Feeling Afraid as if Something Terrible Is Going to Happen

Final Fringe First Awards announced in Edinburgh

The Scotsman newspaper has announced its final week of Fringe First Awards, celebrating the best of shows at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The winners are: Age Is A Feeling, written by Haley McGee, at Summerhall until 28 August; This Is Not A Show About Hong Kong, written by Max Percy, at Underbelly Cowgate, until 28 August; This Is Memorial Device , adapted by Graham Eatough from the novel by David Keenan, at Wee Red Bar until 29 August; Silkworm, written by Vlad Butucea, at Assembly Roxy until 29 August; and Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen, written by Marcelo Dos Santos, at Summerhall until 28 August.

The judging panel for the Fringe Firsts is chaired by the Scotsman’s chief theatre critic, Joyce McMillan, and judges are critics Mark Fisher, Susan Mansfield, Sally Stott, Fiona Shepherd and David Pollock.

Last week’s winners were Ode To Joy, written by James Ley, at Summerhall until 28 August; You’re Safe Til 2024: Deep History, written by David Finnigan, at Pleasance Courtyard until 29 August; Brown Boys Swim, written by Karim Khan, at Pleasance Dome until 28 August; Manic Street Creature, written by Maimuna Memon, at Summerhall until 28 August; Truth’s A Dog Must To Kennel, written by Tim Crouch, at Royal Lyceum Theatre Studio until 29 August; and Aberdeen, written by Cassie Workman, at Just the Tonic at the Nucleus until 28 August.

The first week’s winners were: Breathless, written by Laura Horton, at Pleasance Courtyard until 29 August; And Then The Rodeo Burned Down, written by Chloe Rice and Natasha Roland, at TheSpace @Niddry Street, ended 13 August; The Beatles Were a Boyband, written by Rachel O’Regan, at Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, ended 13 August; Happy Meal, written by Tabby Lamb, at Traverse Theatre until 28 August; Masterclass, written by Feidlim Cannon, Gary Keegan & Adrienne Truscott, at Pleasance Dome until 28 August; and The Last Return, written by Sonya Kelly, at Traverse Theatre until 28 August.

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📷 Main photo: Samuel Barnett in Feeling Afraid as if Something Terrible Is Going to Happen - photo by Mihaela Bodlovic

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