Producer & Technical Designer
"Will Alder's bold lighting stealthily fills the space with muggy, midnight blue shadows, with rare moments of clarity starkly defined by a bright, warm glow." The Stage, March 2017
'I'd always fancied myself as a bit of a Sinatra.
And that song, at a moment like that.
Well, it just doesn't get much more perfect, does it?'
They call it 'the incident' now. What happened, when they first met. He always said it was part of his romantic plan, but they both know that's rubbish.
Join Arthur and Jane, at the beginning, as they tell us their story.
Fresh from a residency at Lyric Hammersmith, as a part of their Emerging Artists Programme, Off the Middle are excited to present Matthew Seager's play, IN OTHER WORDS.
This intimate, humorous, and deeply moving love story, explores the effects of Alzheimer's disease and the incredible power that music has in helping us to remember the past, connect to the present, and hope for the future.
Brought to life by two actors, we are led through fifty years of Arthur and Jane's relationship, jumping in and out of memories and experiencing, for brief moments, a failing mind as it loses its grip on reality.
"These transitions are well supported by Will Alder's strictly codified lighting design, which follows a pattern and suggests the change of scene without the need of verbal references" Pocket Size Theatre, March 2017
Off the middle are proud to be working on this project in association with The Alzheimer's Society and Playlist for Life.
Will is thrilled to be Lighting Desining this show, returning to The Hope Theatre for a third time. Tickets available here.
Photos © Alex Fine 2017. Website here.