Friday at Summerhall: Fringe Firsts and Front Pages

Friday 14th August is turning out to be a big day for Summerhall, with two shows winning The Scotsman’s Fringe First award and another being featured on the front pages of The Scotsman and its festival pullout.

The Scotsman’s Fringe First awards are the longest-running and most prestigious theatre awards at the festival, and are recognised across the world. Congratulations to Daniel Bye and Kopergeitery, who fully deserve the awards for their shows Going Viral and The History of the World Through Banalities respectively.

Congratulations must also go to Lost Dog for managing to make it onto the front page of The Scotsman (just) and their daily festival pullout, in accompaniment to their four-star review inside. Lost Dog’s interpretation of Milton’s Paradise Lost is part of a trio of shows that have been brought to the Summerhall by The Place theatre in London.

All of this fantastic news is going a long way to cut through the return of the traditional Festival drizzle. Never fear, it’s always sunny in Summerhall!