Time Out & Soho Theatre announce first EdFringe cabaret award-winner, Lady RizoDate: 23 August 2012
New York-based cult performer Lady Rizo has scooped the inaugural Edinburgh Cabaret award, as jointly judged by Time Out and the Soho Theatre.
Lady Rizo made her European debut at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, performing daily at Assembly George Square.
On presenting the award, Walters said "I'm confident that Time Out readers who respond to the cabaret artists we have been championing for many years will find Lady Rizo sensational", with McDaniel adding "I could clearly see a cabaret star in the making. She deserves to be spoken of in the same breath as Camille O'Sullivan and Meow Meow."
Other shows shortlisted for the award include Dusty Limits: Post-Mortem; EastEnd Cabaret: Notoriously Kinky; An Hour Long Sinister Wink, Creative Martyrs, Piff the Magic Dragon in...Jurassic Bark and An Audience with Tomas Ford.