DarkChat - Reviewing the Edinburgh Fringe since 2008


2009 DarkChat Awards

Best Comedy

The Penny Dreadfuls

Other nominees

Idiots of Ants Alexis Dubis

Elis James Rich Hall

The Ginge, The Geordie and The Geek

Marcel Lucont

John Hegley Tom Wrigglesworth

Kit & The Widow

Adam, Jason & Friends


Best Play
Me & Jezebel


Ernest & The Pale Moon


Best Actor in a Play
Joe Woolmer - Ernest & The Pale Moon

Jim Townsend - Leatherface

Oliver Lansley - Ernest & The Pale Moon

Joe Armstrong - Orphans

Jonathon McGuinness - Orphans

Best Actress in a Play
Katy Manning - Me & Jezebel

Grace Carter - Ernest & The Pale Moon

Claire Louise Caldwell - Orphans

Best Music
Patti Plinko & Her Boy
Mikelangelo & The Black Sea Gentlemen
Barb Jungr

Ernest & The Pale Moon

Murder Mystery Musical

Camille O'Sullivan

Been So Long

Best Song
Patti Plinko & Her Boy - Deepest of Darkest

Mikelangelo & The Black Sea Gentlemen - Dancing at The Devil's Wedding

Barb Jungr - No Man's Land

Murder Mystery Musical - Breathless

Kit & The Widow - Food at Nando's

Best Entertainment
Paul Zerdin

Noir Matinee

Bongo Cabaret Club Lily Through The Dark

Luke Wright: The Petty Concerns of

Nicholas Parsons Happy Hour

Best Exhibition
The Scottish Gallery of Modern Art
The Discovery of Spain

Edinburgh Photographic Exhibition

Quilting Exhibition - St Mary's Church


Best Director
Emma Earle - Ernest & The Pale Moon

Paul Smith - Leatherface

Ben Keaton - Murder Mystery Musical

Roxanna Silbert - Orphans

Che Walker - Been So Long

Best Free Show
Richard Sandling's Perfect Movie

4 Sad Faces

Delete the Banjax

Jack Offline

Comedy Manifesto

Big Egg


Special Award
Sarah Millican for Adam, Jason & Friends

Dan Thompson

Daniel Sloss

Kate Smurthwaite


Jo Caulfield

Best Show
The Penny Dreadfuls

Lily Through The Dark

Barb Jungr

Camille O'Sullivan

Adam, Jason & Friends

Special Award for Lifetime Achievement

Nicholas Parsons - seen in his show
'Nicholas Parsons Happy Hour'