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Potential stars of the future on St Andrew’s Day

urbansafari_068An unusual cavalcade of madcap characters and costumes will be taking to the streets to help St Andrews celebrate its patron saint’s Day in style this year.

The acclaimed Conflux street theatre group is joining forces with the talented young people of the Byre Youth Theatre, honing their skills in workshops before unleashing them on to the unsuspecting public on 30th November.

The 40-strong performances will form part of the “St Andrew’s Day Celebrations” taking place in the town on Sunday 30th November. The group will take to South Street for three separate 45-minute performances during the afternoon and early evening in what is being dubbed an “Urban Safari”.

There will be an element of surprise amongst the zany costumes and off-beat happenings – the organisers have revealed that their three performance slots will be titled “Stately Swans”, “Hoppy Shoppers” and “IZ Crew”, but all other details are being kept under wraps until the big day.

The Celebration events are being co-ordinated by local charity, St Andrews Partnership. Patrick Laughlin from the Partnership said, “We were very keen to involve young people in our programme of events for St Andrew’s Day, and are delighted to announce this tie-up between the Byre Youth Theatre and Conflux, one of Scotland’s leading community performance groups. Their participation will add a colourful and fun dimension to what is already a packed programme.”

Added Mr Laughlin, “We are very grateful for the financial assistance provided by St Andrews Community Trust. This support will give around 40 local young people the chance to develop their acting and physical skills, as they will be rehearsing intensively in the lead-up to their St Andrew’s Day performances. Who knows, we may be seeing the stars of the future on 30th November!”