Media Release: Aberdeen teenager, Finlay Cassie, set for the stage this summer at Scottish Youth Theatre.

YOUNG drama enthusiasts in Aberdeen can still sign up for Scottish Youth Theatre’s Junior and Foundation Courses at His Majesty’s Theatre.

Aberdeen  teenager, Finlay Cassie (15), has won a place on the Foundation Course for young people aged 12-15, and hopes to follow in the footsteps of former Scottish Youth Theatre participants, such as  Dr Who’s Karen Gillan from Inverness, and Hollywood actor Gerard Butler, originally from Paisley.

Finlay said: “I had a great couple of weeks at the Foundation Course in Aberdeen last year. It was really easy to get to know people because we all had a shared interest in drama and theatre.

“We worked together to devise a piece of theatre which we then performed on the final day, to a sell out audience!

“The course leaders were really supportive and guided us through the whole process. It’s a great opportunity to get involved with Scottish Youth Theatre right here in Aberdeen – give it a go!”

Scottish Youth Theatre’s annual Summer Festival gives young people the opportunity to be creative, learn new skills and meet new friends from across the country.

One and two week-courses are available in Aberdeen.

These fun and exciting introductory courses are open to complete beginners and include a final performance at the end of each course to an audience of family and friends.

The Foundation Course for ages 12-15 runs from 7 to 19 July and the Junior Course for ages 8-11 from 4 to 9 August at His Majesty’s Theatre.

For full information about the Junior and Foundation Courses and to book a place, visit or call 0141 552 3988.


Notes to editors:

  • Scottish Youth Theatre, Scotland’s national theatre ‘for & by’ young people, established in 1976, delivers theatre arts to young people all around Scotland all year round.
  • Scottish Youth Theatre offers a varied annual programme of quality theatre arts experiences all around Scotland, all year round. Full info on all Scottish Youth Theatre events, performances and activities are available by visiting or by calling 0141 552 3988.
  • Scottish Youth Theatre alumni include Gerard Butler (300), Karen Gillan (Dr. Who) and KT Tunstall (Eye to the Telescope, Drastic Fantastic), Iain De Caestecker (Marvel’s Agents of Shield), Douglas Henshall (Shetland, Primeval) and Kirstie Steele (Waterloo Road).
  • Scottish Youth Theatre is a registered charity, Scottish Charity Number SC014283.

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