The winners of the prestigious Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2011 were announced at a ceremony at the National Theatre this evening, Thursday 10 November. The four young stage design graduates who have won a unique opportunity to design a professional production for a major theatre or opera company are: Hyemi Shin, a graduate from Wimbledon College of Art who will be working with The Lyric Hammersmith and Filter, Jemima Robinson, a graduate from the Bristol Old Vic who will be working with the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, Sarah Beaton, a graduate from Central School of Speech and Drama who will be working with The Opera Group, and Emma Bailey, a graduate of Motley Theatre Design Course, who will be working with ROH2 at The Royal Opera House.
Hyemi Shin was also named the overall winner of the Linbury Prize 2011, and wins an extra Â£1,000 in addition to the Â£2,500 prize money received by all four winners. The awards were presented by Anya Sainsbury CBE, founder of the Linbury Prize, Caro Newling, Chair and Sir Nicholas Hytner, Director of the National Theatre. The judges for this yearâ€™s award were renowned designers Jon Bausor, Miriam Buether and Ian MacNeil.
An exhibition of work by all 12 finalists runs until 29 November at the National Theatre.