This year the 8-10s Wee Theatre group are learning all about improv comedy whilst exploring performance skills. Movement, mime, and drama games culminate in creating scenes and skits with a comic twist. The group shares their improv comedy skills in short performances once a term. In December 2017 the group performed at Monkey Barrel Comedy for the first time for friends and family.
|Dates:||Fridays 3.00-4.30pm: 12th January - 23rd March 2018 & 21st April - 23rd June 2018|
|Venue:||The Wee Theatre, St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE|
£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
Caroline Mathison: Workshop Leader
Caroline is an actor and theatre practitioner based in Edinburgh.
As an actor she has performed all over Scotland and internationally, with a variety of stage and screen experience. Caroline is also a comedy improviser and a core member of acclaimed improv troupe, To Be Continued, performing and workshopping on a regular basis.
As a theatre practitioner Caroline has worked with people of all ages and abilities, teaching and facilitating for organisations including EIF Creative Learning, Lung Ha Theatre Company, Chickenshed, Joyworks, Improv Academy and North Edinburgh Arts.
Ailis Paterson: Assistant
Ailis is an aspiring writer, director and facilitator. She has recently returned to Edinburgh after studying in Aberdeen where she was awarded an MA (Hons) degree in English and History. She has worked in theatre and venue management for five years with Aberdeen Performing Arts and Summerhall, and has recently moved to join the front of house team at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. Following on from volunteering with youth theatre projects and script in hand new writing nights in Aberdeen, Ailis has been with Strange Town since March 2016 and as well as working with our youth theatre groups, she leads some of the company’s outreach workshops in schools.
What People Say
"The classes are fun, I have made lots of new friends and I particularly enjoy doing the show at the end of each term."Youth Theatre member
"I like thinking of the scenes each week and making them come to life."Youth Theatre member
'It's awesome, really good, so soo good. On the first day I was a bit nervous but by the end of the first week I was looking forward to my Friday the most. Because I had drama. Adam and Jo made me feel really comfortable.'Youth Theatre member