"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


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


BEWARE OF PITY will live stream to the internet from The Barbican on Sunday 12th Feb: link here


Current and Forthcoming Projects:



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 Rake's Progress

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

Premiere - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, July 2017



Natalie Abrahami directs Juliet Stevenson.

Premiere - The Young Vic, London, September 2017


The Tempest

Robert Carsen's new production of The Tempest.

Premiere - La Comédie-Française, Paris, December 2017


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.


The Encounter


Will is working as a projection designer with Simon McBurney and Complicite on a new production, inspired by the novel Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu.

Touring internationally through 2017.


Beware of Pity

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

Will is working as a projection designer at Schaubühne, Berlin, on an adaptation of the Stefan Zweig novel Beware of Pity.

Opens at Schaubühne in December 2015 and running in repertory through 2016.

UPDATE: Beware of Pity will play at The Barbican in Feb 2017



BAC, directed by Tom Penn.

Will is working as a projection designer on a 360 degree immersive performance/installation for children. Devised by Tom Penn.

Opens September 2016 at BAC and touring the UK through 2016/17


Recent Projects:


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.



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.


Queen Anne

The RSC, directed by Natalie Abrahami

Will is working as a projection designer with the RSC and Natalie Abrahami on the production of a new play by Helen Edmundson.

The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, November 2015.


The Edge

Transport Theatre with Douglas Rintoul

The The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich,October 2015.


The Narrow World (working title)

The British Council, Shakespeare Reworked R&D project.

Will and Melanie Wilson were selected for a research and development project between the UK and Tunisia.


The Astro Science Challenge

Unlimited Theatre and Unlimited Space Agency

Will worked as a filmmaker with Unlimited to create content for their Astro Science Challenge project. The project took place in UK schools to coincide with Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in November 2015