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Testimonials and Reviews

- Hull Is This

'Throughout the play, Brigham’s lighting is subtle and expressive'

The True Adventures of Marian and Robin Hood
- Theatre and Tonic

Jessica Brigham's lighting transports us to different locations so effortlessly

- A Young(ish) Perspective

The use of lighting, to either soften the moments or give harsher focus to the difficult and intimate procedures, was incredibly clever

Patricia Gets Ready
- British Theatre Guide

Jessica Brigham’s excellent lighting

- Ed Fringe Review

Praise must also be given to the lighting designer, Jessica Brigham, for adding to the visually compelling experience

Maya Shimmin,
Co-Artistic Director of
Close to Home Productions

I have worked with Jess for a few years across different productions. We first crossed paths when she had recently graduated and her passion and talent shone brightly even then. She has gone on to create exceptional, multi-dimensional lighting designs, working collaboratively with myself and set designers with sensitivity, flair and creativity. Her lighting elevates worlds on stage, helping to enhance playfulness in bold moments and detail in the softest of moments. Jess is an exceptional lighting designer, and has worked tirelessly to carve a career for herself.

Douglas Kuhrt,
Lighting Designer

Jess is an ambitious, confident, intelligent, motivated individual and l have no worries about recommending her. I have worked with her on a number of occasions. Jess has great communication skills, is well organised and has an instantly likeable nature. Creatively she has what I call “an Eye for it”. She notices when things aren’t right, whether that is colour, intensity level, cue timing or a light isn’t focused evenly.

Jack Chamberlain,


Jess’ recent work as lighting designer for our tour of new play ‘Grimm’, visiting four different non-theatrical spaces, was exemplary and I was impressed by Jess’ designs and responsiveness to the vastly different and unique spaces that she had to light. Jess has a flair for working in non-traditional spaces.

Lauren Rae Bell,
Co-Artistic Director of 
Close to Home Productions

Jessica has worked with Close To Home Productions since September 2022, as a Lighting Designer and as a Technical Stage Manager but she was so much more in every way. Her expertise and vision have inspired countless innovative ideas in our work. Identities, our debut play, has had numerous 5* reviews that include the “stunning” design by Jessica. She is a joy to have as a member of our team and has a clear passion for her work as a designer. I’m just grateful that we worked with her before her career takes her to the big time! She is a true gem, as a designer and as a person.

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