Category Archives: Edinburgh 2018

Scotsman Fringe First Winners 2018

Here, for your enjoyment on the final weekend of the Fringe, is the full list of this year’s fabulous Scotsman Fringe First winners. With huge thanks to the other members of our great judging panel – Mark Fisher, Susan Mansfield, Jackie McGlone, David Pollock, Fiona Shepherd and Sally Stott, plus Festival editor Andrew Eaton-Lewis, and Scotsman arts editor Roger Cox.


ANGRY ALAN by Penelope Skinner Francesca Moody with Underbelly at the Underbelly
THE BASEMENT TAPES by Stella Reid, Jane Yonge, Thomas Lambert and Oliver Morse, Zanetti Productions at Summerhall
CLASS by Iseult Golden and David Horan Abbey Theatre, Dublin at the Traverse
FIRST SNOW/PREMIERE NEIGE by Davey Anderson, Philippe Ducros and Linda McLean National Theatre of Scotland, Theatre PAP and Hotel Motel at the Canada Hub, King’s Hall
STATUS by Chris Thorpe Chris Thorpe, Rachel Chavkin, China Plate and Staatstheater Mainz at Summerhall
ULSTER AMERICAN by David Ireland Traverse Theatre Company at the Traverse
WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF by Cora Bissett Traverse Theatre Company and Raw Material with Regular Music, at the Traverse


DRESSED by Josie Dale-Jones, Lydia Higginson, Nobahar Mahdavi and Olivia Norris. This Egg, MadeMyWardrobe, Untapped Underbelly and New Diorama at the Underbelly, Cowgate
DUPed by John McCann Ambergris at Sweet Grassmarket (Apex Hotel)
MARK THOMAS – CHECK UP: OUR NHS AT 70 by Mark Thomas Lakin McCarthy at the Traverse Theatre
MY LEFT RIGHT FOOT – THE MUSICAL by Robert Softley Gale, Scott Gilmour & Claire McKenzie, and Richard Thomas. Birds of Paradise and the National Theatre of Scotland at Assembly Roxy.
ON THE EXHALE by Martin Zimmerman China Plate and Audible at the Traverse Theatre
SQUARE GO by Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair Francesca Moody at Roundabout @ Summerhall
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard Soho Theatre and Ars Nova of New York at the Traverse Theatre


ARCHIVE OF EDUCATED HEARTS by Casey Jay Andrews Lion House Theatre at Pleasance Courtyard
IT’S TRUE IT’S TRUE IT’S TRUE Breach Theatre, Untapped by Underbelly and New Diorama at Underbelly Cowgate
POWER PLAY: FUNERAL FLOWERS by Emma Dennis-Edwards Power Play at Pleasance Pop-Up: Power Play HQ (Broughton St.)
TROJAN HORSE by Helen Monks and Matt Woodhead Lung & West Yorkshire Playhouse at Summerhall
UNSUNG by Valentijn Dhaenens Skagen/KVS, Big In Belgium, Richard Jordan, TRP and Summerhall at Summerhall
VALERIE by Robin Kelly, Cherie Moore and Tom Broome Last Tapes Theatre Co at Summerhall