Niklas Pajanti

Lighting Designer
drama

Malthouse Theatre – Kitten

Created by Jenny Kemp @ The Malthouse. Written and directed by Jenny Kemp, 2008 photos © Ross Bird.

“This piece is visually stunning.” Erin Hutching, Melbourne Festival Reviews, 9th October 2008.

 

The Wild Duck 2011

Created by Belvoir @ Belvoir Theatre. Written by Henrik Ibsen . Directed by Simon Stone. 2011 photos © Heidrun Lohr.

…the design is exemplary in how it contributes to the meaning of the performance. Alison Croggan, Theatrenotes, 30March, 2011.

NYID – K

Created by Not Yet It’s Difficult and Dolgoogi Theatre @ Seoul Performing Arts Festival. Written and directed by David Pledger. Photos © 2005.

The Promise

Created by Company B @ Belvoir Theatre. Written by Alexei Arbuzov. Directed by Simon Stone. 2009, photos © Heidrun Lohr.

…a spectacular lighting design by Niklas Pajanti. Augusta Supple, Australian Stage, 16 July, 2009.


The Life And Death of King John 2010

Created by The Eleventh Hour @ The Adelaide Festival of Art 2010, photos © Nicola Andrews

Holiday

Created by Ranters @ NMTH & Malthouse Theatre. Written by Raimondo Cortese. Directed By Adriano Cortese. 2009, photos © Niklas Pajanti

…beautiful lighting by Niklas Pajanti. Alison Croggon, Theatrenotes, 14 August, 2007

…the lighting by Niklas Pajanti is perfectly suited… Elisa Ghisalberti, Spark Online, August, 2008.

Spring Awakening – Company B

Created by The Hayloft Project/B Sharp @ Belvoir Theatre. Written by Frank Wedekind. Directed by Simon Stone. 2008, photos ©.

…The Lighting design (Niklas Pajanti) is detailed and remarkably beautiful. Kevin Jackson, Theatre Reviews, 7 July, 2008

 

 

 

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Created by Company B @ Belvoir Theatre. Written by Edward Albee. Directed by Benedict Andrews. 2007 photos © Heidrun Lohr

 

The Pillowman

Created by Company B @ Belvoir Theatre. Written by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Craig Ilot. 2008, photos © Heidrun Lohr

 

 

 

Yibiyung

Created by Company B @ Belvoir Theatre. Written by Dallas Winmar. Directed by Wesley Enoch. 2008, photos © Heidrun Lohr.

The lighting by Niklas Pajanti…is transportingly beautiful… Kevin Jackson, Theatre Reviews, 19 September, 2008

 

 

Baghdad Wedding

Created by Company B @ Belvoir Theatre. Written by Hassan Abdulrazzak. Directed by Geordie Brookman. 2009, photos © Heidrun Lohr

…especially fine lighting effects by Niklas Pajanti. Nick Dent, Timeout Sydney, 14 February 2009

…beautifully rendered and evocatively lit… Boris Kelly, ArtsHub, 12 February 2009

…Niklas Pajanti’s wondrous lighting achieves intimacy and scope. Bryce Hallett, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 February 2009

 

 

 

Endgame

Created by The Eleventh Hour @ The Eleventh Hour Theatre. Written by Samuel Beckett. Directed Anne Thompson and William henderson. 2008, photos © Ponch Hawkes

The Life and Death of King John 2005

Created by The Eleventh Hour @ The Eleventh Hour Theatre. Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Anne Thompson and William Henderson. 2005, photos © Ponch Hawkes

Nominated for a Victorian Green Room Award, category Lighting Design, Drama, Independent

 

 

The Crucible

Created by The Eleventh Hour @ The Eleventh Hour Theatre. Written by Arthur Miller. Directed by Anne Thompson and William Henderson. 2005, photos © Ponch Hawkes

…lushly lit in the dark cavernous spaces of the theatre… Alison Croggan, Theatrenotes, 13 September, 2005

Not What I Am – Othello Retold

Created by The Eleventh Hour Theatre @ The Eleventh Hour Theatre. Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Anne Thompson and William Henderson. 2007, photos © Ponch Hawkes

… gorgeously lit…Alison Croggan, The Australian, 29 November, 2007.

The Winter’s Tale

Created by The Eleventh Hour @ The Eleventh Hour Theatre. Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Anne Thompson and William Henderson. 2006, photos © Ponch Hawkes

Yet Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves

Created by The Eleventh Hour @ The Eleventh Hour Theatre. Written by Oscar Wilde. Directed by Anne Thompson and William Henderson. 2003, photos © Ponch Hawkes

 

 

Because Of The Increasing Disorder

Created by The Eleventh Hour @ The Eleventh Hour Theatre. Written by Brecht/Beckett/Kane. Directed by Anne Thompson and William Henderson. 2002, photos © Ponch Hawkes

Nominated for a Victorian Green Room Award, category Lighting Design, Drama Independent

 

 

When The Rain Stops Falling

Created by Brink Productions @ Adelaide Festival of Arts. Written by Andrew Bovell. Directed by Chris Drummond. 2008, STC & MTC 2009, National Tour 2010

Winner of Victorian Green Room Award, category Lighting Design in Theatre Companies 2009

Nominated for Sydney Theatre Critics Award, Lighting Design 2009

Nominated for Helpmann Industry Award, Lighting Design 2008

…Niklas Pajanti’s lighting design melds seamlessly into the setting to help create indelible images. IG Mykyta, ArtsHub, 11 March, 2008