Strange Town’s Xmas

December 9, 2014 | By More

Five world premiere’s from youth theatre

The Strange Town Youth Theatre is staging five world premieres of short plays by young and emerging playwrights at the Scottish Storytelling Centre this week.

From a re-imagining of Cinderella set in a Poundland in Fife to a murder in Santa’s Grotto, via elf and security from a hard-boiled elf cop and a somewhat macabre Yuletide request, the members of Strange Town’s young companies are asked to stretch their imaginations.

Crop-JinglebellThe season sees the return of Strange Town favourites Sam Siggs, who is currently being mentored by Playwright’s Studio Scotland, and Tim Primrose who was part of the Strange Town set-up from the word go, and whose first full length script, this here now, premiered on the Lyceum stage when he was 18.

Opening on Thursday with Charlotte Hathaway’s Present Perfect and Siggs’ All I Want for Christmas is the Head of Johnny Murdock, the season continues on Friday with Cindy by Amy Drummond and The Promise by Natalie Mackinnon.

These four plays are repeated over the weekend when Tim Primrose’s Jinglebell Jones: Elf Squad will play a matinee on both Saturday and Sunday. All plays last an hour.

The Strange Town Christmas Season 2014

Present Perfect by Charlotte Hathaway.
It’s Christmas Eve and there’s been a murder at Santa’s Grotto. Nobody knows where the body is and nobody saw it happen. Except Ash.
Performed by the Friday 11-14s age group.
Thursday 11, 7pm
Sunday 14: 5pm.

All I Want for Christmas is the Head of Johnny Murdock by Sam Siggs
Amy ‘Squeaker’ Benson has an unusual yuletide request… she’s after the head of her step dad. Preferably in a bag and not for the reasons you might think. (CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE)
Performed by the Tuesday 16-18s age group.
Thursday 11: 9pm
Sunday 14: 7pm

Cindy by Amy Drummond
Cindy is beautiful, talented and trapped… will she escape to follow her dreams? Is ‘happily ever after’ just around the corner or out of reach forever?
Performed by the Wednesday 11-14s age group.
Friday 12: 7pm
Saturday 13: 7pm

The Promise by Natalie Mackinnon
When the school Christmas show is without its leading man, a group of school kids take over, to a punk rock soundtrack!
Performed by the Thursday 14-16s age group.
Friday 12: 9pm
Saturday 13: 9pm

Jinglebell Jones: Elf Squad by Tim Primrose
Santa is missing. Can New Lapland Yard’s most hard-boiled cop crack the case without blowing too much stuff up? Jinglebell Jones: Justice with bells on.
Performed by the Friday 8-10s age group.
Saturday 13: 3pm
Sunday 14: 2pm

Listing:

All Performances take place at:
The Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR.

Thursday 11
Present Perfect: 7pm Click here for tickets
All I Want for Christmas is the Head of Johnny Murdock: 9pm Click here for tickets

Friday 12
Cindy: 7pm. Click here for tickets
The Promise: 9pm. Click here for tickets

Saturday 13
Jinglebell Jones: Elf Squad: 3pm. Click here for tickets
Cindy: 7pm. Click here for tickets
The Promise: 9pm. Click here for tickets

Sunday 14
Jinglebell Jones: Elf Squad: 2pm. Click here for tickets
Present Perfect: 5pm. Click here for tickets
All I Want for Christmas is the Head of Johnny Murdock: 7pm. Click here for tickets

ENDS

 

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