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.
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, and Caught In The Net [Edinburgh Fringe]. 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.
Laura trained at RSAMD (now the RCS). She played all the female characters in the 10th anniversary theatre production of Trainspotting [#1 UK tour], toured England & Wales with The Vagina Monologues [Mark Goucher Productions], appeared in Daisies at the CCA, and played the role of Valerie in Mull Theatre’s touring production of The Weir. Film & TV credits include: The Nest [BBC], River City [BBC], Taggart [STV], Rebus [STV], Rockface [BBC], Make Me Up [Hopscotch Films], Solid Air [Elemental Films] and Salt On Our Skin / Desire [Constantin Films]. She also presented STV Casino before working as an English & Drama Teacher, and has recorded commercials, short films & voiceovers. Laura is delighted to be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe, and has loved every minute of working with these mighty Scottish quines.
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.
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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 a recent graduate of Dundee and Angus college who has gone on to study and is in her final year of Stage and Screen Acting at Edinburgh Napier University. She has experience in physical theatre, pantomime and musical theatre, and is a former member of the Dundee Rep Theatre Young Company Ensemble. Rachel previously performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 with Stand Easy Production's of the play The Dandelion Patch directed by Hannah Utley. This play was part of a project to write new theatre with veterans from the armed forces.
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!
Elspeth Turner is an actor, writer and musician. Originally from Fife, she is a graduate of The Urdang Academy and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. UK theatre credits include Granite [National Theatre of Scotland], The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart [Eastern Angles], A War of Two Halves [Nonsense Room] Mischief [Oran Mòr / Traverse Theatre], MAIM [Theatre Gu Leòr]. U.S. productions include Dial M for Murder and The Odd Couple [Engeman Theatre], The Pillowman [Theatre Row], and Titus Andronicus and Macbeth, [The Queens Players]. Elspeth can be seen in Riptide – a Scottish schizophrenia love story touring film festivals worldwide, in Bannan [BBC Alba] and in How The Light Gets In, the forthcoming feature film from sruth-mara.
More info at www.elspethturner.com