Herald Angel awards

Published: 26 August 2012
Reporter: David Chadderton

The Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Awards from the Edinburgh Fringe and International Festivals have now been announced for all three weeks.

The awards, which have been running since 1996, now include an Archangel to a special piece of work and a Little Devil for a show or company that has overcome adversity or demonstrated a "show must go on" attitude.

For the first week, an Archangel was awarded to The People Show 121, The Detective Story from People Show at Assembly George Square and a Little Devil to Rime from Square Peg Contemporary Theatre at Summerhall. Herald Angels were awarded to:

  • Mies Julie (Baxter Theatre Centre, South African State Theatre and Assembly) at Assembly Hall
  • Assembly Roxy's Russian Season
  • Bullet Catch (Arches presents Rob Drummond) at Traverse Theatre
  • Mark Thomas: Bravo Figaro! (Phil McIntyre Entertainment Ltd) at Traverse Theatre
  • Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells for Two (places+spaces and Assembly) at Assembly George Square
  • New Rope String Band at The Famous Spiegeltent

For week two, an Archangel went to Andy Manley and Herald Angels to:

  • Waiting for Orestes: Electra (Suzuki Company of Toga)
  • Jishin (LaN-T003) at Zoo Southside
  • Caesarian Section - Essays on Suicide (Teatr Zar) at Summerhall
  • The List (Stellar Quines) at Summerhall
  • Theatre Uncut at Traverse
  • Ludus Baroque at Canongate Kirk

Week three included an Archangel for Songs of Lear from Song of The Goat Theatre at Summerhall and a Little Devil for Cadillac from Mouth to Mouth Republic, also at Summerhall, plus Herald Angels for:

  • Kin (Donna Rutherford) at The Playhouse on the Fringe
  • A Tapestry of Many Threads (Dovecot Studios / Alexander McCall Smith / Tom Cunningham) Dovecot
  • One Thousand Years of Peace at EIF
  • Gulliver’s Travels at EIF
  • The Rape of Lucrece at EIF
  • Christiane Karg Soprano, Malcolm Martineau Piano at EIF