31 August 2015

In the final week of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe a host of awards have been announced.

The Allen Wright Award is presented each year by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society to encourage and reward quality writing in arts journalism. This year’s winner is Griselda Murray Brown (Financial Times), with special commendations going to George Sully (Fest Magazine) and Holly Williams (The Independent).

The Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards have named Sam Simmons: Spaghetti for Breakfast (Underbelly) as the Foster’s Best Comedy Show, Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrap (Liquid Room) has been awarded the Foster’s Best Newcomer Prize, and the Foster’s Panel Prize has gone to Karen Koren (Gilded Balloon).

Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe has gone to comedian Darren Walsh (Pleasance).

The winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award has been announced as Richard Gadd: Waiting for Gaddot (Banshee Labyrinth), and the winner of the People’s Choice Award is Jess Robinson: The Rise of Mighty Voice (Pleasance).

The Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence in association with Sweet Venues has gone to Police Cops (Zoo Venues).

Key Change (Summerhall) has won the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award.

The winner of So You Think You’re Funny? is Luca Cupani: Still Falling (Heroes).

The Broadway Baby Bobby Awards have been announced and the winners are Captain Morgan 1: The Sands of Time and Captain Morgan 2: The Sea of Souls (Pleasance), Richard III (Just Festival), and Luke McQueen: Double Act (Pleasance).

The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence have gone to individuals Maureen Beattie for The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy (Assembly) and Lizzie Clarke for Molly (Pleasance), while the awards for excellent ensemble acting have gone to Police Cops (Zoo Venues), UKIP! The Musical (theSpaceUK), and Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (Traverse Theatre).

The Edinburgh Comedy Poster Awards have been announced and the Panel Prize has been awarded to Tom Parry: Yellow T-shirt (Just the Tonic), and the Audience Award has gone to Michael Stranney & Olaf Falafel: Expect the Unexporcupine (Cowgatehead).

The winner of Asian Art Award for Best Production is The Cherry Orchard: Beyond the Truth (C Venues), and the winner of Best Director is Shubra Bhardwaj for Ticket to Bollywood (New Town Theatre).

Winners of the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards have also been announced with the award for Comic Originality going to Michael Brunström: The Golden Age of Steam (Heroes), the Cunning Stunt award has gone to Matt Roper from Routines (Laughing Horse), and the ‘Act Most Likely to Make a Million Quid’ award has gone to Laurence Owen: Cinemusical (Voodoo Rooms).

Fringe Review have presented the second of their Outstanding Theatre Awards, this time to Pip Utton: Playing Maggie (Assembly).

The 2015 Awards page will be updated frequently as winners are announced.