Creatives | Simon Wilkinson

Simon Wilkinson

Lighting Designer

Simon works internationally as a lighting designer for theatre, dance, and opera. He has designed work for most of Scotland’s leading theatre companies. 

Recent highlights include the world premiere of Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks (UK & Ireland), Islander (New York / London / Edinburgh), Vanishing Point’s Metamorphosis (Scotland / Italy), Vox Motus’s Flight (worldwide) and Robert Lepage’s production of The Magic Flute (Quebec City). 

Other recent work in Scotland includes; A Mountain for Elodie (Aria Entertainment), Group Portrait in a Summer Landscape (Pitlochry/Lyceum), Sunk (Lyra Edinburgh), Prism (Catherine Wheels Company), Love the Sinner (Vanishing Point), Castle Lennox (Royal Lyceum), A Mother’s Song (Macrobert Arts Centre/KT Producing), A Love Beyond (Traverse Theatre / Tron Theatre), Peter Pan (Pitlochry), Undertow Overflow (Scottish Tour), Don Quixote (Dundee Rep / Perth Theatre), Muster Station Leith (Grid Iron / Edinburgh International Festival), the Runrig musical The Stamping Ground (Raw Material / Eden Court), I Am Tiger (Perth Theatre), The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (HM Productions), The Children (Dundee Rep), An Unexpected Hiccup (Lung Ha) and Christmas Tales (Royal Lyceum).

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. 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.

Theatre Designs credits include:

Christmas Tales, Glory on Earth, The Iliad, The Weir, The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe, Hedda Gabler, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The BFG, Bondagers, A Christmas Carol and Cinderella (Lyceum, Edinburgh); Islander (Helen Milne Productions); The Season and Honk (Royal & Derngate), Tay Bridge (Dundee Rep); Crocodile Fever, Meet Me at Dawn, Letters to Morrissey, Black Beauty, Grain in the Blood and Tracks of the Winter Bear (Traverse Theatre); Knives in Hens (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);  Fisk, The 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); Chalk Farm and The Static (ThickSkin)

Lighting Designer credits include:

Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks (UK & Ireland), Vanishing Point’s Metamorphosis (Scotland / Italy), Vox Motus’s Flight (worldwide) and Robert Lepage’s production of The Magic Flute (Quebec City), The Panopticon, Interference, The 306: Dawn, Dragon (with Vox Motus and Tianjin People's Art Theatre), The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, Roman Bridge, Truant and A Sheep Called Skye. For Vanishing Point, he has designed The Metamorphosis and.The Dark Carnival. For Vox Motus, his designs include Flight, Dragon, The Infamous Brothers Davenport (with the Lyceum, Edinburgh), The Not-So-Fatal Death of Grandpa Fredo, Bright Black and the multi-award winning Slick. Work for Magnetic North includes Lost in Music, Our Fathers, Kora (with Dundee Rep), Sex and God, Pass the Spoon, Wild Life and After Mary Rose.