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Out of the Blue
11-14s: Wednesdays

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 admin@strangetown.org.uk to be added to the waiting list.

Photos below by Andy Catlin


Age group: 11-14
Dates: Wednesdays 5-7pm: 8th Jan-1st Apr | 22nd Apr-17th Jun
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG

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£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.


Staff Members

James Beagon: 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.

Fin Ross Russell: Assistant Director

Fin Ross Russell is a theatre-maker and facilitator who alongside his role at Strange Town runs his own producing and touring theatre company ‘Island Life Productions’. He is a recent graduate having completed his BA in Drama, Applied Theatre & Education from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in 2018 and has worked at SPID Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre before his recent return to Edinburgh. Fin was additionally a former Strange Town youth theatre member himself having been part of the 2013 show Let Sleeping Beauties Lie and 2014 show Trash Palace.

What People Say

“She came out of Strange Town last night, eyes sparkling, face beaming. She just absolutely loves it. She said she had to act out different scenarios and she said, ‘I did it, Mum’. I was really pleased and proud of her.”

Parent of Youth Theatre member

"I enjoyed everything. I mostly enjoyed the show."

Youth Theatre member
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