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Where are they now?

2023 Linbury Prize exhibition opening, Photo - Ian Tillotson

The 2023 Linbury Prize exhibition closed at the end of March, with an estimated 50,000 visitors throughout the duration! Thank you to those of you who came along. If you missed it, you can still catch the online exhibition with audio descriptions here.

The majority of the 2023 Prize recipients are now in their placements with host designers across the UK. Some of the shows they are working on begin performances in Spring 2024, whilst others will take place in 2025.

Inspired by the above photo from the 2023 exhibition opening, we'd like to look back at some former Linbury Prize recipients and let you know what they have been up to since their involvement in the Prize.

[from left to right in the image]

Rose Revitt, 2019 Linbury Prize winner @roserevitt Recent credits include Brief Encounter at The Royal Exchange Theatre, A Passionate Woman at Leeds Playhouse, The Trial of Josie K at Unicorn Theatre, A Christmas Carol at The Bridge Theatre, and Silence at Donmar Warehouse and Tara Theatre. Her installation design The Tree is on display at the National Theatre. She is currently working on Rough Magic at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Blythe Brett, 2021 Linbury Prize recipient @blythejessie Recent credits include This Much I know at The Hampstead Theatre, Ways of Knowing at Camden People's Theatre, Vanya (associate designer to Rosanna Vize) at Richmond Theatre & Duke of Yorks Theatre. In 2023 she was awarded the Max Rayne Design Placement at the National Theatre.

Petros Kourtellaris, 2021 Linbury Prize recipient @petroskourtellaris Recent credits include costume designer for Lessons at the Almeida Theatre, exhibiting artist and performer in Boy with a Thousand Faces at Spel State Gallery Cyprus, designer and maker of A**hole costume for A Man To Pet at Mighty Hoopla and Glastonbury festival, and assistant costume designer and maker for Lost Boys and Fairies drama series on the BBC.

Jasmine Swan, 2017 Linbury Prize finalist @jasmineswandesign Recent credits include The Big Life at Stratford East, The Full Monty at Cheltenham Everyman & UK Tour, Sleeping Beauty at Mercury Theatre, The House With Chicken Legs at Southbank Centre (Les Enfants Terribles), and We Are As Gods at National Theatre River Stage & Battersea Arts Centre (James Cousins Company). She is currently working on Babies at The Other Palace.

Peter Butler, 2021 Linbury Prize recipient @peterbutlerdesign Recent credits include A Taste of Honey at Royal Exchange Manchester, Shut Up, I’m Dreaming for The National Theatre, Boy Parts at Soho Theatre, Short Big Show for Hope at Somerset House. He is currently associate set designer on Mnemonic by Complicité at the National Theatre.

Tomas Palmer, 2021 Linbury Prize recipient @tomaspalmer Recent credits include Dreaming and Drowning at The Bush Theatre, Blue Mist at The Royal Court Theatre, The Bacchae at The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, My Uncle Is Not Pablo Escobar at Brixton House, and Julius Caesar (co-costume design with Rosanna Vize) at The Royal Shakespeare Company. He is currently working on Multiple Casualty Incident at the Yard Theatre and Liberation Squares at Nottingham Playhouse.

Debbie Duru, 2019 Linbury Prize finalist @littleyellow_yolk Recent credits include Twice Born for Scottish Ballet, Romeo & Juliet at The Almeida Theatre, The Song Project at The Royal Court, Beneatha’s Place at the Young Vic, and Alice in Wonderland at Brixton House. She is currently working on Now, l See at Stratford East.


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