Junction 25

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A guide to children's theatre companies in Scotland

7 Nov 2012

Organisations in Scotland putting on shows for and by young people

One of Scottish theatre’s great success stories is the number of exceptional children’s companies to have emerged over the last 20 years. Catherine Wheels, Frozen Charlotte, Licketyspit, the Puppet Lab, Starcatchers, TAG, Visible Fictions and Wee…

New Junction 25 production Anoesis

27 Feb 2012

Teenage company one of Scotland’s most lauded theatre groups

Junction 25 may be made up of teenagers, aged between 12 and 18, but it’s also one of Scotland’s most lauded theatre groups. The company has been making its own brand of innovative, improvisational plays since 2005 and last year won a Herald Angel Award…

Best of 2011: Theatre

14 Dec 2011

The best theatre work of 2011, including The Age of Arousal and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Har

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart. The story of the overly curious girl/boy who encounters the Devil is as old as theatre itself, but David Greig’s inspired play-cum-ceilidh brought a dynamic twist to the Border Ballad form. Touring pubs around the…

I Hope My Heart Goes First

8 Aug 20114 stars

Remarkable young company delves into matters of the heart

If you want to know what it feels like to watch this show, you could do worse than to listen to the song from whose lyrics it takes its title – Cardiff indie-poppers Los Campesinos’ ‘We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed’ – a four-minute scrunched-up ball of…

I Hope My Heart Goes First set for Edinburgh 2011

20 Jul 2011

Teenage Glasgow theatre group Junction 25 set for Fringe

Say what you like about Junction 25, but don’t call it a youth theatre. ‘The young people we work with experience the world the same as an adult would,’ says Jess Thorpe, co-director of the Glasgow company. ‘We reject youth theatre as an idea. It…

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 - sneak preview

23 May 2011

Liberace, Finnish a capella groups and iPad fairy tales just some of the coming attractions

Whether it’s origami genitalia, homosexual deities or political commentary on the Lockerbie bombing, Edinburgh’s Fringe seldom arrives with a whimper but rather a ruddy great roar. June sees the official launch of 2011’s line-up, but we thought we…

Fresh Faced evening of live theatre, music, dance and film

16 Dec 2010

Tramway performance evening aimed at the under 20s

If you want something done right, do it yourself, the old saying goes. So who better to curate a night for young people, then young people themselves? Featuring live theatre, music and dance, film screenings and workshops, Fresh Faced is an exciting new…