The National Theatre Connections Festival 2019 Line Up

The largest youth theatre festival is back! The NT Connections festival takes ten new plays commission specifically for the festival and lets theatre companies from schools across the country perform them on a National stage. I attended the festival for the first time last year as a group from my sixth form were performing (you can read all about that here) But now it is time for a bunch of new shows to be performed and new companies to perform them.

Tuesday 25 June in the Dorfman Theatre

7pm – Variations by Katie Hims performed by Outwood Academy Hemsworth (West Yorkshire)

8.30pm – Flesh by Rob Drummond performed by Rare Studio Liverpool

Wednesday 26 June in the Dorfman Theatre

7pm – Class by Ben Bailey Smith & Lajaune Lincoln performed by Easy Street Theatre Company (Sheffield)

8.30pm – Stuff by Tom Wells performed by Bolingbroke Academy Theatre Company (Wandsworth, London)

Thursday 27 June in the Dorfman Theatre

7pm – The Small Hours by Katherine Soper performed by Kildare Youth Theatre (County Kildare, Republic of Ireland)

8.30pm – terra / earth by Nell Leyshon & choreography by Anthony Missen performed by ACTS (Wolverhampton)

Friday 28 June in the Dorfman Theatre

7pm – Salt by Dawn King performed by Dimensions Performance Academy (South Wales)

8.30pm – Chaos by Laura Lomas performed by Glasgow Acting Academy SCIO

Saturday 29 June in the Dorfman Theatre

7pm – Ageless by Benjamin Kuffuor performed by Gulbenkian Youth Theatre (Canterbury)

8.30pm – The Sad Club by Luke Barnes & music by Adam Pleeth performed by Hall for Cornwall Youth Theatre (Truro, Cornwall)

What shows are you looking forward to seeing at the Connections Festival? For tickets and more information please visit

Until next time


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