The winners of the Total Theatre Awards 2012 were announced at a ceremony at the Hunt and Darton Cafe on Thursday 23 August.

Six shows were awarded across three categories:


Emerging Companies/Artists:

XXXO (Belgium)
Charlotte De Bruyne & Nathalie Marie Verbeke, Supported by Ontroerend Goed & Richard Jordan, in association with Pleasance (Pleasance Courtyard)


Physical / Visual Theatre:

Caesarean Section – Essays on Suicide (Poland)
Teatr Zar (Summerhall)

(remor) (Spain)
Res de Res (C Nova)


Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form:

All That is Wrong (Belgium)
Ontroerend Goed, Laika, Richard Jordan Productions, Drum Theatre Plymouth (Traverse)

Bullet Catch (Scotland)
Arches presents Rob Drummond (Traverse)

Doctor Brown – Befrdfgth (England)
Soho Theatre and the Mason Sisters @ PBJ (Underbelly Cowgate)


A special award for a significant contribution to ‘total theatre’ went to:

Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, co-directors of the London International Mime Festival


Congratulations to all the winners, and to all the shortlisted artists and companies of the Total Theatre Awards 2012!

Dorothy Max Prior

Dorothy Max Prior

Dorothy Max Prior is the editor of Total Theatre Magazine, and is also a performer, writer, dramaturg and choreographer working in theatre, dance, live art and street arts. Under her alter-ego Dorothy’s Shoes she creates performance work that both honours and usurps the traditions of popular dance and theatre, and plays with the relationship between performer and audience. Much of her work is sited in public spaces or in venues other than regular theatres. She is also co-director of street theatre/dance company The Ragroof Players.

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