The Dark Carnival (2019)

 

Venue: Citizens Theatre @ Tramway, then touring
Company: Vanishing Point
Director: Matthew Lenton
Designer: Kenneth Macleod

Photos: Mihaela Bodlovic

The Dark Carnival is nominated for Best Design in the 2019 CATS Awards

 

Press Quotes

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