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More Awards: Fringe Firsts and Herald Angels

By | Published on Sunday 19 August 2012

Mies Julie

Scottish newspapers The Scotsman and The Herald have both dished out a second helping of their respective Edinburgh Festival awards.

The Scotsman’s Fringe Firsts go to productions of new plays, and the second batch of winners include two Assembly shows – Macrobert, Utter and HighTide’s ‘Educating Ronnie’ and Baxter Theatre Centre and South African State Theatre’s ‘Mies Julie’ (pictured) – and one at Pleasance and Summerhall respectively, Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna’s ‘Dirty Great Love Story’ and Stellar Quines’s ‘The List’.

The Traverse – customary winners of many of the Fringe First gongs – also took two in this second batch, with Daniel Kitson’s latest theatrical project and the very current political playwriting venture ‘Theatre Uncut’ both getting prizes. One more set of Fringe Firsts will be dished out next Thursday.

The second batch of The Herald’s slightly more random Angel Awards also commended the Traverse’s ‘Theatre Uncut’ show and Stellar Quines’ ‘The List’, while other winners were LaN-T003 for ‘Jishin’ (Zoo Southside), Teatr Zar for ‘Caesarian Section – Essays On Suicide’ (Summerhall), Suzuki Company Of Toga for ‘Waiting for Orestes: Electra’ (Edinburgh International Festival) and Ludus Baroque for their concerts at Canongate Kirk.

The second Herald Archangel award of the Festival went to actor and director Andy Manley for the various shows he has presented over the years for younger audiences at the Fringe.

Photo: Ting Guo

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