The Dark Carnival (2019)
Written by Matthew Lenton
Music by A New International
Venue: Citizens Theatre @ Tramway, then touring
Company: Vanishing Point
Director: Matthew Lenton
Designer: Kenneth Macleod
Photos: Mihaela Bodlovic
The Dark Carnival was nominated for Best Design in the 2019 CATS Awards
the whole scene stunningly lit by Simon Wilkinson
Joyce MacMillan, The Scotsman
designer Kenneth MacLeod’s lovely black box (brilliantly illuminated, and expertly darkened by Simon Wilkinson)
Mark Brown, The Telegraph
The interplay between Smith’s compositions and the painterly visuals, created by the set and costume designer Kenneth Macleod and the lighting designer, Simon Wilkinson, is immediately seductive
Allan Radcliffe, The Times
Visually, the production is beyond reproach. Kenneth MacLeod’s marvellous multi-level set is serviced brilliantly by Simon Wilkinson’s lighting – frames of light, slabs of darkness, all filigree and shadow.
Hugh Simpson, All Edinburgh Theatre
swathed in celestial light and shade conjured up by Simon Wilkinson
Neil Cooper, The Herald
Simon Wilkinson’s lighting is as sumptuous as it is hard-working, neatly framing the separate, above-ground area so that the living can be seen by the dead.
Thom Dibdin, The Stage
Stunning lighting by Simon Wilkinson brings MacLeod’s set to life, and wonderfully interplays theatre and gig lighting aesthetics.
Ryan Hay, The Skinny