Positive Stories Festival

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For the first time ever, as part of Season 3, Wonder Fools have created the Positive Stories Festivals for young people to perform their chosen plays across four regional hubs in Scotland. We are delighted to welcome to the Traverse Theatre, plays performed by Beath High School, Firrhill High School, Lyceum Youth Theatre, The Mill Youth Theatre as well as a special selection of previous Class Act hits.

Plays by Tim Crouch, Robert Softley Gale, Leyla Josephine and Sara Shaarawi.

Positive Stories for Negative Times is an international participatory project offering organisations who work with young people a process, newly commissioned plays and training by the best theatre artists working in the UK free of charge.

Wonder Fools and the Traverse Theatre have presented two seasons of the project so far, reaching over 8000 young people from 16 different countries including UK, South Africa, India, USA, Canada, Italy and Sweden.

To find out more about this free project, please visit www.positivestories.scot

Positive Stories Festival is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

Design by Orlando Lloyd, Illustration by Molly Fairhurst

Positive Stories for Negative Times: Season 3 is produced by Wonder Fools in association with Traverse Theatre, Ayr Gaiety, Eden Court, Perth Theatre and Youth Theatre Arts Scotland with plays co-commissioned by Wonder Fools and Traverse Theatre.

Supported by Creative Scotland, the Gannochy Trust, Hugh Fraser Foundation, William Syson Foundation, Trades House of Glasgow Commonweal Fund and Gordon Fraser Foundation.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council


Saturday 24 June 2023

15:30 – The Mill Youth Theatre - The Day The Stampers United by Sara Shaarawi


18:30 – A selection of previous Class Act hits!

15 min - Interval

19:30 – Firrhill High School - Ms Campbell's Class Fifth Period by Leyla Josephine

Sunday 25 June 2023

15:30 – Lyceum Youth Theatre - Am I A Robot? by Tim Crouch


18:30 – A Reading of Robert Softley Gale's And The Name for That Is...?

15 min - Interval

19:30 – Beath High School - The Day The Stampers United by Sara Shaarawi

If you have access requirements, please contact our Sales and Welcome Team on boxoffice@traverse.co.uk or 0131 228 1404 so we can arrange reserved seating for you and discuss how else we can best support your visit.

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