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Easter 11-14s:
Create your own live Video Game

Become the characters in your very own live video game that you decide how to play. Use costume, props and imagination to create your own action, survival or fantasy adventure; be a hero/ine, a sci fi warrior, an evil villain; the choice is yours!

To book email admin@strangetown.org.uk


Age group: 11-14s
Dates: Thu 5th & Fri 6th April 9am-4pm
Venue: Out of the Blue, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG

How to get here


£65 (discounted & free places available)

What to Bring:

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water. Please also bring a packed lunch and snacks unless you would prefer to buy from the Out of the Blue cafe.

Staff Members

Ellen Shand: Director

Ellen graduated from Queen Margaret University in Drama and Performance. She has been a part of youth theatre groups from a young age, including Aberdeen Youth Music Theatre and YMT: UK. Her professional experience includes the Fringe 2014 run of Trainspotting with In Your Face Theatre.

She currently assists with Strange Town’s 8-10s youth theatre group at Out of the Blue and leads workshops in primary schools, as part of our after school drama outreach programme. Ellen says “Working on new plays with such talented and engaged young people in a multi-arts space is a unique opportunity and lots of fun!”

James Beagon: Assistant Director

James is a director and playwright based in Edinburgh.

Since 2014, he has been producing plays with his own Edinburgh company Aulos Productions, including the award-winning productions First Class (2014) and Gobland for the Goblins! (2017)

As well as working with Strange Town, he is currently working as a Youth Theatre tutor with East Lothian Youth Theatre. He has also worked for groups including Passion4Fusion and Bedlam Youth Project, and has operated as the Children’s Shows editor at Broadway Baby for the past four Edinburgh Fringes.
He was very active in student theatre whilst studying an undergraduate degree Ancient & Medieval History at Edinburgh University. For his efforts, he was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Edinburgh University Theatre Company prior to graduating in 2014.
He is currently undertaking a postgraduate MFA in Directing at Edinburgh Napier University.

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