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PRESS RELEASE at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Our third FringeReview Award for 2019 at the Edinburgh Fringe has been announced.

The award for a piece of Outstanding Theatre goes to Tröll from Trick of the Light

We suprised the company on Skype as they are now back home in New Zealand.

“It’s 1998. Otto is 12 but online he’s 13 and he’s pretty sure he gets away with it. He lives with his mum, dad, and sister, a chain-smoking Icelandic granny, and an ancient malevolent troll that’s living in the wall… From Trick of the Light Theatre (The Bookbinder, The Road That Wasn’t There) comes a lo-fi wi-fi fable in the vein of Stranger Things, combining storytelling, projection, and puppetry.”

You can read Jo Tomalin’s full review of the show here.

Jo said: “The depth of the story, excellent performances and physical storytelling, superb innovative shadow and object puppetry, creative and relatable script, dynamic physical storytelling, beautiful design of the animations with limited colour palette in the style of the show, humour and drama, imagination, care and attention to every detail, all add up to make this an Outstanding Show – see it if you can!”








PRESS RELEASE at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Our second FringeReview Award for 2019 at the Edinburgh Fringe has been announced.

This is our special FringeReview/Rialto Theatre Award.

And the winner for “Outstanding Theatre” goes to Elsa Couvreur for The Sensemaker which played at Zoo Venues.

On Monday 26th August, Paul Levy surprised the performer at her  curtain call.

You can read our review of The Sensemaker here.

The reviewer NIcholas Collett said:

“I have been fortunate enough to see theatre of all styles and languages, in many different countries, but “The Sensemaker” is one of the deftest and most provocative pieces I’ve experienced in a while.”













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PRESS RELEASE at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Our first FringeReview Award for 2019 at the Edinburgh Fringe has been announced.

And the winner for “Exciting Work” goes to CTC Dance Company for Identity which played at Greenside at Infirmary Street.

On Friday 23rd August, Paul Levy surprised the company at their curtain call.

You can read our review of Identity here.

The reviewer said:

“Throughout an hour that is loaded with inventiveness in both individual and ensemble movement and gesture, we are shown a mirror to our own quest to hold ourselves in society. I was captivated and disturbed by the movement and the music (a thumping original score). Often unrelenting in the formation and fracturing of bodies coming together, breaking and exploding apart, we fall into each other, support each other, connect and disconnect, both physically, emotionally, psychologically and digitally and virtually. These are not easy times to be alive; it is hard to be peaceful and at ease in a hyper turbulent environment. CTC depict all of this, and then bring us back, via simple acoustic songs and spoken word to the bare vulnerability, witty self-discovery of the human condition.”











The Fringe Review Awards 2019

Each year we give up to three FringeReview Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.

This year we are also delighted to announce the FringeReview Rialto Theatre  Award which includes space at the Rialto and support for a chosen show to perform at Brighton Fringe 2020. Details of this new award are here.

More details of this new award can be found here.

We also give out impromptu awards in other parts of the world.

But we don’t give them out lightly.

Watch here for our 2019 awards for Edinburgh Fringe.


How our awards work

There’s no need to apply for an award from FringeReview.

Please don’t pitch your show for an award.

Our awards aren’t based on an application process but are a process that takes place between our review team. If a reviewer believes a show is worthy of an award, it is then re-seen by another reviewer, ideally three.

If the award is confirmed, we then contact the company.

So, watch this page for award announcements! Our next awards will be for Edinburgh Fringe 2018.


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