Defining change in the theatre of politics

CHANGE – a theatre project during the General Election
Saturday 10th April 10am-1pm, Pilmeny Youth Centre, FREE

So what do we mean by change? Can we do more to change things than just voting every four or five years?  With questions like these, Leith-based theatre company ACTive Inquiry invites local people to help create a piece of real-life theatre exploring change for performance and debate –  deliberately timed to coincide with the General Election campaign. 

It’s another imaginative and bold project from the company run by Gavin Crichton.  Like earlier Forum Theatre productions, the play begins with a  drama workshop  gathering real-life experiences and stories  to create a piece of theatre which involves audience as much as actors.  But who knows how performances and debates will develop against the background drama of the the 2010 election campaign.

“This promises to be an exciting workshop,” says Gavin,  “As well as being a way for us to collect ideas and stories for our next Forum piece during the election period. As usual no experience is necessary for this workshop, just a willingness to get up and give it a go!”

Change begins with the free drama workshop at the Pilmeny Youth Centre, 44 Buchanan Street, EH^ 8RF (just off Leith Walk) from 10 am – 1pm.

If you would like to ask a question about the workshop or book a place then please contact Gavin at Active Inquiry on gavin@activeinquiry.co.uk or 0771 4321 629

PS Gavin adds that everyone is welcome to the fundraising Ceilidh on Saturday evening  – to raise cash for the Flashback Drama Group production in the Leith Festival.

Saturday 10th April, 7.30-11.30pm, Tollcross Community Centre, £8/£6

“This promises to be a great party with music from top Edinburgh Ceilidh band The Big Squeeze. We would love it if you could come and support us and bring your friends! A bar will be provided. ”

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