Bryony Kimmings has been announced as the winner of an award celebrating new writing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Kimmings won the inaugural Popcorn Group Writing Award for her show I’m a Phoenix, Bitch, and will receive a £2,500 cash prize.
All new writing works presented at the Pleasance as part of the fringe were eligible for the award, which is run by TV, film and theatre production company the Popcorn Group.
The other shortlisted shows were A Womb of One’s Own by Claire Rammelkamp and Drowning by Jessica Ross.
Judges of the award included Game of Thrones actor Lena Headey, Donmar Warehouse artistic director Michael Longhurst, playwright Enda Walsh, producer Francesca Moody and actor Art Malik.
Charlotte Colbert and Jessica Malik of the Popcorn Group said: “We were so inspired by the many talented writers who submitted their work for this award. The standard was impossibly high.
“We are, however, thrilled Bryony has won the inaugural Popcorn Award for her brave, bold and original writing.
“She is a hugely inspirational talent and her work is full of power and hope, tackling challenging themes in her own uniquely devastating way.”