The Secret Theatre

with Malcolm Rippeth as Lighting Designer


Set designer:

16/11/2017 to 16/12/2017

Show type:

Designer's notes: 
This is a candlelit production.

Press quotes

A major part of the Sam Wanamaker’s USP is that it’s lit by candlelight. Yet with Malcolm Rippeth’s lighting design this feels more pronounced – the darkness darker, the flickering light more precarious.
Rosemary Waugh, Exeunt Magazine 24/11/2017
Indeed, Dunster and lighting designer Malcolm Rippeth make full use of [the Wanamaker’s trademark period-faithful candlelight] to drive home the most common metaphor for espionage: as we watch all these candles being repeatedly extinguished and relit, it is borne directly in on us how much of this... continue reading
Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times 23/11/2017
It's perfectly at home in the candlelit glower of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and lighting designer Malcolm Rippeth descends the play into darkness with a simmering, slow-burning menace.
Matt Trueman, WhatsOnStage 23/11/2017