"Will Duke’s cinematography is utterly ravishing"

Andrzej Lukowski on 'Dusk' for Time Out London: Full review here


"this is possibly the most impressive, integrated use of video I've ever seen...beautifully filmed (and projected) by Will Duke."

Andrew Haydon - Postcards From The Gods: Full review here


"[a] hauntingly intense multimedia monologue...accompanied by the sumptuous film projections of Will Duke."

Neil Cooper - The Herald Scotland: Full review here


NEWS.

In 2016 Will was awarded a Knight of Illumination Award for his work on Complicite's 'The Encounter': link here

 

Current and Forthcoming Projects:

 

The Convert

A new production of Danai Gurira’s play. Directed by Ola Ince.

The Young Vic, London, December 2018

 

Idomeneo

New production by Robert Carsen at the Teatro Real, in co-production with the Canadian Opera Company of Toronto and the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Teatro Real, Madrid, February 2019

 

Grief is the Thing with Feathers

A new production by Complicite, based on the award-winning novel by Max Porter. Directed by Enda Walsh and starring Cillian Murphy.

The Barbican, London, March 2019

 

Nixon In China

A new production of John Adams’ opera, staged by the new artistic director of the Royal Danish Opera, John Fulljames.

The Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, May 2019

 

The Cherry Orchard

Chekhov’s final play directed by Simon McBurney with the ensemble of Ivo van Hove's Toneelgroep Amsterdam.

Toneelgroep, Amsterdam, June 2019

 

Breaking The Waves

The European premiere of Breaking the Waves, by composer Missy Mazzoli. Directed by Tom Morris.

Edinburgh International Festival, August 2019

 

The Rake's Progress

Simon McBurney's production of Stravinsky's Rake's Progress.

Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre, Moscow, September 2019

 

Orlando

The World premiere of a new opera by Olga Neuwirth, based on the novel by Virginia Woolf. Libretto by the Franco-American author and playwright Catherine Filloux.

Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna, December 2019

 

Beware of Pity

A Schaubühne and Complicite co-production, directed by Simon McBurney

In repertory at The Schaubühne, Berlin and touring internationally during 2018/2019

 

Recent Projects:

 

I'm a Phoenix Bitch

Bryony Kimmings’ returns with her first solo show in nearly a decade. A mythical legend performed straight from a heart still pulsing with pain.

Battersea Arts Centre, London, October 2018

 

Die Tote Stadt

With Robert Carsen for his debut production at the Komische Oper Berlin.

The Komische Oper, Berlin, September 2018

 

The Tempest

Robert Carsen's new production of The Tempest.

Premiere - La Comédie-Française, Paris, December 2017

 

The Rake's Progress

Simon McBurney's production of Stravinsky's Rake's Progress.

Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam - February 2018

 

Grief is the Thing with Feathers

A new production by Complicite, based on the award-winning novel by Max Porter. Directed by Enda Walsh and starring Cillian Murphy.

Black Box Theatre, Galway and O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin, March 2018

 

Wings

Natalie Abrahami directs Juliet Stevenson.

Premiere - The Young Vic, London, September 2017

 

Pygmalion

Headlong, directed by Sam Pritchard.

Will is working as a projection designer on a new production of Pygmalion. Co-produced by Headlong, West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Nuffield

Opens February 2017 at West Yorkshire Playhouse and tours the UK.

 

The Snow Maiden

Opera North, directed by John Fulljames.

Will is working as a projection designer on a new production of The Snow Maiden as part of the Opera North Fairytale season for 2017.

Opens January 2017 in Leeds and tours the UK.

 

Simplicius Simplicissimus

Independent Opera, directed by Polly Graham.

Will is working as a projection designer on a new production of Simplicius Simplicissimus.

The UK Premiere of the opera by Karl Amadeus Hartmann with a new libretto by David Pountney.

November 2016 in the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells.

 

The Snow Queen

Bristol Old Vic, directed by Lee Lyford.

Will is working as a projection designer on a new production of The Snow Queen for The Bristol Old Vic.

December 2016 in Bristol.

 

Kommilitonen!

Welsh National Youth Opera, directed by Polly Graham.

Will is working as a projection designer with The Welsh National Youth Opera on a new version of Kommilitonen! by composer Peter Maxwell Davies with a libretto by David Pountney.

Opened at Memo Arts Centre in Barry in July 2016.

 

Opera for the Unknown Woman

A bold new sound work for voices, created by Melanie Wilson with co-composer Katarina Glowicka and projection designer Will Duke. An epic science-fiction dream of Earth in the 21st and 22nd centuries, seen through the eyes of its women and a visitor from the far future, fusing contemporary classical and electronic music, choral singing, film and choreography.

Premiere in Cardiff in June 2016.

 

Benjamin, dernière nuit

Opéra de Lyon, directed by John Fulljames

Will is working as a projection designer for a new opera at Opéra de Lyon based on the life of Walter Benjamin.

Opéra de Lyon, March 2016.