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Eddies nominations: @stayuplatearts Yokes Night

Correcting earlier post with the wrong company name

Another Eddies nomination, well done to  Stay up late collective

Dublin, 11th March 2015. A slip-up loophole in the law declares all drugs legal for 24 hours. On this night of rebellion, Harry finds himself under the influence of Saoirse. Bound by the ecstasy of their union, secrets are shared, and the stench of bloodshed is looming. Stay Up Late and Bear Trap Theatre fuse cut-throat dialect with stylized movement, forging a fresh, progressive theatre experience.

 

★★★★ A ton of issues plus electric performances makes this two-hander a winning combination" The Stage 

★★★★★ "a play in the truest sense between characters meeting and finding excitement in each other" Broadway Baby 

★★★★ satisfyingly enigmatic conclusion British Theatre Guide

★★★★ electric performances makes this two-hander a winning combination" Fringe Review

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eddies nominations: @YesHaleyMcGee for I'm Doing This For You

Acutely embarrasing, funny and sad, I'm Doing This For You heads up our final batch of nominations...

 

A new performance by fearless, raw talent Haley McGee. Blending storytelling, live art and improvisation, this show is a big romantic gesture. He’s an aspiring stand-up comedian. Today is his birthday. The audience is her gift to him. It’s a surprise: ‘You get comedy and cake. I get to correct a mistake.’ Funny, uncomfortable and a little bit sad, IDTFY explores the extremes a person will go in the name of obliterating her loneliness.

‘Acutely invigorating... Sharp beyond belief... A hilarious, haunting show.’ (Top 10 Plays of 2015, Coast, Halifax).

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A new performance by fearless, raw talent Haley McGee. Blending storytelling, live art and improvisation, this show is a big romantic gesture. He’s an aspiring stand-up comedian. Today is his birthday. The audience is her gift to him. It’s a surprise: ‘You get comedy and cake. I get to correct a mistake.’ Funny, uncomfortable and a little bit sad, IDTFY explores the extremes a person will go in the name of obliterating her loneliness. ‘Acutely invigorating... Sharp beyond belief... A hilarious, haunting show.’ (Top 10 Plays of 2015, Coast, Halifax).

Eddies nominations: @Spun_Glass for Stamp

Spun Glass gave us two brilliant shows to consider - we're nominating Stamp in particular for its ridiculous, late-night shoe-throwing madness - with some knotty social issues slipped in when were off-guard! 

Hosted by the love child of Sandi Toksvig and Frank N Furter, Stamp is a cheeky, challenging game show where you make the rules. A man and a woman must pit their wits against your choices to fight it out in a never-ending battle for ultimate supremacy. Interactive cabaret for the naughty child in everyone.

Praise for Spun Glass:

'Extremely strong performances... devastating, brilliant' (Argus).

'Beautifully poignant... a rare gem' ***** (ThreeWeeks).

The Argus Angel winners 2013

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This creepy, vividly realised story gets our next nod. We didn't always understand it, but we couldn't look away... 

A domestic horror by Neil Smith. 'A play that makes you want to shout "Run!" at the stage' (Stage).

In an isolated cottage, deep in the English countryside, John makes a surprise visit to Helene, whom he abandoned nine years ago. As a storm rages outside, a nine-year-old girl looks on. Silently. Not making a sound...

Echoes follows Living Record’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 production of Neil Smith's debut play, Reunion: ‘An unmissable play on the Fringe’ (FringeReview.co.uk). ‘Suffocatingly intimate’ (EdFringeReview.com). ‘A joy to watch’ (BroadwayBaby.com).

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eddies nominations: @FERAL_Arts for Bird

And our last, but not least, nomination goes to Sita Pieraccini and team for the inventive and enchanting performance of Bird

A vast and desolate world. One lone creature, starved of both food and friendship. With only a patch of soil to call her own, she must be ready to seize every small opportunity that might fly by… Created through inventive clowning, mime and visceral physicality, and enriched by a detailed and subtle soundscape which is performed live, Bird is a timeless tale of friendship, courage, magic and madness.

 

‘Powerful’ **** (Herald)
. ‘Absorbing’ **** (EdinburghGuide.com).
‘Sweet, wry and heart rending’ **** (Skinny). 

Supported by Made in Scotland. Madeinscotlandshowcase.com

Eddies Nomination to @BalloonsTheatre for Rules of Inflation

This one silenced our usually vivacious judge for a whole night. Undeniably powerful theatre, if not for the faint-hearted.

 

 Welcome to your childhood dream, a world full of colours, celebrations, party games and… rules? You know the rules. You would never dare to break them, would you? Play the game, the stakes are high and there is no way out.

 

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/rules-of-inflation

https://twitter.com/BalloonsTheatre

Eddies Nomination:  Ladies in Waiting

Our next nomination goes to Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII for their gripping, human take on 6 of England's queens, and for their superlative hashtag #dontloseyourhead

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/ladies-in-waiting-the-judgement-of-henry-viii

 

( We actually nominated this one a few days ago - but forgot to tell you!! )