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Finn Anderson


Finn is a Scottish writer, composer and songwriter. He studied Music at the University of Highlands and Islands before completing an MA (with distinction) in Musical Theatre Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

Musical theatre writing includes Islander (Mull Theatre/Helen Milne, Scotland-wide tour, Paines Plough Roundabout), LIMBO: City of Dreams and A Mother’s Song (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland/American Music Theatre Project), Come Hell or High Water (Citizens Theatre) Streets (Hackney Empire/The Cockpit, ‘Best New Musial’ nominee, Off West End Awards), Alba (Edinburgh Fringe, MTN Award nominee), Wolf (Tristan Bates). He is currently developing new musical The Bow Maker. Following an international research trip facilitated by Creative Scotland and British Council, The Bow Maker was initially developed through a lab with National Theatre of Scotland and Dundee Rep, and was chosen as one of eight new headline works at BEAM 2018, the UK’s largest festival of new musical theatre.

Music for theatre includes A Night To Remember, One More Sleep ’Til Christmas (Citizens Theatre), Look Up, Moonfall (Hikapee Circus Theatre/Jacksons Lane), Jellyfish (Intrepid/International Youth Arts Festival), Buckets, The Birds and Southside Stories (Citizens Young Co/Chrysalis Festival), Fandom (YMTUK), Forbidden (Scottish Youth Theatre), Cat Loud’s Big Night In (Edinburgh Fringe/UK Tour), The Iguanodon Queen (Bush Theatre), Slingshot (Park Theatre), Foreplay (The Cockpit).

Other work includes three films with acclaimed video artist Rachel Maclean (Tate/National Galleries Scotland/Venice Biennale), several collaborations with Scottish Dance Theatre’s ‘Do Your Thing’ group, and musical direction for WHITE by spoken word artist Koko Brown (Ovalhouse/Roundhouse/Vault Festival).

Finn has also written, composed and facilitated projects for the UK’s leading companies for young people including BYMT, Scottish Youth Theatre, Young Norfolk Arts Festival, Citizens Young Company, International Youth Arts Festival.

Finn’s debut album as a singer-songwriter is released in summer 2019.