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Fay Lomas wins inaugural Peter Hall Emerging Artist fellowship

Lomas will receive a bursary of £10,000 and stage a show in the Rose Theatre Kingston's studio

Fay Lomas
© Rose Theatre, Kingston

The winner of the inaugural Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellowship has been announced.

Director Fay Lomas has won the award, and as a result, will spend a year working on shows at the Rose Theatre Kingston with a £10,000 bursary. At the end of the year, she will present a show in the Rose Theatre's studio.

Lomas' directing credits include The Crucible by Royal and Derngate Northampton Community Company and Berenice at The Space and has assisted on shows including The Model Apartment at Ustinov, the National production of Macbeth on tour and Annie Get Your Gun at Sheffield Theatres.

She was chosen by a panel composed of Suba Das, Jerry Gunn, Lisa Spirling and Melly Still. Some of the shows Lomas will work on over the year include Stones in His Pockets, which is directed by Lindsay Posner, and Captain Corelli's Mandolin, overseen by Still.

Lomas said: "It is a real honour to be appointed as the first Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellow. I've loved watching shows at the Rose ever since attending the theatre when I was still at school, so I'm absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to form part of the team there."

The award is named after late director Peter Hall, the founding artistic director of the Rose Theatre Kingston.