Calamity Jane

Music by Sammy Fain, Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster

Tristan Baker Productions

Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 2003
UK Tour, 2002 – 2003

directed by Ed Curtis
choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood
designed by Simon Higlett
lighting by James Whiteside
sound by Simon Whitehorn for Orbital

Simon Higlett’s set design is inspired and James Whiteside’s lighting effects as he gives us vast expanses of western sky are a delight.
BBCi Staffordshire, 5 October 2002

James Whiteside’s imaginative lighting gives us memorable skies and sunsets.
Manchester Evening News, 8 October 2002

a stylised, versatile set which includes excellent lighting effects
BBCi Birmingham, 15 November 2002

Ed Curtis’s production is polished, colourfully designed and well lit
Sunday Herald (Glasgow) 23 January 2003

The warm amber glow of a desert sunrise bathes the wild west backwater of Deadwood. Set against a beautiful backdrop of craggy hills and rolling clouds, three miniature houses, straight out of the OK Corral, disappear into the distance … The scenes are painted with broad, lavish strokes and lighting is used in the same lush and colourful style., 21 January 2003

… outstandingly pretty red-purple sunsets …
Curtain Up London, 26 June 2003

Ed Curtis’ production uses minimal staging, setting the scene of Dakota with a simple, effective backdrop expertly lit by James Whiteside.
London Theatre Guide 27 June 2003

photographs by Robert Day