Totie wins Whatsonstage Best Set Design Award

Talented alumna Totie Driver, BA Hons 3D Design (Theatre) 1992, is celebrating scooping a prestigious award for her Miss Saigon set design. Totie and her co-designer Matt Kinley were presented with this year’s Whatsonstage Best Set Design award.

Talented alumna Totie Driver, BA Hons 3D Design (Theatre) 1992, is celebrating scooping a prestigious theatre award for her Miss Saigon set design. Totie and her co-designer Matt Kinley were presented with this year’s Whatsonstage Best Set Design award.

Held at a start-studded ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End, the Whatsonstage Awards are the only major theatre awards where the audience are the judges across all categories.

The revival of Sir Cameron Mackintosh's hit musical Miss Saigon dominated the evening, winning a record nine categories including:

  • Best Set Design
  • Best Actor in a Musical
  • Best Actress in a Musical
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
  • Best Musical Revival
  • Best Direction
  • Best Choreography
  • Best West End Show

Totie told us: “What makes this award extra special is the fact that it is voted for by the public. Matt Kinley and I got the award for Best Set Design for Miss Saigon, but the show also won nine other awards. We are absolutely delighted!”

After graduating from NTU, Totie moved to London and spent ten years assisting designers working on theatre shows with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the Donmar, and CML. In 2002 she was asked to design Miss Saigon and then Oliver for renowned theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh, and has since reproduced licensed productions touring the UK, Europe, Australia, Brazil, Korea and Japan.

Totie's work was also recently exhibited as part of our 170 Year celebrations alumni show, Since 1843: In The Making.

Totie wins Whatsonstage Best Set Design Award

Published on 4 March 2015
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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