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Linbury Prize for stage design announces 2017 finalists

The list of finalists for the 2017 Linbury Prize for stage design has been announced.

Founded in 1987, the prize provides an opportunity for recent graduates to work with one of four leading theatre, opera and dance companies.

All finalists will create designs for one of the companies, which are the Unicorn Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith in London, Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre and the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. Four of the 12 will win a commission to realise their designs, but just one will be recognised with the overall winner’s title.

All 12 finalists will feature in an exhibition at the National Theatre from November 1 to January 2.
Previous winners include Tim Hatley, Anthony Ward and Vicki Mortimer.

The 2017 finalists are: