Tony Simpson:

Associate Lighting Designer

Trained at Middlesex University

West End Lighting Design includes:

Sign of the Times (also UK Tour); Stop Messing About; Round The Horne…Revisited (also UK Tours); Ying Tong – A Walk with the Goons; Berkoff’s Women; Bat Boy – The Musical (also West Yorkshire Playhouse); Cooking with Elvis and Under the Doctor.

Other Designs include:

Carmen (Winslow Hall Opera); Private Ear Public Eye (Guildford and Tour) The Handyman (Clwyd and Tour); Romeo and Juliet (Exeter and Southampton); Girls Behind, Girls Night (several UK Tours); Steptoe and Son (Plymouth & Tour); Blue Orange (Watford); The Man Who (Orange Tree); Peter Pan (Bromley); Falstaff, Hansell and Gretel (Queen Elizabeth Hall, London); The Way of The World, The Weir, Waiting for Godot, Arcadia (Northampton); Master Harold…and the Boys, Burn, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Southwark Playhouse); On The Waterfront (Wimbledon Studio); The Lesson, The Merchant of Venice (Arcola); Small Miracle, Death of a Salesman, She Stoops to Conquer, Miss Julie, Blue Sky State, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Betrayal, Brass Balls, Our Country’s Good, Souterrain (Colchester); The Emperor and the Nightingale (Watermill); La Traviata (Duchy Opera) and regularly designs concerts for The London Sinfonietta at London’s South Bank.

Associate Lighting Design & re lights include:

Death in Venice (Opera North); National Theatre’s Life x 3 and An Inspector Calls (West End and UK Tours); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (West End); Amadeus (West End, UK Tour, New York & Los Angeles); The Woman in Black (seven UK Tours); The Weir (Royal Court UK Tours, Sicily & Australia); The Shape of Things (West End); Hobson’s Choice (Chichester and UK Tour) and he has also worked with lighting departments for the Royal Court Theatre, the RSC, Welsh National Opera, the Royal Opera House, Garsington Opera and currently works in the lighting department for English National Opera.

Tony is a professional member of the Association of Lighting Designers and the Association of British Theatre Technicians and has Lectured at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Birkbeck, University if London. He has also been a committee member for the National Council for Drama Training and has served as Chairman of the Equity Theatre Designers Committee.

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