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Out of the Blue
8-10s: Fridays

We have two groups for 8-10s.  This group works closely with our team of writers, performing new plays at venues such as the Scottish Storytelling Centre (SSC).  Most recently this group performed Aladdin by Tim Primrose.From January 2019 they will be working towards a performance in June 2019 – reviving a Strange Town classic: Eleanor the Adventurer and the land of Splendiferous Hats!


Age group: 8-10
Dates: Fridays 2.00-3.30pm: 11th January - 5th April and 26th April - 21st June 2019
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG



£80 per term NB bursaries giving discounts and free places are available.

What to Bring:

Loose, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water


This group will perform Aladdin at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 5th & 9th December 2018, tickets available here.

Tickets for the June 2019 performance will go on sale nearer the time.

Staff Members

Catherine Ward-Stoddart: Director

Catherine is a freelance facilitator and theatre maker from Glasgow. She graduated in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Screen Acting from University of the West of Scotland. Since graduating she has worked extensively across the central belt of Scotland including at the Tron Theatre and Macrobert Arts Centre, as well as working in schools and various outreach projects. Her work focuses on devised theatre, both in her work with young people and through her own performance career with her theatre company Spilt Milk. Catherine is very passionate about her facilitating role and aims to bring out creative potential in all the young people she works with, allowing them to find their own creative voice through making and performing.
As well as directing our 8-10s youth theatre, Catherine is assisting with our 14-18s youth theatre (Tuesday group) and leads workshops in primary schools for the company’s after school drama outreach programme.

James Mills: Assistant Director

James is an Acting and Performance graduate from Performing Arts
Studio Scotland (PASS), based at Edinburgh College, with a wide range of acting
experience ranging from Classical Greek, to Shakespeare, to
contemporary Scottish and British Theatre. James has a technical and
practical knowledge of directing and assistant directing having worked
on a final year production of “Attempts on her Life” by Martin Crimp
whilst at PASS, and having devised several original productions as an
actor, director and writer. As a practitioner, James is extremely
interested in physical theatre and movement to see what can be said by
actors when words are taken away. As well as working as an assistant
director with the Thursday 14-18s, James also works as a workshop
assistant in a variety of primary schools around Edinburgh.

What People Say

"I liked being with friends, working with the group together…not feeling left out."

Youth Theatre member

"Thank you for providing such a high quality group in Leith, my daughter is getting a lot out of it. It's great to have opportunities like this in our own neighbourhood."

Parent of Youth Theatre member
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