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Six RWCMD Finalists for Linbury Prize 2019

27 August 2019

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Production and Design

Once again RWCMD design graduates are making their mark on the prestigious Linbury Prize, with the College representing half of this year’s finalists for 2019.

They join the six other finalists to work with four productions companies: Harry Pizzey with Birminghan Royal Ballet, Rose Revitt, Elin Steele and Debbie Duru with Leeds Playhouse and TK Hay and Aline Jeffery at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton.

Their work will be exhibited at the National Theatre in December when four of them will win a commission, one with each company, to realise their designs, and one designer will be awarded the overall winner.

They join an impressive list of RWCMD finalists, and winners of the biennial prize including Fin Redshaw, Jean Chan , Rhys Jarman,  Tom Scutt, Madeleine Girling,  Camilla Clarke,  Max Jones and Adam Wiltshire.

Here’s a taste of what these designers have been up to over the last few terms:

Harry Pizzey was the costume and set designer for this summer’s performance of comedy opera The Gondoliers at the Sherman Theatre.

Rose Revitt designed the set and costumes for The Wolves, which was performed both at the College and at Theatr Clwyd last term.

Receiving praise from The Guardian, Elin Steele‘s set and costume design for Woof gained national recognition.

Debbie Duru has created costumes and sets for a variety of shows, including Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Bute Theatre, and our production of Company at the Sherman Theatre.

TK Hay has produced work both in the United Kingdom and abroad, most recently with his show-stopping design for The Hunchback of Notre Dame in the Richard Burton Theatre.

Bringing 1930s America to the Burton theatre, Aline Jeffery designed the set for All My Sons, one of the many graduate designs on display at this year’s Balance exhibition in Cardiff and London.

We look forward to seeing all their designs at the exhibition at the end of the year.

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