Young Men (Joyce Theater, 2019)
Combined with the spectacular lighting (designed by Andrew Ellis), the film comes to life on stage, and, more significantly, the film’s atmosphere comes to life as well. Ellis creates a living, breathing “fog” that exceeds in quality anything I can recall in a stage presentation. The sun-dappled presentation of a bucolic field is translated, again seamlessly, to sun-dappled light that bathes the live individual characters.
Jerry Hochman Critical Dance Young Men (Wilton's Music Hall, 2018)
The stage is cloaked in mystery—dark and broodingly lit by Andrew Ellis, often clogged with smoke that drifts out into the auditorium, while dancers emerge flying out of the white spotlight only to disappear into the abyss. Film projections of trees climb and creep above stage as well as bodies sending giant shadows out and up the peeling atmospheric walls of the music hall.
Rachel Nouchi British Theatre Guide Young Men (Wilton's Music Hall, 2018)
The stage is gloomily lit by Andrew Ellis, and often plunged into smoke which wafts onto the stalls, as it did over the battlefields, Wilton’s Music Hall providing unusual closeness between audience and performers. With its unadorned, slightly dilapidated look, it is a perfect setting for this work.
Teresa Guerreiro Culture Whisper The Distance You Have Come (Cockpit Theatre, 2018)
This small park is utterly transformed by incredible lighting design from Andrew Ellis, producing wonderful tones and stark contrasts between light and shadow, thoroughly in keeping with the overall themes it results in a very beautiful design
Greg Stewart Theatre Weekly Four Seasons / Remembrance (Peacock Theatre, 2018)
The slickly staged programme kicked off with Jenna Lee’s The Four Seasons set to Max Richter’s recomposition of Vivaldi with stylish costumes by April Dalton. Andrew Ellis’s polychromatic lighting reminds us which season is which
Louise Levene Financial Times Eugenius (The Other Palace 2018)
Andrew Ellis’ stunning lighting design amplifies the small stage of The Other Palace’s auditorium with brilliant purple beams of light coming from every direction. The fairy light cascade ceiling also adds an element of magical fantasy to the performance space before the show has even started
Fiona Scott London Theatre 1 Flashdance the Musical (Theatre Royal, Brighton 2018) Simon Jenner FringeReview Flashdance the Musical (Theatre Royal, Brighton 2018)
Andrew Ellis's lighting design is dramatic, with the bright blue, pink and orange hues we so often associate with the 80s.
Fiona Scott Broadway World Time in Motion (Sadler's Wells 2017)
Blue skies, sunlight, a touch of frost, shadows, stepping stones lighting the way—Andrew Ellis’s lighting design is superb ... Kenneth MacLeod’s projection design—fireplace with three flying ducks melting away into a land of snowflakes—is magically lit by Ellis.
Vera Liber British Theatre Guide Quint:Essential (New English Ballet Theatre, Peacock Theatre 2016)
There is real depth to this choreography ... enhanced by Andrew Ellis’s outstanding lighting: dozens of glass globes are suspended across the stage, each able to change position and to emit flashes or steady light of any colour or brightness as well as reflecting all the other lights. This allowed dancers to be lit very closely, making it clear at each moment which were the “real” couple while creating emotional resonance and some exquisite visual compositions.
Christopher Curtis Bachtrack.com
Andrew Ellis is definitely one of the UK’s young lighting designers to note.
Richard Lambert Theatrereviews.design
The lighting design by Andrew Ellis was consistently inventive and sympathetic to the individual numbers
Tim Hochstrasser Live Theatre UK
Credit to the brilliant lighting design from Andrew Ellis
Catherine Françoise Musicaltheatrereview.com
A dazzling combination of light, sound and movement
John O'Dwyer Seen and Heard International
Atmospheric lighting by Andrew Ellis combined with Rachel Portman’s closely accented musical score deliver a fast-paced story that gives space and energy for the lively characters to develop.
Cheryl Angear Balletnews.co.uk
... spectral grey film projections of city streets and uncompromising lighting by Andrew Ellis
Clement Crisp Financial Times
Lit with noir-ish style and ferocity by Andrew Ellis
Judith Flanders The Arts Desk
Suffused in Andrew Ellis's golden glow toffee-coloured bodies melt and fuse.
Vera Liber British Theatre Guide
Simple and effective lighting designs by Andrew Ellis and Michael Hulls go a long way to creating the required atmosphere
Malcolm Wallace The Reviews Hub