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With over twenty years of experience in acting and directing across stage, television, and radio, Andrew has not only honed his craft but also served as a mentor for aspiring actors, regardless of their abilities. As the founder and Artistic Director of Burmese Theatre Workshop, Andrew spearheaded the creation and direction of numerous hit shows, including "Let Me Out Of Hell," "Beyond Nargis," "Kisa Gotami," and "Lady Of Burma."

Andrew’s love for physical theatre shines through in productions like "Beyond Nargis" and "Kisa Gotami," where he delves into stylised performing arts such as movement, dance, and mask work. He has shared his expertise through workshops for children and adults, emphasising the transformative potential of performance.

Seeking new challenges, Andrew joined CandoCo, an inclusive Dance Company, where he worked alongside renowned choreographers Javier De Frutos and Doug Elkins. This opportunity led to international tours and collaborations, including a two-month stint in the Philippines with the play "The Sacraments of the Dead."


Andrew’s diverse portfolio includes collaborations with various theatre companies, such as New Breed T.C., Fittings T.C., Graeae T.C., Theatre Resource, and Edinburgh Theatre Workshop.

His television credits boast appearances in popular shows like Dangerfield, The Unkown Soldier, The Bill, Holby City, Doctors, Stay Close, and We Were The Lucky Ones.

In addition to his work on stage and TV, Andrew is also an accomplished writer. His BBC Radio Three play "WATCH THE SPIDER" earned a nomination for a prestigious Pia Europa award in 2006, adapted from his successful one-person stage production of the same name.

Critic’s comments:
2010 - present
2010 - present

‘Brilliant performance from Mclay’ (Financial Times, Watch The Spider)

‘This was an admirably unflinching piece of writing with a rare conviction of voice’

(The Guardian, Watch The spider)

‘Andrew Mclay gave a fantastic perfromance’ (The Stage, Flesh and Steel)

I have directed in the Czech Republic and the Uk.

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