Andrea McKenzie is a Scottish actor, writer and director. She trained at Edinburgh College, Scotland and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York.

A brave, versatile performer, she has worked in theatres and outdoor venues across the UK, America and Canada.

Select press:

“The most striking acting came from Andrea McKenzie” (

“she fizzles with dark forces and storm bringing nastiness” (AllEdinburghTheatre)

“this cheeky wee besom McKenzie manages to induce more laughter than one could reasonably expect” (Edinburgh Guide)

“It is well performed all round with McKenzie, particularly, showing both comic mastery and versatility” (AllEdinburghTheatre)

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Andrea has written several plays for adults and children. Her play Aye or No about the Scottish Independence Referendum through the eyes of children was described as a ‘Must see’ by the Edinburgh Evening News.

Dark comedy/drama After Party about love, addiction and karma was shortlisted for the Scottish Short Play Awards.

Andrea was mentored by Playwrights’ Studio Scotland when she wrote the play Glowsticks and Butterflies: Ladette Gem battles to transition from party animal to parent, while the systems put in place to protect her are receding by the day. You can watch an interview with Andrea and Playwrights’ Studio Scotland here.

Andrea made her Traverse Theatre debut in December with The Pervs and Plans of Onlyfans, which she wrote and starred in. The play was presented with three other pieces of new writing as part of powerhouse writing collective 4Play.


Andrea directed the sell out success Blood Brothers in the Leith Festival for Moving Lights Theatre Co., Smoking is Bad For You, for Theatre Alba in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (see ace comic strip review below), Leith Witch Academy and Aye or No for Citadel Arts Group’s Youth Theatre.

She has also directed and edited several short films and promos.

Most recently she directed the rehearsed reading of St. Kilda with Page2Stage Edinburgh.

Select Press:

“The reason for their success can be put down to two things – great casting and surefooted, imaginative direction… That the actors were able to give such excellent performances is all the more remarkable given the limitations of set, budget and space available to them and all credit goes to director Andrea McKenzie for creating a free-flowing, innovative and imaginative production.”

(Edinburgh Evening News)


As a graduate of Girls Rock School Edinburgh, Andrea’s fierce vocals at the helm of all female rock bands have been raising the roof and smashing glass ceilings across Scotland.

She also loves traditional Scottish folk music and performed works by Hamish Henderson at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Theatre Objektiv’s On The Radical Road.

Band images © P&K Beards