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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.




Eddies Nomination: @angelcornertc for Zero Down

Gripping new-writing and nuanced humanity gets Zero Down our next nod. 

'Room 45! Lucky me! I get the prize bitch.' Leyla is a dreamer. Benni's a bully and a bigot and Erin's just after a story. When a student joins the zero hours team at a run-down care home, underlying tensions between the overworked nurses and their patients really start to surface. Preconceptions are challenged in this fast-paced drama, punctuated by surprising revelations and flashes of dark comedy. Award-winning writer Sarah Hehir's play takes us into the life of a late shift.



Eddies Nomination: @popcornjsb for Zero

An intense, commanding performance from Grace Vance and taut writing from Rachel R Kelly deserve our next nomination!

Lying little bitch, as if anyone would shag her?' Beth’s drunk outside a Leeds nightclub. She wants a fag. She doesn't even smoke, she just needs to escape her 21st birthday party. Her dad’s dancing to Aerosmith, the DJ’s really shite and her best friend’s getting off with anyone and everyone. But that can't be the whole story, can it? Dark, funny and poignant, this one-woman show takes Beth apart, piece by piece. Bringing to life nine characters, Beth would rather be anyone but herself.

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



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

Eddies Nomination - Buzz: A new Musical

Our second Eddies nomination is for Fat Rascal Theatre with Buzz: A New Musical


In 50 BC Cleopatra hollowed out a fruit stone and filled it with angry bees providing her with the right kind of buzz.

In 2016 Angie finds herself out of her depth with what it means to be a woman taking control of her sexuality. 

Winner of the 2016 Stella Wilkie Award and shortlisted for the Les Enfants Terribles Award, BUZZ is a hilarious musical journey through the history of the vibrator and a brutally honest story of a singleton’s quest to fall back in love with herself. Join us as we finally uncover the untold struggle for women’s sexual independence throughout the ages.

'Bridget Jones meets the Book of Mormon'

Eddies Nomination - Madwomen in the Attic - Plain Heroines

Our first Eddies nomination of the year!

“Join a woman – and her multiple personalities – on a journey through the twisted corridors of her mind…Set in an imaginary mental asylum, Mad Women in my Attic! is a collection of show tunes, folk and cabaret songs, which celebrate the mentally unstable women in music and theatre, with multiple costume changes, lots of humour, seduction and dramatic moments…”

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