At Age 72, Linford Hudson was awarded with a special recognition Olivier Award, for the more than 50 years working at the Palladium as a followspot operator. It is not often that a followspot receives such an award, but it gives light to an area of technical theatre that may seem under-valued.
“Mr. Followspot”, as they call Hudson, fell in love with his work. He is the epitome of the idea that there are “no small parts in theatre”, both on stage, behind the scenes, or even up in the spot op’s loft.