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11-14s: Wednesdays

This group is currently full, please contact admin@strangetown.org.uk to be added to the waiting list.

Photos below by Andy Catlin


Age group: 11-14
Dates: Wednesdays 5-7pm: 8th Sepember - 1st December 2021
Venue: Face-to-Face sessions at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street- some sessions may be online using Zoom if needed

£107 for the term NB bursaries giving discounts and free places are available.

What to Bring:

Loose, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water

Staff Members

James Beagon: Director

James is a director, playwright and tutor based in Edinburgh. He has been working with Strange Town since 2015 and currently leads the Wednesday 11-14s group, as well as several afterschool drama classes. In June 2019, his play Stolen Futures was presented at the Traverse by the Strange Town 8-18s. He also teaches and directs with East Lothian Youth Theatre and Acting Out Drama School. With his own company Aulos Productions, he has been producing award-winning work for both adults and children since 2014, including the award-winning children’s show Gobland for the Goblins! (Edinburgh Fringe 2017). In March 2019, Aulos did a small UK tour with two of his critically-acclaimed shows: Women of the Mourning Fields and Antigone na hEireann. As part of Youth Theatre Arts Scotland’s Directors’ Development Programme, he directed a devised piece of musical storytelling titled Juliet and Juliet with members from both East Lothian Youth Theatre and Strange Town. This was performed at the Traverse in November 2019. He holds a postgraduate MFA in Directing from Edinburgh Napier and is an honorary life member of the Edinburgh University Theatre Company from his time there as an undergraduate.

Fin Ross Russell: Assistant Director

Fin Ross Russell is a theatre-maker and facilitator who alongside his role at Strange Town runs his own emerging arts company ‘Island Life Productions’. He is a recent graduate having completed his BA in Drama, Applied Theatre & Education from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in 2018 and has worked at SPID Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre before his recent return to Edinburgh where he now also facilitates for Edinburgh City Council, Lyceum Youth Theatre and Edinburgh Youth Theatre. Fin was additionally a former Strange Town youth theatre member himself having been part of the 2013 show Let Sleeping Beauties Lie and 2014 show Trash Palace.

What People Say

“She came out of Strange Town last night, eyes sparkling, face beaming. She just absolutely loves it. She said she had to act out different scenarios and she said, ‘I did it, Mum’. I was really pleased and proud of her.”

Parent of Youth Theatre member

"I enjoyed everything. I mostly enjoyed the show."

Youth Theatre member
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