Awards & Nominations:

 

AWARDS

The Wizard of Oz – Technical Achievement Award (Lighting) 2015.

Rent – BODS – Best Musical – Rosebowl Awards 2014 (Lighting design by Luke John Emmett & Andrew Whiting)

Phantom of the Opera (Warminster School) – Technical Achievement Award (Rosebowl) & District Award – NODA

The Decent Rogues – Best Musical/Operatic Production & District Achievement Award (NODA)


“Luke is an impressive and extremely personable self-starter, with a sharp eye for his audience.

As a beneficiary, member, supporter of his Theatre Bath, I have watched with admiration as he has invested time, energy and imagination into creating an enviable professional organisation very quickly.

I have no doubt that he will lead this from strength to strength and very much hope to be watching from close up. – Gill Kirk – Lyric Communications

 

 

“Luke is committed, creative and enthusiastic. He brings a broad range of experience to bear on his lighting designs, and is quick to find solutions and suggestions that suit the brief and timescale, while maintaining the highest standards.

Luke has provided technical support for four of my productions in 2012-13 and I would be delighted to have him involved in the future. Highly recommended.”

– Hannah Drake, Freelance Director

 

“I have known and worked with Luke for many years. In 2008/09 he toured with my one-man-show ‘I Shot Dirty Den’ as lighting operative and Stage-Manager. I have worked with him on many productions at the Rondo Theatre in Bath, and would recommend him highly as a conscientious worker who can think out of the box when required; something that Sound and Lighting Design often needs in tight turn around situations. My “first pick” in his field.”

– Pavel Douglas, Professional Actor

 

“Luke was very efficient, creative and easy to work with. I would definitely hire him again and recommend to others.”

– Tracy King, Owner – Tracy King Theatre School

 

Quotes from Reviews on Luke’s work:

The Blue Bird, adapted by Alison Farina, The Rondo Theatre, Bath

RemoteGoat Says:

“…certainly the sheer beauty of the design from Natalie Remington alongside lighting by Luke J Emmett, would keep the younger folk spellbound throughout.”

The Bath Chronicle Says:

“A huge open set of light, shade and colour is accompanied by excellent light and sound effects, plus a mass of humour and magic… One of the best Christmas productions I’ve seen in years, it is definitely the one you should catch this year. A delight.”

The Famished Fox Says:

“Blue Bird makes for a refreshing alternative to the traditional pantomime this Christmas season. Use of staging and lighting effects within this show, compliment the fantastical nature of the script beautifully. The strobe effects featured within the ‘ghost’ scene and the perfectly executed timing of some rather rapid lighting changes in the first act, greatly enhance the aesthetically pleasing aspect of the show. Further, as we enter into the Rondo Theatre, it is pleasant to see the actors communicating with the children from the off as they literally enter the Blue Bird wonderland that a fabulous use of staging and lighting creates for them.”

What’sOnStage Says:

“The design by Natalie Remington is captivating a wonderful imaginative world where nothing is quite as it seems. Beautifully lit by Luke J Emmett there is something here for every generation.”


 

Robin Hood & The Babes In The Woods – Adapted & Co-Directed By Luke John Emmett

Read the shining Rose Bowl Review of this production which Luke adapted, co-directed & designed the Lighting & Sound.

Rose Bowl Review


An Act Of Twisting by Ian McGlynn, Directed By Hannah Drake, Designed by Natalie Remington

“Luke John Emmett’s atmospheric lighting and sound design complemented the close and oppressive set perfectly. The highlight of the show was the clever use of music. At times it evoked laughter, shock and sadness, all of which complimented the action perfectly.” – Theatre Bath


The Phantom Of The Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber – Warminster School

“the lighting too was sensitively designed and executed.” Andrew Carpenter, NODA


A Christmas Carol – The Musical by Charles Dickens – Adapted by Dougie Blaxall, Music By Natalie Farmer

“…the evocative sound and lighting together with the best that poetry, prose and song have to offer combine to create the perfect family show.” Sue Gordon – The British Theatre Guide

“For most of the time, to reflect the world of Scrooge, the stage was in semi- darkness which was most effective… It was all cleverly atmospheric.” Donald Hollins, The Buzz Review, Gloucestershire


Bike By Katherine Mitchell, Directed by Nancy Medina

“…clever use of lighting and a minimalist stage.” – Terri-Anne Teo – RemoteGoat

“…the lighting adds to the mood of several key moments and enhances the action. The sound is well thought out and effective.” – Kath Hill – The Public Reviews

“…the excellent, sharp lighting design and sound cues complement the script very well, creating atmosphere and mood in the intimate setting.” Petra Schofield – RemoteGoat (on the Bath run of the production)


Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

“This is an impressive cast who adorn the effective split level set, well lit by Luke John Emmett with confidence;” Guide2Bath

“The simple space was well used, with the minimal set and lighting proving starkly effective,” NODA


Company By Stephen Sondheim

“Luke Emmett’s beautiful lighting design emphasised the central New York setting, and 70’s feel perfectly.” NODA

“The atmospheric lighting by Luke John Emmett making the most of the split level set against a New York Skyline backdrop; adding quality to some great 70’s costumes.” Guide2Bath


Fertility Objects by Alison Farina

“The overall style of the production is complemented beautifully by Luke John Emmett’s creative lighting design.” Remotegoat

“Natalie Remington’s set is easily up there with the best of them, reflecting and complementing Drake’s freshness of tone, and supported by flawless light and sound from Luke John Emmett and Rebecca Megson.” WhatsOnStage

“Natalie’s designs are enhanced by Luke John Emmett’s lighting.” Guide2Bath


The Decent Rogues by Dan Lashbrook & Rob Pratt – Directed By Petra Schofield

“Lighting design followed a very inventive aspect ensuring each scene was highlighted with appropriate colour. Gobos USR and L added important factors reinforcing, to the minds eye, different locations. It’s a bit of a rarity these days to hear voices un-mic’d and with a set of musicians in balance with the singing voice, thank you for this most welcomingly refreshing experience.” Stuart Lyddon NODA, from the Mission Theatre

“All delicately lit by Luke Emmett” Graeme Savage, NODA, on the original run at the Rondo Theatre

“The lights and effects which were used were appropriate and subtle.” Jenny Lee, NOW Bath

“Lighting Design is by Luke Emmett who together with Natalie Remington has created something that looks grand… It’s visually very strong.” Fiona Lister, Mellowday London

“Masking and spillage of light were kept at a minimum thanks to skilful work by the Director and lighting team. As a result good use was made of the space available with good visual and dramatic effects being created… The stain glass window effect was another added bonus from the lighting team.” Gerry Parker, The Rose Bowl


West End Gala Concert

“Credit has to go Nick Hobbs for creating a flawless sound design and also to Luke Emmett for lighting such a variety of moods on an open stage.” Guide2Bath


Alice In Wonderland Jr

“Complimented with some subtle lighting from Luke Emmett.” NODA

“A production brimming with colour, energy, wit and a fabulous vision combines to make Alice in Wonderland by the hugely talented Curtain Up team an absolute winner. From the outset the effort and accomplishment of the set design / builders was evident, the lighting by Luke John Emmett including use of projection and glitter cannon was vibrant as well as atmospheric.” Guide2Bath


Mouthing Off by Grasey Mayes

“Nice touches of lighting from Luke John Emmett add to the atmosphere, the moon gobo working well.” Theatre Bath