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Biography

Whilst still completing his D.Phil. thesis on Pure Mathematics at Oxford University, Will co-founded the Almeida Theatre in Islington with Pierre Audi and Chris Naylor. At this time he toured extensively with Rowan Atkinson as designer, production and stage manager.

DESIGNS:
Opera: "Don Pasquale" (Britten Theatre), "La Traviata" and "Lucia di Lammermoor" (Stowe Opera), "Falstaff", "The Barber of Seville", "Seraglio", "Xerxes", "The Rape of Lucretia", "La Scala di Seta" and "Signor Bruschino"(BYO), "Carmen", "Suor Angelica", "I Pagliacci", "Faniculla del West" and "Norma" (Holland Park), "Macbeth", "Tosca", "La Boheme" and "Carmen"(Iceland Opera), Amphitheatre Opera Environment (Ellen Kent)

Theatre: "Under Milk Wood" directed by Sir Anthony Hopkins, "Helping Harry" directed by Nickolas Grace.

Musicals: Howard Goodall's "Days of Hope" (Hampstead), "Girlfriends" (Arts Theatre), "Romance/Romance" (Gielgud), "The Canterville Ghost" (Northcott Theatre), "Peter Pan" (Royal Festival Hall) and "The Billie Holiday Story" (Charing Cross Theatre)

Comedy & Magic: Rowan Atkinson "The New Revue" (Shaftesbury and tour), Eddie Izzard's "Definite Article" (tour) and "One Word Improv." (Albery), Derren Brown's "Live at the Palace" (Palace),"Something Wicked This Way Comes" (Cambridge & tour), "An Evening of Wonders" (Garrick & tour), "Enigma" (Adelphi & tour) and Svengali (Shaftesbury, Novello and tour).

Concerts: "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" (Seville).

Theatre spaces: Sydmonton for Andrew Lloyd Webber; Combe Barn for David & Lady Mary Russell; and both new theatres for the NT Lyttelton Transformation Season.

Theatre consultant: The Soho Theatre and the NT Olivier Environment. Associate of Charcoalblue Ltd.

Design co-ordinator: "Phantom of the Opera", "Aspects of Love" and "Oliver!".

Will also helps to set questions for the television series QI.