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Pilmeny Centre
14-18s: Mondays

We have three groups for 14-18s.  Each one works closely with our team of writers, developing and performing new plays at venues such as the Traverse Theatre and the Scottish Storytelling Centre. This group recently performed a devised piece called Crossing at the Traverse Theatre. From September 2017 they have been working with Drew Taylor-Wilson to create a script which they will then rehearse through until June 2018. The piece will be performed at Leith Theatre as part of the Leith Festival.


Age group: 14-18
Dates: Mondays 6-8pm 8th January - 26th March 2018 & 16th April - 18th June 2018
Venue: Pilmeny Centre, 44 Buchanan St, Edinburgh EH6 8RF



£97 (Jan-Mar) £97 (Apr-Jun) NB bursaries giving discounts and free places are available.

What to Bring:

Loose, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water


This group will perform at the Leith Theatre, as part of the Leith Festival on 15th and 16th June 2018. Check back for tickets soon.

Staff Members

Drew Taylor-Wilson: Director

Drew Taylor is an award winning theatre director, playwright and Arts in Education specialist based in Glasgow. A multidisciplinary artist with over 10 years in the industry; Drew’s practice centres on the facilitation of seldom seen stories, multi-art-form presentation and creating theatre as an accessible, stimulating space for all audiences and participants.

His work has been seen across the UK from Bettyhill School Hall in the Highlands to the Barbican Theatre in London. Drew has been commissioned for the Brighton International Festival, for the Commonwealth Games 2014 Cultural Festival and recently created “Avoidable Climbing” at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow for contemporary performance festival Take Me Somewhere.

Charlotte Anderson: Assistant Director

Charlotte is a director and workshop leader. She studied Theatre Arts at Derby University and has been directing theatre for children and young people ever since. She directs musical theatre productions at two community drama groups in Portobello and most recently directed The Last Tree with Aberdeen Performing Arts Junior Youth Theatre in June 2017. Charlotte has previously worked with Strange Town in various roles including as a writer for Gender Specific in 2012.

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