Edinburgh 2017: figures and awards

Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Dateline: 11th September, 2017

Allen Wright, Amnesty, Amused Moose, Asian Arts, Comedian Choice, Brighton Fringe, Broadway Baby

Allen Wright Award

Features: Arusa Qureshi

Reviews: Kate Wyver

Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award

Woke – Play the Spotlight Theatre (Gilded Balloon)

Adam – National Theatre of Scotland (Traverse)

Borders – Gilded Balloon and RedBeard Theatre (Gilded Balloon)

Salt – Selina Thompson Ltd (Summerhall)

The Fall – Baxter Theatre Centre at the University of Cape Town (Assembly)

What if I Told You – The Mayers Ensemble and West Yorkshire Playhouse (Summerhall)

#JeSuis – Aakash Odedra Limited (ZOO)

Amused Moose Comedy Award

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead – Rob Kemp Heroes / PWYW (Heroes)

Ian Smith: Snowflake – Bound & Gagged Comedy (Underbelly)

The Kagools – The Kagools and Momentum Artist Management (Just the Tonic)

The Asian Arts Awards

Best Production: Taha – Amer Hlehel (Summerhall)

Best Director: Sigma – Gandini Juggling (Assembly)

Best Comedy: Ongals: Babbling Comedy – The Ongals (Assembly)

Comedian Choice Awards

Best Show: Mat Ewins Presents Adventureman 7: The Return of Adventureman (Heroes)

Best Performer: Rob Kemp, Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead (Heroes)

Best Person: Bob Slayer (Heroes)

Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence in association with Komedia Brighton

The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis – Laura Elmes Productions (Underbelly)

Hot Gay Time Machine – Hot Gay Theatre (Underbelly)

The Broadway Baby Bobby Award

The Laramie Project – The Italia Conti Ensemble (theSpace)

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything – Middle Child (Summerhall)

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