Summerhall’s 2015 Fringe programme has a whopping ten shows shortlisted for this year’s Total Theatre Awards, managing to be represented in every category including the new dance category.

Since 1997, the Total Theatre Awards have been recognising innovative and artist-led performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. From the shortlist announced today, a total of seven awards will be awarded across five categories: Physical & Visual Theatre; Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form; Emerging; Circus; and this year, for the first time, Dance.

The shortlisted shows will now be subject to a judging process where shows are seen by leading arts industry figures including UK & international critics, academics, artists and programmers. The judging panel will announce their decisions at an awards ceremony on Friday 28 August.

The Summerhall shows that have been shortlisted are as follows:

Shows by an emerging company/artist
The Downhill Journey of Little Tommy – Theater aan Zee and Richard Jordan Productions

Physical/Visual Theatre
Antiwords – Spitfire Company in association with Aurora Nova
Grandad and Me – The Letter J

Innovation, Experimentation and playing with form
Can I Start Again Please – Sue MacLaine and Nadia Nadarajah
Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) -The Place presents: Lost Dog
Portraits in Motion – Volker Gerling in association with Aurora Nova
To Sleep To Dream – EarFilms
The Voice Thief – Catherine Wheels Theatre Company

Total Theatre and The Place award for Dance
Idiot-Syncrasy – The Place presents: Igor and Moreno

Total Theatre and Jacksons Lane Award for Circus
Ringside – Ellie Dubios

Congratulations to all of the companies who have been shortlisted and we wish them the best of luck for Friday 28th