Leo Warner - CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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59 Productions director Leo Warner in technical rehearsals for Jonsi's live show

Leo's projects

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Leo is one of the founding directors of 59 Productions - one of the world’s leading companies specializing in video and projection design for stage and live event environments. Since co-founding the company in 2006, Leo and the 59 team have taken leading creative roles on more than 100 shows across the world at venues including The Royal Opera House, The National Theatre, The Royal Court, The Young Vic, English National Opera, The Metropolitan Opera (New York) and theatre festivals in Salzburg, Berlin and Avignon. The company is based in London (with an office in New York), and as well as ongoing shows in the West End and Broadway, currently has over a dozen touring and repertory productions in theatres internationally including in Japan, China, Australia, Korea and North America.

In 2012, Leo led the 59 team that provided the video design and content for the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. He worked with Danny Boyle to realise the Oscar-winning director’s vision, art-directing the video content for all video display systems in the Olympic stadium (including the vast stadium-wide “audience pixel” seat-mounted LED fixtures), and overseeing production by 59’s twenty-strong team of animators, filmmakers, graphic artists and technicians.

Over the last decade, 59 Productions has established itself as a heavyweight collaborator on a range of theatre, opera, fine art, dance and film projects. As well as joining creative teams in a video-specific role, the company has also led and produced projects including the world tour of the acclaimed Go Live, a rock show for Icelandic singer Jónsi (of Sigur Ros’ fame). Leo has personally undertaken the set and production design for many of these projects, including for Go Live in 2010, and the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters in New York and Philadelphia in 2011. He has also co-directed a number of shows with Katie Mitchell, developing a cinematic-quality live-video process, which has formed the cornerstone to a series of award-winning collaborations across Europe since 2007, many of which remain in repertory in Germany and France today.

2013 saw 59’s first major debut in the museum world with the opening of David Bowie Is at the V&A in London, with the company leading both the creative design and the technical execution of the whole project, which has since toured internationally.

Complementing the company’s “live” work, 59 has an active slate of live action and animated films, including a feature film in development with Film4. The company’s last two shorts, A Family Portrait and The Pub were both Oscar longlisted and between them have appeared in almost a hundred festivals worldwide.

As well as providing creative and design services, 59 also has a dedicated research and technical programme which develops practical solutions to help realize new and exciting possibilities in performance. 59 is one of the few companies in the world who take this holistic approach, focusing not just on what a show might look like, but also on how it can be technically delivered.

59 is currently developing it's own “solo” productions and projects exploring ways in which technology and art can be combined to tell amazing stories.


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Associated Projects

An American in Paris

An American in Paris

Theatre du Chatelet

Current Project

Forbidden Zone

Forbidden Zone

Salzburg Festival / Schaubuhne Berlin

Current Project

Great Britain

Great Britain

National Theatre

Current Project

Les Miserables -Broadway

Les Miserables -Broadway

Cameron Mackintosh / Networks

Current Project

Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright

Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright

V&A/59 Productions

Current Project

The Baroque Story

The Baroque Story

Historic Royal Palaces/59

Current Project

Fraulein Julie / Miss Julie

Fraulein Julie / Miss Julie

Schaubuhne, Berlin

Current Project

War Horse - West End

War Horse - West End

National Theatre

Current Project

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

La Bayadere

La Bayadere

Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

Royal Opera House

The Perfect American

The Perfect American

ENO / Teatro Real Madrid

War Horse - Australia Tour

War Horse - Australia Tour

National Theatre

Olympic Countdown

Olympic Countdown

59 Productions

Olympic Title Stings

Olympic Title Stings

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

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

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

Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins

Royal Ballet

Black Watch - London

Black Watch - London

National Theatre of Scotland

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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