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Theatre Design: Double Linbury Prize Win for RWCMD

4 December 2019

The Design for Performance department is celebrating a double win as TK Hay and Rose Revitt being awarded two of the four awards at this year’s prestigious Linbury Prize.

This year’s overall winner of the Linbury Prize is Sami Fendall from Royal Central School, who will be designing a newly commissioned dance work as part of Ballet Now for Birmingham Royal Ballet.

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 Hay will 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 Revitt 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 another six finalists and from that two of the winners is an enormous boost for the staff and students from the design department.”

The biennal 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 Clarke,  Max Jones and Adam Wiltshire.

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

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