In the 1970s and 80s, Aberdeen had thriving after-hours Council supported theatre groups for primary and secondary pupils. Kids from all backgrounds across the city attended weekly workshops, readings, stagecraft, movement and rehearsals to stage ambitious public performances. Longacre Players was for 13-year-olds and up met every Wednesday evening at the Children's Theatre right next to the Aberdeen Arts Centre in Kings Street. It was the highlight of the week, building confidence, social skills, creative discipline and imagination. This painting captures the excitement of performance week, as we moved from the rehearsal rooms, into the dressing room walkway towards the green room and stage of the Arts Centre and the waiting public. These evenings were electric for those fortunate to attend.
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