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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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Don’t miss your chance to catch these spectacular gig theatre shows – quick, before they’re gone!… https://t.co/915Vmj0edJ
LondonCallingUK
@LondonCallingUK
16 Nov
Birmingham Hippodrome
@brumhippodrome
16 Nov
Took part in this last time around and it was DOPE. So glad it’s coming to @bushtheatre 😍 https://t.co/cZeA1SCAyW
Isabele Hernandez
@IsabeIHernandez
16 Nov
New home| New Harts ❤️ Young Harts Writing Festival 2019 in collaboration with @bushtheatre https://t.co/VyRbmYRsCj
Harts Theatre Comp
@Harts_Theatre
16 Nov
I’m beyond excited to see @LynetteLinton take over @bushtheatre & cannot wait to see #DaughtersofSun at @CamdenPT’s… https://t.co/jY9aLg20hM
KIFLi Theatre
@kifli_theatre
16 Nov
This is how you do it. https://t.co/scs60JMYwE
Róisín Walsh
@Roisin_Brigid
16 Nov

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