Beautiful Thing, Sound Theatre | From the show Beautiful Thing
Photographer: Lucy Cullen | From the show Inches Apart
Beautiful Thing, Sound Theatre | From the show Beautiful Thing
From the show Semi-Monde
You can see the hills, Clare Studio, Young Vic Theatre | Photographer: Marc Brenner | From the show You can see the hills

Emma Chapman

Emma trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where she was the winner of the Douglas Morris Award for Touring.

Future credits include: Time Lapse (Resolution 2010, The Place); Wet Weather Cover (King's Head Theatre); The Hostage (Southwark Playhouse); Comedians (Bolton Octagon).

Recent credits include: The Ones That Flutter (Theatre 503); The Spanish Tragedy (Arcola); Public Property (Trafalgar Studios 2); A Christmas Carol (Sherman Cymru); The Mountaintop (Trafalgar Studios 1 / Theatre 503); You Can See The Hills (Young Vic); Inches Apart (Old Vic New Voices); Wagstaffe (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Small Change (Sherman Cymru); The Lifesavers (Theatre 503 / Colchester); 50 Ways to Leave your Lover at Christmas (The Bush Theatre); You Can See The Hills (Royal Exchange, Manchester / Young Vic); Cherry Docs (Kings Head Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Middle Temple Hall); Semi-Monde (Guildhall School of Music and Drama); Mules (Young Vic).

Other credits include: Some Kind of Bliss (Trafalgar Studios 2); Closer (Northampton Theatre Royal); Not a Game for Boys (Library Theatre, Manchester); The Importance of Being Earnest (Derby Playhouse); Bash (Trafalgar Studios 2); Beautiful Thing (Sound Theatre); The Pied Piper (Opera North); Phaedra's Love (Young Genesis Season, Barbican); Attempts on her Life (BAC); High Society (Aberystwyth Arts Centre/Swansea Grand).

Forthcoming productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Opens
Inches Apart Theatre Theatre 503
Old Vic New Voices
Lighting Designer Director: Rachel Briscoe
Set designer: Joanna Scotcher
01 Dec 2099

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Closes
Closer Theatre Northampton Theatre Royal Lighting Designer Director: Tamara Harvey
Set designer: Lucy Osborne
23 Mar 2100
Beautiful Thing Theatre Sound Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Toby Frow
Set designer: Ben Stones
24 Mar 2100
Phaedra's Love Theatre Young Genesis, Barbican Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Anne Tipton
Set designer: Naomi Dawson
25 Mar 2100
Musical of Musicals Theatre Sound Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Julian Woolford
Set designer: Ben Stones
26 Mar 2100
The Wind in the Willows Theatre Sevenoaks Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Julian Woolford
Set designer: Charles Camm
27 Mar 2100
The Railway Children Theatre Sevenoaks Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Julian Woolford
Set designer: Charles Camm
28 Mar 2100
Semi-Monde Theatre Guildhall School of Music and Drama Lighting Designer Director: Alistair McGowan
Set designer: Atlanta Duffy
29 Mar 2100
The Lifesavers Theatre Theatre 503 / Mercury Theatre, Colchester Lighting Designer Director: Paul Robinson
Set designer: Helen Goddard
30 Mar 2100
Small Change Theatre Sherman Cymru Lighting Designer Director: Amy Hodge
Set designer: Patrick Burnier
31 Mar 2100
You can see the hills Theatre Young Vic (Maria) Lighting Designer Director: Matthew Dunster
Set designer: Anna Fleischle
01 Apr 2100
Mules Theatre Clare Studio
Young Vic Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Amy Hodge
Set designer: Lorna Ritchie
02 Apr 2100
You can see the hills Theatre Studio, Manchester Royal Exchange and Clare Studio, Young Vic Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Matthew Dunster
Set designer: Anna Fleischle
03 Apr 2100
Riders to the Sea Theatre Southwark Playhouse Lighting Designer Director: Charlotte Gwinner
Set designer: Ben Stones
04 Apr 2100
Romeo and Juliet Theatre Middle Temple Hall
Theatre of Memory
Lighting Designer Director: Tamara Harvey
Set designer: Jenny Tiramani
05 Apr 2100
Bash Theatre Trafalgar Studios 2
Theatre of Memory
Lighting Designer Director: Tamara Harvey
Set designer: Rob Howell
06 Apr 2100
Some Kind of Bliss Theatre Trafalgar Studios 2 Lighting Designer Director: Toby Frow
Set designer: Lucy Osborne
07 Apr 2100
Inches Apart Theatre Theatre 503
Old Vic New Voices
Lighting Designer Director: Rachel Briscoe
Set designer: Joanna Scotcher
08 Apr 2100
Wagstaffe Theatre Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Mercury Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Janice Dunn
Set designer: Joanna Scotcher
09 Apr 2100
High Society Theatre Aberystwyth Arts Centre Lighting Designer Director: Deborah Shaw
Set designer: Scott Ramsay
10 Apr 2100

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Wet Weather Cover Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Kate Fahy
Set designer: Tanya McCallin
Jan 2010
The Ones That Flutter Theatre Theatre 503 Lighting Designer Director: Abbey Wright
Set designer: Helen Goddard
Sep 2009
The Mountaintop Theatre Trafalgar Studios 1 Lighting Designer Director: James Dacre
Set designer: Libby Watson
Jul 2009
The Mountaintop Theatre Lighting Designer Director: James Dacre
Set designer: Libby Watson
Jun 2009

The Ones That Flutter

'The acting and staging really are outstanding, delivering emotional pyrotechnics with the requisite force time after time.''
Time Out 24/09/2009
'Helen Goddard has created a remarkably versatile set which copes with the different environments with ease and believability. Her set is complimented by Emma Chapman's highly evocative lighting design. These two vital elements firmly propel the audience into Roddy's world, and more importantly into his mind.''
Skye Crawford, Fringe Review 18/09/2009

The Mountaintop

James Dacre's production works well, with imaginative lighting from Emma Chapman
Winston Yap, TheatreFix 13/08/2009
Richard Hammarton's music & sound and Emma Chapman's lighting design are very effective.
Sheila Cornelius, 03/08/2009
'The author grew up in Memphis, a child of the post-civil rights era who benefited from the changes King could only glimpse from his mountaintop. She and her creative team have honoured his memory in this powerful play.''
Jeremy Kingston, The Times 17/06/2009

Small Change

The telling is exquisite to witness
Elisabeth Mahoney, The Guardian 02/04/2009
Patrick Burnier's set design exquisitely recreates the pre-barrage mud flats of Cardiff Bay and along with Emma Chapman's lighting and the subtle sound design of Adrienne Quartly the greyness of life's atmosphere is perfectly caught
Michael Kelligan, Theatre in Wales 31/03/2009

The Lifesavers

Helen Goddard (set design), Emma Chapman (lighting design) and Richard Hammerton (sound design) are to be highly applauded for their dead on target, explosive design skills.
Skye Crawford, Fringe Review 19/02/2009
Chapman and Hammerton have the audience on constant knife point with their powerful and frightening combination of hollow, claustrophobic and stark prison sounds and lighting.
Skye Crawford, Fringe Review 19/02/2009
This production is very highly recommended not only for its brave new writing, but the quality of all elements merging together to produce a powerful and memorable night out at the theatre.
Skye Crawford, Fringe Review 19/02/2009

Beautiful Thing

Critics Choice
Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard
Critics Choice
Time Out

The Railway Children

Staging the show in which trains play such a large part requires clever effects to kick-start the imagination and this is achieved especially well, aided by terrific lighting and sound effects.
Caroline Hardy, Sevenoaks Chronicle 08/12/2005

Phaedra's Love

Blending tragic emotion with the age of junk food, there's nothing disposable about the dialogue; every utterance moves the action forward and Anne Tipton's production - beautifully lit by Emma Chapman so that at one point the burning Phaedra disappears in a red haze - has a matching finesse.
Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph 31/10/2005

The Wind in the Willows

Part of the charm of this lovely production comes from its simplicity. The set works exceptionally well as does Emma Chapman's lighting, no more than in the beguiling Sail Away number, when Rat and Mole gently cruise down the 'river'.
Caroline Hardy, Sevenoaks Chronicle 16/12/2004

High Society

Emma Chapman's lighting lends depth and motion
Rebecca Nesvet, Theatre in Wales 05/08/2001
Theatre:
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
Opera:
  • Small scale
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • International
  • Large Scale
Contact method Details
Agent name

Richard Haigh

Agent website

http://www.performing-arts.co.uk

Agent phone

0207 255 1362

Agent email

richard@performing-arts.co.uk