Charity works – first one I ever did was volunteering as a stage manager/ lighting tech for Scottish Opera for all, this toured places like old folks homes, community centres, craigmiller castle etc. The cast was always local residents, with a high number of physically or mentally handicapped performers. They loved being the centre of attention and were really appreciated by the community at large.
After that I volunteered with St Brides Theatre and the Church HIll Theatre as a lighting technician and stage manager, where I also ended up running the projector for the saturday afternoon movie matinee for old folks in the area. I worked with community groups and youth groups such as st serfs players, revellations, st phillips, frog prince productions, third rail and many more groups.