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A chance to shine

Mark Thomson

1 Feb 2017

Newly graduated drama students from colleges and universities across Scotland are being offered a unique opportunity to move straight from lecture theatre to Fringe theatre.

The SFC-backed Scottish Drama Training Network is creating a new Graduate Ensemble to perform at the famous Pleasance Theatre during this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Students graduating this summer will be invited to audition for places in the Ensemble which will be put together and directed by acclaimed Scottish theatre director, Mark Thomson. Mark is best known as the award-winning, former artistic director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre where he directed over 20 productions.

Anthony Alderson, Director of the Pleasance Theatre Trust, said: “The Pleasance is delighted to give Scottish graduates an opportunity to perform on a leading platform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Pleasance has been the launch pad for many great theatrical careers both on and off stage and this seems like the most natural of partnerships.”

For more information see the Scottish Drama Training Network’s website.