Wed 20 April | 7pm | £5 / £2.50 for Brewery Youth Arts members
The National Theatre’s Connections festival celebrates the talent and passion of young theatre-makers. This year we mark the 21st anniversary of Connections. 500 youth theatre companies and 10,000 young people from every corner of the UK, working with 42 partner theatres, will perform twelve outstanding plays drawn from the 150 commissioned by the NT since the festival began. The result is an unforgettable feast of theatre made by and for young people.
Here at the Brewery we are proud to welcome 7 youth theatre and school drama groups from across the North of England as well as our own home grown talent to present either extracts or full plays from this year’s portfolio. We invite you to join us to see some of the most exciting and innovative new theatre on offer in the UK.
Opening extract of Bedbug by Carl Grose performed by Brewery Youth Theatre 11-14
Eclipse by Simon Armitage performed by Shotton Theatre School, County Durham
Six friends are interviewed by the police after the disappearance of Lucy Lime, a strange unnerving girl whom they met beneath the cliffs on a Cornish beach, just before the total eclipse of the sun.
It Snows by Bryony Lavery performed by Winstanley College, Wigan
Same old story. Boy doesn't meet Girl. Girl doesn't meet Boy. Threatened by terrifying Lads Gang. Threatened by awe-inspiring Girls Gang. Mum and Dad have declared war… against each other. Weird neighbour in the building opposite. Usual ordinary gloominess. Then, one day, it snows. Everything changes.
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Brewery Members receive a 10% discount on most ticketed live performances and event tickets, sign in to your account to take advantage of these discounts.
All our ticket prices include a 50p commission. This fee helps us continue to fund our diverse programme. Creative learning classes & workshops are exempt.
Audio Description (AD) is available in Screen 1. Infrared audio system is available in both Cinema Screens 1 and 2. Induction loops (T) are in place in the Theatre, please ask for assistance on the door.
Some live events may carry strict age restrictions, these are outlined on our website. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times during evening events.
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