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Theatre
11-14s: Wednesdays

Upcoming performance: Tailspin by Natalie McKinnon

Dates: Friday 17th & Saturday 18th June, 9pm

Venue: Scottish Storytelling Centre

Tickets available soon.

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

Photos below by Andy Catlin

Details

Age group: 11-14
Dates: Wednesdays 5-7pm: 12th January - 6th April 2022
Venue: Face-to-Face sessions at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street- some sessions may be online using Zoom if needed
Prices:

£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 (Monday 8-18s & Wednesday 11-14s) / Youth Theatre Manager

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 a number of Strange Town productions including Stolen Futures (Traverse Theatre, June 2019), Heart of the Storm and Something Special (Scottish Storytelling Centre, Dec 2021) both of which he also directed. 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.

Debi Pirie

Assistant Director: Wednesday 11-14s

Debi is a queer, disabled identifying actor, director and theatre-maker from rural Aberdeenshire with a keen interest in imaginative new writing. Based in Leith, they are one half of arts collective Theatre Fakers – a space seeking to address imposter syndrome within the industry. In 2021 Debi gained 5 star reviews and a sold out venue for their MFA Directorial showcase at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. As well as theatre, Debi has a love of art, illustration, comedy and Scots folk music.

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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