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For the first time ever, Wonder Fools have created the Positive Stories Festivals for young people taking part in Positive Stories for Negative Times to perform their chosen plays across four regional hubs in Scotland. Perth Theatre is delighted to be one of these hubs, with plays performed by Firefly Arts, FADs, Perth Youth Theatre and a show devised from scratch by young people.

Positive Stories for Negative Times is an international participatory project offering organisations who work with young people a process, newly commissioned plays and training by the best theatre artists working in the UK free of charge.

Wonder Fools and Traverse Theatre have presented two seasons of the project so far, reaching over 8500 young people from 16 different countries including UK, South Africa, India, USA, Canada, Italy and Sweden.

Perth hub Dates and Performance Schedule:

Saturday 15th July
Performance 1
Firefly Arts presents Thanks for Nothing
Performance 2
FADs presents The Day the Stampers United

Sunday 16th July
Performance 1 Scratch Style Performance
Performance 2
Perth Youth Theatre presents Thanks for Nothing

Runtime: approx 45mins per show with a 15 minute interval between performances

Plays by Sara Shaarawi and The PappyShow with Lewis Hetherington.

Positive Stories for Negative Times: Season 3 is produced by Wonder Fools in association with Traverse Theatre, Ayr Gaiety, Eden Court, Perth Theatre and Youth Theatre Arts Scotland with plays co-commissioned by Wonder Fools and Traverse Theatre.

To find out more about this free project, please visit


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Sat 15 Jul 2023: 18:30
Perth Theatre
Sun 16 Jul 2023: 18:30
Perth Theatre