Ruth Hollyman

Agency Director

Ruth launched Strange Town Agency in 2011, alongside Strange Town theatre company which she had co-founded in 2008 to offer performance projects to enhance and develop young people’s creative skills. Before Strange Town, having graduated in Drama and Theatre Arts from the University of Birmingham, she worked in the marketing department at Edinburgh Festival Theatre as part of the opening team and established the theatre’s education programme.

From 1996-2000 she lived in Tokyo, setting up a children’s theatre company and working in television and the voiceover industry, before returning to Edinburgh where she worked freelance for various companies as a youth theatre director and scriptwriter. She is passionate about developing talent and giving opportunities to those who might not otherwise get the chance.

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Ailis Mundin

Agency Assistant

Ailis joined Strange Town Agency in 2023, having previously freelanced as a drama practitioner/youth theatre director with various companies. She also worked as an events and venue manager in Scottish theatres including Aberdeen Performing Arts, Summerhall and the Royal Lyceum Theatre, as well as in the box office and creative engagement teams at Capital Theatres, Edinburgh. She has an MA (Hons) in English and History from the University of Aberdeen.

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