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Youth Drama Group
Since 2014 Citadel has run a popular
Youth Drama Group. We have hired and part-funded an
experienced drama teacher for a group for primary age
children held in Leith Community Centre. Under Andrea MacKenzie the young people performed a referendum play,
'Aye or No' then the more ambitious play, 'Leith Witch
With Derek McGhie they
continued to grow in confidence through movement and
drama games. One performance was so well received that
one Grandad told us: “I’ve seen many of the bairns'
performance things and they’re usually rotten but that
was great.” One of the children’s mothers told Derek
that her daughter used to attend the Lyceum Theatre
Youth Group but had given that up as the Leith Community
Group was much better.
In 2019 Marilyn Wilson took over as
drama teacher and plans to work with Citadel playwright,
Susan Chaney to develop a play with the older group of
We are committed to nurturing
inspiration and promoting creative growth and the magic of live
performance. We work to bring learning and joy to audiences in
communities across Scotland.
Citadel Arts Group produces plays and nurtures new playwrights of all
ages, especially mature writers. The company also brings together
writers, actors and directors, costume makers, sound engineers, prop
makers and theatre workers in a unique collaboration from a play’s start
to its finish.
Post show generational discussion
Cornbank Primary School, Penicuik
|We believe theatre is a total
experience. It begins with the creation of a script through the WEA
Playwrights Workshop, grows in rehearsal, and culminates in a stage
performance which touches and challenges audiences. Our aim is to bring the generations together and reach people who do not often have access to live theatre in their own communities.
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