Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award

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The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award is a theater prize given annually at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


The Award has presented by the Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation since 2004. In a formal agreement with the Fringe Society, it will be given in perpetuity. [1]


All productions which receive a four or five star review in The Scotsman newspaper and have not previously been presented in New York are eligible for the prize.[1]

The winner is announced at The Scotsman's final Fringe First Award ceremony, which is held on the final Friday morning of the Festival Fringe. The winner receives a four week run at an Off-Broadway Theater in New York, all expenses paid, including: visa expenses; transportation for cast, crew and props; hotel for cast and crew; per diems; guaranteed stipend; and net box office receipts.[1]

The run in New York coincides with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters convention each January for additional exposure and opportunity for transfers to other theaters. The Foundation takes no commercial interest in the future of the production.[2]

Prior prizewinners[edit]

The previous winners are:[3]

  • 2004: Sisters, Such Devoted Sisters by Russell Barr; and Rosebud by Mark Jenkins
  • 2005: Absence and Presence by Andrew Dawson
  • 2007: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by 1927
  • 2010: Ovid's Metamorphoses, by Pants on Fire
  • 2011: Leo, by Circle of Eleven
  • 2012: Mies Julie by Yael Farber; Midsummer by David Greig
  • 2013: The Events by David Greig
  • 2014: Object Lesson, by Geoff Sobelle


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