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Theatre Design: Double Linbury Prize Win for RWCMD

The Design for Performance department is celebrating its continuing winning streak with a double win at this year’s prestigious Linbury Prize.

Graduates TK Hay and Rose Revitt have been awarded two of the four commissions.

The College also represented half of this year’s finalists, with six of the twelve graduates working with the four production companies.

Rose designed the set for last year’s production of ‘The Wolves.’ Photo: Kirsten McTernan

TK will now design An Adventure for Octagon Theatre, Bolton, having competed against fellow RWCMD grad Aline Jeffery.

TK’s design for ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’

Rose will be designing Dr Korczak’s Example for Leeds Playhouse, where she won against RWCMD graduates Debbie Duru and Elin Steele.

Harry Pizzey was a runner up with Birmingham Royal Ballet.

“The Linbury Prize is the most important single event for our graduates,” said Director of Drama, Sean Crowley.

“Every two years this provides a golden opportunity for our students to test their ability against the very best Design students from across the UK.

To have six finalists once again, and from that two of the winners is an enormous boost for the staff and students from the design department.”

The biennial prize for Theatre Designers, the most important of its kind in the UK, provides emerging designers with the opportunity to work with professional theatre, dance and opera companies.

Their work will be exhibited at the National Theatre in December until April.

Previous finalists and winners of the biennial prize including Fin Redshaw, Jean Chan, Rhys Jarman, Tom Scutt, Madeleine Girling, Camilla ClarkeCrista Noel Smith, Jen McGinley
Max Jones and Adam Wiltshire.

2017 finalist Emily Bates is now designing for Danish Royal Opera, just two years after leaving RWCMD.

Feature image of TK’s design for The Hunchback of Notre Dame: photo credit Kirsten McTernan

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