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Es Devlin

For the National:


Es Devlin trained in English literature, art and music, before attending the Motley theatre design course. She has doctorates from the Universities of Bristol, Kent and UAL and a CBE.


For the National Theatre:  The Motive and the CueThe Lehman Trilogy (also West End and Broadway), The Crucible (also West End), Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Ugly Lies the Bone, Betrayal .

Other recent theatre includes: A Number at the Old Vic; Girls and Boys and The Nether at the Royal Court; Faith Healer at the Donmar; Hamlet at the Barbican; and Chimerica at the Almeida.

Other recent work includes: ‘Come Home Again’ outside the Tate Modern; Conference of the Trees at COP26 in Glasgow; Memory Palace at Pitzhanger Manor; Forest of Us at Superblue Miami.

Es Devlin has conceived stage sculptures with Beyoncé, The Weeknd, U2, Kanye West, Saint Laurent, Dior and the 2021 and 2022 Super Bowl halftime shows featuring Dr Dre, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem, as well as Olympic Ceremonies in London and Rio.


Abstract: The Art of Design


Superbowl 2022 – Emmy Award

The Lehman Trilogy – Tony Award

Children of the Internet with Dave and Future Utopia – Ivor Novello Award

The Nether – Olivier Award

Chimerica – Olivier Award

The Dog in the Manger – Olivier Award

London Design Medal


(Updated April 2023)