Scotsman Announces Final Round of Fringe FirstsDate: 27 August 2004
The third and final weekly round of this year's Fringe First Awards were announced today (27 August 2004), where prizes are being doled out to six further productions. In total, 18 productions premiered at this year's festival have been recognised with Fringe Firsts (See News 13 Aug & 20 Aug 2004).
This week’s final winners are:
The Fringe First Awards, presented by The Scotsman newspaper in conjunction with the Fringe Society, are the festival's most prestigious recognition for drama. They were established in 1973 when there was concern that the Fringe was not attracting the right quantity and quality of shows. The awards are announced weekly during the festival. There is no fixed number given and the only requirement for consideration is that the work must be new - having had no more than six performances in the UK, prior to the Fringe.
Previous winners this year include Joanna Murray-Smith’s one-woman Bombshells, performed by Caroline O’Connor, and Will Eno’s one-man Thom Pain, performed by James Urbaniak, both of which transfer to London next week (See News 25 Aug & 19 Aug 2004).
The Edinburgh Fringe, the world's largest arts festival and now in its 58th year, concludes this coming Monday, 30 August 2004.
- by Terri Paddock