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Will Houstoun

About Will Houstoun

Magic is all about solving problems to create extraordinary experiences. Will uses his expertise in conjuring and its history, combined with performance and problem-solving experience, to help tell stories, build atmosphere, and create astonishing moments. Practically this can involve exploring narrative with directors and writers; developing sets, props, and costumes to facilitate effects with designers and builders; ensuring that lighting and sound compliment illusions; training actors to perform magic; and supervising filming.

Will sometimes works across the duration of a production, from design to realisation. On other occasions, he is brought in to help with a specific problem or challenge.

TV

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • WOLF HALL
    • BBC
    • 2015, Dir. Peter Kominsky

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND
    • Netflix
    • 2019, Dir. Chiwetel Ejiofor,
    • HUGO
    • Paramount
    • 2011, Dir. Martin Scorsese

Theatre

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • DEAD GIRLS RISING
    • Silent Uproar in association with Hull Truck TheatreUK Tour
    • 2024, Co-Dir. Ruby Clarke & Alex Mitchell
    • CHARLES DICKENS’ THE HAUNTING
    • The New Vic
    • 2024, Dir. Eleanor Taylor
    • THE COMEUPPANCE
    • The Almeida
    • 2024, Dir. Eric Ting
    • THE WITCHES
    • The National Theatre
    • 2023, Dir. Lyndsey Turner
    • THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
    • Secret Cinema
    • 2022, Dir. Tom Mallor
    • THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE
    • Northern Stage
    • 2021, Dir. Maria Crocker
    • 2:22 A GHOST STORY
    • Runaway Entertainment, West End
    • 2021, Dir. Matthew Dunster
    • THE PRINCE OF EYGPT
    • West End
    • 2020, Dir. Scott Schwartz
    • KATYA KABANOVA
    • The Royal Opera House
    • 2018, Dir. Richard Jones
    • THE TWILIGHT ZONE
    • The Almeida Theatre & West End
    • 2016/2017, Dir. Richard Jones
    • A WINTER'S TALE
    • Royal Shakespeare Company
    • 2013, Dir. Lucy Bailey