creative team

Creative Director
Leo Warner

Judith Adams


Nicol Scott

Zsolt Balogh

Ninoslav Vrana

Jarek Radecki

Joseph Pierce


Assistant Designer

Gareth Damian Martin


Paul Clark

Sound Designer
Gareth Fry


Leon Baugh

Production Team

Anna Jameson

Production Manager
James Roxburgh

Video Programmer
Jonathon Lyle

Dan Large

Sound Operator
Mike Beer

Technical Associate
Maximilien Spielbichler

Video Equipment
Stage Sound Services



Video Design, for 59 Productions:
Creative Director: Leo Warner
Animation Director: Zsolt Balogh
Senior assistant designer: Akhila Krishnan
Animators: Ninoslav Vrana, Dan Radley-Bemnnett
Assistant Designer: Gareth Damian-Martin

Programmer and associate designer: Nick Simmons
Assistant programmer and automation tracking: Dan Murfin

Live Action Shoot:
Director: Leo Warner & Nick Hytner
DoP: Vanessa Whyte
Camera Assistant/CIT: Chris Belcher
Producer: Akhila Krishnan

Related Projects

Project tags

Hampton Court 500 REWIND

Historic Royal Palaces

About this project

59 Productions was commissioned to create a unique and celebratory opening event to the season's celebrations at Hampton Court, to mark the 500th anniversary of the palace. The spectacular final piece, which played for three nights over the Easter weekend, took place in the Privy gardens, overlooking the Baroque south facade, and comprised a 22-minute projected artwork which which told the architectural and cultural history of the palace, as well as celebrating some of the seminal events from the building's past.

The show included a bespoke score from composer Paul Clark, and was accompanied by lights and - for the explosive 3 minute-finale, spectacular pyrotechnics, synchronised to the projection and the music.

The whole event was conceived, directed and produced by 59 Productions, on behalf of Historic Royal Palaces.

The story

The audience are invited to travel through time on a journey spanning 500 years of Hampton Court Palace history. The palace’s south facade is brought to spectacular life with a dramatic display of projection-mapped animation, music and pyrotechnics. Beginning in 1515, before Cardinal Wolsey started his major building project, we see the evolution of the palace in the hands of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty, witness the planned destruction of the palace by an ambitious William III and his Queen Mary II, and the eventual modification of the Tudor architecture into the Baroque East and South wings which stand to this day.

We are taken on a soaring flight over the beautiful palace gardens and through the famous maze, before joining the rush of visitors to the palace when Queen Victoria threw its doors open to the public in 1838. The explosive finale - set to music by Underworld - sees the palace come to life as never before, celebrating its place as a jewel in London’s 21st Century landscape.


The Making-Of