Fiona has been on stage her whole life from dancing in old folks homes with her sister and 2 family friends as part of the Delaney Dancers to being flown into the Festival Theatre stage as the Fairy Queen in Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe or a whistle-stop trip to Northern Ireland to sing with the 3 Scots Tenors. She has also been involved in critically acclaimed recordings, including the role of Dorcas in Sullivan's Haddon Hall with the Prince Consort on the Divine Art Label and soprano soloist for Sullivan's Festival Te Deum.
She has been very lucky to have been given the opportunity to perform a huge variety of Principal roles in musicals, G&S and operetta in some wonderful theatres and halls throughout the UK. There are too many favourite roles to mention, but Anna Leonowens in Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I (Dunfermline Musical Theatre Company) probably heads up the list with Nellie Forbush in Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific (Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society), Sarah-Jane Moore in Stephen Sondeheim's Assassins (Alan Borthwick and Friends), Desiree Armfeldt in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music (VoiceArc), Katisha in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado (Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society), Anna Glavari in Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow (Southern Light Opera Company), Dolly Levi in Jerry Herman's Hello Dolly (The Bohemians), Rosalinda in Strauss's Die Fledermaus (Opera Camerata) and of course, not forgetting the wonderful Sally Llewellyn in 3-T's debut production of Rose Heiney's Elephants.
Fiona was delighted to join Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group for the first time in 2018 playing Dogberry in their Fringe production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in the Royal Scots Club, which later toured to the RSC's Dell Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
In 2018 Fiona was asked to take on the role of Mrs Scot of Arden in the world premiere of Alexander McCall Smith and Tom Cunningham's opera The Tumbling Lassie and was delighted to reprise that role in a public performance in 2019. This year will also see her take on the role of Dandie Dinmont's wife in another world premiere McCall Smith and Cunningham collaboration, Dandie Dinmont, based on the Sir Walter Scott novel 'Guy Mannering'.
2018 also saw Fiona's directorial debut her very own company Threepenny Theatricals when she directed Elephants at the Assembly Roxy and she continued her directorial role in 3-T's second venture, J.M. Barrie's Dear Brutus at the Church Hill Theatre in 2019. In 2018 she was invited to direct Dunfermline Gilbert and Sullivan Society's 2019 production of The Sorcerer and is very much looking forward to working with them again as director for their 2020 production of H.M.S. Pinafore in the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline.
Fiona is delighted that Threepenny Theatricals can bring you another theatrical gem in 2020 in the form of The Hollow by the murder mystery genius, Agatha Christie, and is very much looking forward to taking on the role of Henrietta as well as directing her fantastic cast.