Full list of Edinburgh award winners

The 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe dates were 07 – 31 August. Full list of awards.   Allen Wright AwardWinner – Griselda Murray Brown Special Commendation – Holly WilliamsSpecial Commendation – George Sully   Amused Moose Comedy Awards Winner: Richard Gadd – Waiting for Gaddot (Banshee Labyrinth) People’s Champion: Jess Robinson – The Rise of Mighty […]

WHAT THE FRINGE?! AFTER 50,459 PERFORMANCES OF 3,314 SHOWS, THE 2015 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE DRAWS TO A CLOSE

After 50,459 performances of 3,314 shows in 313 venues across Edinburgh, the curtain falls and the house lights go up on the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced that by Monday afternoon, with hundreds of performances still to take place, an estimated 2,298,090 tickets had been issued for shows across […]

Jane McDonald fans miss her Cats performance after failing to recognise her in costume

Fans of Loose Women star Jane McDonald have walked out of her musical Cats because they don’t recognise her in costume. Others have posted ­negative reviews voicing their disappointment she didn’t turn up to perform – even though she was there writes Janine Yaqoob in the Sunday People. The confused fans did not recognise the […]

New Arabic Oliver! production to star Syrian refugees

The first ever Arabic language adaptation of Oliver!, starring a cast comprised of Syrian refugees and under-privileged Jordanian children, will premiere next month. The production, which will run at a local community centre in Amman in Jordan, has been spearheaded by journalist and filmmaker Charlotte Eager and William Sterling, of Refuge Drama Productions. Producer and Oliver! […]

Sam Simmons wins Edinburgh Comedy Award

Absurdist comic Sam Simmons has won this year’s Forster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award with his show Spaghetti for Breakfast. Simmons topped a shortlist that also included four-time nominee James Acaster, as well as Joseph Morpurgo, Kieran Hodgson, Nish Kumar, Sarah Kendall, Seymour Mace and Trygve Wakenshaw. Awards producer Nica Burns said: “Sam Simmons has funny bones. […]

New dates announced for Dawn French’s 30 Million Minutes

Dawn French is reprising her solo show 30 Million Minutes later this year and has announced new dates ahead of its West End run. The new dates are at the Liverpool Empire (3 November), Fairfield Halls in Croydon (5 November), Worthing Pavilion Theatre (6 November) and Swan Theatre in High Wycombe (8 November). As previously […]

A HEARTY BREAKFAST TREAT FOR NEWCASTLE PANTO STARS

Stars of the UK’s fastest-selling panto, Danny Adams and Clive Webb met with Heart North East Breakfast show presenters Justin and Kelly as it was announced that Heart will be the media partner of the Newcastle Theatre Royal panto, Dick Whittington this year.   Father and son team Danny and Clive, were given a tour […]

Brand New Production at The Grand Next Week

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION A MAJOR NEW STAGE PRODUCTION   OPENS NEXT WEEK AT LEEDS GRAND THEATRE   STARRING   IAN KELSEY AS ANDY DUFRESNE   PATRICK ROBINSON AS ELLIS ‘RED’ REDDING   On announcing he was to bring to an end his role as practice manager Howard Bellamy in BBC One’s Doctors, there was immediate […]

REHEARSAL SHOTS RELEASED FOR BRAVE NEW WORLD – OPENING IN NORTHAMPTON NEXT WEEK

TOURING CONSORTIUM THEATRE COMPANY AND ROYAL & DERNGATE NORTHAMPTON PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF A NEW STAGE ADAPTATION OF ALDOUS HUXLEY’S DYSTOPIAN MASTERPIECE BRAVE NEW WORLD BY DAWN KING DIRECTED BY JAMES DACRE WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC BY THESE NEW PURITANS OPENING IN NORTHAMPTON FOLLOWED BY A UK TOUR   I don’t want comfort. I want […]