UK's Regional Theatre is Enjoying More Fringe Success

The Devon-based Theatre Royal Plymouth has had unprecedented success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, securing six major awards for its national and international collaborations.

The Duke in co-production with HoiPolloi and World Without Us with Ontroerend Goed both received prestigious Fringe First Awards, as did Us/Them and OneHundredHomes.

Elsewhere, OneHundredHomes and Bildraum won Total Theatre Awards; Us/Them was nominated for a Total Theatre Award and Bildraum and World Without Us were nominated for 2016 Fringe Sustainable Practice Awards.

Joyce Mcmillan, host of the 2016 Scotsman Fringe Awards ceremony and long standing theatre critic said: 'Theatre Royal Plymouth had been involved as a co-producer of many of our 2016 Fringe First winners, and has made a huge contribution to the Fringe over the years by supporting so much outstanding work."

Simon Stokes, Theatre Royal Plymouth Artistic Director said: 'It is wonderful to be sharing success again with my longstanding friends and huge talents - Alexander Devriendt of Ontroerend Goed and Shon Dale-Jones of Hoipolloi. It's an equal privilege to be mixing with the extraordinary best of the Belgian experimental theatre scene. The Theatre Royal Plymouth has had an exceptional and unprecedented Festival.'

The Duke is coming to Theatre Royal Plymouth from 27 September - 1 October and World Without Us, which previewed in The Drum earlier this summer, returns from 10 - 26 November.

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