TOTAL AWARD shortlist

Total Theatre have released their shortlist for the 2017 awards. We are delighted that 11 of the 22 shortlisted are Summerhall shows.


The Total Theatre Awards participate in a peer led, peer-to-peer process of critical dialogue and debate exploring excellence and evolving form in contemporary performance.


Within the Emerging Category for shows by an Emerging Artist/Company shortlisted:

Power Ballad: Julia Croft & Nisha Madhan


Within the Circus Category for the Total Theatre Award for circus shortlisted:

No Show: Ellie Dubois


Within the Dance Category for the Total Theatre Award for dance shortlisted:

Arab Arts Focus Dance Bouble Bill: Shaymaa Shoukry & Yazan Iwidat


Within the Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form category shortlisted:

£¥€$ (LIES): Ontroerend Goed, Big in Belgium, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Vooruit, Richard Jordan Productions.

Break Up (We Need to Talk): Binge Culture

Give Me Your Love: Ridiculusmus

Our Carnal Hearts: Rachel Mars

Palmyra: Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas

salt.: Selina Thompson

The Believers Are But Brothers: Javaad Alipoor

The Shape of the Pain: China Plate, Rachel Bagshaw & Chris Thorpe


Congratulations to all of the shortlisted companies and good luck next week!