JULIUS CAESAR - SHEFFIELD THEATRES
"Whilst Johanna Town's pulsing lights rachet up the tension."
"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."
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."
"Johanna Town’s lighting segues exquisitely from murk to exotic brightness."
"This in partnership with Johanna Town’s lighting design looks beautiful."
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."
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 lighting design by Johanna Town, is intricately designed."
Dance Informa - digital dance magazine
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
WAR & PEACE RSAMD
"The staging portrays both the interiors of the aristocratic houses and the battlefield with few changes but imaginative lighting."
"Brilliantly lit, with simple but imposing sets."
"Johanna Town’s magical lighting caught some of the moonshine in the central love relationship, fading to drabber colours for harsh reality."