Lysander Ashton - CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Lysander's Projects

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Lysander - designer and director of 59 productions - in technical rehearsals for Jónsi's "go" tour


Lysander Ashton graduated from Bristol University with a Masters degree in Physics in 2004 and then took an abrupt change of direction and headed into film and video production. He produced short films, music promos and documentaries including for Channel 4 and the UK Film Council.

He was approached by Fifty Nine to work on a show with one real actor and a large cast of cartoons. The show was “Alex” and from then on Lysander was hooked on this new use of video technologies. He has since worked as designer on numerous theatrical productions at the National Theatre, The Young Vic and the Lincoln Centre.

He is now a director of Fifty Nine Productions and has also worked extensively in the world of opera, including the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera and the Royal Opera House as well as on Rufus Norris and Damon Albarn's extraordinary production of Dr Dee at the ENO and MIF.

In 2012 Lysander took a key role in the realisation of the video design for the London 2012 Opening Ceremony. Fifty Nine provided the video design and content for the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony working 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 specifically leading Fifty Nine's in house animation team, creating all the projected content shown that night.

After the enormous success of the V&A exhibition David Bowie is, which Lysander video designed, he is also heavily involved in Fifty Nine's numerous gallery and installation projects.
Lysander is passionate about marrying together his current artist work and his scientific background and to create new works that enable scientific knowledge to be grasped and understood at a new level by audiences round the world and the pursuit of new technologies that makes this possible.

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Associated Projects

David Bowie is - Sao Paolo

David Bowie is - Sao Paolo

59/Real Studios/V&A

Current Project

War Horse - UK Tour

War Horse - UK Tour

National Theatre

Current Project

La Bayadere

La Bayadere

Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Current Project

War Horse - Australia Tour

War Horse - Australia Tour

National Theatre

Current Project

London 2012 DVD

London 2012 DVD

BBC

Current Project

War Horse - US Tour

War Horse - US Tour

National Theatre

Current Project

Go Live - DVD

Go Live - DVD

Klikk Film/Fifty Nine Productions/EMI Records

Current Project

War Horse - West End

War Horse - West End

National Theatre

Current Project

The Enchanted Island

The Enchanted Island

Metropolitan Opera, New York

Satyagraha - ENO

Satyagraha - ENO

ENO / Improbable / Metropolitan Opera

David Bowie is - Toronto

David Bowie is - Toronto

59/Real Studios/V&A

Feast

Feast

Young Vic

The Minotaur

The Minotaur

Royal Opera House

Messiah

Messiah

ENO / Opera Lyon

Olympic Title Stings

Olympic Title Stings

59 Productions

Dr Dee

Dr Dee

English National Opera / MIF

War Horse - Toronto

War Horse - Toronto

Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto

The Enchanted Island

The Enchanted Island

Metropolitan Opera, New York

Satyagraha - Met Opera

Satyagraha - Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera / ENO / Improbable

Dr Dee

Dr Dee

Manchester International Festival

War Horse - New York

War Horse - New York

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales

Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales

Lyric Hammersmith

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

National Theatre

The Pearl Fishers

The Pearl Fishers

English National Opera

Jonsi - Go Live

Jonsi - Go Live

Frakkur / 59

Les Miserables - UK & Europe

Les Miserables - UK & Europe

Cameron Mackintosh

Messiah

Messiah

English National Opera

Al Gran Sole Carico D'Amore

Al Gran Sole Carico D'Amore

Salzburg Festival

Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

World Tour

Thyestes

Thyestes

Arcola

Time and the Conways

Time and the Conways

National Theatre

Panic

Panic

Barbican, London

 Doctor Atomic - London

Doctor Atomic - London

English National Opera

Riders to the Sea

Riders to the Sea

English National Opera

Dr Atomic

Dr Atomic

Metropolitan Opera, NY

Alex - tour

Alex - tour

UK and International Tour

...some trace of her

...some trace of her

National Theatre

Alex

Alex

Alex Live on Stage - Video design by Fifty Nine Productions



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