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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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Congratulations to @LyricHammer and @bushtheatre who have been shortlisted as finalists in @TheStage Awards… https://t.co/pry9dzW7Fc
HammersmithLondon
@HammersmithBID
14 Dec
I had a wonderful time performing with LADs at @bushtheatre last night! Everyone was lovely, including the staff at… https://t.co/awffLVDp1n
Amelia Cavallo
@Bad_Ass_Blindy
14 Dec
Quite right too. https://t.co/o7HZL6T4U2
Sarah Rutherford
@DrSRutherford
14 Dec
feeling warm + toasty after #DripTheMusical @bushtheatre tonight. @AndrewFinnigan_ is - obz - immense and makes my… https://t.co/djvOk8a3wT
take another little Reece of my heart now baby
@connolly_reece
14 Dec
Hiding in the quick change cupboard for #Lads at @bushtheatre What a cracking show! I'm so privileged to have been… https://t.co/pdeS41HlMh
Emma Stevenson
@EmmaStevensonUk
13 Dec
And #UnwrappedFest is LAUNCHED! I used to visit the @bushtheatre as a little @goldsmithsuol arts student 10 years a… https://t.co/3PnZztnSPL
Victoria Falconer
@shesaws
11 Dec

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