bruise Blood (Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company).
Ruari has taught technical students at LAMDA, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Central School of Speech and Drama and RADA where he has also worked on the MA Directors course. He has taught student theatre designers in costume and set design at Nottingham Trent University.