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

Nominee: Efemera

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

Radio Reverb: Out in Brighton LGBTQ Award winner: Hot Gay Time Machine

Nominees: The Morning After the Life Before, Gypsy Queen

Broadway Baby Bobby: Best of the Festival winner: Victorious

Nominees: Hymns For Robots, What We Leave Behind, Always, With a Love That’s True

Latest Live Music Award winner: Glenn Rob

Nominees: The Turbans, Glenn Richardson

Latest Comedy Award winner: Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Nominees: Garry Starr: Garry Starr Performs Everything, Schutte the Unromantic

Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre winner:  The Polished Scar

Primary Times Children’s Choice winner: Oskar’s Amazing Adventures

Nominees: Let’s Build a Planet, The Tale of the Cockatrice, I’m a Magician Get Me Out of Here

Audience Choice- Best Event winner: Love Letters To Rappers

Audience Choice- Best Venue winner: Junkyard Dogs

Spirit of the Fringe Award winner: David Weedall

A Midsummer Night’s Fringe, a specatular gala at BOAT on 3 July.
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