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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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Huge congrats @LynetteLinton ! Delighted for you ! Xx https://t.co/UtLICmJe5o
Jackie Kay
@JackieKayPoet
16 Sep
#ChiaroscuroPlay @bushtheatre is such a special piece of theatre full of so much heart and soul! Thought provoking… https://t.co/ZKvPWwk2CH
GeorgiaReidHamilton
@georgia__rh
16 Sep
Saw this at #edfringe2019 It was amazing powerful theatre Go see it at @bushtheatre if you can. An outstanding pe… https://t.co/8oDF9oiVVb
Plebeian Rob
@rmstephen
16 Sep
Heya. Collapsible is at @AbbeyTheatre for @dublinfringe this week! Check both their sites for tickets. Excited and… https://t.co/237QzvuhbP
Breffni Holahan
@BreffniHolahan
16 Sep
Can't believe it's taken me such a long time to visit @bushtheatre but I'm so glad I finally did last night.… https://t.co/NJgFStLoaK
Joe Bunker
@bunkerjoe
15 Sep
From A Doll's House @LyricHammer to Chiaroscuro @bushtheatre, the best theatre to see in London right now https://t.co/L3GQCXE4Pq
EveningStandard Arts
@thestandardarts
14 Sep

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