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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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Tom Wentworth
@tomthetwit
20 Feb
@RobynEthel @bushtheatre @MonicaDolan Thanks for your company last night! xx
Tom Wentworth
@tomthetwit
20 Feb
I cannot describe how much I enjoyed the fabulous B*easts @bushtheatre by @MonicaDolan. Brilliantly intense & with… https://t.co/nkvcE4trO8
Tom Wentworth
@tomthetwit
20 Feb
John Blackmore passed away last night - one of the great Champions of regional theatre. John was an inspiration and… https://t.co/OGnVusAsPU
Jon Gilchrist
@Jon_Gilchrist
20 Feb
#Playwrights especially #femaleplaywrights: I want to read as much exciting new work as possible so if you’ve got s… https://t.co/PIGpv9G77T
Beth Pitts
@director_beth
20 Feb
So excited to announce that I will be running a workshop called "Black Men Talking" for Eclplise Theatre at… https://t.co/Ssjp2Q2epI
Kaymonger 🇿🇲
@chama_kay
16 Feb

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