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Long list published for Fringe’s eco-award

By | Published on Thursday 24 July 2014


Edinburgh Festival awards aren’t all about the best jokes and nifty scripts, and each year since 2010 the Center For Sustainable Practice In The Arts and Creative Carbon Scotland has been dishing out the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award to “the greenest and most sustainable shows”. And gags and plays are all well and good, but not much use if there’s not planet left in which to deliver or perform them.

All and any shows performing at the Fringe this year that felt they met the mission of the Sustainable Practice Award were invited to put themselves forward for consideration, and yesterday The List magazine announced this year’s long list. And it is a pretty long list. Maybe print it out, take a taxi to your local Starbucks, tell them to crank up the air-con, and give it a read. No, only joking…

Here is that longlist, the winner is announced on 22 Aug at Fringe Central.

A Walk at the Edge of the World
Arrest That Poet!
Dannie Grufferty’s First World Problems
End of Species
India Street
John Muir: Rhapsody in Green
My Luxurious 50 Square Feet Life
Out of Water
Princess Taz and the Fearsome Forest
Robert Lewellyn: Electric Cars Are Rubbish. Aren’t They?
Song of the Earth
SOS – Save Our Spaces
The Bee-Man of Orn
The Big Bite-Size Plays Factory Goes Down the Toilet
The Evolution Will Be Televised
The Handlebards
The World Mouse Plague
The Worm – An Underground Adventure