Leo Warner - Founder/DIRECTOR

Leo is the founding director of 59 Productions. Since it's inception over a decade ago Leo has conceived and led many of the company's flagship projects. Starting his career as a graphic designer, and with a degree in English Literature, Leo's driving interest is in telling compelling stories. He created the company as a platform for developing narrative-driven projects that cross the arts-technology divide. 

He established the company in Scotland, first specialising in video and projection design for theatre, earning 59 the accolade of being 'the finest purveyors of video for theatre in the world' (The Herald).

Over a decade collaborating with director Katie Mitchell across Europe he pioneered methods of 'live film-making', creating a number of award-winning projects that The Guardian labeled 'an entirely new art form'.

In 2012 he led the the 59 video design team on the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, working with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle on 'the greatest show on earth'. Boyle and Warner have continued to work together, including on Boyle's latest: T2 Trainspotting.

In 2014 Warner led the 59 team on the company's first architectural projection-mapping artwork on the vast iconic 'sails' of Sydney Opera House. The piece - viewed in person by over 3 million Sydney residents and international tourists - established a new interest in combining projection design and storytelling architecture. Subsequent projects designed to explore, venerate and transform iconic buildings around the world have provided opportunities to use Hampton Court Palace, the United Nations headquarters and Castle Rock in Edinburgh as vast, spatial canvasses.

As 59 has expanded, Leo has become Design Director, establishing an architecture department to work alongside the video design and animation teams. He oversees the design output of the company and continues to direct selected projects that require complete conceptual and design development across departments.

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Associated Projects

Paul Auster's City of Glass

Paul Auster's City of Glass

59 Productions, HOME, Lyric, Karl Sydow

Future Project

Shimmer - Enchanted Forest

Shimmer - Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest

Shaken Mirror

Shaken Mirror

Royal Danish Ballet

Morgen und Abend - Berlin

Morgen und Abend - Berlin

Royal Opera House / Deutsche Oper Berlin

Deep Time

Deep Time

Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Castle, University of Edinburgh

Get Carter

Get Carter

Northern Stage

The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Sonia Friedman Productions, HAMMER

Morgen und Abend

Morgen und Abend

Royal Opera House

UN Global Goals Launch

UN Global Goals Launch

Project Everyone / United Nations

Home

Home

United Nations

An American in Paris - Broadway

An American in Paris - Broadway

Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan and Roy Furman

Hampton Court 500 REWIND

Hampton Court 500 REWIND

Historic Royal Palaces

Game

Game

Almeida Theatre

An American in Paris

An American in Paris

Theatre du Chatelet

Great Britain - West End

Great Britain - West End

National Theatre

Forbidden Zone - Tour

Forbidden Zone - Tour

Schaubuhne Berlin

Sukanya

Sukanya

Royal Opera House

Forbidden Zone

Forbidden Zone

Salzburg Festival / Schaubuhne Berlin

Great Britain

Great Britain

National Theatre

Les Miserables -Broadway

Les Miserables -Broadway

Cameron Mackintosh / Networks

The Enchanted Island

The Enchanted Island

Metropolitan Opera, New York

Emil and the Detectives

Emil and the Detectives

National Theatre

War Horse - UK Tour

War Horse - UK Tour

National Theatre

Satyagraha - ENO

Satyagraha - ENO

ENO / Improbable / Metropolitan Opera

Ceremony of Innocence

Ceremony of Innocence

The Royal Ballet / Dance East

The Perfect American

The Perfect American

ENO / Teatro Real Madrid

The Baroque Story

The Baroque Story

Historic Royal Palaces/59

La Bayadere

La Bayadere

Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

Royal Opera House

War Horse - Australia Tour

War Horse - Australia Tour

National Theatre

Olympic Title Stings

Olympic Title Stings

59 Productions

Olympic Countdown

Olympic Countdown

59 Productions

War Horse - US Tour

War Horse - US Tour

National Theatre

Dark Sisters

Dark Sisters

MTG / OCP / Gotham Chamber Opera

Al Gran Sole Carico d'Amore

Al Gran Sole Carico d'Amore

Staatsoper Berlin

Five Truths - Leeds

Five Truths - Leeds

V&A/59 Productions

War Horse - Toronto

War Horse - Toronto

Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto

The Enchanted Island

The Enchanted Island

Metropolitan Opera, New York

Dark Sisters

Dark Sisters

Gotham Chamber Opera / MTG / OCP

Les Miserables - US tour

Les Miserables - US tour

Cameron Mackintosh / Networks

Satyagraha - Met Opera

Satyagraha - Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera / ENO / Improbable

Two Boys

Two Boys

ENO/Metropolitan Opera

Five Truths

Five Truths

V&A/59 Productions

War Horse - New York

War Horse - New York

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Duke Special at the Met Museum

Duke Special at the Met Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Die Wellen / Waves

Die Wellen / Waves

Schauspiel Koln

Go Live - DVD

Go Live - DVD

Klikk Film/Fifty Nine Productions/EMI Records

Invitus Invitam

Invitus Invitam

Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Fraulein Julie / Miss Julie

Fraulein Julie / Miss Julie

Schaubuhne, Berlin

Salome

Salome

Royal Opera House

Idomeneo

Idomeneo

English National Opera

Jonsi - Go Live

Jonsi - Go Live

Frakkur / 59

Satyagraha - ENO

Satyagraha - ENO

English National Opera

Les Miserables - UK & Europe

Les Miserables - UK & Europe

Cameron Mackintosh

Messiah

Messiah

English National Opera

The Goldberg Project

The Goldberg Project

Royal Opera House (ROH2)

Al Gran Sole Carico D'Amore

Al Gran Sole Carico D'Amore

Salzburg Festival

War Horse - West End

War Horse - West End

National Theatre

The Loves of Lady Purple

The Loves of Lady Purple

Development project

Metropolitan Opera 125th Anniversary Gala

Metropolitan Opera 125th Anniversary Gala

Metropolitan Opera, New York

 Doctor Atomic - London

Doctor Atomic - London

English National Opera

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh / Teatr Polski Bydgoszcz / Teatr Polski Warsaw

Dr Atomic

Dr Atomic

Metropolitan Opera, NY

Black Watch - New York

Black Watch - New York

St Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn

War Horse

War Horse

National Theatre

Alex - tour

Alex - tour

UK and International Tour

Waves - World Tour

Waves - World Tour

National Theatre

...some trace of her

...some trace of her

National Theatre

Satyagraha - Met Opera

Satyagraha - Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera New York

Alex

Alex

Alex Live on Stage - Video design by Fifty Nine Productions

Carmen

Carmen

English National Opera

Roam [wasn't staged in a day]

Roam [wasn't staged in a day]

59 / NTS / Grid Iron

Black Watch - London

Black Watch - London

National Theatre of Scotland

Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins

Royal Ballet

Attempts on Her Life

Attempts on Her Life

National Theatre

Satyagraha

Satyagraha

English National Opera / Improbable

Waves

Waves

Cottesloe, National Theatre

Black Watch

Black Watch

National Theatre of Scotland

The Unrecognized

The Unrecognized

Adalah / Oxfam GB / EU

Roam

Roam

Grid Iron / National Theatre of Scotland

The Escapologist

The Escapologist

Suspect Culture

Arthur: The Story of a King

Arthur: The Story of a King

Wee Stories Theatre for Children

Follow a Shadow

Follow a Shadow

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