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. Pick of the Fringe voting is online, and the ballots will be open by Tuesday, August 29 and close at 7pm on Sunday, September 3rd. Stay tuned for more information!


The patrons voted for their Fringe Favourites, and the 2016 Pick of the Fringe Awards were handed out at the closing night party, and the winners are…

Favourite Comedy
Winner: Field Zoology 101
Runners-up: The Jupiter Rebellion: A Zach Zultana Adventure, Jon Bennet: Fire in the Meth Lab

Favourite Drama
Winner: The Old Lady’s Guide to Survival
Runner-up: nerdfucker

Favourite Dance/Movement/Physical Theatre
Winner: (i.m)position
Runner-up: Bella Culpa

Favourite Musical/Variety/Magic/Cabaret
Winner: Charlatan!
Runner-up: 6 Quick Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation

Favourite Spoken Word/Storytelling
Winner: Pandemonium
Runners-up: Jon Bennet: Fire in the Meth Lab, The Quiet Environmentalist

Favourite Visual Theatre/Puppetry
Winner: Space Hippo
Runner-up: Little Orange Man

Favourite Ensemble
Winner: An Improvised Quentin Tarantino  2: The Playful 8
Runner-up: Winnie the Pooh & Tales of 100 Acre Wood

Favourite Duo
Winner: Bella Culpa
Runner-up: Bushel and Peck

Favourite Solo
Winner: Little Orange Man
Runner-up: Jon Bennet: Fire in the Meth Lab

Favourite Performance by an Under-Represented Artist
Winner: Seri Yanai
Runner-up: Cameryn Moore

Favourite Performance
Winners: Ingrid Hansen & Jon Bennett

Favourite Show Design
Winner: Space Hippo (music, lighting, puppetry)
Runner-up: Perseus & Andromeda (costumes)

Favourite Moment from a Show
Winner: I Forgot to Fly Today – Stepping inside the balloon
Runner-up: Space Hippo – Lizard man

Favourite New Work
Winner: Art of the 8 Limbs
Runner-up: Field Zoology 101

Spirit of the Fringe Award
Winner: Janis La Couvee

Overall Pick of the Fringe
Winner: Space Hippo
Runner-up: Jon Bennet: Fire in the Meth Lab

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