Bechdel Theatre Awards

For the first time ever Bechdel Theatre are proud to present the annual Bechdel Theatre Awards.

These awards are to recognise and celebrate individuals and companies who have demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent at this years’ Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Not only do these winners exhibit exceptional skill they also work hard to promote gender equality on stage. They have done this in creative and powerful ways all unique and individual to their own art form. For this we believe they are very much deserved winners. Please join us in congratulating…

Outstanding Debut – Mika Johnson, Pink Lemonade, Assembly Roxy

Outstanding Design – Edalia Day, Too Pretty Too Punch, Zoo Southside

Outstanding Choreography – Vicki Manderson, The Afflicted, Summerhall

Outstanding Ensemble –  Maya Britto, Yuki Sutton, Lucy Park, Hannah Benson, Cara Baldwin, Tokyo Rose, Underbelly Cowgate

Outstanding Performance – Cherish Violet Blood, Deer Woman, Canada Hub

Outstanding Family Show – Complicité, I’ll Take you to Mrs Cole, Pleasance Courtyard

Outstanding Direction – Emily Aboud, Splintered, Bedlam Theatre

Outstanding Solo Show – Travis Alabanza, Burgerz, The Traverse

Outstanding Stand-up – Cerys Bradley, The Unfortunate Bisexual, PBH Free Fringe

Outstanding Clowning – Andrea Spisto, Butch Princesa, Heroes @ The Spieglyurt

Outstanding Drag – Leyla Josephine, Daddy Drag, Summerhall

Outstanding Poetry – Jemima Foxtrot, Cauliflower, PBH Free Fringe 

Outstanding Music Theatre – Brigitte Aphrodite and Quiet Boy, Parakeet, Summerhall Roundabout

We can’t wait to see the future of these artists.

Warm regards,

Beth and Pippa
The co-directors