Porirua company a big hit in Edinburgh
Duck, Death and the Tulip, the children’s theatre production adapted by the Porirua company Little Dog Barking, has won the Outstanding Theatre award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.
Only two such awards were made this year, though more than 3000 companies performed at the Fringe.
Peter Wilson, director of Little Dog Barking, said the company was thrilled.
‘‘We are blown away. It has been totally unexpected,’’ he said.
‘‘It affirms all our hard work, the talent of our creative team and also the faith Creative New Zealand and our Boosted supporters have had in us, to help us get to Edinburgh.’’
The award is given only when several reviewers independently agree on the quality and impact of the best shows of the Fringe.
Reviewers described the production as very gentle and simple on the surface, with huge depth and power beneath.
The production of Duck, Death and the Tulip has been the brainchild of Wilson. It was directed by Nina Nawalowalo, designed by Nicole Cosgrove, with music by Gareth Farr and lighting design by Nigel Percy.
Wilson and colleague Shona McKee McNeil performed the work in Edinburgh at Summerhall.
Recognition: Peter Wilson and Shona McKee McNeil receive the Outstanding Theatre Award in Edinburgh.