The Scottish Arts Club and have announced that Catherine Wheel’s One Thousand Paper Cranes is the winner of their inaugural award for the best Scottish contribution for Drama on the Fringe.

The play by Abigail Doherty is based on the true story of two young Japanese survivors of the Hiroshima bomb who try to earn a wish by making 1,000 paper cranes.

One Thousand Paper Cranes is on at the Assembly every day until Saturday 27th at 1.10pm.

A special unique sculpture has been created by Edinburgh sculptor Duncan Robertson and will be presented to One Thousand Paper Cranes on Sunday.

The first runner up was Mark Ravenhill’s Ten Plagues playing at the Traverse.

The second runner up was Gerda Stevenson’s Federer Versus Murray at Assembly.

Any production with a Scottish director, writer, cast, or a Scottish based theatre company was eligible for the award. The five judges were Catherine Robins, Astrid Silins, Joyce Caplan, Rachael Clerke and John Scott Moncrieff.

Published 24 August 2011