The Cast - 2022 production
Nicola was born in Edinburgh and studied at Queen Margaret College. She toured for over 8 years with The Happy Gang performing all over the UK and abroad and presented the BBC education programme What, Where, When, Why? She is also a member of the jazz harmony group ‘The Swingcats’ and has appeared with the BBC Big Band, The Glenn Miller Orchestra and performed with the group on several national tours. Nicola has performed in many shows at the Pavilion theatre, Play, Pie and a Pint, as well as numerous pantos throughout the years. Nicola is delighted to be playing the part of Mo this year
Heather graduated with an HND in Acting & Performance from Dundee & Angus College in 2019 following a long career in Educational Marketing. Recent credits include: The Things We Leave Behind [Amazon Prime]; Online Meeting [BBC]; Address To A Liar, Monkey Bars [Dundee Rep];Comedy Of Errors, Without A Hitch; Great Britain [Dundee College]. Sweet F.A. directed by Bruce Strachan, marks Heather's debut at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Rose / Abercrombie
Originally from Bridge of Allan, Jodie studied at Stageworx School of Performing Arts in Stirling for 3 years, achieving an HND in Musical Theatre. Stage credits include: Movies to Musicals at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Glasgow City Halls, and a tour of Songs Around The World with Say Two Productions performing at venues across the UK, Caught In The Net [Edinburgh Fringe] and Sunshine On Leith [Cumbernauld Theatre]. Her screen credits include: Paai The Mat directed by Sreelaja Mukundakumaran. She also focuses on singing / songwriting, and enjoys gigging around Scotland with her guitar. Sweet F.A. is her second show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Lil / Watt
Heather is from the North-East of Scotland. She obtained her HND in Acting and Performance at Dundee and Angus College and then her BA [Hons] in Acting at Manchester School of Theatre. She graduated in 2020 and has since worked on two short films and a supporting role in a TV series. She previously performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in Mark Thompson’s Snowflake at the Pleasance Courtyard and Manchester International Festival in Skepta’s Dystopia987, directed by Matthew Dunster. She is delighted to be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Macpherson - Graham
Reenie / Scunthorpe
Rachel is a Scottish actor and singer from Glasgow. She obtained a BA [Hons] in Musical Theatre from Motherwell College, and a Masters in Musical Theatre from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In training she appeared as Little Red Riding Hood, Lady Macbeth and the Baker’s Wife. Since graduating she has played the parts of Nancy Maclehose [Ae Fond Kiss, Scottish Theatre Tour, Nonsenseroom Productions], Trinculo [Fools & Bottoms, Edinburgh Fringe, C Theatre], and the Faery Queen [Quest for Excalibur, Theatre Alba]. Rachel has also voiced many characters in Audio Dramas [Confessional / Collaboration / Sea Change, Stark Theatre] and performs comedy with her sketch group Scram at their residency, the Stand Comedy Club.
Ria graduated from Dundee and Angus College in 2019 with an HND in Acting and Performance. She has worked with Dundee Rep in the Engage department, performed with Stand Easy at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe in The Dandelion Patch, directed by Hannah Utley, worked with Nunah Theatre Company on shows The Journey [performed outside Dundee railway station / Galoshans Festival], T with Mrs C [V & A Dundee], and most recently Remember...? [Manipulate, Dundee Rep Women's Festival 2020]. All shows were directed by Vicky Heath. Following Sweet F.A. Ria will be studying full time at QMU on the BA Acting and Performance course.
Rachel is an actor based in Edinburgh who has recently graduated Edinburgh Napier University with a BA (Hons) in Stage and Screen Acting. She has experience in physical theatre, musical theatre and many other styles and is a former member of the Dundee Rep Theatre Young Company Ensemble. Rachel is excited to be back with the cast of Sweet FA as Alice and also as a member of the SFA.
Maggie began her performing career training as a dancer at Dance for All in Edinburgh. Since graduating with an HND in Dance and Stage Performance, she has had a diverse career working as a performer, dancer and singer. She has worked with major companies such as Disney, Princess Cruises and Canterbury Travel, and freelances as a voice-over artist. Maggie has just graduated from Queen Margaret University with a degree in Acting and Performance. This is Maggie's debut at the Edinburgh Fringe and she is delighted to be part of such a wonderful show and team.
Lucy Pedersen began her actor training in Dundee at D&A College, before moving to Edinburgh to complete a BA with Queen Margaret University. Acting didn’t start there though - she started acting with amateur musical theatre groups in Dundee aged 8 and simply hasn’t stopped. In between college and university she has performed at various physical theatre festivals as well as performing in her first Fringe back in 2019 in Jekyll and Hyde for Captivate Theatre, directed by Tom Mullins. She can’t wait to bring the story of Sweet F.A .to Edinburgh this Fringe and share this amazing story with others!
Charlie West has a BA (Hons) in Acting and English from Edinburgh Napier University. Stage credits include: John in Thread [Kick the Door], Henry in Orphans [National Theatre of Scotland], Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol [Dundee Rep], Texas Jim in The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black, Black Oil [NTS], Charlie in Jock’s Jocks [Celtic Connections], Hans/Ruprecht in A Night at Stobbs [New Celts Productions] and Macheath in The Threepenny Opera [The Attic Collective]. He also co-composed the original score for War In America by Jo Clifford. Screen credits include: Josh in F.O.H. The Mockumentary [Twist of Lime Productions] and John in Singular [Santiago Esperón].