Photograph from Big Guns - lighting design by Katharine Williams
Photograph from Big Guns - lighting design by Katharine Williams
Jesse Romeo | Photographer: sarajevo2010
Photograph from Big Guns - lighting design by Katharine Williams
Debra Baker and Jessye Romeo | Photographer: Tristram Kenton

Big Guns

by
with Katharine Williams as Lighting Designer

Company:

Director:

Dates: 
21/03/2017 to 15/04/2017

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Designer's notes: 
Assistant Lighting Designer: Sana Yamaguchi Producer: Martha Rose Wilson

Production photographs

Photograph from Big Guns - lighting design by Katharine Williams
Photograph from Big Guns - lighting design by Katharine Williams
Photograph from Big Guns - lighting design by Katharine Williams
Photograph from Big Guns - lighting design by Katharine Williams
Photograph from Big Guns - lighting design by Katharine Williams
Photograph from Big Guns - lighting design by Katharine Williams

Press quotes

Dan Hutton’s slick, quickly spoken production hurtles on, to the evocative destabilising accompaniment of flickering light and a jangling sound design.
Fiona Mountford, London Evening Standard 29/03/2017
Occasionally a splash of pink paint spills onto the black; otherwise the whole scene is bathed in a bright red light that suggests a perpetual state of emergency (call the ambulance!), and a sense of deepest night.
Aleks Sierz, 27/03/2017
Katharine Williams saturates the dark, boxy set in red, only interrupted occasionally with handheld torches. It creates an atmosphere of blood, anger and fear, and one not of this world. This feels like a film, or a video game, or an artificially constructed place – a fitting, intuitive choice.
Laura Kressly, The Play's The Thing 26/03/2017
...dim, red lighting, a building soundtrack of looped violin scrapings, performers speaking their lines deadpan into a mic, making uncompromising eye-contact with the audience. It’s incredibly striking – particularly when the lights go out and we’re left in a velvet-black pocket of intensity.
Alice Saville, Exeunt 28/03/2017
An eerie string figure rings out, over and over, as the two performers - Debra Baker and Jessye Romeo - sit in an alcove littered with empty cartons of popcorn. They are picked out in dim, blood-red lights that flicker, roar and occasionally fade to pitch black. All manner of audio trickery is... continue reading
Andrzej Lukowski, TimeOut 08/03/2017
Debra Baker and Jessye Romeo sit on a sloping stage, bathed in red light and surrounded by a garish litter of popcorn cartons and 3D glasses.
Fergus Morgan, The Stage 25/03/2017
Katharine Williams basks the whole thing in the hot pink glow of old Soho sex shops.
Matt Trueman, What's On Stage 27/03/2017