To celebrate the impending end of the school term in Edinburgh, our Teachers' Theatre Club have just met to pick the shows they’ll be seeing on this year’s Fringe.

Teachers’ Theatre Club, a project run in partnership between Imaginate and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, was established to encourage Edinburgh’s teachers to see more live performance, become more confident in discussing this with young people and in turn, inspire their classes to do the same. The club is formed of 10 teachers, each of whom brings a different colleague to each of their selected shows, meaning 30 teachers get to experience the thrill and excitement of the Fringe.

This year’s teachers are:

  • Emily Bowerman – Tynecastle High School
  • Amanda Carmichael – Canal View Primary School
  • Norry Leonard – Victoria Primary School
  • Jacqui Crawford – Queensferry High School
  • Serena Jagpal – Pentland Primary School
  • Tanya McLaughlin – Corstorphine Primary School
  • Lisa Macleod – Royal High Primary School
  • Judith Neeson – Forrester High School
  • Ann Russell – Woodlands Special School
  • Fiona Walker – Bonaly Primary School

We’ll be catching up with them during and after the Fringe.

Are you a teacher who’d like to get involved with the Fringe?

Our Teachers’ Theatre Club is all booked up this year, but you can still get involved:

The Teachers’ Theatre Club is funded through the PLACE programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government – through Creative Scotland – the city of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Festivals. 

Photo: David Monteith-Hodge (2016) including the following show: BookBinder