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5000 young people
260 companies
27 theatres across the UK
10 writers

National Theatre Connections at the Bush Theatre. New plays performed by young people from London.

Each year the National Theatre invites ten writers to create new plays for young people to perform. This spring 260 youth theatre companies will present the premieres of these plays in venues from Inverness to Cornwall and Belfast to Norfolk. Each company will also perform at one of 27 Connections festivals in professional theatres across the country, and ten companies will go on to perform at the National Theatre. Connections celebrates great new writing for the stage – and the energy, commitment and talent of young theatre-makers.

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LOVED being on a panel with @twilkeyway chatting all things queer a little while back. Absolutely can't wait to see… https://t.co/6I8Q9a6a0m
Rebecca Usher
@Rebecca_Usher
28 Jan
@CamdenPT @bushtheatre Thanks for the shoutout guys I love CPT a lot a lot 🙌
Margaret Perry
@mapperry
28 Jan
From award-winning Irish writer Margaret Perry, Collapsible is the hilarious, multi-award winning new play about ho… https://t.co/kyhKfGcTde
Camden People's Theatre
@CamdenPT
28 Jan
Getgo Culture
@getgoculture
28 Jan
There's far too much on in Feb, but I'm seriously excited to see The High Table (@bushtheatre), Pass Over (… https://t.co/BH4bWeNGG6
Zoë Paskett🏳️‍🌈
@ZoePaskett
28 Jan
We’re currently looking for volunteers from the Muslim community who identify as Deaf or disabled,to join a London… https://t.co/GShrtcKc1H
Graeae Theatre
@graeae
27 Jan

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There must be magic in the atmosphere By Benedict Lombe

Benedict Lombe from our Emerging Writers Group writes about diasporic experience. It’s 3am. I’m sitting in my room wolfing down a pack of Doritos and thinking about the night I just had. I’m also thinking – quite intensely – about who decided we needed more than one flavour of Doritos? Bro, you hit the jackpot…

Rachael Merry: The BSL access is ‘rooted in the telling of the story’

Zia Ahmed’s tender, funny, lyrical play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you have is keen to cross boundaries. Vital to the three-hander is Rachael Merry, who uses BSL interpretation to convey the poetic beauty of Ahmed’s language . Rachael talks to us about the show, language, and the role of accessibility…

Lauren Clancy: “What can our next government do for the arts?”

In two days’ time the country will head to the polls to decide who our next government will be. While this will be a pivotal moment for the nation in many ways, at the Bush we are keenly aware of the shared responsibility of the sector to ensure arts and culture sit firm on our…