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Summer Holiday Project 2023
11-14s (Previous Project)

Sorry, but this event is no longer running.

Our 11-14s Summer Holiday Project for 2023 is now open for booking!

It’s your chance to create your own play from scratch in just 5 days with the help of our group leaders.

Then, you’ll get to perform it at the end of the week!

Are you up for the challenge?

11-14s Holiday Project
Mon 10th July – Fri 14th July 2023

All sessions will take place at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street.

The cost is £155 for the week, but discounted and free places are available via our access fund.

To book a place, please sign-up here.

Alternatively, please email james@strangetown.org.uk for more information.

We are also running Holiday Projects for 8-10s and 14-18s this July.


Age group: 11-14s
Dates: Monday 10th July - Friday 14th July 2023, 9am-4pm
Venue: Out of the Blue Drill Hall

£155 (Discounted and free places are available)

What to Bring:

A bottle of water
Packed lunch (or money to buy lunch)
Comfortable clothes


There will be a performance sharing on Friday 14th July at approximately 3pm for parents and relatives.

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.

Bradley Cannon

Director: Thursday 14-18s

Bradley is a freelance facilitator, director and theatre-maker from Leith, Edinburgh. He graduated in 2016 with a BA (Hons) in Drama and Performance from UHI in Glasgow.

Bradley was one of the original members of Strange Town when it began back in 2008 and spent four years with the youth theatre before going on to university in Glasgow.

Before working in youth theatre, Bradley has performed in various theatres across Scotland including The Lyceum, The Traverse, Platform Glasgow, East Kilbride Village Theatre and Eden Court.

Bradley returned to Strange Town in 2017 and has worked with many of the youth theatre groups, holiday projects and the after school drama outreach programme. He has directed a number of Strange Town productions with the Thursday and Monday classes and co wrote ‘On Air’ with his devised class in 2022.

Bradley has also worked internationally with Strange Town and has devised and directed theatre that has went on to be performed in Slovenia, The Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

He wants to create theatre with young people that puts voices of the young people at its heart, pushing boundaries and telling stories that otherwise may not have been heard.