Jamie Harrison

Director, Designer, Illusion and Puppet Designer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Rose Cobbe
Assistant: Florence Hyde

Film, TV & Theatre

Jamie is co-artistic director of Vox Motus and has co-created, co-directed, and designed all of the company’s work, most recently Flight (Vox Motus/Edinburgh International Festival) and Dragon (Vox Motus/National Theatre Scotland/Tianjin People’s Theatre, China). Jamie has also established himself as one of the world’s leading theatrical magic and illusion designers.

 

In addition to Vox Motus’ creations Jamie has worked on numerous other theatre projects. Recent work includes set and illusion design for Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Ex Machina/Quebec Opera Festival) directed by Robert Lepage, magic and illusion design for The Ocean at the End of the Lane (National Theatre) and Pinocchio (National Theatre/Disney Theatrical Productions). He created the magic and illusions for the multiple Olivier and Tony award winning production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child directed by John Tiffany (Sonia Friedman Productions/Colin Callender) in London’s west end, on Broadway, in San Francisco, Melbourne and Hamburg. Jamie also designed the puppets and illusions for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Warner Brothers/Neal Street Productions) at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London, directed by Sam Mendes.

 

Alongside Vox Motus’ awards (recent include; UK Theatre Awards: Dragon Best Production for Children and Young People, Critics’ Awards for Theatre Scotland: Flight Best Design, Herald Angel Flight, New York Times Theatre moments of 2018 Flight) Jamie has won several international awards for his work including a special citation from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle ‘Excellence in a Theatre Specialism’ Award. In 2017 Jamie was the recipient of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival’s Great Lafayette Award for outstanding contribution to stage magic.

 

Jamie is currently co-directing and set designing a project for Michael Harrison Productions and Disney Theatrical Productions and developing a new idea for a novel theatrical experience for Vox Motus.

 

Jamie trained as an actor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2002).

 

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes
2019 - 2020

National Theatre

Magic and Illusions Director and Designer

Pinocchio

2017

National Theatre

Illusionist

Flight

2017

Vox Motus

co Director & Designer. World premiere at Edinburgh International Festival 2017

2016

Sonia Friedman Productions

A new play by Jack Thorne. Directed by John Tiffany.

Dragon

2015

Vox Motus

Edinburgh International Festival 2015. Nominated for 5 Critic's Awards for Theatre Scotland (inc Best Design)

Tomorrow

2015

Vanishing Point

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

2015

Warner Brothers/Neal Street Productions

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Tomorrow

2014

Vanishing Point, Brighton Festival and Cena Contemporanea

Designer

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

2013

Warner Brothers/Neal Street Productions

Puppet and Illusion Designer. Directed by Sam Mendes. Nominated for Best New Musical, Olivier Awards

Dragon

2013

Vox Motus, National Theatre of Scotland & Tianjin People's Art Theatre, China

UK Tour 2013, China production 2014, EIF & UK Tour 2015

The Infamous Brothers Davenport

2012

Royal Lyceum Theatre/Vox Motus

Co-Director, Designer, Costume and Illusion Designer

Further than the Furthest Thing

2012

Dundee Rep Ensemble

Magic Consultant. Directed by James Brining. Winner, Critics' Awards Theatre Scotland (Best Production)

The Wheel

2011

National Theatre of Scotland

Directed by Vicky Featherstone

1000 Paper Cranes

2011

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company

Magic Consultant. Scottish Arts Club Award

The Master and Margarita (Development)

2011

Royal National Theatre Studio

Directed by Lu Kemp

A Conversation with Carmel

2011

Barrowland Ballet

Choreographed by Natasha Gilmore

The Not-So-Fatal-Death of Grandpa Fredo

2010

Vox Motus/ATT Fife

Co-Writer, Co-Director, Designer. 2 nominations Critics' Awards for Theatre Scotland (inc. Best Design)

Olympic Festival Exhibition Road

2010

DREAM

London 2013

Peter Pan

2010

Illusion Designer. Dir: John Tiffany, Barbican, National Theatre of Scotland

What We Know

2010

Illusion Designer. Dir: Pamela Carter, Traverse Theatre

Bright Black

2009

Vox Motus/Platform

Co-Writer, Co-Director, Set & Illusion Designer. Winner, Critics' Awards Theatre Scotland (Best Technical Presentation)

The Last Witch

2009

Magic/Illusion Consultant. Dir: Dominic Hill, Edinburgh International Festival

A Christmas Carol

2009

Magic/Illusion Consultant. Dir: James Brining, Dundee Rep Ensemble (Winner, Critics' Awards Theatre Scotland (Best Production)

Cherry Orchard

2009

Magic/Illusion Consultant. Dir: Vladimir Bouchler, Dundee Rep Ensemble

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

2008

Magic/Illusion Consultant. Dir: Alison Peebles, National Theatre of Scotland

Slick

2008

Vox Motus, Tron Theatre Company

Co-Writer, Co-Director, Designer & Puppet Designer. Winner Fringe First, nominated 3 Critics' Awards Theatre Scotland (inc Best Design). Nominate Total Theatre Award (Best Story Theatre)

Slick (Workshop Version)

2007

Vox Motus and Tron Theatre Company

Co-Writer, Co-Director, Designer & Puppet Designer

How to Steal a Diamond

2006

Vox Motus and Tron Theatre Company

Co-Writer, Co-Director and Designer

Pinocchio

2006

Illusion Designer. Directed by Mark Thompson, Royal Lyceum Theatre

The Wolves in the Walls

2006

National Theatre of Scotland/Improbable

Magic and Illusion Consultant. Dir: Vicky Featherstone & Julian Crouch. TMA - Best Show Children and Young People

Glamour

2005

Vox Motus/Citizens Theatre Company

Co-Writer, Co-Director & Set Designer

Jerusalem

2005

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Dir: John Tiffany

The Visit

2005

Dundee Rep Ensemble

Magic and Illusion Consultant. Dir: Martin Danziger

Gravel

2005

Vox Motus/Roxy Art House

Interference

2003

Vox Motus/Arches Theatre

Co-Writer, Co-Director & Designer

A Brief History of Time

2003

Magic and Illusion Consultant. Dir: Mathew Lenton, Vanishing Point