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STAND BY and EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION triumph at the Scotsman Fringe First Awards


Congratulations to Jesse Jones and Adam McNamara whose productions have both been awarded Fringe First awards at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


Education Education Education, directed by Jesse Jones, and already decorated with ★★★★ by The Times, ★★★★ by The Guardian and ★★★★ by The Stage, won a Fringe First award for week three.

“As the title suggests, Wardrobe Ensemble’s new show at the Pleasance is set during the early days of Tony Blair’s “New Labour” government, and follows a young teaching assistant as he realises that the investment in ­education promised by Blair may not deliver on the transformational change it promised.” The Scotsman


Stand By was also among the winners at the Fringe First awards. The Scotsman gave the Utter and Byre Theatre production a ★★★★ review calling it a “brilliantly crafted” piece of theatre. The taut police drama, written by and starring former police officer Adam McNamara, centres on four officers sent to a firearms incident, capturing their anxious wait for instructions in the back of a police van.

More reviews of Stand By:

★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★ The Stage

Stand By will begin its tour from 31st August – more information on venues and dates can be found here.

Published: 29th August 2017