Scottish Arts Club Announces 2018 Fringe Theatre Awards

The winners and this year’s Scottish Arts Club Theatre Awards were announced on 20th August.

The panel of eight judges, comprising Muriel Romanes, Catherine Robins, Liz Smith, Anna Stapleton, John Scott-Moncrieff, Neil Weir, Mark Wilson and chaired by Joyce Caplan, have decided who will win the near legendary Flying Artichoke for their chosen best Scottish theatre production on the Fringe.

This year, the overall winner is Coriolanus Vanishes, written and directed by David Leddy and performed by Irene Allen at the Traverse Theatre. This dramatic, psychological thriller from Fire Exit has been co-produced with the Tron Theatre, Glasgow.

The runner up is Heroine from Scene Change Productions at Assembly on the Mound. This world première performed by MJ Wells and directed by Susan Worsfold, is the true story of military sexual trauma.

The 2018 SAC Bright Spark Award goes to Moonlight on Leith from ClartyBurd Theatre Company. Showing at PBH’s Free Fringe at Bar Bados Complex, Cowgate, it is a love letter to Edinburgh’s wayward daughter co-written by Laila Noble and Emilie Robson, giving a comic insight into the lives of Leithers.

The 2018 awards were presented at the Scottish Arts Club, 24 Rutland Square, Edinburgh on Wednesday 22 August.