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NT Connections 2013

National Theatre Connections at Lyceum Theatre
New plays performed by young people from Scotland

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.

4500 young people
220 companies
23 theatres across the UK
10 writers

The companies performing in this years Connections festival are:

Monday 17 June
Curtain raiser: Senior LYT Engage (Title TBC)
Oslo International School: What Are They like? By Lucinda Coxon

Tuesday 18 June
PACE: The Guffin by Howard Brenton
Collision YT: Mobile Phone Show by Jim Cartwright

Wednesday 19 June
North Lanarkshire YT: Alie and The Alien by Morna Pearson
Craigholme School: What Are They Like? By Lucinda Coxon

Thursday 20 June
Drummond Community High School:  Soundclash by Lenny Henry
Wester Hailes Education Centre: I’m Spilling My Heart Out Here by Stacey Gregg

Friday 21 June
Explosive Arts: Don’t Feed The Animals by Jemma Kennedy

Saturday 22 June
Largs Youth Theatre: Mobile Phone Show by Jim Cartwright
Lyceum Youth Theatre: What Are They Like? by Lucinda Coxon

The synposes of the plays can be found here