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