Andy was born and raised in Longsight, Manchester to Scottish parents. A natural performer from a young age, the multi national characters of his inner city neighbourhood would provide rich and boundless material for his endless mimicking and characterisation, a showman was born.
Academic pursuit of performing arts naturally followed culminating in undergraduate studies at St John's College, Manchester. However, the expected crossover to accredited schooling was to be curtailed by the lure of Manchester's burgeoning music scene. For the next ten years, Andy's creative outlet was fueled as a singer/songwriter in a variety of musical combos.
The withdrawal of the actor from the role of the Sergeant of Police in Music Theatre 2000 production of The Pirates of Penzance presented Andy with an opportunity to showcase his talents as a natural clown. Mary Albany of The Shoreham Herald was in attendance:
"[his] rubber limbs and Chaplin-esque facial expressions were crazily funny..."
But it was to be within the genre of modern drama that Andy would truly find his niche. As the American hostage Adam Canning in the Beirut drama 'Someone Who'll Watch Over Me', Andy won the locally recognised Richard Pincott Award for Best Actor; Jill Lawrie of remotegoat reported:
The challenge of playing multiple characters within a short play format attracted Andy to White Room Theatre's Bitesize plays:
"Slipped effortlessly from one role to the next..."
declared Emily Elliott of The Fringe Review following a performance of The Big Bitesize Banquet at the 2011 Brighton Fringe. Edinburgh beckoned and in August 2011 The Big Bitesize Breakfast hit the legendary Pleasance Dome to 5 star reviews and packed houses.
In October 2011 Andy signed with London based agent Reima Baker ...
In 2005 the hiatus was broken when Andy decided to return to his first love - the dramatic stage. Relocation to the south coast had introduced him to the vibrant theatre scene in Brighton. Numerous roles were to follow with an emphasis on variety.
Initial success arrived in the dual role of Clarence and Catesby in NVT's 2007 fringe production of Richard III. The challenge of Elizabethan verse didn't go unnoticed by Jermey Mailes of the Sussex Express:
"Andy Hutchison should be singled out for his interpretation of Clarence's dream. Every harrowing cadence is still with me as I type..."
"An incredible performance. Such raw emotions touching on aggression, fantasy, vulgarity, humour, tears and ultimate breakdown..."
Further success followed a year later in the title role of Jerry, sociopathic Hit-Man in Rick Cleveland's pulp satire Jerry and Tom:
wrote the Brighton Argus. The performance went on to receive a nomination for Best Actor in the 2009 UK Arts Council drama awards.