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National Theatre

Feb 2011


2012 Olivier Award
2012 Knight Of Illumination Award
2012 What's On Stage Award Nomination


Danny Boyle


Mark Tildsey

Costumer Designer

Suttirat Anne Larlarb




'Bruno Poet’s remarkable lighting effects use the Olivier’s vastness with controlled, imaginative strength’              
link The Times

'Scorched by a streak of Bruno Poet’s visceral, white-hot light, the naked and bloodied creature bursts through a backlit diaphragm’
link Variety

‘A candle-filled canopy overhangs the auditorium and blazes into light to evoke Victor's galvanizing experiments’
link The Guardian

‘The performance proper begins with a blinding flash of light from an enormous array of light bulbs covering about half the ceiling, ; this, and its repetitions, are the electric charges that jolt the creature into life as it falls out of a huge membranous pouch.’
link Financial Times

‘The Olivier revolve is well used, there’s an overhead canopy of bulbs and shades in Bruno Poet’s full-on, flash-filled lighting plot....’
link What's on Stage

‘Bruno Poet’s flashing canopy of lights - symbolising the danger and beauty of scientific endeavour...’
link The Stage