Fringe role for Barony man

sandy queenan
sandy queenan

Bo’ness man Sandy Queenan has a starring role as Rab in Captivate Theatre’s Sunshine on Leith this month at the Edinburgh Fringe.

The 54 year-old is quite open about the reason he got the part.

He said: “Apart from the fact that I got told about the auditions, my voice is just wonderful for this part.

“My gravelly tones are really appropriate for the song I have to sing to Shona, who plays my wife Jean.”

The Falkirk Council building surveyor is taking some holiday leave to allow him to play one of the main roles in the show, which will be moving to the newly sited Spiegeltent in St Andrew Square for the rest of its run.

Sandy said: “There are some really well-known songs and when we sing 500 Miles at the end it is great to hear the audience sing along with us.”

Rehearsals for the show began three weeks ago and Sandy was amazed to see how quickly it came together.

He said: “It is a very talented team and the cast are an amazing bunch of people.“

A stalwart of the Barony Theatre, he has been treading the boards there since he was 16. Sandy played several characters, including an underwear salesman in the 39 Steps which Barony staged last year and he’s recently gone into directing with LAMP.

Captivate Drama, founded in 2009 by Sally Lyall, aims to provide affordable drama classes for children. The group provides opportunities for young people to develop their acting and musical talents.

Tickets and details at http://www.edfringe.com