Presenting the top award winners from the largest theater festival in the world

  • “Mouthpiece” – Winner 2019 "Mouthpiece" by Kieran Hurley directed by Orla O'Loughlin, associate director, Kartherine NesbittStarring Shauna Macdonald and Angus TaylorProduced by Traverse Theatre,… More

  • Ulster American review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

    “Ulster American” – Winner 2018 The 2018 winner was “Ulster American” by David Ireland, directed by Gareth Nicholls, produced by Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. Gareth Nicholls’ production was… More

  • “Borders” – Winner 2017 Written by Henry NaylorDirected by Michael CabotProduced by Redbeard Theatre, UK The 2017 winner was “Borders” by Henry Naylor, directed… More

  • “The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk” – Winner 2017 Written by Daniel JamiesonDirected by Emma RiceProduced by Kneehigh, Cornwall, U.K. The second winner of 2017 was “The Flying Lovers… More

  • “Life According To Saki” – Winner 2016 The 2016 Best of Edinburgh Award Winner "LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI" by Katherine Rundell was announced August 26 at the… More

  • “Key Change” – Winner 2015 In August 2015, “Key Change” by Open Clasp Theatre Company, won the latest Award.  This astounding play is absolutely authentic—it… More

  • “The Object Lesson” – Winner 2014 The 2014 Winner of the Best of Edinburgh Award was Geoff Sobelle’s THE OBJECT LESSON. Geoff created a world of… More

  • “The Events” – Winner 2013 “The Events” by David Grieg won the Award at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2013.  The play, stunningly directed by… More

  • “Mies Julie” – Winner 2012 In 2012, there were two Award winners.  The first to "Mies Julie" adapted from the Strindberg by Yael Farber and… More

  • “Leo” – Winner 2011 How to describe Leo?  A piece of theatre combining dance, mime, video, music and endless amounts of soul.  This is… More

  • “Ovid’s Metamorphoses” – Winner 2010 From the moment we entered the theatre and saw the frozen tableau of WW Two garbed actors—we knew this piece… More

  • “Little Gem” – Winner 2009 Never has a family pulled me into its embrace as quickly as the three generations of this Dublin family. Elaine… More

  • “Eight” – Winner 2008 Eight is a collection of extraordinary tales of remarkably self aware young adults: a politically conservative prostitute keeping old values alive;… More

  • “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” – Winner 2007 How did these four people, comprising 1927, take Edinburgh by storm? Not only did our winning play capture our hearts -… More

  • “Goodness” – Winner 2006 Photos L to R Jordan Pettle, Lili Francks. The 2007 winner, "Goodness", was presented at P.S. 122, March 1 -… More

  • “Absence and Presence” – Winner 2005 I was unbelievably fortunate to see Andrew Dawson's last performance in Edinburgh.  It has stayed with me ever since. It… More

  • “Sisters, Such Devoted Sisters” – Winner 2004 The irony of the title grows ever clearer as you watch this riveting play, written and performed by Russell Barr.… More

  • “Rosebud” – Winner 2004 Mark Jenkins’ play is a brilliant exploration of one of film’s iconic figures, Orson Welles. Through Christian McKay’s confident performance,… More

Speaking of Theatre – The Newsletter

  • Plays Worth Your Time January 30, 2024 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends, Holidays are over and the Winter/Spring season has begun in earnest. Here's a list of plays which… More

  • Plays Worth Your Time December 13, 2023 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends, Since theatre companies have wound up the autumn season and the holidays are soon upon us, there's… More

  • Plays Worth Your Time November 3, 2023 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends, This month there are several plays to put in your calendar, prior to busy Thanksgiving preparations: The… More

  • Plays Worth Your Time September 29, 2023 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends, Before I get to the outstanding plays in store for October, I need to pay homage to… More

  • Early Fall Preview September 2, 2023 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends, The theatre scene is reawakening and there are plays you need to plan for-- immediately! Several are… More

  • Just for July July 3, 2023 by Carol Tambor Dear Theatre Friends, Now that Summer is fully upon us, the option to elude heat and humidity in the theatre… More

  • Just for June June 1, 2023 by Carol Tambor Theatre Friends, Last minute alert!  Please link immediately, until June 3rd, to see  "Ghosts" live from its recent Abbey Theatre, Dublin run.… More

  • Magic in May May 1, 2023 by Carol Tambor Dear Theatre Friends, People talk about the magic of theatre. This month, we have the chance to see the theatre… More

  • Arriving in April April 4, 2023 by Carol Tambor Dear Theatre Friends, I know most aren't reading to find out about Broadway plays, but this month there are three… More

  • More for March February 24, 2023 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends, I'm sending this out early, so you don't miss "Conversations After Sex," by Mark O'Halloran, which only runs until… More

  • Fine February February 4, 2023 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends, Did I previously mention the return of the New York Times Critics' Pick "Wolf Play" at MCC? Hansol Jung's… More

  • First Suggestions for 2023 January 6, 2023 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends, If my love of British theatre makes me an Anglophile, this month, my love of all things… More

  • On Stage Again December 5, 2022 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends, Quickly, get down to Vandam Street to see Henry Naylor's "Afghanistan Is Not Funny," a multi- Award winning play,… More

  • New for November November 1, 2022 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends, Sorry for the oversight-- I should have recommended  "Chester Bailey" in last month's email.  It has already received glowing reviews and stars… More

  • October’s Options October 4, 2022 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends, By far, the most exciting play arriving this month is "A Little Life", adapted from the novel by Hanya Yanagihara,… More

  • Autumn Offerings September 3, 2022 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends, Back again, with a short list of recommendations: Next week, I'll be seeing "Jasper" by Grant Macdermott at Signature… More

  • Plays for Summer July 11, 2022 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends,Sorry, short notice for a thoughtful play ending soon-- "Chains" at Mint Theatre is well worth your time. A talented… More

  • Tony Sunday June 12, 2022 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends, Please read new Opinion Editor, Pamela Paul's essay, "Let Actors Act", before you read my response below or in… More

  • Spring on Stage June 1, 2022 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends, Amidst countless revivals, a few original plays are coming. I think these are worth your attention: First,… More

  • Spring on Stage April 3, 2022 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friends, Spring is a great season to return to the theatre-- especially when these fine plays are coming:… More

  • March Into Theatres Again March 5, 2022 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friend, I hope you're now walking into familiar, welcoming spaces and anticipating live performances with other expectant theatregoers.… More

  • To See in February February 3, 2022 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friend, Now that the holidays are past, exciting plays are on the horizon-- for a short time, some… More

  • New Year, Old Concerns January 5, 2022 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friend, I had planned to begin 2022 with a list of new work coming to theatres-- however I've… More

  • The End of a Very Long Year December 3, 2021 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friend, I have found this past year to be challenging, indeed. My mission has been to bring promising,… More

  • New in November November 11, 2021 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friend, You, too, may be longing to see theatre live, but some streaming offers are too good to… More

  • October Openings October 4, 2021 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friend, With cautious optimism, I'm finally venturing into theatres to see plays the way they're meant to be… More

  • At Home and On Stage September 10, 2021 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friend,Today is a day for me, and all New Yorkers, to reflect. Every day I've seen the same… More

  • Summer, Still Streaming August 25, 2021 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friend, Summer's rapidly coming to a close, but before it does-- here's another nudge to see a terrific… More

  • Summer, Still Streaming July 11, 2021 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friend, I had prematurely ended my "...In the Time of Corona" emails, hoping that there would soon be… More

  • In the Time of Corona May 31, 2021 by Carol Tambor Dear theatre friend, It's with mixed emotions that I write this final note, with fingers crossed that the era of… More