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2018 Award Winners

The curtains have drawn on the 2018 season of Brighton Fringe, but not without a last hurrah. Last night, 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.

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.

Congratulations to all those who participated and a huge thank you to all our supporters.

The Argus Fringe Archangel Award

Winner: Edith Piaf Live At Nimegue

Nominations: Pelican | Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

The Brighton Fringe Visual Arts Award in Association with HOUSE and AOH

Winner: Museum of Ordinary People

Nominations: Open Studios 2018 | One Can Not Be Too Careful

The Primary Times Children's Choice Award

Winner: Oskar’s Amazing Adventures

Nominations: Let’s Build a Planet | The tale of the Cockatrice | I’m a Magician Get me out of here

Gemini Print: Best Design for Print Award

Winner: Passionate Machine

Highly Commended: Franz Kafka: Apparatus

Voice's Best Newcomer to Brighton Fringe

Winner: Standard:Elite

Nominations: Lippy | Fix My Brain

IYAF Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy Award

Winner: NOW That's Who I Call Archie Henderson

IYAF Best of Brighton Fringe Children and Family Show

Winner: Margo & Mr. Whatsit

IYAF Best of Brighton Fringe Theatre Award

Winner: Bully Beef

The Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award

Winner: The Polished Scar

The Bobby: Best of the Festival Award

Winner: Victorious

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

Latest Comedy Award

Winner: Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Nominations: Garry Starr: Garry Starr Performs Everything | Katy Schutte: Schutte the Unromantic

Latest Live Music Award

Winner: Geoff Rob

Nominations: The Turbans | Glenn Richardson

Radio Reverb Out in Brighton LGBTQ Brighton Fringe Award

Winner: Hot Gay Time Machine

Nominations: The Morning After the Life Before | Gypsy Queen

The First and Foremost Entertainment Cabaret Award

Winner: Hello La Voix New Show, New Shoes, Old Earrings

Nominations: The Tap Pack | Circus Vegas | Vanishing Point

The Space to Dance Award from Southeast Dance

Winner: A Night with Thick and Tight

Nominations: My Feminist Boner | Watching

The Brighton Fringe Audience Choice Award: Best Venue 

Winner: Junkyard Dogs

New Writing South's Best New Play Award

Winner: Passionate Machine

Nominations: The Sorrowful Tale of Sleeping Sydney | Gun

ONCA Green Curtain Award

Winner: Subira

Nominations: Efemera

Balkan/Otherplace Award

Winner: Garry Starr Performs Everything

Nominations: What We Leave Behind | Meadow by Meadow | Nathan and Ida's Hotdog Stand

The Marlborough Development Award

Winner: Oozing Gloop

The Brighton Fringe Audience Choice Award: Best Event

Winner: Love Letters to Rappers

Nominations: Slipskin

The Brighton Fringe International Touring Bursary in Association with The Pebble Trust

Winner: A Night with Thick and Tight

Nominations: Bomb Sex | The Sorrowful Tale of Sleeping Sydney

The Spirit of the Fringe Award

Winner: David Weedall

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