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Company and Death of a Salesman lighting designers nominated for Knight of Illumination Awards 2019

Neil Austin's lighting design for Company is nominated for the Hawthorn Award. Photo: Brinkhoff Mogenburg
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Lighting designers who worked on productions including the musical Company and the Young Vic’s Death of a Salesman have been nominated for this year’s Knight of Illumination Awards.

The awards are dedicated to celebrating British and international lighting and video designers.

Judges including critics Neil Fisher, George Hall, Michael Billington, Louise Levene and Zoe Anderson selected the nominees, alongside The Stage lead critic Tim Bano.

Nominees for the play category include Jessica Hung Han Yun for Equus and Aideen Malone for Death of a Salesman, alongside Tom Visser for Europe at the Donmar Warehouse.

In the musicals category nods go to Neil Austin for Company, Sherry Coenen for Operation Mincemeat at the New Diorama, and Jamie Platt for Mythic at Charing Cross Theatre.

The winners will be announced on September 15.

Knight of Illumination Awards 2019 – nominees in full:

PRG Award for projection design

Life of Pi review at Crucible Theatre, Sheffield – ‘pure theatrical magic’

Andrzej Goulding for Life of Pi, Sheffield Crucible
Joshua Pharo for The Shape of The Pain, Summerhall, Edinburgh
Jack Phelan for The Second Violinist, Irish National Opera

ADB Award for plays

Equus review at Theatre Royal Stratford East – ‘stark, striking and frequently brilliant’

Jessica Hung Han Yun for Equus, English Touring Theatre & Theatre Royal Stratford East
Aideen Malone for Death of a Salesman, Young Vic
Tom Visser for Europe, Donmar Warehouse

Robert Juliat Award for opera

Katya Kabanova review at Theatre Royal, Glasgow – ‘exceptional’

Christopher Akerlind for Katya Kabanova, Scottish Opera
Mark Jonathan for Vanessa, Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Malcolm Rippeth for The Turn of the Screw, Garsington Opera

ETC Award for dance

San Francisco Ballet: Shostakovich Trilogy review at Sadler’s Wells, London – ‘crisp technique’

Clifton Taylor for Four Quartets, The Barbican
Jennifer Tipton for Shostakovich Trilogy, San Francisco Ballet at Sadler’s Wells
Alastair West for Victoria, Northern Ballet

Hawthorn Award for musicals

Neil Austin for Company, Gielgud Theatre
Sherry Coenen for Operation Mincemeat, New Diorama
Jamie Platt for Mythic, Charing Cross Theatre

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