Six shows win Scotsman’s Fringe First awards in week one
Three shows at the Traverse Theatre and a play performed in people’s living rooms are among the first winners of the Fringe First awards in Edinburgh.
Run by newspaper the Scotsman, this year marks the first time the awards have been presented in partnership with he University of Edinburgh.
Mustard, a one-woman show starring Eva O’Connor, running at Summerhall, has won in the first batch alongside physical theatre piece Raven, at Assembly Roxy, and Arthur, which is performed by Daniel Bye in people’s living rooms.
Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran, by Javaad Alipoor, is also among the Traverse shows to win.
The Fringe Firsts recognise outstanding new writing premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe and are awarded once a week throughout each year’s festival.
The judging panel is chaired by the Scotsman’s chief theatre critic, Joyce McMillan.
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