Summerhall Festival 2016: Fringe First Awards Announced

Fringe First Winners

Fringe First Winners

Summerhall are delighted to announce that three of our shows at this year’s festival have been awarded Fringe Firsts by the critics of the Scotsman.

The prize for new writing was presented to Counting Sheep by the Lemon Bucket Orchestra, Heads Up by Kieran Hurley and World Without Us by Ontroerend Goed.

Summerhall’s Director, Robert McDowell, said:

“We are delighted for our artists and our programme to have won three Fringe Firsts in only week one.

“Heads Up from Scotland, World Without Us from Belgium and Counting Sheep from the Ukraine via Canada are three highly memorable shows.

“These are exceptional shows in what is a very international programme.

“Edinburgh’s festivals are together the largest arts event in the world, and they are about international understanding.

“And every year we must rededicate ourselves fully to the role of culture in building lasting internationalism when economics and politics seem to fail.

“That is why we at Summerhall are still flying the EU flag.”