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Out of the Blue
8-10s: Fridays

We have two groups for 8-10s. 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 by Paul Johnston and Andy Catlin


Age group: 8-10
Dates: Fridays 2.00-3.30pm: 10th Jan-3rd Apr | 24th Apr-19th Jun 2020
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG

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£85 per term NB bursaries giving discounts and free places are available.

What to Bring:

Loose, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water


Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June at the Scottish Storytelling Centre- tickets on sale soon.

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.

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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