NT Connections 2019

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Bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow

Each year the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform. 300 youth theatre companies and over 6,000 young people from every corner of the UK are producing a Connections play this year. Ten companies will come to the National Theatre with their productions of plays by Luke Barnes, Rob Drummond, Katie Hims, Dawn King, Benjamin Kuffour, Ndell Leyshon,  Lajaune Lincoln & Ben Baily Smith, Laura Lomas, Katherine Soper and Tom Wells.

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I am full to the brim with so much love and pride for @IgorMemic. Congratulations my friend, you're in the salsa no… https://t.co/dYCVzap7lT
Adam Line
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13 Jul
@swkplay @bushtheatre We’re stoked to move the #PapatangoPrize to its biggest stage to date, and can’t wait to shar… https://t.co/Z8uytl34Z2
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13 Jul
Before we announce the shortlist, we have some other thrilling news. After 5 years at @swkplay – whose friendship h… https://t.co/WnTxNGLYfk
Papatango
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13 Jul
#PapatangoPrize announcement! We’re honoured to share the 5 shortlisted plays and winner. Chosen from a record 15… https://t.co/i99PPTdIaX
Papatango
@PapatangoTC
13 Jul
Today we are celebrating the disability arts movement! During this unprecedented time let's be sure to hear and in… https://t.co/XNUqCPoe9r
This New Ground
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17 Jun

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An Open Letter to the Culture Secretary from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse Theatre Artistic Directors and cultural leaders on the importance of protecting representation in the sector

The Rt Hon Olivier Dowden CBE Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 100 Parliament Street London SW1 2BQ Dear Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Culture, Throughout the last decade, British theatre has led the world with regard to the Black, Asian and ethnic diversity on our stages. Many of those actors…

10 Minute Masterclass | What’s the difference between theme and story?

Since closing our doors, the Bush team has continued working hard to bring exciting new voices to the UK stage. As part of this work, we are producing a series of 10 Minute Masterclasses to support anyone who is interested in writing and plays. In our latest 10 Minute Masterclass, Bush Artistic Director, Lynette Linton, guides…

10 Minute Masterclass | How to write a character with their own autonomy

Since closing our doors, the Bush team has continued working hard to bring exciting new voices to the UK stage. As part of this work, we are producing a series of 10 Minute Masterclasses to support anyone who is interested in writing and plays. In our latest 10 Minute Masterclass, Bush Associate Director, Daniel Bailey,…