Theatre roadshow stop for Academy

The Scottish Youth Theatre is to visit Arbroath Academy thanks to funding from The Robertson Trust and The Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust.

The theatre will visit the Academy next week and will be offering free drama workshops.

During the workshops, young people will have the opportunity to experience tailor-made drama exercises exploring different themes, including specially designed workshops about the Scottish independence referendum.

The workshop programme is delivered by a team of theatre arts professionals from all over the country, with extensive experience of working with young people of all ages.

Mary McCluskey, artistic director and chief executive, said: “Scottish Youth Theatre is very excited to relaunch Roadshow, as it truly realises the company’s aim for accessibility, regardless of any geographical, social or economic barriers.”

Scottish Youth Theatre is Scotland’s national theatre ‘for and by’ young people.

The company runs a varied annual programme of quality theatre arts experiences all around Scotland, all year round.

Other Angus schools benefiting from the workshops will be Montrose Academy, Monifieth High School and Webster’s High. They will also be visiting community groups and youth theatres and workshops are delivered by a team of theatre arts professionals with experience of working with young people.