Photograph from Gabriel - lighting design by Will Evans
© Robin Savage Photographer: Robin Savage | From the show Gabriel
Photograph from Dreams to Her Father - lighting design by Will Evans
From the show Dreams to Her Father
Photographer: Mark Douet | From the show 66 Books
Photograph from Monstersaurus - lighting design by Will Evans
Photographer: Alastair Muir | From the show Monstersaurus
Photographer: Toby Mitchell | From the show How the Giraffe got its Neck

Will Evans

Will trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Lighting design credits include; 'As You Like It', 'Two Gentlemen of Verona', 'Romeo and Juliet' and Merry Wives of Windsor' (Grosvenor open air Theatre, Chester), 'Gabriel' and 'Honest' (Theatre 6), 'La Boheme' (Headfirst Productions), 'Far From the Sea' (Theatre Absolute), 'Mudlarks' and '66 Books' (Bush Theatre), 'Tales from the Harrow Road' (Soho Theatre), 'Mr Happiness and the Water Engine' (Theate 6/Old Vic Tunnels), 'The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber' (Showbiz Pops Orchestra), 'Thark' (Hidden Pearl, Upstairs at the Gatehouse), 'Russian National Mail (Sputnik Theatre Moscow and Ekaterineburg) 'The Tempest' (Theatre Royal Winchester), Lady Chatterly's Lover' (Buxton Opera House and Touring),

Designs for Children's Theatre include; 'Bear and Butterfly', 'Lullabub' and 'Luna' (Theatre Hullabaloo), 'How to Hide a Lion' and 'Moomin Summer Madness' (Polka Theatre), 'Why the Whales Came' (Wizard Presents), 'I believe in Unicorns' (Tour & West End), 'Stuck', 'The Way Back Home', 'The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus', ‘Legend of Perseus’, 'The Night Before Christmas', 'Don't let the Pigeon Stay up Late!' and 'Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!' (Big Wooden Horse, national and international tours). 'Snow Dragon', 'Twinkle Twonkle', 'How the Giraffe Got Its Neck', 'Monster Hits', Does a Monster Live Next Door?' and 'Cat and No Mouse' (Tall Stories)

West End shows include; 'Aliens Love Underpants' (Dominion theatre 2015) and 'I Believe in Unicorns' (Vaudeville Theatre 2014 and 2015)

Re-lights include national tours of; 'The Harder They Come' (Nottingham Playhouse and UK Arts), 'An Inspector Calls' (PW Productions), 'Mermaid', 'Brontë', 'The Glass Menagerie', 'Mine', 'War & Peace', 'Kindertransport', 'Orestes' and 'Jane Eyre' (Shared Experience), 'Casanova' (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Told by an Idiot), 'The House of Bilquis Bibi' and 'A Fine Balance' (Tamasha), ‘HMS Pinafore’ (Carl Rosa Opera), ‘Street Trilogy’ (Theatre Absolute).

Associate lighting design work includes 'An Inspector Calls' USA Tour 2018/19 & UK Tour 2015/2016 (PW Productions), 'The Gruffalo' (Arts Theatre, London) for James Whiteside, 'Refugge Boy (West Yorkshire Playhouse) for Malcolm Rippeth.

Current credits

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative team Closes
AN Inspector Calls Theatre Shakespeare Theatre, Washington DC, then touring
PW Productions
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Rick Fisher
Director: Stephen Daldry
Set designer: Ian Mac Neil
23 Dec 2018
Luna Theatre Theatre Hullabaloo
Theatre Hullabaloo
Lighting Designer Director: Sarah Argent
Set designer: Bek Palmer
29 Dec 2018

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Lullabub Theatre Theatre Hullabaloo
Hullabaloo
Lighting Designer Director: Anna Newell
Set designer: Alison Heffernan
Jun 2018
Pride and Prejudice Theatre Guildford School of Acting
Guildford School of Acting
Lighting Designer Director: Emma Bernard
Set designer: Ilona Dearden
May 2018
Estron (Alien) Theatre The Miner's, Ammanford, then touring
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
Lighting Designer Director: Janet Aethwy
Set designer: Heledd Rees
Apr 2018
Bear and Butterfly Theatre Theatre Hullabaloo, then touring
Hullabaloo
Lighting Designer Director: Dani Parr
Set designer: Bek Palmer
Dec 2017
Estron (Alien) Theatre Yr Cwt (temporary theatre) Eisteddfod 2017
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
Lighting Designer Director: Janet Aethwy
Set designer: Heledd Rees
Aug 2017
Gabriel Theatre Richmond Theatre, then touring
Theatre 6
Lighting Designer Director: Kate McGreggor
Set designer: Carla Goodman
Mar 2017
How Do Reindeer Fly? Theatre Proteus Creation Space, Basingstoke
Scratch Built Productions/Proteus
Lighting Designer Director: Mary Swan
Set designer: Nick Ash
Dec 2016
AN Inspector Calls Theatre Playhouse Theatre, London
PW Productions
Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Rick Fisher
Director: Stephen Daldry
Set designer: Ian MacNeil
Nov 2016
How To Hide a Lion Theatre Polka Theatre, then touring
Polka Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Glanville
Set designer: Laura McEwen
Oct 2016
Why The Whales Came Theatre Watford Palace Theatre, then touring
Wizard Presents
Lighting Designer Director: Dani Parr
Set designer: Kate Bunce
Sep 2016
Aliens Love Underpants Theatre Dominion Theatre, West End, London, then touring
Big Wooden Horse/Nick Booke Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Bampton-Smith
Set designer: Isla Shaw
Jul 2015, Aug 2016
Two Gentlemen of Verona Theatre Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Alex Clifton
Jul 2016
As You Like It Theatre Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Philip Wilson
Jul 2016
House of Bernada Alba Musical Unicorn Theatre, London
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Lighting Designer May 2016
Monstersaurus Theatre Big Wooden Horse Theatre for Young People Lighting Designer Director: Adam Bampton-Smith
Apr 2016
First Lady Suite Theatre Karamel Club, London
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Matt Ryan
Set designer: Tony Gale
Oct 2015
AN Inspector Calls Theatre PW Productions Associate Lighting Designer Lighting designer: Rick Fisher
Director: Stephen Daldry
Sep 2015
I Believe in Unicorns Theatre Vaudevile Theatre, West End, London, then touring
Wizard Presents
Lighting Designer Director: Dani Parr
Set designer: Kate Bunce
Aug 2015
Aliens Love Underpants Theatre Dominion Theatre, West End, London, then touring
Big Wooden Horse/Nick Booke Ltd
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Bampton-Smith
Set designer: Isla Shaw
Jul 2015, Aug 2016
Merry Wives of Windsor Theatre Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Chester Performs
Lighting Designer Director: Rebecca Gatward
Set designer: Jess Curtis
Jul 2015
Romeo and Juliet Theatre Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Chester Performs
Lighting Designer Director: Alex Clifton
Set designer: Jess Curtis
Jul 2015
The Boy Who Became a Beetle Theatre Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton, then touring
Little Earthquake
Lighting Designer Director: Gareth Nicholls
Set designer: Susannah Henry
Jun 2015
American Idiot Theatre Bridewell Theatre, London
London School of Musical Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Matt Ryan
Set designer: Nigel Hook
Apr 2015
Pal Joey Theatre Karamel Club, London
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Matt Ryan
Set designer: Rebecca Brower
Feb 2015
The Snow Dragon Theatre St James Theatre, London
Tall Stories
Lighting Designer Director: Toby Mitchell
Set designer: Polly Sullivan
Dec 2014
Cinderella and the Glass Slipper Theatre Hertford Theatre
Hertford Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Rhys Thomas
Set designer: Toni Bysouth
Dec 2014
Ruthless! The Musical Theatre Karamel Club, London
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Lighting Designer Director: Philip Engleheart
Set designer: Fi Russel
Nov 2014
The Canterbury Tales Theatre St Mary's Church, Guildford
Guildford Shakespeare Compnay
Lighting Designer Director: Abigale Anderson
Set designer: Dora Schweitzer
Oct 2014
Honest Theatre Courtyard Theatre, London, then touring
Theatre 6
Lighting Designer Director: Kate McGregor
Set designer: James Turner
Sep 2014
La Boheme Theatre Lost Theatre, London
Headfirst Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Sophie Gilpin
Set designer: Jason Southgate
Aug 2014
Far From The Sea Theatre Shop front Theatre, Coventry, then touring
Theatre Absolute
Lighting Designer Director: Chris O'Connell
Set designer: Lydia Denno
Jun 2014
Moomin Summer Madness Theatre Polka, Wimbledon and R&D, Northampton
Polka Theatre/Royal and Derngate, Northampton
Lighting Designer Director: Peter Glanville and Dani Parr
Jun 2014
The House of Bernarda Alba Theatre Electric Theatre, Guildford
Guildford School of Acting
Lighting Designer Jun 2013
She Loves Me Theatre Electric Theatre, Guildford
Guildford School of Acting
Lighting Designer May 2013
Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Theatre Lyric, Hammersmith, then touring
Big Wooden Horse
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Bampton-Smith
Apr 2013
My Brother the Robot Theatre Chelsea Theatre, London, then touring
Tall Stories
Lighting Designer Director: Toby Mitchell
Set designer: Isla Shaw
Mar 2013
Dreams to Her Father Theatre mac, Birmingham
Teasel
Lighting Designer Director: Delyth Jones
Set designer: Ollie Cronk
Feb 2013
Mudlarks Theatre The Bush
High Tide/The Bush Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Will Wrightson
Set designer: Amy Cook
Sep 2012
Stuck Theatre Compass, Ikenham, then touring
Big Wooden Horse Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Bampton Smith
Sep 2012
Drama Studio London - End of year shows Theatre New Diarama Theatre, London
Drama Studio London
Lighting Designer Director: Various
Jun 2012
Dream Space Theatre Shakespeare's Globe - Sackler Studio
Shakespeare's Globe
Lighting Designer Director: Dani Parr
Set designer: Nick Ash
Apr 2012
The Bloody Ballad of Mary Maid Theatre Chapter Arts, Cardiff, then touring
Gabblebabble (In assoc with Theatre Iolo)
Lighting Designer Director: Adele Thomas
Set designer: Lisa Leighton
Mar 2012
Aladdin Theatre Hertford Theatre Lighting Designer Director: Rhys Thomas
Set designer: Nicky Bunch
Dec 2011
66 Books Theatre Bush Theatre
Bush Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Josie Rouke
Set designer: Amy Cook
Oct 2011
Drama Studio London, end of year shows Theatre New Diorama Theatre, London
DSL
Lighting Designer Director: Various
Jun 2011
Mr Hapiness and The Water Engine (double Bill) Theatre Old Vic Tunnels
Theatre 6
Lighting Designer Director: Kate McGreggor
Set designer: Amy Cook and Carla Goodman
Jun 2011
Metamorphosis Theatre Dance East, Ipswich
Suffolk Youth Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Platt
Mar 2011
Baby Boomers Theatre New Diorama Theatre, London
Scratch Built Productions
Lighting Designer Director: John Wright
Mar 2011
The Way Back Home Theatre Compass Theatre, Ickenham, then touring
Big Wooden Horse Theatre for Young People
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Bampton Snith
Jan 2011
Them With Frozen Tails Theatre Lakeside Arts centre Nottingham
Tall Stories/Network of Stuff
Lighting Designer Director: Olivia Jacobs
Set designer: Isla Shaw
Dec 2010
Twinkle Twonkle Theatre Chelsea Theatre, London, then touring
Tall Stories
Lighting Designer Director: Toby Mitchell
Set designer: Isla Shaw
Dec 2010
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Theatre Touring
Big Wooden Horse/Arts Depot
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Bampton Smith
Nov 2010
Tales from the Harrow Road Theatre Soho Theatre
Soho Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Suzanne Gorman
Set designer: Signe Beckmann
Nov 2010
Them With Frozen Tails Theatre Brighton Dome and Camden Roundhouse
Tall Stories/Network of Stuff
Lighting Designer Director: Olivia Jacobs
Dec 2009
Midsummer Night's Dream Theatre New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Suffolk Youth Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Platt
May 2009
The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Concert Milton Keynes Theatre, then touring
Showbiz Pops Orchestra
Lighting Designer Director: Richard Ward-Roden
Feb 2009
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay up Late Theatre Compass Theatre, Ikenham, then touring
Big Wooden Horse
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Bampton-Smith
Set designer: Claire Sutherland
Sep 2008
Thark Theatre Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Hidden Pearl
Lighting Designer Director: Crispin Harris
Sep 2008
DSL end of season shows Theatre Grange Court Theatre, Ealing
Drama Studio London
Lighting Designer Director: Various
Jul 2008
Russian National Mail Theatre Ekaterineburg international festival, Russia Lighting Designer Director: Noah Birksted-Breen
Set designer: Clair Winfield
Jun 2008
Jane Eyre Theatre New Wolsey, Ipswitch
Suffolk Youth Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Platt
May 2008
How the Giraffe got its Neck Theatre Compass Theatre, Ikenham and CToo, Edingburgh, then touring
Tall Stories
Lighting Designer Director: Olivia Jacobs
Set designer: Isla Shaw
May 2008
The Crossing Bridge Theatre The Drum, Birmingham
Project B
Lighting Designer Director: Chris O'Connell
Mar 2008
Monster Hits Theatre C Too, Edinburgh, then touring
Tall Stories
Lighting Designer Director: Olivia Jacobs
Set designer: Isla Shaw
Aug 2007
Does A Monster Live Next Door Theatre C Too, Edinburgh, then touring
Tall Stories
Lighting Designer Director: Toby Mitchell
Set designer: Isla Shaw
Aug 2007
The Tempest Theatre Theatre Royal, Winchester
Big Wooden Horse
Lighting Designer Director: Juliet Forster
Jun 2007
Fuente Ovejuna Theatre New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Suffolk Youth Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Michael Platt
May 2007
Big Space Theatre Battersea Arts Centre
No.63
Lighting Designer Director: Dan Milne
Jan 2007
Night Before Christmas Theatre Brighton Dome, then touring
Big Wooden Horse Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Juliet Forster
Set designer: Michaela Kemp
Nov 2006
Cat and No Mouse Theatre Arts Depot, Finchley
Tall Stories
Lighting Designer Director: Toby Mitchell
Oct 2006
Lady Chatterly's Lover Theatre Buxton Opera House, then touring
Buxton Opera House Productions
Lighting Designer Director: Yvonne Hurt
Apr 2006
Honeymoon in Flames Theatre Paupers Pit Theatre, Buxton
Greenhorn
Lighting Designer Director: Darren Daly
Set designer: Marina Syrmakezi
Mar 2006
Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Theatre Compass Theatre, Ickenham, then touring
Big Wooden Horse Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Juliet Forster
Set designer: Claire Sutherland
Sep 2005
Serenading Louie Theatre GBS Theatre, RADA
Aorta
Lighting Designer Director: Rob Hale
Set designer: Anna Caligaro
Sep 2005
Legend of Perseus Theatre Pleasance 2, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, then touring
Big Wooden Horse Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Juliet Forster
Aug 2005
CBT 10th Aniversary Awards Corporate & Industrial Queen Elizabeth II Hall, Southbank
Oscada/CBT
Lighting Designer Nov 2004
Karim and the Sklark Theatre Epsom Playhouse, then touring
Funsense
Lighting Designer Director: Jenny Lockyer
Oct 2004
React! Concert New Victoria Theatre, Woking, then touring
Oscada
Lighting Designer Director: Mark Oldknow
May 2004
Spend Spend Spend Musical Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
Birmingham School of Acting
Lighting Designer Director: Bob Eaton
Set designer: David Crisp
Feb 2004
7 Lears Theatre The Factory, Birmingham
Birmingham School of Acting
Lighting Designer Director: Orla O'loughlin
Set designer: David Crisp
Dec 2003

Gabriel

The lighting design by Will Evans was changeable and emotive, while also creating the illusion of an isolated house by the sea in Guernsey.
Katie Walsh, A Younger Theatre 03/04/2017

How To Hide a Lion

The lovely inventive set is designed by Laura McEwen enhanced with a subtly creative lighting design by Will Evans.
Peter Yates, London Theatre 1 13/09/2018

Moomin Summer Madness

Ben Glasstone's music, combined with Laura McEwen's design and Will Evans's lighting create a space where the air is denser than normal and tinged with colour. Small shifts in a seemingly simple set transform kitchen to flooded forest to floating theatre with swift ease.
Clare Brennan, The Observer 08/06/2014

Midsummer Night's Dream

Will Evans’ lighting plot is nothing short of exquisite and caresses the set – designed by Platt – beautifully.
Paul Pearce-Couch, www.onesuffolk.co.uk 20/05/2009

How the Giraffe got its Neck

Imaginative staging and lovely lighting takes the audience from the boat at the journey's start to the seabed to the desert to the jungle and back again.
CLAIRE WOOD, EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

Lady Chatterly's Lover

........the sound and lighting works well to compensate for a minimalist set that has a few scattered leaves representing the great outdoors and a desk and chair for the main house.
Niel Brenner, The Stage 28/04/2006

Legend of Perseus

There are some atmospheric scenes to savour in this hour of traditional storytelling, such as the spine-chilling moment when Perseus enters the Gorgon's lair.
The Scotsman 28/08/2005
....charmingly narrated and acted within the countless imaginary settings that can be had in an attic. The timelessness of Greek myth never failing for a second, this show will appeal to every age. Boycott the Playstation! This is how child's play should be.
Three Weeks 22/08/2005
Theatre:
  • West End
  • Commercial Tour
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Touring relights
Musical:
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Touring relights
Opera:
  • Small scale
  • Touring relights
Dance:
  • Medium Scale
Concert:
  • Arena Touring
  • Stage Touring
Corporate:
  • Conferences
  • Award Ceremonies
Education:
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07752 862631

Email address

willevans79@hotmail.com

Website

http://www.willevans.co.uk

Agent name

Denise Silvey

Agent phone

020 8743 7777

Agent email

ds@denisesilvey.com