Rave Reviews for Chapman’s Lighting

Congratulations to Emma Chapman who has received rave reviews from the critics for her lighting design on The Third Man at The Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by Trevor Nunn.

Here is a selection of what the critics had to say:

‘Emma Chapman’s lighting, which throws out an elegant welter of lamplight, long shadows and thrillerish effects… there are gorgeous aesthetics and plenty of atmosphere to see us through’ – Arifa Akbar, The Guardian

‘Emma Chapman’s gorgeous lighting design produces myriad effects, with an austere palette of cold white and warmer sepia tones. Chapman plays with shadows and silhouettes, outlining stalking figures in silvery light or haloing them in blue clouds of cigarette smoke. Specific details are picked out by fuzzy spotlights, like the small island of illumination directly under a street lamp.’ – Dave Fargnoli, The Stage

‘Of the production elements, the lighting by Emma Chapman impresses…there is a versatile approach to lighting effects which keeps the mood while ensuring sightlines are kept – played perfectly when using shadows to great effect and revealing hidden elements in dark areas of the stage.’ – All that Dazzles

‘The clever use of projections and lighting by Emma Chapman effectively adds depth to the stage, enhancing the visual experience.’ – Lisamarie Lamb, West End Best Friend

‘illuminated by Emma Chapman’s pitch-perfect lighting work.’ – Ian Bowkett, Musical Theatre Review

‘…his open space gives free reign to Emma Chapman’s excellent, steeply angled, film-noir lighting. She paints less with light than shadows. With the audience on three sides, her lighting and Nunn’s handling of action mean the numerous chases are notably effective.’- David Benedict, Variety’