Underbelly Adelaide Award: TWO Winners Announced!
14th Mar 2015
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the Underbelly Adelaide award.
Each year, the award is given to an outstanding piece of performance at the Adelaide Fringe. Recipients of the award are given a headline performance slot at one of Underbelly’s theatres, and promoted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015.
Previous recipients have included The Lounge-Room Confabulators - a mini-cabaret show performed in audience members' own living rooms (2011), world champion beatboxer Tom Thum’s Beating The Habit (2012), ghostly thriller Breaker (2013), and last year’s physical comedy KRAKEN by Trygve Wakenshaw.
This year, Underbelly came to Adelaide with one award, but there will be two recipients. We have seen so many shows of such high quality, that we have decided to give the award to two fantastic shows.
CUT by Duncan Graham is a gripping piece of site-specific theatre. Performed by Hannah Norris, it premiered Downstairs at Belvoir in 2011 and was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award. Part installation, part theatre poem, part noir thriller, CUT takes you deep into a modern mind, teetering over the precipice, in a constant state of emergency.
SAM SIMMONS - SPAGHETTI FOR BREAKFAST is absurdist comedy at its very best, charting one man’s journey in search of the perfect poached egg. Simmons was nominated for the Fosters Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, and Spaghetti For Breakfast is his return to pure, full throttle stupid.
Both shows will transfer to Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015.
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