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Improv Comedy
8-11s: Fridays

This group is currently full, please contact admin@strangetown.org.uk to be added to the waiting list.

Photos by Andy Catlin

Details

Age group: 8-11
Dates: Fridays 2.30-4.00pm: 18th September- 27th November 2020
Venue: Online sessions on Zoom
Prices:

£75 per term NB bursaries giving discounts and free places are available.

What to Bring:

Loose, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water

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.

Gregor Davidson: Workshop Leader

Gregor is a professional actor and improviser based in Edinburgh. His work ranges from stage and screen to immersive events, audio books, commercials, video games and improvised comedy.

Gregor trained at Telford College (HNC Acting and Performance), RADA (Foundation Course) and The Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (BA (Hons) Acting) graduating in 2013.

Gregor has been member of TBC Improv since 2015 and has performed with company at the Edinburgh Festival ever since. He is passionate about the power of improvisation not just as a means of creating comedy but also in gaining invaluable life skills such as; thinking on your feet, communication skills, listen to others and saying “yes and.”

Josie Adams: Workshop Assistant

Josie graduated with a First Class BA Honours Degree in Performance from the University of the West of Scotland in 2019. Throughout her studies she worked both on and off stage at The Gaiety Theatre in Ayr, working on various RAFT Productions; as a crew member for their production of both Beauty and the Beast, and Legally Blonde, the Deputy Stage Manager for their production of The Producers, and performing as Chiffon in their production of Little Shop of Horrors, and Morticia in their production of The Addams Family. During her summers at University, Josie worked at various summer camps in Scotland, the USA, and Italy; as a Performing Arts Instructor, Cabin Counsellor, and English Teacher. Since graduating Josie has been working as a freelance Drama Teacher and Performer.

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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