Venue 33, Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance One, 3rd-24th Aug (not 15, 22), 1.30pm-3.00pm

Mervyn Stutter's Spirit of the Fringe Awards

Saturday 24th August 2024, 1.30pm - 3pm

The Mervyn Stutter 'Spirit of the Fringe' Awards (aka ‘The MERVs’), along with Mervyn's regular 'Pick of the Fringe' show, are this year celebrating their 31st anniversary which makes them one of the oldest Awards on the Fringe.


Seven Awards are given in this special ‘Spirit of the Fringe Awards’ show which is always the final show each year (this year, Saturday 24th Aug 2024). These Awards acknowledge and celebrate the talent, hard work, pluck and sheer doggedness demanded of performers from all genres on the Fringe to make a show a success.


Winners of a MERV are chosen from the 133 amazing shows that have been highlighted during the regular 2024 'Pick of the Fringe' showcases, so it is fair to say that the winners are the crème de la crème. Given this, it could justifiably be argued that this is the best show of the whole ‘Pick of the Fringe’ run. The 'Spirit of the Fringe' Awards were created to recognise those who show commitment in the face of little support or funding or those who have consistently provided audiences with quality entertainment over the years.

Previous Winners of a MERV

2023

BIRTHMARKED

IAN STONE WILL MAKE IT BETTER

DEATH SUITS YOU

N.ORMES

GOODBYE UNCLE FUDGEY

AL PORTER: A WORK IN PROGRESS

A MIGRANT'S SON