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NT Connections 2014

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Presented by the National Theatre
Supported by Arts Council England


We're delighted to welcome back NT Connections, the National Theatre's annual celebration of hot-off-the-press scripts for young people. This nationwide festival sits within our programme of exceptional work by young performers. Each year the National Theatre invites ten writers to create new plays for young people to perform. This spring, 230 youth theatre companies will present the premieres of these plays in venues from Scotland to Cornwall and Northern Ireland to Norfolk. Each company will also perform at one of 26 Connections festivals in professional theatres across the country and ten companies will go on to perform at the National Theatre. Connections celebrates great new writing for the stage - and the energy, commitment and talent of young theatre-makers.

Performances:

Hearts - Monday 17 Mar
Angels - Monday 17 Mar
Angels - Tues 18 Mar
The Wardrobe - Tues 18 Mar
The Wardrobe - Wed 19 Mar
Heritage - Wed 19 Mar
A Letter to Lacey - Thurs 20 Mar
Same - Fri 21 Mar
Pronoun - Fri 21 Mar

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Hearts

Mon 17 Mar, 7pm
By Luke Norris
Presented by New College, Swindon
Age suitability: 12+

Luke Norris' Hearts is a knockabout comedy about growing up and the beautiful game. The boys who play and the girls who watch them play are thrown together across a stressful season where everything is changing! The students performing tonight all study A- Level Drama or BTEC Performing Arts at New College, Swindon.

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Angels

Mon 17 Mar, 8.30pm
By Pauline McLynn
Presented by Hive Youth Performance Group
Age suitability: 12+

In Pauline McLynn's Angels, a group of young strangers gather in old graveyard for a community project, watched over by three stone angels. Over the course of a day and night they talk, sing and bicker as they learn about other people's lives.


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Angels

Tue 18 Mar, 7pm
By Pauline McLynn
Presented by King's Theatre Company
Age suitability: 12+

In a neglected graveyard, watched by three quirky stone angels, a group of teenagers come together to clear away the rubbish and overgrowth of many years. During the process of Angels they gradually reveal truths about themselves that they have been unwilling to face and ultimately find acceptance through the unlikely bond that they form.

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The Wardrobe

Tue 18 Mar, 8.30pm
By Sam Holcroft
Presented by Parabola Arts Centre Youth Theatre
Age suitability: 12+

Across five centuries of British history, small groups of young people seek sanctuary in the same solid, old wardrobe. It's the safest place they know - but is it safe enough? PAC Youth Theatre is thrilled to put their contemporary spin on The Wardrobe, a gem of a script by Sam Holcroft.

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The Wardrobe

Wed 19 Mar, 7pm
By Sam Holcroft
Presented by Bridgwater College Drama Academy
Age suitability: 12+

This production prides itself on being the product of entirely student based work.  The cast is supported by Drama Academy Creative, a team of Textiles, Hair & Make-Up and Production Arts students.  Our interpretation also brings The Wardrobe to life, to tell the complete story of its journey through history.

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Heritage

Wed 19 Mar, 8.30pm
By Dafydd James
Presented by The Castle School
Age suitability: 12+

Heritage is a darkly comic exploration of where patriotism shifts to more fanatical nationalism. A group of mismatched youngsters meet inside a newly created compound to rehearse the anthem that is to conclude the impending adult ceremonies. Gradually this dysfunctional group begin to fathom their predicament and face up to what is expected of them. 

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A Letter To Lacey

Thu 20 Mar, 7pm
By Catherine Johnson
Presented by John Cabot Academy
Age suitability: 15+

The musical A Letter To Lacey has opened our eyes to a widely avoided issue that is present in the lives of many. John Cabot Academy is proud to present a work with such an important message. Laugh, listen and look to your own self and ask ‘what if?'

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Same

Fri 21 Mar, 7pm
By Deborah Bruce
Presented by Drama Lab, Jersey
Age suitability: 12+

Drama Lab Jersey is proud to present Same by Deborah Bruce. Set in an old people's home in the week that Josie dies, her teenage grandchildren reminisce about their memories of her. The residents of the home feel the effects of her death on their lives as the funeral takes place. Is the gulf between young and old as wide as it feels, or are we fundamentally the same inside whatever age we are? Same old? Same young? Are we the same?

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Pronoun

Fri 21 Mar, 8.30pm
By Evan Placey
Presented by Actors Centre Theatre Company, Jersey
Age suitability: 15+

Josh and Isabella are childhood sweethearts. They were meant to spend their gap year together. They were meant to be together, forever. But, Isabella has now become a boy...Actors Centre Theatre Company, Jersey is proud to present Pronoun, by Evan Placey.

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NT Connections
17-21 Mar
Studio
7pm, 8.30pm

£8 double bill, £5 single show (plus 50p card fee and £1 postage if required)

 

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