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 year we asked the writers to go back to their home town and work with young people on ideas for their plays. From these encounters came stories of circuses and aliens, of sound-clashes, embarrassing parents, mobiles and messaging, of love and of heartache.
This spring 220 youth theatre companies will present the premieres of these plays in venues from Scotland to Cornwall and Northern Ireland to Norfolk. Each company will also perform at one of 23 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.