The Society of British Theatre Designers

Staging Places: We Are The Storytellers Now - open until March 13, 2020 at V&A London

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Joe Oliver Eason is a London based playwright and designer.
He holds a BA in Theatre Production Arts, specialising in costume and set design, from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.


Joe began his theatrical life at a young age as a performer before working as a design assistant at the Wycombe Swan Youth Theatre. Since then his interest for the industry has blossomed while working on productions small and large with local youth theatres and his own company: VF Theatre Co.

In 2012 Joe began studying at Mountview, developing skills mainly within the areas of set & costume design but also improving skills in carpentry, scenic art, and prop making. At the same time he has continued to expand his skills as a graphic designer and conceptual artist, using these as additional tools to aid his work as a scenic designer.

As a playwright, Joe is enjoying growing success with his first musical: 1,000 Suns. Following a self-produced run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012, the show has continued to gather interest and praise from the public and critics and has been performed by several Universities across the UK. The show is currently in the early stages of pre-production for a professional London run.


2014 | Tartuffe | The Courtyard Theatre | Matthew Partridge
Costume Designer

2014 | The Notebook Of Trigorin | Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts | Rebecca Frecknall

2013 | Half A Sixpence | Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts | James Powell
Co-Designer (With Colin Mayes)

2013 | Modern Man | Virgin Media Shorts | Sebastian Solberg
Production Design

2013 | Part A + Luck of the Draw | Beacon Theatre Beaconsfield | Kirsten Obank
Producer / Designer / Press Design

2013 | Little Shop Of Horrors | Wycombe Swan Theatre | Matthew Dye
Graphic Prop Design / Design Assistant

2012 | 1,000 Suns | Beacon Theatre Beaconsfield / theSpace North Bridge Edinburgh | Jamie Sansom
Producer / Designer / Writer / Composer / Press Design

2011 | The Last Five Years | Arts4Every1 High Wycombe | Joe Oliver Eason
Producer / Director / Designer / Press Design

2011 | Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me | Arts4Every1 High Wycombe | Kirsten Obank
Producer / Designer / Press Design

2011 | Romeo & Juliet 2011 | Beacon Theatre Beaconsfield | Matthew Dye
Designer / Press Design

2010 | The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe | Wycombe Swan Theatre | Matthew Dye
Design Assistant / Property Master