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Theatre (Performance)
14-18s: Tuesdays

The Tuesday 14-18s is one of our two main groups for older secondary school pupils. This particular group has a focus on script-work, performing one large-scale show per year in June written by a stand-out up-and-coming playwright, with a focus on technique and skills in the September – December term.

Are there currently spaces available? No. Please sign-up to our waiting list to be kept informed about spaces for September 2024.

Location: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street

Term 1:

Tuesday 9th January – 26th March 2024 (Half-term 13th Feb, no session)
Term 2:
Tuesday 16th April – 18th June 2024
Performance Dates:
Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd June

Class Times: 6-8pm (2 hours)

Term Fee: £115 per term

Free and discounted places are available. Please visit our Access Fund – Bursaries page for more information.

For more information, please contact james@strangetown.org.uk

Photos below by Tom Duffin, Andy Catlin and Charlie Park-Long.



Age group: 14-18
Dates: 6-8pm: Tuesday 9th January - 26th March 2024 (Half-term 13th Feb, no session) & Tuesday 16th April - 18th June 2024
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG

£110 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

Catherine Ward-Stoddart

Director: Tuesday 14-18s & Friday 8-10s

Catherine is a freelance facilitator and theatre maker from Glasgow. She graduated in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Screen Acting from University of the West of Scotland. Since graduating she has worked extensively across the central belt of Scotland including at the Tron Theatre and Macrobert Arts Centre, as well as working in schools and various outreach projects. Her work focuses on devised theatre, both in her work with young people and through her own performance career with her theatre company Spilt Milk. Catherine is very passionate about her facilitating role and aims to bring out creative potential in all the young people she works with, allowing them to find their own creative voice through making and performing.

Megan Rough

Assistant Director: Tuesday 14-18s

Megan is a theatre and tourism professional based in Edinburgh. She has a First Class M.A. (Hons) in English and Modern History from St. Andrews University and is qualified in Acting through Trinity College London’s Speech and Drama Diploma. She passed the course with Distinction last year. Megan was also part of the Junior Conservatoire of Acting programme at RCS between 2015 and 2016.

Megan joined Strange Town as a Young Company and staff member in 2022. She worked as the Assistant Director on Storm Lantern by Strange Town Touring Company and now assists at Strange Town Youth Theatre. She has been working with young people through tour guiding and tutoring for nearly four years, and enjoys using creative learning to build confidence and inspire young people to think for themselves.

Day-to-day, she can be found at The Real Mary King’s Close, where she has worked in tour guiding and marketing for the past year.

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