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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Had such a fun evening last night at the @bushtheatre watching #Horizon - A clever, hilarious, superhuman coming of… https://t.co/hmsGzDqyve
Amin Ali
@TheAminAli
12 Aug
If you're within 1,000 miles of the Bush, go and see this! https://t.co/vMRfb13p4E
Grace Cordell
@GraceeCordell
12 Aug
In 5 days. Everything I thought I knew about story telling has changed. The magic and mystery of theatre - blows my mind.
Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo
@RAdekoluejo
12 Aug
Cast announced for Bush Theatre’s Clutch @BushTheatre Read More>> https://t.co/K3slXIraIN https://t.co/t9tctWk7xh
Theatre Weekly
@theatre_weekly
12 Aug
#Horizon is the latest production from the #YoungBushCommunity @bushtheatre... a mysterious cosmic event hits a gr… https://t.co/shZ8l4OYPE
Upstream
@HelloUpstream
12 Aug
Horizon @bushtheatre by @kwame_8 was so captivating, set design and lighting is beautiful, so well written and the… https://t.co/kBUyioyzBb
Ra’eesah Kai
@RaeesahKai
12 Aug

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Work Experience Diary | Lily: “The ethos of the company is constant re-invention”

A theatre, more than any other work space, is one where creatives in every field come together to achieve the social vision of political change. What I have always loved about the Bush is their focus on youth participation, and the way in which their plays breathe fresh air into the canon of British theatre.…

In celebration of Benedict Lombe and the EWG

A couple of months ago, we saw one of our writers, Benedict Lombe, win the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for Lava which premiered at the Bush in 2021. We wanted to take a moment to mark her achievement, and look at the way Bene grew through the Bush’s artist development programmes to be the huge…

Meet the writer: Ambreen Razia

Currently rehearsing at the Bush Theatre is our next show, Ambreen Razia’s Favour the world premiere of a touching and hopeful family drama that tackles duty, addiction, and the battle of putting yourself back together.  Favour is co-produced with Clean Break Theatre Company, directed by Clean Break’s Joint Artistic director Róisín McBrinn and Sophie Dillon…