Reviews

JULIUS CAESAR - SHEFFIELD THEATRES

 

"Whilst Johanna Town's pulsing lights rachet up the tension."

The Guardian

"Aside from its pace and the arresting and almost cinematic use of sound and Lighting."

Whats on Stage

"Clever Lighting effects by Johanna Town."

The Reviews Hub

"Supported beautifully by Johanna Towns ingenious lighting."

The GayTimes

 

 

ALL MY SONS - ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE/TALAWA

 

"The lazy, summery atmosphere is effortlessly established by Johanna Town’s lighting."

The Times

"Johanna Town’s lighting is clever and subtle."

Whats on Stage

 

TONIGHT @ 8.30 - ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE

 

"Johanna Town’s lighting lends the piece an almost Edward Hopper-like quality at times which is particularly apt in Still Life."

The Stage 

 

"Wonderfully creative, atmospheric lighting."

The Daily Echo - Southampton

DON QUIXOTE

 

"Evokes the Spanish Plains with Johanna Towns Lighting."

The Stage

ARCADIA - ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE

 

"Johanna Town's lighting is excellent and the time shifts are beautifully handled."

British Theatre

 

PORGY & BESS - ROYAL DANISH OPERA

 

"Johanna Town’s lighting was also colourful and was incredibly effective in setting the atmosphere in a set that was otherwise static. She really brought home the scorching sun and the steely sky just before the hurricane broke."

Seenandheard-international.com

A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS - ETT & RSC

 

"Wondefully imagined. Credit must be paid to the design team, Alice Power, Johanna Town And Ben & Max Ringham."

The Public review

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD - OUT OF JOINT

 

"It is also eerily lit by Johanna Town, who captures Australia’s dusty lemon light and vast blue skies, echoing to the screeches of strange birds."

Mail Online

 

"Johanna Town’s lighting segues exquisitely from murk to exotic brightness."

Daily Telegraph

 

"This in partnership with Johanna Town’s lighting design looks beautiful."

  Public forums

CRUSH

 

"Johanna Town lights with fine instinct."

THE LIFE OF STUFF - THEATRE 503

 

"There’s great lighting from Johanna Town."

Whatsonstage

 

"Whilst Johanna Town lights the space ingeniously with a chaotic array of lamps and neon."

A Younger Theatre

 

Offie Nomination 2014

MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE - ROYAL COURT & NEW YORK

 

"Johanna Town and Emma Laxton’s sound take on a new urgency as the more world-wise activist is thrust into the conflict."

Live Design New York

 

"Johanna Town’s lighting captures shifts in mood, time, and location, adding significantly to the productions overall ambiance."

Theatre Mania New York

 

"Johanna Town’s supple lighting evoke an unsettling world of danger."

   Variety

 

HAPPY NEW - TRAFALGAR STUDIOS 2

 

"Johanna Town’s lighting a remarkable piece of theatre has been create at Trafalgar Studios."

Public Reviews

 

"Lighting by Johanna Town & set design by Lily Arnold are excellent."

British Theatre Guide

MACBETH - OUT OF JOINT

 

"Lighting designer Johanna Town and associate Tim Bray light 3 stages with great subtlety and evoke a fine sense of drama. Their basement lighting uses central amber uplighters to throw camp-fire shadows to walls and ceiling; with halogens to make a separate stage area as actors later stand on ladders. Their triple glass 5-piece chandeliers gloriously compound the kitschy feel of this Dunsinane Castle. Their battle-field flashes, and lights are harrowing in power. "

SOME LIKE IT HIPHOP - ZOONATION PEACOCK THEATRE

 

"A word of praise, too, for Johanna Town’s lighting design which is perfectly synchronised with the action, triggering the physical comedy with the split-second timing."

The Stage

 

"The lighting design by Johanna Town, is intricately designed."

Dance Informa - digital dance magazine

SCENES FROM THE BACK OF BEYOND - ROYAL COURT THEATRE

 

"Johanna Town’s heat - soaked lighting convey something of the wildness of the Australian bush."

The Times

                 LLWYTH - CYMRU THEATR

 

"Johanna Town has worked closely with Tom Rogers to make the most of the space through lighting, individually pinpointing areas of focus, or creating a club-like essence for dance scenes (no easy task when your show is programmed at midday)."

Edinburgh fringe review /A Young Theatre

 

SPEAKING IN TONGUES - DUKE OF YORKS, LONDON

 

"Cleverly illuminated in Johanna Town’s great lighting."

Whatsonstage

THE TRAGEDY OF THOMAS HOBBES - RSC

 

"The lighting is occasionally reminiscent of the exquisitely illuminated paintings of Joseph Wright of Derby’s celebrated 18th century science canvases."

The Metro

 

"Subtly lit."

Daily Mail

 

THE HOUNDING OF DAVID OLUWALE - WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE

 

"Johanna Town’s lighting adds to the atmosphere."

The Stage

WAR & PEACE RSAMD

 

"The staging portrays both the interiors of the aristocratic houses and the battlefield with few changes but imaginative lighting."

The Guardian

 

"Brilliantly lit, with simple but imposing sets."

Scottish Herald

 

"Johanna Town’s magical lighting caught some of the moonshine in the central love relationship, fading to drabber colours  for harsh reality."

Arts Desk

ROMEO & JULIET - LYCEUM EDINBURGH

 

"The whole play is visually satisfying, enhanced by an intelligent use of lighting to complement the action mood and focus."

DREAMS OF VIOLENCE - OOJ

 

"Coupled with beautiful lighting by Johanna Town."

 

"It’s a bit fidgety, even with clever lighting by Johanna Town."

HAUNTED - ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE

 

"Johanna Town’s innovative use of under floor lighting also gives the characters a ghostly, unreal dimension adding to the heightened theatrical style of the piece."

A VIEW FROM A BRIDGE - ROYAL EXCHANGE MANCHESTER

 

"Johanna Town’s lighting is evocative throughout."

GIUSTINO - TRINITY OPERA

 

"Johanna Town’s lighting conjured Constantinople’s seashore and imperial palace."

The Independent

DUCK - OOJ

 

"Johanna Town’s lights provides a real edge to the drunken brawl scenes as the audience are taken beyond midnight and back again.

 

 

 

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