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Broadway Baby's very own Bobby Award. The rare and highly-prized accolade of the Edinburgh Fringe. Fashioned from the iconic Greyfriar's Bobby and awarded only to the very best of the festival.

Launched in 2011, The Bobby recognises that in a festival of well over 3000 shows, there's an awful lot of good stuff. Only roughly 8% of the shows we cover will receive a five-star rating, but when you're covering nearly 2000 shows, that can still mean over 150 top-rated performances. Our Bobby Award seeks out the best of the best, those that stand out even amongst the five-star shows.

Eligibility & Selection

There is no single criteria that makes a show Bobby-worthy.

In Edinburgh any show that receives a five star rating from Broadway Baby is automatically considered for a Bobby Award. Our judging panel will consult with the reviewer, discuss the merits of the production and then if it is shortlisted send one of the panel along to see the show. There is no single criteria that makes a show Bobby-worthy, it will be a combination of things that simply blow us away.

In 2015 we introduced the Bobby to the Brighton Fringe, selecting just one show out of those that we'd given a five-star review to to be our 'best of fest'.

Previous Bobby Winners

2016

  • How To Win Against History - Seiriol Davies / Aine Flanagan Productions / Pontio Bangor at Assembly George Square
  • Ten Storey Love Song - Middle Child at Pleasance Dome
  • The Interference - Pepperdine Scotland at Sweet C main
  • Groomed - Mankind / Ingenious Purpose at Sweet Waterfront (Brighton Fringe)

2015

  • Captain Morgan 1: The Sands of Time & Captain Morgan 2: The Sea of Souls - TapTap Theatre at Pleasance Dome
  • Richard III - Brite Theatre at Just Festival at St John's
  • Luke McQueen: Double Act - Luke McQueen at Pleasance Courtyard
  • Stitch It! - Inbal Nelly Lewis [Fichman] at The Warren (Brighton Fringe)

2014

  • Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story - Richard Williamson and CliMar Productions in association with Greenwich Theatre at C venues
  • Semi-Toned: Toned Up! - Semi-Toned at theSpace at Symposium Hall
  • The Duck Pond - withWings Theatre Company at Bedlam Theatre

2013

  • Bin Laden: The One Man Show - Knaive Theatre at C nova
  • The Island of Doctor Moreau - Piper Theatre Productions at C aquilla
  • Ballad of the Burning Star - Theatre Ad Infinitum at Pleasance Dome
  • The Play That Goes Wrong - Mischief Theatre at Pleasance Courtyard

2012

  • Without You - Anthony Rapp at Underbelly
  • Basic Training - Kahlil Ashanti at Underbelly
  • Just So Stories - Newbury Youth Theatre at Quaker Meeting House
  • More Tape - The Boy With Tape On His Face at Pleasance Courtyard
  • Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells For Two - places+spaces at Assembly George Square
  • The Trench - Les Enfants Terribles at Pleasance Courtyard
  • Mephisto Waltz - Derevo at Assembly Roxy

2011

  • Outland - Belt Up Theatre at C soco
  • In The Dust - 2FacedDance at ZOO Southside
  • Max and Ivan are Holmes and Watson - Max and Ivan at Pleasance Courtyard
  • Baby Wants Candy - Baby Wants Candy at Assembly George Square


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