Winners announced and exhibition now open at the National Theatre
The winners of 2019’s Linbury Prize for Stage Design have been announced at a ceremony at the National Theatre, marking thirty years since the prize was first held at the NT.
This year’s overall winner of the Linbury Prize is Sami Fendall, who will be designing a newly commissioned dance work as part of Ballet Now for Birmingham Royal Ballet.
The Linbury Prize for Stage Design is a unique opportunity for graduating designers to work with leading directors and choreographers and gain a professional commission with four major UK companies. The winners were decided by the judging panel which this year was made up of renowned designers Lizzie Clachan (Absolute Hell, As You Like It), Katrina Lindsay (Small Island, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Rajha Shakiry (Nine Night, Misty).
All twelve finalists’ work, including their final models, can now be seen in a new exhibition in the Lyttelton Lounge at the National Theatre, giving visitors a unique glimpse of the behind-the-scenes process of set designers.