Archive for the ‘Fringe Report Awards’ Category


Fringe Report Awards Announced

Friday, 27 January, 2012

The winners of the last ever Fringe Report awards have been announced. The presentation of the Awards will take place at the Leicester Square Theatre on 6 February.

Elliot Grove (Outstanding Achievement Award – Film)

Steve Forster (Best PR – Theatre)

Flavia Fraser-Cannon (Best Creative – Producer, Photographer, Publicist)

Paul L Martin (Best Producer – Cabaret)

Sibyl Madrigal (Best Music Curator – for Boat-Ting)

Performers Without Borders (Best Encouragers of Talent)

Steve Henwood & Wendy Matthews (Best Festival Directors)

Guy Chapman (Outstanding Achievement Award – PR)

Kiki Kendrick - Best creative, actor and writer

Kiki Kendrick (Best Creative – Actor and Writer)

Becky Talbot (Best Presenter – Radio)

Kevin Sampson (Outstanding Achievement Award – Literature & Film)

Vocal Motions Elastic Theatre (Best Theatre Company)

Sasha Regan (Best Venue Director)

Adam Morley (Best Director – Theatre & Film)

Ricky Dukes (Best Artistic Director (Lazarus Theatre Company))

James Hyland (Best Performer – Solo Show (for A Christmas Carol / Jacob Marley))

Paul Sayers & Simon Bolton (Best Shakespeare Producers (Rooftop Theatre))

Paul Levy (Best Publisher)

Tactful Cactus (Best Short Film – Starcrossed)

Alison Wright (Best PR – Arts)

Stuart Price (Best Creative – Director & Writer)

Laura Pitt-Pulford (Best Performer – Musical (for Parade at Southwark Playhouse)

Alexander Parsonage (Best Artistic Director (Finger In The Pie))

Andy McQuade (Best Director – Theatre)

Catherine Brogan (Best Poet)

These awards will be presented in London on Monday 6 February 2012 – details of the event are at


16 Jan is last date for Fringe Report Award nominations

Tuesday, 3 January, 2012

You know someone who deserves recognition!

You can send your nominations for a Fringe Report Award right up to 16th Jan. We’d love to recognise as many people as we can for their extraordinary contributions to the Fringe, the vibrant heart of theatre in the UK and the world.

You can nominate a performer, producer, director, lighting or sound professional or anyone else you think has gone the extra mile to deliver or contribute to, a performance of outstanding quality and effect.

More details at:



Nominations open for the last-ever Fringe Report Awards

Tuesday, 20 December, 2011

Please do send your personal nominations for the last-ever Fringe Report Awards.

We must have them by 7pm on Monday 16 January, but you can send them in at any time before that.

Fringe Report has been celebrating the best of the Fringe and the Awards showcase any kind of talent, production and skill. FR Awards have been given to venues, hosts, performers (actors, singers, dancers, musicians, puppeteers), production people and to those who have made things happen. Don’t think categories, think about who has made or enabled something beautiful or significant.

Send nominations to: from now until 16 January 2012.

More details at:


Fringe Report Awards 2011 – Kate Bannister & Karl Swinyard

Monday, 13 June, 2011

Karl Swinyard & Kate Bannister accepted a Fringe Report Award for Best Venue Directors at the Brockley Jack Theatre ( on Thursday 12 May 2011.  Kate Bannister is the artistic director of the theatre, and Karl Swinyard the theatre manager.

The award citation reads: The award celebrates the imaginative and inspired work of artistic director Kate Bannister and theatre manager Karl Swinyard in making The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre an outstanding venue for exciting theatre; and for encouraging the development of new talent, both in the performance of new work, and in the evolution of new writers


In ‘The Stage’ This Week…

Friday, 18 February, 2011

Lovely set of photos from the Fringe Report Awards inside the back cover of this week’s ‘The Stage’ magazine.

Photos show Peter Lewis from Battersea Barge, Elina Akhmetova, and Jonathan Hansler receiving their awards for Best Venue, Best Performer – Choreography and Dance, and Best Actor respectively.


Fringe Report Awards – Were you there?

Tuesday, 8 February, 2011

The Fringe Report Awards were presented for almost the last time at the Leicester Square Theatre in London’s West End last night.

Celebrating, as always, the commitment and skill of actors, writers, directors, producers, technicians and facilitators in film, dance, drama, comedy and music, the Fringe Report awards are as coveted by those who receive them as they are egalitarian in concept and practice.

It is a lovely occasion for the Fringe, because it is the Fringe (as Greg Tallent said when receiving his Award) that makes London the art capital of the world.

The redoubtable John Park, who runs Fringe Report, has announced that next year’s event will be the last, and that Fringe Report itself will close in July 2012. The Fringe Report awards have always happened because of John himself and the support of a small number of sponsors and donors, whose help over the years can never really be properly acknowledged.

Maybe now is the time that some generous sponsor will see the opportunity to get involved with this wonderful night and make 2012 really special.


Fringe Report Awards – The Complete Roll of Honour

Monday, 31 January, 2011

We published some of the Fringe Report Awards when they were announced last Friday. Now, the complete list has been announced.

Christopher Ager – Outstanding Achievement Award

Elina Akhmetova – Best Performer – Choreographer & Dancer

Alia Alzougbi – Best Performer – Storyteller & Dancer

Battersea Barge - 'Best Venue'

Joe Bateman – Best Festival Director – Film

Hurlingham Books [Ray Cole] – Best Bookshop

Karl Swinyard & Kate Bannister [Brockley Jack Theatre] – Best Venue Directors

Scott Capurro – Best Host

Chickenshed - 'Best Company'

Theatre Delicatessen [Mauricio Preciado Awad, Jessica Brewster, Frances Loy, Roland Smith] – Best Company

Jonathan Hansler – Best Actor

Penny Horner – Outstanding Achievement Award

Sheridan Humphreys – Best PR

Tracy Keeling – Best Playwright

Áine King – Best Auteur – Adapter, Director, Designer

Tally Koren – Best Singer/Songwriter

The Magnets – Best Band

Marcus Markou – Best Creative

Katie, Jessica, Racky, John Plews – Best Theatrical Team

Tin Can Podcast – Best Audio

Cor Blimey Arts Deptford [Gillian Best Powell] – Best Artist Cooperative

Victor Sobchak – Outstanding Achievement Award

Greg Tallent – Best Festival Director – Fringe

Diana Thomas – Best Director

Battersea Barge – Best Venue

Pete Wyer – Best Composer

Awards will be presented on 7th February 2010 at the Leicester Square Theatre in London’s West End. For details, please click this link:


Fringe Report Awards Night. Will you be at the Fringe Party of the Year?

Tuesday, 11 January, 2011

Fringe Report Awards 2011

Fringe Report Awards - The Fringe's Big Night Out. Cast and crew of Yard Gal receive their award in 2009. (c) Stefan Lubomirski de Vaux

The fun and funky (as ever!) Fringe Report Awards Ceremony takes place on Monday 7 February 2011 in the heart of London’s West End, at The Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BX.

Awards are presented by the lovely Emma Taylor, and the equally lovely Martin Witts, Nicola Haydn and John Park.

* 19:00 Theatre opens
* 20:00 Awards Ceremony, followed by reception.
* 23:00 Ends

Timings Note
Please be on time. The awards start at 20:00. No admissions after 20:00.

Dress Code
There is no dress code, it’s informal, please wear whatever you like.

Photography and Filming
We will be taking photographs, the event will be filmed and a soundtrack made. By coming to the awards you are giving your consent for your image and voice to be used by us. You are welcome to take photographs during the evening of your friends and colleagues collecting awards. Please do this with consideration for other people. We’ll very much welcome receiving copies of your photographs after the event to to use on Fringe Report and in publicity.

Drinks & Reception
Drinks before the awards are available from the theatre’s bars at their normal prices. There is a reception in the theatre after the awards, and all attending the awards are invited. The reception is free, and includes red and white wine, orange juice and water, and light food. If you’d like other soft or alcoholic drinks these can be bought from the theatre bars at normal prices. The reception can only happen because of  the generosity of donors whom we thank.

Rain, Hail, Snow – And Not Showing Up
* We generally issue invitations first-come first-served till the venue capacity of 400 is reached.
* We then start a waiting list.
* If we invite you and you accept, and if you don’t come – you will stop someone on the waiting list from coming.
* Usually on awards night in early February in London there is heavy snow or torrential rain.
* Please don’t ask for an invitation if very heavy rain and snow means you will not come at the last minute, or will not be able to get home.
* Bring an umbrella.

No Guests, No Plus-ones, No Multiple Applications
* Each person who wishes to attend must apply individually from their own email address
* We don’t use these email addresses for anything except the awards
* Don’t ask to bring a guest, or for a plus-one. Each must apply themselves from their own email address.
* Don’t apply on behalf of members of your company. Each must apply themselves from their own email address.
* We won’t reply to multiple applications or those asking for plus-ones.

To ask for a single invitation, please make your request to from your personal email address. We do not use these addresses except for the awards. We aim to reply quickly except as noted above. The address, date and time of the event are at the top of this note.

We look forward to seeing you!


“Someone I know deserves an FR Award…”

Tuesday, 21 December, 2010

Happy New Year, and in amongst all the feasting, please remember those performers who made 2010 really special for you.

Send in your nominations for this year's Fringe Report Awards. It's a great party too!

It doesn’t take much effort, just an email. And you could help reward the really deserving performers, technicians, writers, comedians, producers and directors who have sent shivers down your back in 2010. The Fringe Report Awards are much more chic and fashionable than the X Factor or the Apprentice, and winning one is nearly as exclusive!

SEND AWARD NOMINATIONS for Fringe Report Awards 2011 to  Details at

And the Fringe Report Awards is the Leicester Square party night that you can attend, and cheer on your nominees at the fringe party of the year!

FRINGE REPORT AWARDS 2011 are on Monday 7 February 2011.  We’ll be sending out invitations early in January.  If you’re not on our mailing list, you can register your interest in receiving an invite by emailing ‘subscribe’ to and asking for an invite in your email.  People on the mailing list receive Fringe Report’s monthly newsletter and an invite to the awards; there’s no spam, your details are not passed on, and you can unsubscribe any time.

Please don’t request an invite unless you can come. (Really). We’d love to see you, but if you don’t show up on the night, you’ll be taking a place from someone else, and what we really love is a full theatre and lots of atmosphere.

And finally, if you or a company or charity or some other organisation would like to get involved and help the Awards with money or in some other way, please do get in touch!


Fringe Report Awards – Nominate Now!

Tuesday, 30 November, 2010

What better way to contemplate the season of goodwill than by thinking of all those performers, technicians, comedians and other fringe participants who have given you a particular thrill during the year. Then, when you’ve pencilled them into your final list (watch out for mince-pie stains and that you don’t spill the mulled wine), you can send them off to Fringe Report as your individual nominations for a Fringe Report Award.

The FR Awards are one of the few ways that the achievements of Fringe performers are ever recognised, and of course the night itself is also the excuse for a big party too.

You don’t have to think about categories or specific types of performance either – if you know a fireating sword-swallower whose act has gone down a storm, then let us know. Just tell us a bit about why you think your nominee should be receiving some special recognition. Click this link for more.

Party Night! The Fringe Report Awards

And of course if you’re a PR person looking after a youth brand or a charity that’s looking to recognise and reward the special demands of Fringe performance, then let us know too. We’ll show you how you can get involved for an outlay that makes sense to your situation.

In either case (to nominate someone or donate or sponsor an award or the party!) please get in touch with John. Nominations to; you can email him at or you can click this link for more information. We’d love to hear from you!