2014 Fringe Nominations and Awards

At the end of each Fringe we recognise excellence at our prestigious Awards Ceremony. Our archive page shows winners from past years. We list current award winners and nominees below:

Fringe award ceremony. Credit: Ian J Parkes



Bulletproof Jest (The Dead Secrets) - AWARD
When Magic & Science Collide 2.0 (Oliver Meech)
Shakespearience (Three’s Company)


Scott Bennett (About a Roy)
Nathan Cassidy (Date of Death) - AWARD
Ruth E Cockburn (Toast with Ruth E Cockburn)
Roland Gent (Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?)
Samantha Mann (Stories about Love, Death and a Rabbit)


No Frills (Dotdotdot Flamenco Company) – AWARD
The Remarkable Case of You (Brick Wall Ensemble)



Short Film Competition Open Shorts 2014 (Buxton Film) - AWARD

For Families

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Box Tale Soup) - AWARD
Around the World in 80 Days by Tom Crawshaw (REC Youth Theatre)
Hans my Hedgehog (Anna Beecher)
The Theo the Mouse Show (Dreamshed Theatre)
Tiny! Wildness (stone & water)


Large Ensemble

Amaretti Chamber Orchestra - AWARD
High Peak Orchestra


Small Ensemble - World Music

CLOUDS Harp Quartet (Harp Quartet Concert) - AWARD
Mart Rodger (Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz)
Sovereign Saxophone Octet (A Bicentennial of Sax)

Small Ensemble - Classical Tradition

Rachel Johnson & Jemima Palfreyman (Flute & Piano Recital) - AWARD
K’antu Ensemble (Dancing & the Divine)
Partita (20th Anniversary Buxton Fringe Concerts)
Duncan Reid & Jonathan Ellis (Violin & Piano Recital)

Instrumental Performance

Miriam Brown (Cello, High Peak Orchestra)
Jonathan Ellis (Piano) - AWARD
Rachel Johnson (Flute)
Louise Thompson (Harp)
Mark Cartwright (Piano)
David Youngs (Acoustic guitar)

Vocal Performance

Laura Monaghan - AWARD
Jane McNeil

Spoken Word

Mark Twain’s the Diaries of Adam & Eve (Bern & Betsy Budd)
Word Wizards' Free Fringe (Word Wizards Community Writers) - AWARD

Street Theatre

The Shakespeare Jukebox (Buxton Drama League) - AWARD



Caroline (Buxton Drama League)
First Class (Aulos Productions & Relief Theatre)
Godfrey’s Last Stand (Talking Stock Productions)
Over the Garden Fence (Haylo Theatre)
Shrew (Ami Jones)
Sticky Labels (Lady Parts Theatre)
Swan Canaries (Arletty Theatre) - AWARD
The Woman on the Bridge (Wireless Theatre)

Young Drama

Blue Remembered Hills (REC Youth Theatre) - AWARD
Crossroads (CHS Youth Theatre Company)
Les Miserables (Schools' edition) (Mad Hatters Music)
Trail by Jury (PB Theatricals Youth Theatre)

Actor - Female

Rebecca Fenwick (The Wake)
Ami Jones (Shrew) - AWARD
Ioana Voisei (Caroline)

Actor - Male

Gerard Logan (Wilde Without the Boy) - AWARD
Jamie Robertson (Treasure Island)
John Martin Stevens (His Letters)

Young Actor

Alex Brown (Lapse) - AWARD
James Chetwood (Blue Remembered Hills)
David Cooper (All My Sons)
Ivan Kelly (Asylum)

New Writing (awarded across categories)

James Beagon (First Class) - AWARD
Rob Johnston (An Extraordinary Light)
Ami Jones (Shrew)
Adrian Marks (Waiting for Gandalf)
Lilly Posnett (After Alice)
Laura-Kate Barrow (Sticky Labels)

Visual Arts


Sea Fever
The Great Dome Art Fair
Dr Sketchy Sheffield Does the Fringe
Grinlow Art and Storytelling Trail 2014 - AWARD


Caroline Small (Square Roots - The Green Man Gallery) - AWARD
Peter Gill and Anna Thomas (Derbyshire Open 2014 - Buxton Museum & Art Gallery)
Ilsa Elford (Grinlow Art and Storytelling Trail 2014 - Local Artists, Makers and Creators)
Laura Critchlow (2014 Art Exhibition - Burbage Art Group)
Claire de Ruiter (Sea Fever - High Peak Artists)

Other Events

An Evening of Close Up & Stage Magic: High Peak Magic Society – AWARD

Spirit of the Fringe

Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men (Day of Dance) - AWARD
Scrivener’s Bookshop
Sam Slide

John Beecher Memorial Award

(for original, challenging work with high production values)

The Off-Off-Off Broadway Company (Back Door) - AWARD