“The performances are quite literally grounded in the earth on the functional, compact, multi-layered circular set which is beautifully lit by Sergey Jakovsky’s lighting design”.

The Reviews Hub on Brothers Karamazov

Tron Theatre / October 2017


“Lighting design centers on the subdued, creating an ambience that presages tragedy and allows the persona of each character and the character of each relationship to shine.”

Theatre Reviews on Brothers Karamazov

Tron Theatre / October 2017


“..beautifully illuminated by Sergey Jakovsky’s spectral lighting”.

The List on Ghosts

Tron Theatre / October 2015


“Fine lighting”.

The Scotsman on Ghosts

Tron Theatre / October 2015


“.. superb visual images by lighting designer Sergey Jakovsky with artist Pearl Kinnear

The Scotsman on Crazy Jane

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company / May 2015


“.. Jessica Brettle and Sergey Jakovsky's set and lighting looks gorgeous, evoking Paris at its most enigmatic.”

Across the Arts on Crazy Jane

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company / May 2015


“On the cracked slates and crumbling pillars of Charlotte Lane's set, enhanced by the modulating tones of Sergey Jakovsky's lighting and the near-subliminal echoes of Denis Clohessy's score, they make a formidable ensemble”.

The Guardian on Beowulf

Tron Theatre / August 2014


“.. superb lighting”

The Scotsman on HUFF

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company

at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

September 2013


“.. atmospheric lighting that changes from dark to light tones with as much fluidity as Joyce’s prose”

Fresh Fringe on Ulysses

Tron Theatre at Patterson’s Land / August 2013


“.. superbly appropriate lighting”

The Herald on Ulysses

Tron Theatre at Patterson’s Land / August 2013


“.. enhanced by exquisite lighting by Sergey Jakovsky; the lighting is absolutely integral to the performance and totally integrated into it. The day is punctuated by light rising and falling, and the different hues of the hours of the day. It has a painterly quality of chiarusco and its smokiness is evocative of Ireland’s Catholicism”

Fringe Review on Ulysses

Tron Theatre at Patterson’s Land / August 2013


Charlotte Lane's set design takes the form of a curious room filled with clocks and picture frames and wardrobes, infusing the production with a magical, dream-like quality that's enhanced by Sergey Jakovsky's warm lighting design”

The List on Ulysses

Tron Theatre / October 2012

“.. superbly witty lighting”

The Scotsman on The Government Inspector

Tron Theatre / February 2010


“.. gorgeously lit by Sergey Jakovsky”

The Times on The Drawer Boy

Tron Theatre / May 2008


“.. fine lighting by Sergey Jakovsky”

The Scotsman on The Drawer Boy

Tron Theatre / May 2008


“.. superb understanding of lighting”

The Stage on Hoops Hats and Acrobats

Imaginate / June 2005


“.. beautifully backlit by Sergey Jakovsky”

The Scotsman on Soul Pilots

EK Performance / February 2004


“Sergey Jakovsky’s lighting and Robert Burlin’s music give the production great atmosphere”

The Scotsman on Chrysalids

Complete Productions / September 2003


“Sergey Jakovsky's lighting lights the space so that the dark hours, the smoking of guns and the coming dawn become our reality.”

Edinburgh Guide Theatre Review on Dawn

Nomad Theatre Company / April 2002

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