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Out of the Blue
11-14s: Fridays

We have three groups for 11-14s.  This group works closely with our team of writers, developing and performing new plays at venues such as the Scottish Storytelling Centre.  This group recently performed The Knight of the Burning Pestle, adapted by Rebekah King. From January 2019 they will be working towards a performance of a new play by Diane Stewart.

Details

Age group: 11-14
Dates: Fridays 3.30-5.30pm: 11th January - 5th April and 26th April - 21st June 2019
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG
Location:

http://www.outoftheblue.org.uk/how-to-get-here/

Prices:

£100 per term NB bursaries giving discounts and free places are available.

What to Bring:

Loose, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water

Performance

This group will perform ‘The Knight of the Burning Pestle‘ at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 7th & 8th December 2018, tickets available here.

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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