Julia reaps awards at Edinburgh Festival
Former student Julia Cranney has won the 2016 Scottish Daily Mail Edinburgh Festival Fringe Drama Award for her play ‘Empty Beds’ which was performed between 4th and 28th August in Edinburgh.
Julia left Winstanley in 2010 and went to Cambridge University. After this she went to Drama Studio London where she trained as an actor. She has since set up her won company: Penny Worth Productions.
The play is about the Wyld sisters who find themselves 250 miles from home, en route to visit their brother Michael on his birthday. He’s seriously ill and the only available psychiatric hospital bed has left him stranded on the other side of the country. The sisters have been travelling all day to see him and patience is wearing thin. The play written by Julia explores the human impact of cuts to mental health services. The production was presented in association with Young Minds UK, The UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
The play has proven so successful that it has now transferred to the Arcola Theare in London where it will be performed from the 4th-8th October 2016.
We would like to wish Julia every success with her future endeavours!