The Edinburgh Makars Awards

The club depends entirely on its members, and is fortunate in the talent and dedication shown by so many. In recognition of this The Edinburgh Makars Awards were instigated in 2020. Trophies carved in lime wood are presented annually at the AGM.

The Vital Spark Award
The ABCD Award
Vital Spark Award

This is presented for dramatic contribution to the Club’s activities.

2022     Awarded to Dario Dalla Costa who directed one of the first plays back after lockdown Last Tango in Little Grimley  which went on to win the Margaret Allan Quaich in the SCDA One Act Festival. Previous plays directed by Dario include Perfect Wedding in the 2019 Fringe which gained a 5 star review.

2021      Not awarded, in view of the limited dramatic activities this year.

2020      Awarded to Lucy Wilson, primarily for her performance as Rachel in the 2019 Fringe Show Perfect Wedding, which elicited great praise in the review of that show.

This is presented for general contributions to the Club, Above and Beyond the Call of Duty. 

2022    Awarded to Alasdair Taylor whose set for The Importance of Being Earnest was a triumph of design and building. Alasdair has been the go-to man for set building for many years and it is only fitting that his achievements be recognised in this small way.

2021      Awarded to Martin Burnell, for his long-term commitment in so many roles, as an actor and director, in technical support for productions, as President and in other committee posts including IT Support Officer – particularly important over the last year.

2020      Awarded to Anthea Taylor, for her work as Secretary on behalf of the Club over many years, and her tireless contributions to every aspect of the Club’s events and undertakings. 
ABCD Award