Simon Wilkinson - Lighting Designer


Simon is a Scottish-based lighting designer whose work has been seen around the world.

Recent highlights include Robert Lepage and Ex Machina’s production of The Magic Flute for the Quebec City Opera Festival; Vox Motus’s Flight (Edinburgh International Festival, New York, Galway, Melbourne, Brighton); Tortoise in a Nutshell’s Feral (touring internationally, including a recent run in New York); Traverse Theatre and Red Bridge Arts’ Black Beauty (Edinburgh, New York, Los Angeles).

Simon is a regular collaborator with Vox Motus (Flight, Dragon, The Infamous Brothers Davenport, The Not-So-Fatal-Death of Grandpa Fredo, Bright Black, Slick) and Magnetic North (Lost in Music, Our Fathers, Kora, Sex and God, Pass the Spoon, Wild Life and After Mary Rose).

Other theatre designs include The Dark Carnival (Vanishing Point); Crocodile Fever, Meet Me at Dawn, Letters to Morrissey, Black BeautyGrain in the Blood and Tracks of the Winter Bear (Traverse Theatre); Glory on EarthThe Iliad, The Weir, The Lion the Witch and The WardrobeHedda Gabler, The Caucasian Chalk CircleThe BFGBondagers, A Christmas Carol and Cinderella (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh); Snow White & The Seven Dames, Knives in Hens, Aladdin (Perth Theatre); A Game of Death and Chance and Enlightenment House (National Trust for Scotland); Scotties (Theatre Gu Leor); Crumbles Search for Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse); God of Carnage and This Wide Night (Tron Theatre, Glasgow); We Are All Just Little Creatures, Teenage Trilogy, Mamababame and PUSH (Curious Seed);  FiskThe Lost Things and Feral (Tortoise in a Nutshell); Dr Stirlingshire's Discovery and Light Boxes (Grid Iron); Dance of Death (Candice Edmunds), Grounded (Firebrand); After The End and Topdog / Underdog (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow); 13 Sunken Years (Stellar Quines and Lung Ha); Chalk Farm and The Static (ThickSkin)

Simon has won the Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland for Best Design three times - for Flight in 2018, Black Beauty in 2017 and Bondagers in 2015.