Put Friday, 24 August in your diary – the return of the Scotsman Fringe Awards

ONCE again, The Scotsman will be hosting its free, end-of-festival awards show in the Spiegeltent at Assembly George Square (not to be confused with the Spiegeltent on George Street, outside the Assembly Rooms).

Come join us at 10:45am next Friday, 24 August, for a morning of live music, performances from award-winning shows, and tearful speeches, as a whole host of prestigious theatre awards announce their 2012 winners.

The guest presenter at this year’s Scotsman Fringe Awards will be Miriam Margolyes, right, currently starring in Dickens’ Women at the Pleasance Courtyard – other guests at the show will be confirmed shortly; watch this space.

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The audience at The Scotsman Fringe Awards will be the first people to discover the names of the winners of this year’s Carol Tambor Award (which takes a show to New York), the Holden Street Theatres Award (which takes a show to the Adelaide Fringe), the Brighton Fringe Award, and the Arches Brick Award (created by the cutting-edge Glasgow venue). We’ll also be giving out our final week’s Fringe First awards.

Since they were established in 2004, The Scotsman Fringe Awards have become the biggest awards ceremony at the festival. We have always wanted them to be an inclusive, welcoming event, so tickets are given away for free.

So, please join us this time next week. To claim your free tickets, just cut out the form on this page and bring it to the box office at Assembly George Square or Assembly Hall, at the top of the Mound.

Our thanks to Assembly for once again hosting the Fringe Awards ceremonies this year, as well as our weekly Fringe First presentations.