Staging Places
Will Hargreaves
Will Hargreaves South West
Based in: South West
Member Of: SBTD
Will is a Senior Lecturer on the Costume and Performance Design course and the Scenography Specialism Leader at the Arts University Bournemouth. Will has an MA in Creative Cultural Practice from the University of Portsmouth and is the current chair of the Performance Design Education Collective (PDEC).

Will studied Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway (London University) and specialised in design. After graduating, he initially worked as an assistant to designers including Bob Crowley, Ultz and Mark Thompson. His own design work has encompassed new writing, devised work, classic texts, opera, musicals and pantomime. He has worked at many theatres and performance venues throughout the UK with the occasional foray overseas.

Featured Work

Ileum and Ithaka: Plays of Love and War

Role/Title: Set and Costume Designer
Year of Production Opening: 2016
Venue: Acklam Village, Portobello Road, London
Brian Woolland’s taut and poetic plays, This Flesh Is Mine and When Nobody Returns bring together Homer’s Troy and the Middle East of today: worlds shaken by cycles of violence and revenge, by ambition and self-interest masquerading as idealism; worlds struggling towards any possibility of reconciliation.

A co-production with ASHTAR Theatre, Palestine, and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Ileum and Ithaka: Plays of Love and War were staged as part of the 2016 Nour Festival of Arts.


Lighting Designer: Nick Moran
Sound Designer: Hannu Kuosmanen
Director: Michael Walling
Writer: Brian Wolland
Composer: Dave Carey