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Chrysalis Festival 2017

Chrysalis Festival 2017
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A landmark showcase of British theatre's most promising new artists.
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    Start date17 Nov 2017
    End date19 Nov 2017

    Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

    For its third year, the Chrysalis festival raises the curtain on the best young theatre-makers from around the UK with a three-day showcase of ambitious performances and radical works-in-progress. /@YTArtsScot / #ChrysalisFest

    The festival will bring together selected youth theatre groups who will perform:

    There is a Light: Brightlight
    Contact Young Company (Manchester)
    Fri 17 (7pm), Sat 18 (2pm) & Sun 19 (7.30pm)

    How To Save The World...ish
    Beacon Young Company (Inverclyde)
    Fri 17 (8.15pm) & Sun 19 (6pm)

    Dark Mechanics
    Firefly Arts (West Lothian)
    Sat 18 (7pm) & Sun 19 (3.30pm)

    Queer Fish       
    Reading Rep (Reading)
    Sat 18 (8.15pm), Sun 19 (2pm)

    Workshops, Talks & Events

    Running alongside the main Chrysalis programme will be a series of workshops, events and post-show discussions focusing on the topics covered by and approaches of the companies performing at the Festival. As well as events for YTAS members and festival participants there will be the following public workshops:

    The World in Me: Writing for Youth TheatreFriday 17 Nov, 3pm – 5pm

    The Contact ApproachSun 19 Nov, 11am – 12.45pm

    Post-show discussion: There is a Light: Brightlight, Sat 18 Nov
    Post-show discussion: Queer Fish, Sun 19 Nov

    For YTAS Members events, Managers Forum and Young Critics Workshop, see YTAS website for details.


    Experience three 20-minute experimental scratch performances by emerging young theatre-makers, including one by our Saltire-Award-winning ‘Emerging Director’. Contribute your own thoughts and ideas on how each piece could develop.

    Dates & times
    Fri 17 - Sun 19 Nov

    Full price £13
    Concession £11

    Three-Show Pass
    £30 (any three performances)

    Full Festival Pass
    £40 (all five performances)

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.

    Supported by Creative Scotland, Turtleton Charitable Trust, the Saltire Society and Edinburgh Napier University in association with Macmillan.

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