Out of the Blue
We have three groups for 11-14s. This group meet weekly with their director and assistant director to rehearse a play which has been written by one of Strange Town’s writers. They work on two plays per year- one in to be performed in December and the other in June. Both are performed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Please see below for more specific term dates and performance dates.
This group is currently full, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list.
Photos below by Andy Catlin
|Dates:||Fridays 3.30-5.30pm: 10th Jan-3rd Apr | 24th Apr-19th Jun 2020|
|Venue:||Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG|
£105 per term NB bursaries giving discounts and free places are available.
|What to Bring:||
Loose, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water
Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June at the Scottish Storytelling Centre- tickets on sale soon.
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 leads Strange Town’s 11-14s 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!”
Bradley Cannon: Assistant Director
Bradley graduated with a BA (Hons) Drama and Performance from the University of Highlands and Islands in 2016, specialising in gender and sexuality on the stage. Bradley was one of the original members of Strange Town when it began back in 2008 and spent four years with the youth theatre before going on to university in Glasgow.
Bradley has performed in various theatres across Scotland since then including The Lyceum, The Traverse, Platform Glasgow, East Kilbride Village Theatre and Eden Court. Other work includes being a performer in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth games in Glasgow in 2014 and making a documentary for the BBC (Edinburgh Stories 2012).
Bradley returned to Strange Town in 2017 as a volunteer and assisted on two 14-18s shows that year – Friday, October 13th (Leith Theatre) and The Darkness or Else the Light (Traverse Theatre). He is now leading after school drama as well as assisting with the youth theatre.
What People Say
"I wanted my daughter to have an opportunity to gain confidence and increase skills. She is enjoying coming to drama and looks forward to it each week."Parent of Youth Theatre member
"The highlight of my week!"Youth Theatre member