The Edinburgh49 Prize: for distinctive and memorable theatre (2014). Winners!

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“CONGRATULATIONS!”

Editorial Rating: Outstanding

The winners of the first ever Edinburgh49 Prize: for distinctive & memorable theatre (sponsored by Alechemy Brewing) were announced on 10 July at our ‘End of Normality’ party held at Assembly Roxy.

The event marked the city’s transition into full-on Festivals mode and was a chance to celebrate all that’s weird and wonderful about the other 49 weeks in the arts calendar.

Not only did our sponsor, Alechemy Brewing of Livingstone, ensure that everyone was well watered throughout the night, they also provided the star prize for our winning pub quiz team, a powerful combination of Royal Lyceum’s marketing team and NTS producers, who received a chance to sample 11 bottles from across Alechemy’s range.

Despite on-going tours and pre-Fringe commitments, we were delighted to welcome so many friends old and new to join us for the official announcement of the 6 winning productions, chosen from the more than 75 shows reviewed by us since last September.

In date order, the winning shows are:

With special mention of The #1 Loch Ness Monster Experience performed by Bruce Morton and Karen Fraser Docherty at Edinburgh College, 24 June, 2014 as part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s The Great, Yes, No, 5 Minute Theatre Show.

Charlotte Productions celebrate the sucess of Goblin's Story in style.

Charlotte Productions celebrate the sucess of Goblin’s Story in style.

Many congratulations again to all the winners and many, many thanks again to all the companies, participants and venues who have made 2013-14 such a wonderful year with which to begin Edinburgh49. Our job for 2013-14 was to establish the title and prove it could endure from one Fringe to another. We’ve done that. Next year we’d like to expand our coverage into new genres – can you help us?

There are some incredibly talented individuals operating across the genres in this city. If you think you can help amplify word-of-mouth with passionate, peer-review style reviews which help producers and punters alike – please get in touch!

No more reviews for now, as we circle around the Fringe and live up to our name, but we will be back in September.

See you on the far side!

Alan, Richard & Dan

Thurs. July 10 — The End of Normality — Venue Profile

As the city gears up for the Edinburgh Festivals, the Edinburgh49 team, together with Alechemy Brewing, invite you to join them at Assembly Roxy to celebrate the end of normality. See below for details of how to get on the guest list.

The Edinburgh49 Prize for distinctive & memorable theatre 2014

On the night of Thursday 10 July the recipients of the 49th most prestigious award in the South East of Scotland will be announced.

The winners will be those 6 productions who have done most to showcase that Edinburgh is the home, incubator and top destination for the planet’s most talented producers.

Assembly Roxy: Rooted in the Fringe, blossoming year round

Every active Fringe-goer has come to know Assembly Roxy pretty well over the years. Some of the most enthralling August productions have been shown in its intimate and highly charged spaces. As a newly-established year-round venue the prospects for great entertainment are proving to be just as bright.

Despite the central location (between the South Bridge and the Pleasance) the inside of Roxy is world unto itself, retaining that sense of occasion from when worshipers were still arriving in their Sunday best. Getting the all areas tour from manager Caroline Fraser is a theatre nerd’s delight – be sure not to miss getting yours during the night of 10 July.

Roxy Central: Classic Church-style space. Available for fairs, conferences, readings, weddings, meetings, performances and dance classes. Approximate capacity 250 (seated) and 400 (standing).

Roxy Upstairs: Black box theatre. Ideal for rehearsals, auditions and performances. Approximate capacity 200 (seated).

Roxy Downstairs: Perfect break out space and for its own smaller events. Approximate capacity 60.

The Snug Bar: Suitable for casual functions, small scale performances and get-togethers. Fitted out with chesterfield sofas, low ceilings & located adjacent to the bar. Approximate capacity 60.



Get on the guest list:

When: Thursday 10 July

Where: Snug bar, Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place

From: 7:30pm

How to RSVP: guestlist@edinburgh49.com

Save the Date! — Thurs. July 10 — The End of Normality

As the city gears up for the Edinburgh Festivals, the Edinburgh49 team, together with Alechemy Brewing, invite you to join them at Assembly Roxy to celebrate the end of normality. See below for details of how to get on the guest list.

52 weeks of the year minus 3 weeks of the Fringe = Edinburgh49

Last September Edinburgh-based writers covering the Festivals got together and started a new review site dedicated to the city’s year-round arts scene. What is there in Edinburgh outside the Fringe? Not much. Not after you’ve discounted:

  • World-class venues of every shape and size
  • Unrivaled technical expertise and professional know-how
  • Audiences who know their Marlowe from their Molière
  • A flourishing student theatre scene
  • Prestigious touring companies
  • Innovative new writing

BUT apart from the over-used Monty Python reference, what has happened in Edinburgh since the end of August 2013? Come find out!

The Edinburgh49 Yet-To-Be-Titled Year-Round Theatre Awards

On the night of Thursday 10 July the recipients of the 49th most prestigious award in the South East of Scotland will be announced.

The winners will be those 6 productions who have done most to showcase that Edinburgh is the home, incubator and top destination for the planet’s most talented producers.

SAVE THE DATE! & WATCH THIS SPACE!



Get on the guest list:

When: Thursday 10 July

Where: Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place

From: 7:30pm

How to RSVP: guestlist@edinburgh49.com