Lungs win the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award 2015
- Henry Northmore
- 28 August 2015
This article is from 2015
Paines Plough's production wins environmental award at this year's festival
Celebrating artists and productions that draw attention or exhibit sustainable practices the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award highlights festival shows, of any genre, that actively engage with issues that offset or address environmental impact.
Launched in 2010 previous winners have included The Pantry Shelf (2010) produced by Team M&M; Allotment (2011) by Jules Horne and directed by Kate Nelson; D is for Dog (2012) by Katie Polebaum and the Rogue Artists ensemble; How to Occupy an Oil Rig by Daniel Bye (2013) and The HandleBards/Peculius bicycle powered Comedy of Errors and Macbeth (2014).
After whittling down this year's longlist to a final shortlist of five …
The overall winner is: Paines Plough with Lungs, selected for its sustainable production considerations, its sensitive treatment of sustainability issues within its content, and the high overall quality of the show.
'Sian Reese-Williams and Abdul Salis give blistering performances as a couple heatedly discussing whether or not to have a baby, debating everything from the effect of pregnancy on a woman's body to the environmental impact of having a child.'
Lungs: Roundabout @ Summerhall, 560 1581, until 30 Aug, 3.35pm & 10.30pm (28, 30 Aug), £15–£17 (£10–£12).