Flight (2017 - 18)

adapted by Oliver Emanuel
from the novel Hinterland by Caroline Brothers

Company: Vox Motus
Director: Candice Edmunds & Jamie Harrison
Designer: Jamie Harrison & Rebecca Hamilton
Composer: Mark Melville

Staging concept developed by Candice Edmunds, Jamie Harrison & Simon Wilkinson

Photos: Drew Farrell, Beth Chalmers, Mihaela Bodlovic

Flight was originally presented as part of the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival. It is now running for a limited engagement at the McKittrick Hotel, New York.

Flight won a 2017 Herald Angel Award

 

Press Quotes

The richly colored, minutely detailed visuals — designed by Mr. Harrison and Rebecca Hamilton and beautifully lit by Simon Wilkinson — are the wonder of “Flight.”

Laura Collins-Hughes, New York TimesCritics Pick


 this production’s exquisite detail, which enables it to capture even the different textures of the light in Greece and Italy

Michael Billington, The Guardian


Flight is a technical triumph, and I can only imagine the weeks of work that have gone into carefully crafting the lighting design, which must consist of hundreds of tiny lights and illuminates each miniature scene with the same precision as in a full-scale theatre piece.

Ashling Findlay-Carroll, Across the Arts


The dioramas are lit like movie sets by Simon Wilkinson

This Week in New York

Flight is extraordinary ...  gorgeously lit

Susannah Clap, The Observer


unforgettable in both content and form, a devastating concatenation of dreams and nightmares on the run.

The New Yorker


Simon Wilkinson's radiant lighting is totally gorgeous throughout

Holly Williams, Whatsonstage


delivered with remarkable attention to detail, with each constructed frame a work of art in itself, playing with perspective and close-ups as a film might do

Neil Cooper, The Herald



The tableaux, are imaginatively wrought, and Simon Wilkinson's lighting, using the tiniest of instruments, is pleasingly precise.

David Barbour, Lighting and Sound America

 Any great graphic novel will make use of space, perspective, lighting and shadow. Flight does all these things and the style is majestic and fanciful.

Steven Fraser, The Wee Review


The visuals are striking ... Simon Wilkinson brings a thoughtful full-scale lighting design to many miniature sets.

Jacob Horn, Curtain Up