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  • Sat 19/11/2016
  • 3:30PM-5:30PM
  • Drama
  • 13-17, 18-25

New for 2016, the Chrysalis ‘Emergence’ strand presents three 20-minute experimental and risk-taking new works-in-progress by emerging young theatre-makers. This is your chance to experience not only a variety of original voices and fresh perspectives, but also to contribute your thoughts and ideas on how each piece could develop.

Strange Town Theatre (Edinburgh)

We are all on a journey – from cradle to grave, from fear to hoped-for safety, innocence to wisdom, childhood to adulthood . . . where will your journey take you? 

Strange Town's scratch performance Crossing experiments with  physical theatre, choreography, music and puppetry to give a voice to the passions, fears and hopes of young performers as they explore their journeys, and those of other young people in today's world. Who has the answers?

Agents of Change
Macrobert Young Company (Stirling)

American writer and futurist Alvin Toffler researched technology’s impact in society and how that affected the importance of young people. Using his pioneering theories as a catalyst for debate, Macrobert Young Company explores the belief that young people are ‘agents of change’, in terms of power, pressures and responsibilities.

How To Save The World... ish
Nicholas Barton-Wines/Beacon Youth Theatre Saltire Young Leader Award Winner (Greenock)

This is a story about a World held up by one giant Balloon. It is connected by strings held by all the people in the World. This prevents the World from crashing to the bottom of the Universe. But when strings are dropped to focus on war and money, it's down to Sophie to remind them about the World they need to protect to stay alive.

Physical, fast paced and full of direct address, Balloon is an ensemble storytelling piece that is tribal, broken, rough and ready.

These performances are part of the Chrysalis festival 2016.


Dates & Times
Sat 19 Nov, 3.30pm

Full price £12.50
Concession £10.50

Find Out More
  • Location/venue

    Traverse Theatre
    10 Cambridge Street
    EH1 2ED
  • Website
  • 0131 228 1404