Discussing Taboos in Children’s Theatre

You are invited to a discussion session on Taboos in Children’s Theatre

Imaginate event in partnership with Lung Ha’s Theatre Company

Thursday 4th August, 1700 – 1900, Stockbridge House, Edinburgh

Booking necessary – details of how to book included below.

What makes suitable drama for children? Should children be entertained and challenged, or should a trip to the theatre be an escape from the pressures of everyday life? Is it taboo to address the issue of death, suicide, mental health and family breakdown in theatre for children?

Imaginate is delighted to be working in partnership with Lung Ha’s to welcome Suzanne Osten to present her views on Taboos in Children’s Theatre at this discussion.  Osten states: ‘There are no taboos, only adults’ ambiguous ways of trying to deal with things.’

Suzanne will be joined by a panel including Andy Cannon, David Greig and Lu Kemp to discuss and debate this provocative topic.

Further details in attached PDF

To book:

Free but ticketed, contact Jennifer Cummins at imaginate to book a place, e-mail:Jennifer@imaginate.org.uk telephone: 0131 225 8050.

Please book early as places are limited. Thank you

*Medea’s Children is part of the Made in Scotland showcase – Made in Scotland is a curated showcase of high quality performance from Scotland at the world’s biggest arts festival, made possible by support from the Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo Fund.  It is a partnership between the Festival Fringe Society, the federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) and Creative Scotland.http://www.scottishtheatres.com/madeinscotland/madeinscotland_09.html

Taboos in children’s theatre

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