Dublin Actor Wins Top Award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

by Gazette Reporter
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Fionna Hewitt-Twamley’s spellbinding one woman show, ‘Myra’s Story’ has been recognised, with the award-winning Irish actor receiving the highly coveted ‘Bobby’ – Broadway Baby’s top honour for ‘outstanding performance’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, following 21 sell out performances at the Palais de Varietie Spiegeltent in George Square gardens on Sunday last.

Pictured after winning a Bobby Award for Myra’s Story, from left, Richard Beck, Brian Foster, Fiìonna Hewitt-Twamley, William Burdett-Coutts

Reaction from audience & critics to the Dublin born IFTA nominated actor’s character portrayal has been unanimous in praise. Social media lit up daily throughout August with large swathes of the sellout crowd taking to ‘Myra’s Story Irish Play’ on Facebook, expressing their appreciation of Hewitt-Twamley’s talent. Numerous media outlets including The British Theatre Guide & Broadway Baby awarded a Five Star rating, with the Daily Mail noting, ‘Fionna Hewitt-Twamley is quite wonderful, her powerhouse performance of such energy it could knock out the national grid. Five stars are not enough to do it justice’.

Speaking on the win, Fíonna Hewitt-Twamley said: “I am beyond humbled to receive such a prestigious accolade. Edinburgh and its audiences are firmly in my heart, and their words of praise, along with my Broadway Bobby are a beautiful thing for me to treasure’.

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