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NEWS: Inaugural finalists & judges announced for £8k WiT Awards for new writers

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Five finalists have been shortlisted for the first WiT Award, a prize created to discover and nurture new writers working in the theatre industry. The winner will be announced at a reception on 25 May. The winning writer will receive an £8,000 commission; and additionally a development relationship with Out of Joint theatre company, to include an opportunity to workshop a play with actors and a director.

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NEWS: #AlsoRecognised Awards shortlists announced today, voting open

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UPDATE: VOTING IN THE 2016 ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS CLOSED AT MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY 28 MARCH. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THURSDAY 7 APRIL 2016. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR FULL RESULTS… It’s awards season and the Mates are back with our own contribution: the #AlsoRecognised Awards. These prizes are not about celebrities or black tie ceremonies, but simply about giving recognition where recognition is due …

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NEWS: 2015 Edinburgh Fringe draws to a close after 50,459 performances

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After 50,459 performances of 3,314 shows in 313 venues across Edinburgh, the curtain falls and the house lights go up on the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced that by Monday afternoon, with hundreds of performances still to take place, an estimated 2,298,090 tickets had been issued for shows across Scotland’s capital. The number of …