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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FOH fun @bushtheatre #StrangeFruit Our group found it relatable, honest and moving calling it ‘the most accurate… https://t.co/QBEQYdVsAm
Young Theatre Makers
@bubble_YTM
19 Jul
Morven Reid
@morvenmorven
19 Jul
Just booked to go and see #Chiaroscuro @bushtheatre - having very much enjoyed @Winsome_Pinnock's play there earlie… https://t.co/ylAcHe0Ghg
Alison Baverstock
@alisonbav
19 Jul
Hilarious, modern, well acted (@SophieParrottCD) and the perfect length @_HighTide_ ‘s #RustThePlay @bushtheatrehttps://t.co/gyLWKn1BJV
Aaron Bennett
@_aaronbennett
18 Jul
Love love love #RustThePlay on at @bushtheatre now thanks to @_HighTide_ but it’ll be going to Edinburgh and Aldeburgh too! Highly recommend
A Jane
@a_sv2n
18 Jul
Interval of #StrangeFruit @bushtheatre and I am mesmerized! How is this the first time I've been here?! Rah!… https://t.co/oUNXjGqLcf
Adwoa-Alexsis Mintah
@AdwoaAlexsis
18 Jul

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Cast announced for Chiaroscuro by Jackie Kay

“so many women have been lost at seaso many stories have been swept away” Meet the cast of Chiaroscuro, an explosive gig-theatre event that breathes new life into Scottish National Poet Jackie Kay’s masterpiece. Aisha, Yomi, Beth and Opal couldn’t be more different, but when Aisha hosts a dinner party, the friends soon discover that…

Work Experience Diary| Hana: “I’m incredibly lucky to have had an insight into this world”

Our work experience student Hana tells us about her time at the Bush Theatre. It sounds a little cliché, but I can honestly say I’ve had a wonderful week of work experience at the Bush Theatre. Obviously when we think of theatre we tend to focus on what happens on stage, in front of an…

Caryl Phillips’ Strange Fruit Preface: “My generation had become even more vocal and uncompromising”

Caryl Phillips, writer of Strange Fruit, describes the context of his debut play in the Preface to the playtext published by Oberon Books. It’s available from our online book shop. I wrote ‘Strange Fruit’ during the autumn of 1979. I had graduated from university in June of the same year with a desire to write, but this was long before the…