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SUMMER 2021: 8-10s (Previous Project)

Sorry, but this event is no longer running.

Our summer projects will be focused on general drama skills & activities and they will take place at Out of the Blue 9am-4pm each day-

8-10s Mon 28th June- Fri 2nd July

11-14s Mon 5th- Fri 9th July (click here for more)

As the future changes to government guidance are unknown, we plan to send an update to everyone who has booked a place nearer the time to confirm the exact protocols that will be in place. We aim to run these projects as safely as possible while still making them a fun opportunity to build drama skills and meet new people!

The cost is £155 per week, bursaries offering discounted and free places are available.

To book a place please email admin@strangetown.org.uk.



Staff Members

Ellen Shand: Director

Ellen is a freelancer who has been working with Strange Town since 2015. Since then she has directed several plays for the Friday 11-14’s Youth Theatre, delivered After School Drama workshops, led holiday projects and even choreographed a flashmob! Her most recent work as an ASPIRE Drama Artist with Dundee Rep Theatre and Dundee City Council involved delivering drama workshops for Nursery to P7. Ellen is also a singer and actress, playing regular gigs and performing in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; including Strange Town’s production, A Field of Our Own.

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.