Musical Theatre Network has announce the shortlist for its 2014 awards. The awards are now in their eighth year and reward the very best in musical theatre on the Edinburgh Fringe, raising the profile of the work and opening up the conversations about what musical theatre can be.
The shortlisted shows are:
Alba – A New Scottish Musical from Finn Anderson Productions
Bonenkai from The Letter Room
The Duck Pond from withWings Theatre Company
The Future for Beginners from liveartshow
Janis Joplin: Full Tilt from Regular Music with support from the National Theatre of Scotland
Lorraine and Alan from Bucket Club/Farnham Maltings/Pleasance Theatre/Colchester Arts Centre/Escalator East to Edinburgh
The Outback Games: A New Musical from Edwards Theatrical
Riptide: The Slasher Musical from Porgy Productions
Symphony by Ella Hickson, Nick Payne and Tom Wells from Nabokov and Soho Theatre
Victorian Vices – The Picture of Dorian Gray from Another Soup
Caroline Routh, executive producer of Musical Theatre Network, said: “We’ve been really impressed by the range and quality of work we’ve seen. It was a tough job to pick just ten shows for our shortlist, but we’re excited by the work that we’ve selected and by the number of companies now exploring different ways to use song and music within their storytelling.”
The winner will be announced on 22 August.