ALBA - A FOLK MUSICAL
Alba premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014, directed and produced by Finn with the support of a successful Kickstarter campaign.
★★★★★ “Writer Finn Anderson has truly come into his own… with quality writing, a beautiful musical score, vocal harmonies that send shivers down the spine and a story that is engrossing this is a musical which hits the spot in some style” (Broadway Baby)
★★★★★ “an excellent new work from creator Finn Anderson… each character has depth and detail, even if they exist only for a few seconds… slick and clever” (One4Review)
★★★★★ “Beguiling, heartfelt… wonderful” (Musical Talk Podcast)
★★★★ (Edinburgh Guide)
“The staging and direction are extremely impressive… a clever, graceful, economical show” (All Edinburgh Theatre)
“A joy to behold” (A Younger Theatre)
ABOUT THE PIECE
Roddy swaps his designer suit and shoes for waterproofs and hiking boots and takes off on an unexpected and life-changing journey of self discovery. This Young Man tells the story of Roddy’s inconvenient quest to scatter his Dad’s ashes at a remote Scottish waterfall. As Roddy sets out along the snowy Cateran Trail just before New Year’s Eve, little does he know that adventure waiting for him on the path ahead. A rousing, foot-stomping folk musical featuring a cast of actor-musicians and an entirely original score inspired by Scottish traditional and folk music.
AWARDS + NOMINATIONS
Musical Theatre Network Award (shortlisted)
National Student Drama Festival Award (nominated)
Pick of the Fringe, MusicalTalk Podcast (won)