The OffComm is the Offies Commendation for short runs and aims to recognise the excellence of many short run shows at OffWestEnd venues. It was launched in 2019.
An OffComm for shows in Greater Manchester was launched in July 2021.
For shows in London, there needs to be a minimum of 3 performances over a maximum of 2 weeks.
A number of online reviewers and bloggers have agreed to participate in each OffComm scheme and a company / producer / venue needs to invite these reviewers to their show – send an email to email@example.com for details of these reviewers.
If reviewers are able to attend, and they give the show a good review (4-5*), then they will recommend the show for an OffComm. If there are two or more such recommendations, the show will receive an OffComm.
The list of OffComms announced for 2021 is below, for both Greater Manchester and London:
Scheme launched July 2021 – no awards as yet.
Queen Mab / Flux Theatre, Arsalan Sattari Prodns & Iris Theatre / Iris Theatre Summer Festival
Don’t Ask Don’t Get Baby / Happy Accident Theatre / Space Theatre
The Octopus / Playmill at the Kings Head Theatre / July 2021
Shoes to Fill / Iris Theatre and Fair Play Productions / Iris Theatre Summer Festival / July 2021
Hematoma / Moonloaf / Lion & Unicorn / June 2021