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Lynn Ruth Miller is the TO&ST of the Fringe

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

Lynn Ruth Miller

Fringe legend and long-time ThreeWeeks favourite Lynn Ruth Miller won the TO&ST Edinburgh Cabaret Award last night for her 2013 show ‘Granny’s Gone Wild’.

It was a close run thing for the second year of the Fringe’s own cabaret prize, run by Time Out and the Soho Theatre, with other finalists including Ben Hart, Briefs, Die Roten Punkte and Twonkey’s Blue Cadabra. But in the end the judging panel – including Time Out’s Ben Walters, Soho Theatre’s Steve Lock, Glasgow Cabaret Festival’s Frodo McDaniel, Roundhouse Circus Producer Leila Jone and journalists Kate Copstick and Claire Smith – unanimously decided the prize should go to Miller.

Walters told ThreeWeeks: “The wonderful aspect of Miller’s set is that she utterly embraces her age, mining the experience of getting older for material on everything from sex and drugs to failing bodies and seizing the day, without the slightest shred of sentimentality or solemnity – and in terms of demanding and rewarding an audience’s conversational engagement, she could write the book”.

‘Granny’s Gone Wild’ runs until 26 Aug at C Nova. Meanwhile Lynn joins ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Chris Cooke on the penultimate edition of the ThreeWeeks podcast for Festival 2013, recorded just before her TO&ST win, to help pick our favourite podcast extra performance of the Festival. Listen in here.