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Gate Theatre, Unknown Island. Featured: Hannah Ringham. Image: Cameron Slater

Gate Theatre

Jerwood Designers

The Gate has long had a reputation as having one of the most versatile studio spaces in London, perfect for young designers to explore possibilities and stretch the limited space available. Since 2001 Jerwood Designers has given outstanding early career designers the opportunity to work on productions in the versatile space of the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill.

The Jerwood Designers scheme enables three designers each year to expand their experience through taking central roles in Gate Theatre productions, fulfilling demanding design briefs that always stretch the Gate’s performance space. They also have the chance to work with some of the finest directors and writers working in theatre, an experience which is invaluable in establishing reputation and contacts. The support which the scheme provides in both nurturing talent and offering the opportunity of practical experience has been instrumental in launching the careers of some of the country’s most exciting theatrical designers.

The designers selected in 2017/18 are: Assata Taught Me, Frankie Bradshaw with Design Assistant Jamie Simmons; Unknown Island, Rosie Elnile with Design Assistant Khadija Raza; Trust, Bethany Wells Basia Binkowska.