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2016 Design Graduate Makes ‘Old Vic 12’

6 December 2016

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Production and Design

The Old Vic has announced that RWCMD graduate Fin Redshaw is one of the early career creative talents selected for year’s ‘Old Vic 12’.

Fin, who graduated with a first class honours in Design for Performance in 2016, is one of twelve developing artists who will benefit from a prestigious association with The Old Vic.  The group will receive first class mentoring as well as a grant to create and develop three brand new plays.

The Old Vic – one of London’s oldest and most prestigious theatres – received over 1300 applications for the scheme, which is in its second year. Fin was chosen for the only available design role in the group which also includes writers, producers, directors and a composer.

Mojo - Jez Butterworth - Richard Burton Theatre - RWCMD - 2nd February 2016Director - Sean LinnenSet Designer - Cerys LewisCostume Designer - Finola RedshawLighting Designer - Connor Lovejoy

Fin Redshaw’s set design for Mojo by Jez Butterworth. Richard Burton Theatre, RWCMD, February 2016. Dir. Sean Linnen


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Fin Redshaw’s set and costume designs for In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, Bute Theatre, RWCMD, October 2015. Dir. Andrew Whyment

While she was studying at RWCMD, Fin secured placements with some of the UK’s leading designers, working as a scenic painter on Frankenstein at the Royal Opera House for John McFarlane, and on Our Country’s Good at the National Theatre for Peter McKintosh. She also gained experience as a model maker for Bob Crowley and Rob Howell.

The appointment is the latest in a series of similar successes for the College’s emerging designers in recent years.  Graduates have won coveted places on similar schemes at Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre among others.