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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Break a leg to all those pitching for #BEAM2020 today at the mighty @bushtheatre . You'll be brilliant!… https://t.co/sacrGu9dtJ
Victoria Saxton
@V_Saxton
18 Sep
Still thinking about #ChiaroscuroPlay by @JackieKayPoet at @bushtheatre The authenticity, poetry and MUSIC all ble… https://t.co/q9xcd3OP2Y
Belinda Clarke
@BelindaClarke_
18 Sep
Still thinking about #ChiaroscuroPlay by @JackieKayPoet at @bushtheatre The authenticity, poetry and MUSIC all ble… https://t.co/q9xcd3OP2Y
Belinda Clarke
@BelindaClarke_
18 Sep
Saw it tonight and nothing but admiration for every member of the cast. Multi instrumentalists, swapping every few… https://t.co/BRAhYWiXAm
Trevor Kaneswaran
@trevkaneswaran
17 Sep
@LynetteLinton @JackieKayPoet's #ChiaroscuroPlay @bushtheatre A glorious journey through heartache & pain to its r… https://t.co/XtXvFgBEri
Michelle Greenidge
@miche_greenidge
17 Sep
Huge congrats @LynetteLinton ! Delighted for you ! Xx https://t.co/UtLICmJe5o
Jackie Kay
@JackieKayPoet
16 Sep

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Work Experience Diary | Annie: “This is exactly the place to be to feel supported for new ideas and work”

Our work experience student Annie reflects on her week with us. Some could say I was thrown into the deep end when I was given my desk to borrow for the week. I can assure you that I definitely wasn’t but still, sitting in the Bush’s Artistic Director’s desk space felt somewhat daunting. As Lynette…

Lynette Linton: “These stories aren’t new. Women of colour have been here all along.”

The 31st August will be a night of firsts for me – it will be the first preview of the first play in my first season as Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre. The play itself, Chiaroscuro, is also the first play that the incredible poet and novelist Jackie Kay wrote, and it will be…

Work Experience Diary: Emily

Our work experience student Emily reflects on her week with us My week at Bush Theatre has been such an incredible eye opener and it has completely re-awoken my passion for theatre. Coming to Bush, I had initially decided on an unrelated university degree despite my passion for the arts; However, after a mere two…