Time Out and Soho Theatre are delighted to announce the winner of their inaugural Edinburgh cabaret award: Lady Rizo!
Lady Rizo, who this year made her European debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, was unanimously agreed by the judges as the winner of TO&ST, the Time Out & Soho Theatre Edinburgh Cabaret Award, the Fringe’s first ever prize created to recognise cabaret work. From a very strong shortlist, Lady Rizo clearly stood out with her extraordinary voice, audience engagement, charisma and humour, in a very accomplished, slick show that embraces the joy of cabaret. Read more
TO&ST will celebrate quality and brilliance in cabaret. With one award given to the show the judges believe is the best cabaret show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. As well as the industry recognition the winner of the award will be offered a two week run at Soho Theatre and will have a full feature about their show in Time Out.
There are three judges of the award, they are Time Out Cabaret Editor Ben Walters, Soho Theatre Comedy & Cabaret Producer Steve Lock and Artistic Director of the Glasgow Cabaret Festival Frodo McDaniel; they see all eligible shows and decide the winner of the award.
There will be a maximum of six shows shortlisted for the award; this shortlist will be announced on Wednesday 15 August 2012 with a celebratory show for the shortlisted shows the weekend of Saturday 18 August. The winning show will be announced on Thursday 23 August 2012.
‘Time Out has been at the forefront of championing the new wave of cabaret and we’re delighted to help build on the form’s growing recognition at the Edinburgh Fringe in partnership with the Soho Theatre.’ Tim Arthur, Editor-in-Chief Time Out‘We are thrilled to be working with Time Out to further highlight the truly brilliant work of cabaret artists from across the world, we are excited about discovering new talent that we can showcase here at Soho Theatre.’ Steve Marmion, Artistic Director Soho Theatre.
For further information about the award please contact Amy Belson