Will Simpson

Projection Design
I’ve always worked between film, TV and creating projection designs for the stage and events. I’m really proud of the shows and designs I’ve created over the years and have worked with so many amazing directors, creatives and performers.

Below is a section of my Projection Design biography which gives an outline of some previous work.



William Simpson is a filmmaker and video designer whose work appears on the stage, screen and in exhibition.

His video projection design work featured in the European stage premiere of the critically acclaimed West End production of The Kite Runner. The show has seen two successful West End runs and three national tours of the UK, alongside a staging at Dubai Opera House.

''The best page-to-stage show since War Horse…. a spellbinding production''

''A stage that is atmospherically dominated by a fan-shaped kite complete with rear screen for William Simpson’s evocative projections.''

★★★★★ — Mark Shenton, The Stage

Other video design and projection work has appeared in shows such as; Living Lakes in New York and Michigan; Rocky Das Musical (Stuttgart, Stage Entertainment); Derren Brown - Miracle (National tour); Theatre of Illumination (Light Night Leeds), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Richard III and Charlie Peace (Nottingham Playhouse); the award winning adaptation of Of Mice and Men by Mike Kenny (Mind the Gap); Clockwork (National Theatre); Mapping the City (Slunglow); The Mamba (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Piano Circus – Trilogies (Kings Place).

His projected artwork Theatre of Illumination, was commissioned by Leeds Inspired for Light Night Leeds and seen by an audience of over 30,000 people during the course of it’s one night performance.

Theatre of Illumination appeared in a 12 page feature for Bright 2, a globally distributed publication about architectural illumination and light installations published by Frame Publishing.






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