2017 LINBURY PRIZE FINALIST
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'‘The Linbury Prize was a great platform to help launch my career as a theatre designer and was a brilliant learning experience. I really valued the conversations with and opportunities to learn from experienced designers through the Linbury Prize process itself and also through the opportunities which followed such as the Linbury Bursary and the chance to work in the National Theatre’s design department.’'
Abby Clarke, Designer
She trained in Performance Design at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, was nominated as ‘Best Designer’ for the The Stage Debut Awards 2019 for her design for Beauty and the Beast at Theatre by the Lake, and was a finalist in the 2017 Linbury Prize for Stage Design.
Some of Abby’s design credits include: Alphabus – Great Northern Warehouse, and Abida Parveen – The Lowry Theatre – both for Manchester International Festival 2019, Unfortunate – UK tour, SWIM, Luminosity, Our Friends in the North, Taming of the Shrew – HOME Theatre, Beauty and the Beast, co-design – Theatre by the Lake, The Witching Way – Royal Exchange, Humans At Work – Warwick Arts Centre, City Final and Retold, co-design – CET building, Belgrade Theatre, Prince Gorge – Camden People’s Theatre, Image of an Unknown Young Woman – Caird studio, H.M.S. Pinafore – Minack Theatre, Twilight Transitions and Nature’s Echo – Oval Space, Fire in the Evening – York Hall, TEDx Oxford – New Theatre, Oxford, The Furies and Living Together – Oxford Playhouse.