Brighton Fringe Award winners announced, tying up the end of the festival for 2018
The curtains have drawn on the 2018 season of Brighton Fringe, but not without a last hurrah.Brighton Fringe’s biggest and brightest congregated at the annual awards ceremony to take their curtain call.
Every year, the Brighton Fringe Awards celebrate the outstanding performances and events that make the festival fly. A whole host of awards celebrate the variety of art forms on show at the Fringe, and each award recognizes the respective recipients in a unique way.All companies who win an award also win a free registration to take part in Brighton Fringe the following year.
Julian Caddy, managing director of Brighton Fringe, commented: ‘We’re extremely proud of the calibre of performers that Brighton Fringe draws, and pleased to be a part of so many new, exciting works. Congratulations to all our winners, nominees and everyone who has been a part of Brighton Fringe this year. This is your festival, and we can’t wait to see you all again next year.’
This year Brighton Fringe is excited to host two new awards: the Voice Arts Award, which supports the development of creativity and leadership skills; and the Marlborough Development Award, which supports LGBTQ+ performers taking risks and working in interdisciplinary ways.
With a plethora of exciting new talent and people gathering from all around the country, almost 90,000 tickets were sold at Brighton Fringe 2018.
Fringe Festival Awards 2018
NEW Voice award winner: Standard: Elite
Nominees: Lippy, Fix My Brain
NEW Marlborough Development Award winner: Oozing Gloop
The Argus Fringe Archangel Award winner: Edith Piaf Live At Nimegue
Nominees: Pelican, Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead
International Youth Arts Festival Best of Brighton Fringe –
Theatre winner: Bully Beef
International Youth Arts Festival Best of Brighton comedy winner: Now That’s What I Call Archie Henderson
International Youth Arts Festival Best of Brighton Fringe family show winner: Margo & Mr Whatsit
First & Foremost Entertainment winner: “Hello La Voix” New Show, New Shoes, Old Earrings
Nominees: The Tap Pack, Circus Vegas
Balkan / Otherplace Award winner: Garry Starr: Garry Starr Performs Everything
Nominees: What We Leave Behind, Meadow by Meadow, Nathan and Ida’s Hotdog Stand
South East Dance ‘Space to Dance’ Award winner: A Night with Thick and Tight
Nominees: My Feminist Boner, Watching
ONCA Green Curtain winner: Subira
Best Design for Print winner: Passionate Machine
Nominee: Franz Kafka – Apparatus
The Brighton Fringe International Touring Bursary in Association with The Pebble Trust winner: A Night with Thick and Tight
Nominees: Bomb Sex, The Sorrowful Tale of Sleeping Sydney
New Writing South Best New Play Award winner: Passion Machine
Nominees: The Sorrowful Tale of Sleeping Sydney, Gun
Visual Arts Award in Association with HOUSE and AOH winner: The Museum of Ordinary People
Nominees: Open Studios 2018, One Can Not Be Too Careful