Architect is named most influential person in British theatre

Steve Tompkins tops list for projects such as Battersea Arts Centre and Bristol Old Vic

An architect described as a 21st-century Frank Matcham – the legendary designer of the London Palladium and Coliseum – has been named the most influential person in British theatre.

Steve Tompkins has been responsible for a string of transformative theatre building projects including at the Royal Court, Young Vic, Bush, National Theatre and Bridge Theatre in London and the Liverpool Everyman, his first theatre built from scratch for which he won the Stirling Prize in 2014.

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