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Improv Comedy
8-10s: Fridays

This year the 8-10s Improv group are learning all about improv comedy whilst exploring performance skills.  Movement, mime, and drama games culminate in creating scenes and skits with a comic twist.  From  Sept 2018 this group will meet at Gilded Balloon venue Rose Theatre where they will perform at the end of each term to an invited audience.


Age group: 8-10
Dates: Fridays 2.30-4.00pm: 11th January - 5th April and 26th April - 21st June 2019
Venue: Rose Theatre, 204 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AZ



£80 per term NB bursaries giving discounts and free places are available.

What to Bring:

Loose, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water


The group perform each term to an invited audience. In the past they have performed at the Monkey Barrel and plan to perform at the Rose Theatre this coming year.

Staff Members

Caroline Mathison: Workshop Leader

Caroline is an actor and theatre practitioner based in Edinburgh.

As an actor she has performed all over Scotland and internationally, with a variety of stage and screen experience. Caroline is also a comedy improviser and a core member of acclaimed improv troupe, To Be Continued, performing and workshopping on a regular basis.

As a theatre practitioner Caroline has worked with people of all ages and abilities, teaching and facilitating for organisations including EIF Creative Learning, Lung Ha Theatre Company, Chickenshed, Joyworks, Improv Academy and North Edinburgh Arts.

Ailis Paterson: Assistant

Ailis is an aspiring writer, director and facilitator. She has recently returned to Edinburgh after studying in Aberdeen where she was awarded an MA (Hons) degree in English and History. She has worked in theatre and venue management for five years with Aberdeen Performing Arts and Summerhall, and has recently moved to join the front of house team at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. Following on from volunteering with youth theatre projects and script in hand new writing nights in Aberdeen, Ailis has been with Strange Town since March 2016 and as well as working with our youth theatre groups, she leads some of the company’s outreach workshops in schools.

What People Say

"The classes are fun, I have made lots of new friends and I particularly enjoy doing the show at the end of each term."

Youth Theatre member

"I like thinking of the scenes each week and making them come to life."

Youth Theatre member

'It's awesome, really good, so soo good. On the first day I was a bit nervous but by the end of the first week I was looking forward to my Friday the most. Because I had drama. Adam and Jo made me feel really comfortable.'

Youth Theatre member
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