Brewery Youth Theatre to be part of nationwide festival

Published on 17th February 2023

Brewery Youth Theatre has been selected by the National Theatre to perform a new play at Brewery Arts, commissioned for the annual, nationwide youth theatre festival; Connections.

(Circle Dreams Around) The Terrible, Terrible Past is written by Simon Longman and will be performed by Brewery Youth Theatre participants at Brewery Arts, as well as a leading Connections Partner Theatre, Theatre By The Lake.

Connections, which champions the talent of young people across the UK and offers participants exciting performance and workshop opportunities, brings together some of the nation’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.

Following their successful selection, Brewery Youth Theatre participants will now receive a range of incredible and professional opportunities which will support their future in the arts, such as;

  • live performances at Brewery Arts and leading Partner Theatre, Theatre By The Lake
  • feedback from a Connections mentor director
  • ongoing support from the Connections team at the National Theatre throughout the year.

Emily Baxter, Brewery Youth Theatre Tutor, expressed pride when discussing the group’s achievement;

“The experience for young people to work on new writing and create their own show, especially in our local area, is really important.

This show is theirs. Watching their enthusiasm and confidence grow as not only performers but directors, leaders, and creatives is inspiring to see.”

Tickets to see (Circle Dreams Around) The Terrible, Terrible Past on 23 & 24 February, are available here.

To view the full Creative Learning programme for children and young people, click here. 

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