An Aberdeen man has scooped a prestigious Tony Award for his part in helping to bring a much-loved children’s novel to the stage.
Designer Finn Ross won the honour for best scenic design of a play for his work on the theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
It was one of five awards for the show – including best play – announced at the ceremony at the Radio City Music Hall in New York.
The play has been running on the West End and Broadway and is also on a UK tour which will come to His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen in September.
It tells the story of 15-year old Christopher Bonne who attempts to solve the mystery of a dead dog which has been killed by a garden fork.
Exceptional at maths but ill-equipped for everyday life, the lead character is taken on a journey which turns his world upside down.
Mr Ross, a video and projection design specialist, was jointly nominated with his colleague – and fellow Scot – Bunny Christie.
The former Aboyne Academy pupil specialises in taking pre-recorded images and animation and integrating them into a live performance.
He has credited his school drama teacher Yvonne Wheeler for setting him on the path to success, and said he was thrilled that his work on The Curious Incident had been so well received.
He said: “I’m stunned, thrilled, amazed and honoured to be nominated.
“I am so happy America has taken so warmly to our show and amazed at the journey from a small studio to Broadway has gone this far.
“And to be nominated with another Scot is brilliant.”
The play’s producer, Chris Harper, said he was delighted that the pair’s work was recognised.
He said: “Bunny and Finn’s designs are simply breathtaking and bring to life Mark Haddon’s story beautifully with a deceptively simple set from Bunny and stunning video projection from Finn.
“Aberdeen audiences have a treat in store when the show arrives at His Majesty’s in September.”
Mr Ross, 33, also scooped an Olivier Award for his work on the show when it first came to the West End in 2013 and followed it up with an American Drama Desk Award for outstanding projection design.
His mother Veronica said she was extremely proud of her son.
She added: “It’s brilliant news after Finn winning the Drama Desk and Olivier Awards for his work with the Curious Incident also.”
To get the chance to see the production when it arrives in the north-east visit www.aberdeenperformingarts.com.