Once again Royal Welsh College students are among the finalists of the UK’s most prestigious award for stage design. Holly Pigott and Jacob Hughes join a long list of RWCMD stage design students reaching the final for the Linbury Prize for Stage Design.
The seven month long competition is the only prize of its kind, giving recently graduated stage designers an unparalleled opportunity to work with professional theatre companies and collaborate with writers, designers and technical teams at this crucial stage in their career. Each winner gains a professional commission to realise a production from the company for which they are chosen to work, and a cash prize . This year’s commissions are with Lyric, Hammersmith, The Opera Group, Watermill Theatre, Newbury, and Royal Opera House, ROH2.
All the finalists work can be seen in a free exhibition at The National Theatre until 27 November. The four winners will be announced on 10 November.
2001 Linbury Prize winner Tom Scutt has just designed the set for 13 at The National Theatre, having just worked at Royal Shakespeare Company and The Sheffield Crucible.