Monkey Bars, Rainbow, Songs of Lear & more scoop final Fringe FirstsDate: 24 August 2012
The Scotsman awarded their third and final round of prestigious Fringe First awards today (August 24) in a ceremony at Assembly George Square.
Seven shows picked up awards, including the Unicorn Theatre's Monkey Bars, a verbatim piece about childhood, at the Traverse Theatre - which marks the Traverse's fifth Fringe First this year.
Summerhall, which picked up an award last week for The List, landed a further three gongs for The Shit, an intense monologue, Jenna Watt's Flaneurs, a play about violence in public places, and Song of the Goat's Songs of Lear, a musical cycle based on Shakespeare's masterpiece.
Fishamble's The Wheelchair On My Face at the Pleasance Courtyard, Thread by Nutshell's at Assembly St Mark's and Sell a Door and Boxed Cat's Rainbow at Zoo Southside complete the list of award-winners. by Emily Jenkins (Zoo Southside).
Theatre Uncut, also based at the Traverse, were also awarded a Spirit of the Fringe award.
The Fringe First awards were established 39 years ago to encourage new writing to head to Edinburgh - this year over 500 shows were eligible.