2017 Pick of the Fringe

Every year, the audiences votes for their favourite Fringe shows in the Pick of the Fringe Awards, in a variety of categories and we hand out the hand-made awards on the closing night of the festival.

Congrats to all 56 shows who took part in the 2017 Victoria Fringe Festival, and the nearly 300 volunteers who helped power the Fringe.

And the winners are…

Special Achievement

Adrian Chamberlain for 30 years of Fringe reviews and arts coverage

Volunteer Spirit Awards

Patrick Fogarty & Bernadette Casperson

Dreamboat Award

Chase Hiebert & Holly Lam – 2017 Volunteer Coordinators

Spirit of the Fringe Award

All of the Front of House Managers

Favourite Comedy

Runner Up: Fake Ghost Tours

WINNER: Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths (A Comedy)

 

Favourite Movement/Physical Theatre

Runner Up: Interstellar Elder 

WINNER: Beau + Aero: Crash Landing

 

Favourite Drama

Runner Up: Horowitz & Mrs. Washington

WINNER: LEER

 

Favourite Cabaret/Variety/Magic/Musical

Runner Up: Six Magicians

WINNER: Olive Copperbottom: A New Musical By Charles Dickens and Penny Ashton

 

Favourite Storytelling/Spoken Word

Runner Up: Hyena Subpoena  

WINNER: SPEC  

 

Favourite Visual Theatre/Puppetry

Runner Up: Beaver Dreams

WINNER: GRUFF

 

Favourite Ensemble

Runner Up: Daddy Issues, Human Voltage Theatre Project  

WINNER: War Improv is Hell, Paper Street Theatre

 

Favourite Duo

Runner Up: Beau + Aero: Crash Landing

WINNER: Fake Ghost Tours

 

Favourite Solo Show

Runner Up: Olive Copperbottom: A New Musical By Charles Dickens and Penny Ashton

WINNER: Interstellar Elder

 

Bravest Show

Runner Up: Daddy Issues

WINNER: Monica Vs. The Internet: Tales of a Social Justice Warrior

 

Best Performance by any Fringe artist

Runner Up: Olive Copperbottom: A New Musical By Charles Dickens and Penny Ashton/Penny Ashton

WINNER: Interstellar Elder/Ingrid Hansen

 

Favourite Show Design

Runner Up: Interstellar Elder

WINNER: LEER

 

Favourite Family Friendly

Runner Up: Tie – Beau + Aero: Crash Landing / Beaver Dreams

WINNER: Gruff, Puente Theatre

 

Favourite Original New Work

Runner Up: Interstellar Elder

WINNER: LEER

 

PICK OF THE FRINGE – Overall winner

Runner Up: Interstellar Elder

WINNER: Olive Copperbottom: A New Musical By Charles Dickens and Penny Ashton

 

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