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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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wow, RUN don't walk to catch the last nights of #StrangeFruit @bushtheatre. not even gonna try to explain it but it… https://t.co/nGL7izAOsb
Laetitia B.
@laebutler
22 Jul
Still time to catch the incredible #StrangeFruit at @bushtheatre which I reviewed on my blog: https://t.co/9EM2Z2QAgm
Kim 🌈👊🏾 🏳️‍🌈Theatre Revews
@Kim_Provise
22 Jul
When you think about a play a few days after you’ve seen it and have a deeper understanding of a particular scene… https://t.co/luA6imYdW2
Selina Armoudon
@SelinaArmoudon1
22 Jul
I saw a show on a whim two years ago called Lands and really loved it, then saw it again last year at @bushtheatre.… https://t.co/yc3HrG36WZ
Daniella
@daniella_ann28
21 Jul
@cdaly72 @bushtheatre It really is something quite special, a powerful story performed by a truly tremendous cast, I loved it! 😀
Karen
@MrsOsmond_
21 Jul
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

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