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Le Gateau Chocolat and Pussy Riot win Total Theatre Awards as more EdFringe prizes announced

Le Gateau Chocolat in Duckie at Summerhall. Photo: Tracy Gentles Le Gateau Chocolat in Duckie at Summerhall. Photo: Manuel Vason
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Le Gateau Chocolat and Pussy Riot are among the winners of the 2018 Total Theatre Awards.

The awards, which celebrate innovation in performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, were announced at a ceremony at Edinburgh bar Akva on August 24.

A panel of 22 judges selected the winners from a shortlist, for which 461 shows were assessed across the first 11 days.

Total Theatre Awards

Emerging company/artist
Cock, Cock… Who’s There? by Samira Elagoz in association with From Start to Finnish at Summerhall

Physical/visual theatre
Another One by Lobke Leirens and Maxim Storms at Summerhall
Backup by Chaliwate Company and Focus Company at Summerhall

Circus
Casting Off by Sharon Burgess Productions and A Good Catch at Assembly

Dance
Void by V/DA and MHz in association with Feral at Summerhall

Innovation, experimentation and playing with form
Nate by Natalie Palamides produced by Soho Theatre at the Pleasance
Pussy Riot: Riot Days produced by One Inch Badge at Summerhall

Significant contribution award
Le Gateau Chocolat


Elsewhere, other awards announced as this year’s fringe draws to a close include:

Accessible Edinburgh Festivals Awards

The Accessible Edinburgh Festivals Awards, which are run by disabled access charity Euan’s Guide, celebrate the accessibility and inclusivity of venues associated with Edinburgh’s festivals.

Best pop-up venue
Edinburgh International Book Festival

Best venue
Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Spirit of inclusion
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society (spirit of inclusion award)

Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award

Trojan Horse by Lung Theatre at Summerhall

The Filipa Braganca Award

Emma Dennis-Edwards for Power Play: Funeral Flowers at Pleasance Pop-up

Mental Health Fringe Award

Electrolyte  by Wildcard Theatre at Pleasance Dome

Holden Street Theatres Edinburgh Fringe Award

Extinguished Things by Molly Taylor at Summerhall

Build a Rocket! by Christopher York at Pleasance Courtyard

The Carol Tambor Award

Ulster American by David Ireland at Traverse

This list is being updated as more awards are announced.

 

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