Simon Wilkinson

Biography

Image from Enchanted Forest: Transitions
Photo: Graham Smith
Lighting by Simon Wilkinson
Enchanted Forest: Transitions, Highland Perthshire Community Interest Company, October 2011

Simon designs lighting for theatre in all shapes, sizes and locations.

For the National Theatre of Scotland, he lit Dragon (with Vox Motus and Tianjin People's Art Theatre, China), The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, Truant and A Sheep Called Skye. For Vox Motus, his designs include Dragon, The Infamous Brothers Davenport (with the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh), The Not-So-Fatal Death of Grandpa Fredo, Bright Black and the multi-award winning Slick. He is an associate artist of Magnetic North - work for them includes Kora (with Dundee Rep), Sex and God, Pass the Spoon, Wild Life and After Mary Rose.

Other theatre designs include Bondagers, Cinderella and A Christmas Carol (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh); After The End and Topdog / Underdog (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow); This Wide Night (Tron Theatre, Glasgow); 13 Sunken Years (Stellar Quines and Lung Has); Endurance (A Momentís Peace); Feral (Tortoise in a Nutshell); Chalk Farm and The Static (ThickSkin); HeLa and Skewered Snails (Iron Oxide); Whatever Gets You Through the Night (The Arches); My Name is Rachel Corrie (Mull Theatre); The Mark of Zorro and The Hunted (Visible Fictions); PUSH (Curious Seed); Honk! (Royal & Derngate) and Encourage The Others (Almeida Theatre). He lit the 2010 season for Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

Simon has been nominated for three CATS Awards for Best Design. Over the years, his lighting has created a Guinness World Record, brought 30,000 people to a windswept Highland Forest, and caused reports of an alien invasion.

More information is available from his website at http://www.simonwilkinson.net