Leon Sinden Awards 2019 – Fiona Wood and David Rankine

Huge congratulations to Fiona Wood and David Rankine, who each picked up an award at Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s 25th annual Leon Sinden Awards.

Audiences and visitors throughout the theatre’s Summer Season have been placing their votes for Best Actor and Actress in a Supporting Role, and the annual awards were presented onstage after the final performance, in the full six-show Season, of Summer Holiday, at the Theatre on Saturday night, ahead of an extra week of the musical due to popular demand.

This year’s winner of Best Supporting Actress was Fiona Wood for her portrayal of Lily, the ukelele-playing Nun in Blonde Bombshells of 1943, and David Rankine picked up the award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Eddie, the nice-but-dim ‘maid’, in Blithe Spirit.

Artistic Director, Elizabeth Newman presented both actors with their awards.

Well done, Fiona and David!

Only An Excuse 2018 – BBC Scotland

BAA’s Fiona Wood was again part of Jonathan Watson’s Only An Excuse, airing on Hogmanay 2018.

Featuring sketches, spoofs, gags and comic characters, Only An Excuse put the boot into the headlines that have dominated Scottish football and Scottish life over the past 12 months, and is still available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Click here to watch

Leon Sinden Award Win for Fiona Wood

The winners of Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s 24th annual Leon Sinden Awards have been announced, with Brennan Artist Fiona Wood picking up Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Susan Skinner in Before The Party.

Audiences and visitors throughout the theatre’s Summer Season have been placing their votes for Best Actor and Actress in a Supporting Role, and the annual awards were presented onstage after the final performance of Chicago, at the Theatre on Saturday night, following an extra week of the musical due to popular demand.

Fiona is pictured here with Alan Mirren, who picked up the award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Amos Hart (and Mr Cellophane) in Chicago, and actor John Ramage, who presented both actors with their awards.

Congratulations, Fiona!

Pitlochry Festival Theatre Summer Season

This year is an exciting season at Pitlochry. With BAA clients Deirdre Davis, Fiona Wood and David Rankine appearing in several of this season’s new productions:

Chicago!
Runs from 25th May 2018.

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.
Run begins 31st May 2018.

Quality Street.
Opens 7th June 2018.

Before The Party.
Opens 19th July 2018.

The Last Witch.
Runs from 23rd August 2018.

Glory on Earth

Through the fog a ship arrives in Leith docks, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots steps ashore. She is 18 and on her young shoulders rest the hopes of the Catholic establishment of Europe.  The Nation that receives her has just outlawed her church and its practices. Its leader is the radical cleric and protestant reformer, John Knox. Both believe themselves ordained by God. Both believe themselves beloved by their people. Both were exiled and returned home… but only one can make Scotland their own.

???? ‘a story crying to be told…a call to arms for young women everywhere’ The Herald

???? ‘The roots of Scotland’s religious divide open up a demate with universal resonance’ The Stage

The cast includes Fiona Wood.

Glory on Earth opened at The Lyceum on 20th May and closes on 10th June.