Total Theatre Awards – Past Winners

2013 Awards

Shows by an Emerging Company/Artist

Sh!t Theatre’s JSA (Job Seekers Anonymous) 2013 (England)

Sh!t Theatre / Escalator East to Edinburgh (Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel)


Physical/Visual Theatre

L’Après-midi d’un Foehn – Version 1 (France)

Company Non Nova, presented by Crying out Loud (Summerhall)

Flown (England)

Pirates of the Carabina, presented by Crying out Loud (Underbelly)


Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form

Bonanza (Belgium)

Berlin, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, Drum Plymouth, Summerhall (Summerhall)


Have I No Mouth (Ireland)

Brokentalkers (Traverse)


The Worst of Scottee (England)

Scottee Inc. (Assembly)


Significant Contribution Award


C!rca (Australia)


2012 Awards

Emerging artist/company:

Total Theatre Awards for excellence in physical/visual theatre:

Caesarean Section – Essays on Suicide (Poland)

(remor) (Spain) Theatre Res de Res (C venues)


Total Theatre Awards for 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)


Total Theatre Award for making a significant contribution to theatre: 


2011 Awards

Emerging artist/company:

Physical/ Visual/ Devised:

Turandot, NeTTheatre and Grupa Coincidentia, New Town Theatre, Universal Arts


May I Have the Pleasure? The Arches presents Adrian Howells (Scotland) Traverse @ The Point Hotel Conference Centre


Significant Contribution to the field of Total Theatre:


2010 Awards

Emerging artist/company:

Sex Idiot presented by Bryony Kimmings / Escalator East to Edinburgh at Zoo Roxy


Physical/Visual Theatre:


The Author presented by Tim Crouch /News from Nowhere at Traverse Theatre: 30 Days to Space presented by Bootworks Theatre at Forest Fringe Café



2009 Awards

Total Theatre Award for an Emerging Artist/Company:

Lilly Through the Dark presented by The River People (UK) Bedlam

Total Theatre Award for Devised Performance:

Total Theatre Award for Innovation/Interaction/Immersion:

Total Theatre Award for Physical/Visual Theatre:

Total Theatre Award for Music and Theatre:

Total Theatre Award for a Significant Contribution to theatre making:


2008 Awards 

Experiment & innovation

Best Graduate Company

Award for Story Theatre

Best Young Company

Significant contribution to Physical and Visual Theatre


2007 Awards

Best Emerging Company

1927 for Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Underbelly)


Best original work by an Ensemble

Best physical performance


Best small-scale work


2006 Awards

Best Newcomer


Significant Contribution to Physical/Visual Theatre


2005 Awards

Don’t Look Back by dreamthinkspeak



2003 Awards

Most supportive Venue


2002 Awards

Outstanding Achievement, Excellence And Innovation



Most Supportive Venue


2000 Awards

Most Supportive Venue

Lifetime Achievement Award


1999 Awards

Best Overall Production

Best Newcomer

Best British Production

Best International Production

Audience’s Choice

Best Use Of Design

Most Supportive Venue

Lifetime Achievement Awards


1997 Awards 

Most Innovative overall production

Audience’s choice award

Most Innovative International Production

Best Use of Design

Most Innovative Touring Production

Best Newcomer

Lifetime Achievement