ED2011 News

First Herald Angels presented

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2011

Lorne Campbell

More Festival awards for you right now, because The Herald has presented its first batch of Angels for 2011. The Glasgow broadsheet presents its awards each year to what it considers to be the best shows, without any constraints regards genres or, even, festivals.

And first up, two Fringe companies that will already be familiar to those who have been following the Fringe First announcements from that other Scottish paper The Scotsman. Yes, Fishamble and The TEAM both add Angel Awards to the Fringe Firsts they picked up on Friday, for their respective shows ‘Silent’ and ‘Mission Drift’.

The National Theatre Of Scotland also adds an Angel to its Fringe First win, though this time for a different show than its Scotsman prize. The Angel was for its production of David Greig’s ‘The Strange Undoing Of Prudencia Hart’ at the Ghillie Dhu.

Other winners in the first round of Angels include Glasgow-based Junction 25 for their show ‘I Hope My Heart Goes First’ at St George’s West and cabaret man Mat Ricardo for his show ‘Three Balls And A New Suit’ at the Voodoo Rooms. Meanwhile the uber-prize – the Archangel – went to poet and playwright Heathcote Williams, whose work is being performed by Roy Hutchins at the Gilded Balloon.

And finally, The Herald also presented one of its Little Devil awards, for performers who demonstrate the ‘show must go on’ mentality. And this went to Lorne Campbell for continuing with his show ‘Tonight Sandy Greirson Will Lecture, Dance And Box’ at Assembly despite being involved in a cycling accident.

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