Preview: Aye Or No| Leith at War

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CITADEL Arts Group are no strangers to the Leith Festival.

In 2012, their celebration of Leith Hospital, Leith Hidden Treasure, was widely acclaimed, while other productions have been well received by audiences who ‘identified with the Leith banter, humour and dialect.’

There are two chances to catch the company at this year’s Leith Festival as the main group are joined by the Leith Drama Team, their new youth company.

Next Friday and Saturday, they take a look at the independence debate ‘through the eyes of bairns’.

Aye Or No is a an original play, performed by a cast of local children. Sure to bring some laughs, tears it may even shed some light on the big question.

The main company, meanwhile, take a trip back in time in Leith at War, by Laure C Paterson, writer of Leith Hidden Treasure.

Opening next Thursday, and running until Saturday, Leith At War is based on the reminiscences of locals and paints a vivid picture of life on the Home Front in the port during World War ll.

Directed by Liz Hare, the piece is performed by Rob Flett, Mark Kydd, Andrea McKenzie and Angus Skakle (pictured), all Citadel Arts Group regulars.

Both productions are performed at The Leith Hub - better known to Leithers as the old Job Centre at the foot of the Walk.

Aye Or No, Leith Hub, Leith Walk, 20-21 June, 5.45pm, £3, 07905-674 525

Leith at War, Leith Hub, Leith Walk, 19-20 June, 7.30pm, 21 June, 2pm, £7, 07412-064 992