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Saturday 10 December 2016

Alan Shatter's daughter scoops Tiger Fringe award

Kelly Shatter
Kelly Shatter

Director and playwright Kelly Shatter, the daughter of former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter, has scooped a prestigious award at the 2015 Tiger Fringe Festival.

Shatter co-wrote the one-woman show Big Bobby Little Bobby with actress Camille Lucy Ross, who starred in the production.

The drama focuses on the central character of Roberta, who struggles with her inner demons, and was awarded the First Fortnight gong.

The First Fortnight charity was set up to challenge mental health issues.

Delighted

The show concluded its run on Saturday night and Kelly's father Alan cheered enthusiastically from the front row when the curtain fell.

Shatter and Ross now plan on taking the show on the road, touring around various theatres nationwide.

"We are delighted to have won the award," Ross told the Herald.

"The reaction was fantastic and it was great working with Kelly."

Other award winners included the Irish Youth Opera's staging of Agrippina by Handel, which was named Best Production, while Ben Sullivan took home the Best Performer award for his role in It Folds.

The 21st Tiger Fringe Festival concluded last night with a Hootenanny in the Spiegeltent in Wolfe Tone Square.

The "part glorious gala, part gregarious get-together" closed the festival with a bang.

Director of the Festival Kris Nelson stated that he wanted the festival to be a "unique celebration".

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