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.
|Dates:||Fri 3.10-4.30pm 1st Sep - 8th Dec & 12th Jan - 23rd Mar & 21st Apr - 23rd Jun|
|Venue:||The Wee Theatre, St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE|
£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
Informal performances usually take place at the Wee Theatre at the end of each term.
Amy Watt: Director
Amy is a freelance youth theatre practitioner and director who is passionate about using drama and theatre to create a positive impact on people and places. She has worked extensively throughout Scotland and on a range of international projects, in Romania, Lesotho, Canada, India and the Middle East. Amy joined Strange Town in 2009 and currently leads our 14-18s youth theatre (Tuesday group), as well as both of our Improv Comedy groups (8-10s and 11-14s). In June 2016 she directed our 16-18s youth theatre’s production of What Now? at the Traverse.
Ailis Paterson: Assistant Director
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, continues to volunteer with the company’s outreach programme 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