NT Connections 2018

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National Theatre Connections is a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people.

The Bush Theatre will present 5 brand new plays written for the festival performed by 9 young companies.

From the writer of BAFTA nominated film Lady Macbeth and Anatomy of a Suicide (Royal Court Theatre) comes Alice Birch’s [BLANK] about the children and adults effected by the criminal justice system.

These Bridges by Phoebe Eclair-Powell shapes a fearful future when the Thames bursts its banks and submerges London. How do we form our allegiances and beliefs? Fiona Doyle’s The Ceasefire Babies asks whether we make our own decisions or inherit them.

The Blue Electric Wind by Brad Birch is about about bravery and about growing up. Set in and around a swimming pool, The Changing Room by Chris Bush follows a group of teens full of excitement, impatience and uncertainty.


Performance Dates

2 May
6pm The Ceasefire Babies – Twyford School
8pm [BLANK] – PQA Performing Arts Sutton

3 May
6pm The Changing Room – Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea
8pm The Blue Electric Wind – Extra Skills Academy

4 May
6pm The Changing Room – The Questors Theatre
8pm The Blue Electric Wind– Acton High School

5 May
4pm These Bridges – Deafinitely Youth Theatre
6.15pm These Bridges – White City Youth Theatre
8.15pm The Ceasefire Babies – LOST Youth Company


National Theatre Connections is kindly supported by The Mohn Westlake Foundation, The Buffini Chao Foundation, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Delta Air Lines, Jacqueline and Richard Worswick, MacTaggart Third Fund, The EBM Charitable Trust, Samantha and Richard Campbell-Breeden, The Garvey Family Trust, Susan Miller and Byron Grote, The Derrill Allatt Foundation, Hays Travel Foundation, Faithorn Farrell Timms and supporters of the Connections Appeal. The National Theatre’s Partner for Learning is Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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