Teachers Theatre Club Year 4

Too Close to the Sun by Barrowland Ballet c. Jassy Earl
Too Close to the Sun by Barrowland Ballet c. Jassy Earl

Teachers Theatre Club (TTC) is a partnership between Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and Imaginate which is open to teachers working in council-run Primary, Secondary and ASN schools based in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

After an open call-out, 10 teachers for TTC4 were selected by previous TTC members. They attended various performances, including shows at the Edinburgh International Children's Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. After the performances, they engaged in post-show discussions with the creative teams involved in the productions.

The performances the group attended include:

Edinburgh International Children's Festival (May 2023)

They also attended the Festival cèilidh and have dinner with TTC Alumni and Steps Dansklubb, a Teacher's Dance Club based in Gothenburg, Sweden inspired by TTC who came to the Children's Festival with a group of 17 teachers and dance artists.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe (August 2023)

  • Beetle by Legs On The Wall
  • Sense by DanceSyndrome
  • Faerie Tale by Niall Moorjani
  • It's A MotherF**King Pleasure by FlawBored
  • What Girls Are Made Of by Cora Bisset
  • Sean And Daro Flake It 'Til They Make It by By Laurie Motherwell

Year-round

Throughout the year, TTC4 and previous cohorts of TTC also attended:

  • Disciples by Rachel Drazek and Ellen Renton
  • Through the Mud by Apphia Campbell
  • Snapshots at Manipulate Festival
  • Two Sisters by David Greig
  • Hitch (rehearsed reading) by Kieran Hurley

TTC Year 4 teachers were:

Aaron Aitken - Craigroyston Community High School
Caitlin Christmas - Kirkliston Primary School
Elaine Reid  - Craigmount High School
Emma Milton - St John Vianney Primary and Early Years Centre
Hazel MacDonald - St Margaret's Academy
Joanna Rose - Wallyford Primary School
Lori Hynd - Linlithgow Academy 
Paula Dennis - City of Edinburgh Council
Susan O'Sullivan - Wester Hailes High School
Virginia Karefylakis - Pilrig Park School