James Simpson

James Simpson

Lighting Visualiser, Copper Candle

James Simpson is a creative technologist and owner of Copper Candle, an XR studio creating and developing virtual theatre experiences as well as pre-visualisation solutions. He is passionate about the use of technology in creating theatre and live entertainment. His specialism and PhD research is pre-visualisation, particularly using XR technology, and has worked with the Royal Opera House, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company & Magic leap and worked on productions including Miss Saigon, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, & Juliet, The Olivier Awards and the Commonwealth Games Ceremonies. He is also Head of The Centre for Digital Production at Rose Bruford College.