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Easter Holiday Projects 2024 for 8-12s & 13-18s (Previous Project)

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It’s time for our Holiday Projects again! Specialising in what Strange Town do best, these camps allow you the opportunity to bring your own ideas to life in the form of your own short play.

This April, create your own play from scratch and perform it to your friends & family in just two days!

This year’s projects are for 8-12s and 13-18s respectively.

Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th April
Out of the Blue Drill Hall

Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th April
Out of the Blue Drill Hall

Current members, please head to your membership page and simply add the relevant Holiday Project to your current membership.

If you are not currently a member of Strange Town, you are still welcome! Please contact our Youth Theatre Manager James at james@strangetown.org.uk to receive a sign-up link.


Age group: 8-12s & 13-18s
Dates: Mon 8th & Tues 9th April (8-12s); Wed 10th & Thurs 11th April (13-18s)
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall
What to Bring:

Comfortable clothes and a bottle of water

Staff Members

James Beagon

Youth Theatre Manager & Director: Monday 8-18s & Wednesday 11-14s

James is a director, playwright and creative learning facilitator who has lived and worked in Edinburgh for over a decade.

He has worked with Strange Town since 2015 and has written and directed a number of Strange Town productions including Stolen Futures (Traverse Theatre, June 2019) Beneath the Surface (Traverse Theatre, June 2022), Heart of the Storm & Something Special (Scottish Storytelling Centre, Dec 2021) and Over the Waves (Traverse Theatre, June 2023). In addition to his role as Youth Theatre Manager, he leads the Monday and Wednesday youth theatre groups.

Previous credits with his own group Aulos Productions include the award-winning Fringe productions First Class (2014) and Gobland for the Goblins (2017) and the award-nominated Women of the Mourning Fields (2015) and Antigone na hEireann (2018).

James has worked extensively as a freelance drama practitioner with companies including East Lothian Youth Theatre, Lyceum Youth Theatre, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, Theatre Sans Accents and Acting Out Drama School.

He holds an MFA in Directing from Edinburgh Napier and an M.A. (Hons) in Ancient and Medieval History from Edinburgh University and has run workshops and guest-lectured at both institutions.