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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.  Most recently this group performed a new play by Tim Primrose called Little Sisters and Other Dangerous Creatures. From September 2017 they will be working on a Panto with a twist to be performed in December.

Details

Age group: 8-10
Dates: Fri 2.00-3.30pm 1st Sep - 8th Dec & 12th Jan - 23rd Mar & 21st Apr - 23rd Jun
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG
Location:

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

Prices:

£77 (Sep-Dec) £77 (Jan-Mar) £77 (Apr-Jun) NB bursaries giving discounts and free places are available.

What to Bring:

Loose, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water

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.

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!”

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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