It has been a bumper Fringe for our companies here at Summerhall winning, and gaining nominations for awards across the board. Here’s a wee countdown of where we’re at so far.
HeLa from Adura Onashile in association with Iron-Oxide, won the Scottish Arts club/Edinburgh Guide Award for best Scottish play. Titus from Macrobert took the second runner up spot making the awards something of a Summerhall affair.
The final week of the festival fringe saw Scotsman Fringe Firsts for the moving and darkly comic For Their Own Good, United Artists, and the mesmerising Freeze from Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, Drum Plymouth, Theater-aan-Zee with Summerhall. Week one of the Scotsman Fringe First Awards saw recognition heaped on Feral by Tortoise in a Nutshell which had been wowing audiences at Summerhall since it opened.
The Total Theatre Awards saw Summerhall residents nominated across a number of categories and some success to sweeten the deal even further. In the Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form category Bonanza by Berlin scooped the top prize and was described as “brilliant, adventurous & mesmeric”. Meanwhile in the Physical/Visual category the runaway success of the Fringe, Company Non Nova’s L’Après-midi d’un Foehn – Version 1 (Crying Out Loud in partnership with Summerhall), was declared the winner.
Jack Klaff won the editor’s award from festival fringe reviewing stalwart Three Weeks for his one-man-show Out To Lunch.
Congratulations to all of our wonderful shows and companies who were nominated and received awards this year it’s been a dynamic, innovative and thrilling programme.
Do take the time to scroll through our FIVE STAR reviews for so many festival shows, from The Times, The Herald, Three Weeks, British Theatre Guide and more…