IdeasTap Underbelly Award winners

IdeasTap Underbelly Award winners

By NellFrizzellIdeasTap 18/03/13

Find out which lucky four projects will be heading up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with IdeasTap and Underbelly this year...

With the chance to work with HighTide and The Bush Theatre, some serious cash, marketing and production bootcamps and the support of IdeasTap, we always knew that the IdeasTap Underbelly Award – previously known as Ideas Fund Edinburgh – would be popular. But whittling over 200 applications down to four winning projects is still a mammoth task. Congratulations to everyone who applied. Here are the winners.


The Love Project pitched by Ellie Browning

Cora and Bill were married in 1956 and still remember the smell of the old Citroen that Bill proposed in. Kate bought a house with her fiancée only to split up a few months later but still has expectations for Valentine’s Day, Myles found himself dangling from a rooftop in pursuit of love, and Imke is still waiting". Created from interviews, this heart-warming show interlinks the personal love stories that unite us all.

Where the White Stops pitched by Jasmine Woodcock-Stewart of ANTLER Theatre

“No-one's been into the white before. Except Crab. Battling against icy blizzards, mythical beasts and his own imagination, Crab leaves the safety of his village to journey across a vast and desolate frozen landscape. He's searching for something else. Where the white stops.” Using polyphonic song and playful physical storytelling, ANTLER will tell the adventure of Crab’s tragic obsession with the unknown.

Hope, Light and Nowhere pitched by suba_das

Hope, Light and Nowhere is the second play by the playwright Andrew Sheridan. A protégé of Simon Stephens, Andrew's first play, Winterlong, won the Bruntwood Prize. Following the critical success of Suba Das’ immersive work to date, Andrew approached Suba to direct and produce this new play, a disturbing tale of a young man trapped in a room after an apocalypse. Unfolding as a concise, claustrophobic experience designed by 2009 Linbury Prize winner Jean Chan, this production will showcase the skills of three of the country’s best young talents on an international platform.

The Islanders pitched by tomsearle

The Islanders is an innovative mixed-form theatre piece using music, projection and spoken word to explore the teenage relationship between Amy Mason and Eddie Argos in the late nineties. Uniquely, it features the now-adult Eddie and Amy (plus folk musician Jim Moray) – offering a fascinating insight into the way relationships and memories change over time. Whimsical and poignant, it is a funny, unusual, and ultimately moving piece. Amy, Eddie and Jim all come from different disciplines, resulting in the exciting cross fertilisation of audiences. I am producing the show. Supported by Bristol Old Vic.


Are you taking a show to Edinburgh? Then check out the IdeasTap Edinburgh hub. 

Fancy a £1,000 cash injection for your creative project? Then apply today for Ideas Fund Innovators.


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