Neil trained in Birmingham and later at the Slade, UCL.
Neil has designed productions for Cambridge Arts Theatre, RADA, St Ann’s Warehouse, NYC; Riverside Studios, London; Watermill Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Nottingham Playhouse, the Crucible, Sheffield; Hull Truck, Gate, London; Gate, Dublin; Pavilion Theatre, Dublin; Derby Theatre, Scarborough Theatres, Watford Palace, Greenwich Theatre, Liverpool Everyman, Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh; and Arcola Theatre, London.
Recent projects include: Alice in Wonderland (Watermill Theatre); Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (London and Hong Kong); Il trittico (Opera Holland Park); The Taming of the Shrew and The Wind in the Willows (Guildford) and The Winter’s Tale (Guildford Shakespeare Company).
Tours include: Red Shift Theatre and Compass Theatre Co, Atak Theatre, Istanbul; BAM, New York; and St Ann’s Warehouse, New York.
Neil has designed operas for Opera Theatre Company, Eire; English Touring Opera, Almeida/ENO Festival, London; Danish Opera, Opera Holland Park, Garden Opera, BAM, New York; Opéra Comique, Paris; New Zealand Opera and W11 Children’s Opera.
Forthcoming projects include: House and Garden (Watermill); Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Frankfurt); Tommy (UK tour); Julius Caesar (Guildford); Don Giovanni (Opera Holland Park) and The Price, a new opera about the suffragettes (W11 Opera).
Neil has also worked in both set and costume departments for BBC TV.