To celebrate Strange Town youth theatre turning 10 we have invited members of the youth theatre age 8-18 to join an all ages group. IN December 2018 they performed a Strange Town classic: Love Bites by Sam Siggs at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. In January 2019 the group began rehearsing Stolen Futures by James Beagon which will be performed at the Traverse Theatre on 14th and 15th June 2019.
|Dates:||Mondays 6-8pm: 26th August - 2nd December 2019|
|Venue:||Pilmeny Centre, 44 Buchanan St, Edinburgh EH6 8RF|
£105 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 be working with writer James Beagon to develop a play that will be performed at an Edinburgh venue in June 2020.
Ruth Hollyman: Creative Director
Ruth is an Edinburgh based director, arts manager and writer who has been working with young people in a theatre setting for 25 years, primarily in Scotland. She co-founded Strange Town and manages it with Steve Small and also runs the Strange Town Young Actors’ agency. She worked in the marketing department at Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 1995, where she established the theatre’s education programme. From 1996-2000 she lived in Tokyo, setting up a children’s theatre company and working in television and the voiceover industry. As a freelancer she has previously worked with Lyceum Youth Theatre, macRobert, North Edinburgh Arts Centre, Scottish Youth Theatre, Perth Theatre, Stirling Youth Theatre, Borderline Youth Theatre, and Dundee Rep.
Bradley Cannon: Assistant Director
Bradley graduated with a BA (Hons) Drama and Performance from the University of Highlands and Islands in 2016, specialising in gender and sexuality on the stage. Bradley was one of the original members of Strange Town when it began back in 2008 and spent four years with the youth theatre before going on to university in Glasgow.
Bradley has performed in various theatres across Scotland since then including The Lyceum, The Traverse, Platform Glasgow, East Kilbride Village Theatre and Eden Court. Other work includes being a performer in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth games in Glasgow in 2014 and making a documentary for the BBC (Edinburgh Stories 2012).
Bradley returned to Strange Town in 2017 as a volunteer and assisted on two 14-18s shows that year – Friday, October 13th (Leith Theatre) and The Darkness or Else the Light (Traverse Theatre). He is now leading after school drama as well as assisting with the youth theatre.
What People Say
"Love this company!"Youth Theatre member
"I enjoyed working with interesting people and having great directors."Youth Theatre member