A busy few months for Theatre Modo youngsters

The Theatre Modo youngsters take part in the parade.
The Theatre Modo youngsters take part in the parade.

It’s been a busy June and July for Modo North East, now based in Peterhead.

As well as appearing with Mr Arbuthnot’s Cabinet of Curiosities, taking part in local galas, teaching young people new skills in schools and a new stilt-walking workshops at Peterhead Academy, four of Modo’s young assistants and volunters have been rehearsing for CREARC, a yearly theatre festival in Grenoble, South West France.

Jenny Emslie, Joanne Findlay, Katie Innes and Ellie Moore have written and produced a hilarious circus theatre show exploring the experiences of finding themselves far away from home.

The show which is entitled ‘A Long Way from Home’ is the first time the girls have done anything like this.

Along with their Artistic Director, Martin Danziger, they travelled there last week and performed the play yesterday to a great reception from the audience.

Martin said: ‘They did amazingly and can’t wait to do it again! The audience was genuinely impressed’.

“Modo is extremely proud of the commitment and talent of all their local young participants in all that they do, both at home and abroad.”

This month is a busy time for all Modo’s young participants.

After successful appearances at the Castle Fraser Vintage and Steam Rally, Mr Arbuthnot’s Cabinet of Curiosities is going on tour and will be appearing on July 23 and 24 at Wild About Aden and then during Scottish Week in Drummers Corner on Thursday, with further engagements in September.

Between August 5 and 11, a group of eight young people are off to Edinburgh to participate in the UK National Youth Circus Festival where they will have the opportunity to perform at the Fringe.

It will be an amazing chance to meet young people from all over the world.

The trip has been made possible by funding received from the local Community Planning Partnership.

Modo is looking forward to starting a regular evening programme of Circus Workshops in Peterhead which will be free and open to everyone between the ages of 11 and 25 .

These will start in autumn and details will follow nearer the time.