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Now that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has closed for another year, we hear from Jatinder about his experience on the cast of Snowflake. How am I feeling? Proud! When I left college I was exposed to so many unanswered questions: will there be a place in the industry for me? Do I have the best skills and […]

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On Friday 25 August, the Scottish Drama Training Network hosted our first Network Day at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. SDTN’s Network of colleges and universities were invited to see Mark Thomson’s Snowflake, performed by The Network ensemble with a special guest appearance from Siobhan Redmond, who is the voice of Mum. The performance was followed by […]

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On 24 August 2017 The Network’s production Snowflake was shortlisted for the first ever Mental Health Fringe Award. The awards were launched this year to recognise the show that most successfully explores the subject of mental health and is run by the Mental Health Foundation with the support of the Tron Theatre in Glasgow and The […]

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It’s not just the cast that makes a show great but also having an incredible technical team behind the scenes. This week our Lighting Designer Murray Wilson talks to us about his experience working on Snowflake.  Well, I can’t believe that’s two weeks of performances! It’s all gone by so quickly. If you told me when […]

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It is already the middle of August and the Fringe is at its peak. The cast and crew of Snowflake have been working hard, Heather tells us about her first week of performances: After three weeks of intense rehearsals, getting soaked by rainy Edinburgh, missing buses, line learning, lots of hard work and even more fun – we have a […]

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Last week we caught up with Michael Johnson, one of our cast members who features in Mark Thomson’s Snowflake. He tells us how he felt in the lead up to opening at Pleasance Above.  Only one week until the opening of Snowflake and we will all be engulfed in the Fringe atmosphere! The whole cast is […]

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On Saturday 5 August The Network’s premiere production Snowflake opened at Pleasance Above during the 70th annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN) in a new partnership with the Pleasance Theatre Trust has established The Network. An ensemble for graduates who have trained in Scotland, as they make their transition from full time […]

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Award-winning Scottish theatre, television and film actress Siobhan Redmond joined rehearsals at Edinburgh College’s PASS Theatre to record the role of the absentee mother in Mark Thomson’s new play, Snowflake. With themes of belonging and how to find human connection in a world dominated by social media, Snowflake has been inspired by the experiences and […]

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As the opening performance of Snowflake fast approaches, we took some time to catch up with Mirren, one of our lovely cast members of The Network. Read on to find out about her first few weeks of rehearsals: Where to start? Probably…with hello? Thanks for taking the time to read my blog entry! I can’t believe […]

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Excitement levels rose up on Monday (19.06) as our graduate ensemble- The Network- had its induction day at Edinburgh College (Granton Campus).  This was a time to both have fun and to do some creative work. In the morning the Network received information packs and had the chance to meet everyone from the creative and […]

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