Tony award for Aboyne designer

Local video designer Finn Ross.
Local video designer Finn Ross.

Local video designer Finn Ross has won a Tony Award for his work for the production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

Finn won for Best Scenic Design of a Play for his video projection work for the National Theatre’s hugely-successful production.

The play, which has already won an amazing seven Olivier Awards and is simultaneously running in the West End and Broadway, as well as on a major UK tour which will take it to His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen this September, won five Tony Awards in New York on Sunday, June 7.

Finn, who received the award alongside fellow Scott Bunny Christie said: ‘For the show to be taken onboard like this is an incredible honour and I am deeply touched.’

After hearing news of the award, Finn’s mother Veronica said: ‘It’s brilliant news after Finn winning the Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for his work with The Curious Incident also. We are extra proud parents.’

From Aboyne, Finn also recently won an American Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Projection Design, awarded on Sunday, May 31. The video and projection designer is a former pupil of Aboyne Academy and a graduate of the Central School for Speech and Drama in London.

He specialises in integrating live and pre-recorded images, animations, and such like into a live performance environment.