Southwark Playhouse presents

National Theatre Connections

24 - 27 APR 2024

Ticket Prices:
£5

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Connections is the National Theatre’s annual, nationwide youth theatre festival, and has a history of championing the talent of young people from across the UK.

Every year, Connections commissions new plays for young people to perform. The programme brings together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. In 23/24, nearly 270 youth companies from every corner of the UK are taking part, and we are excited to welcome some of those to Southwark Playhouse for this year’s Festival.

Details

Theatre: The Little

Wed – Sat:

Running Time: Each play is 60 mins straight through.

No re-entry during the performances.

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

performance schedule

Wednesday 24th april

7pm: St Saviours and St Olaves School perform The Sad Club

Written by Luke Barnes, with music by Adam Pleeth

A musical about depression and anxiety exploring what about living in this world stops us from being happy, and how we might go about tackling thosee problems.


Thursday 25th april

7pm: Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation perform Kiss/Marry/Push Off Cliff

Written by Josh Azouz

A group of friends go camping – but after only one night, one of them is ostracised by the rest of the group and cast out into wilderness for something they said…or was it something they did…? it’s strange and it’s about to get stranger as friendships are tested, new alliances formed, trusts are broken and reality is twisted out of shape…the trip becomes a rite of passage…guided by a moral compass, that isn’t entirely reliable.

8pm: The Charter School East Dulwich perform Shout

Written by Alexis Zegerman

In a world full of words, how can Dana survive when she can’t speak? Dana has selective mutism, but that doesn’t stop her vivid imagination. Shout is a play that wonders what exactly it takes to overcome anxiety and mental health issues when you’re a teenager. It’s not just the noise you make, that makes you who you are.


Friday 26 april

7pm: Southwark Playhouse Young Company perform Replica

Written by Titus Halder

Something happened on the school trip. One of the class has been replaced by an exact replica of themselves. At least that’s what everyone’s saying. Once a rumour starts, it can be difficult to remember what is real – or who. Convinced that there is an impostor walking among them, a group of teenagers is determined to root out the intruder. A mystery about friendship, the nature of truth, and humanity. When it comes to it, how do you prove that you are a human?

8pm: Southside Theatre Academy perform Kiss/Marry/Push Off Cliff

Written by Alexis Zegerman

A group of friends go camping – but after only one night, one of them is ostracised by the rest of the group and cast out into wilderness for something they said…or was it something they did…? it’s strange and it’s about to get stranger as friendships are tested, new alliances formed, trusts are broken and reality is twisted out of shape…the trip becomes a rite of passage…guided by a moral compass, that isn’t entirely reliable.


Saturday 27th april

7pm: Hackney Shed perform The Periodicals

Written by Siân Owen

Set in the near future – a group of young people live as a feral group of techno-savvy fugitives, living off-the land which is a rubbish dump. They stay out of sight of the authorities – particularly the education authorities who are desperate to get them back into school because the optics are not good. However school has lost its allure. When the young people are in school they are overlooked and underestimated – seen as being more trouble than they are worth. So now, for this group, school’s out forever.

8pm: The Boury Academy perform Wind/Rush Generation(s)

Written by Mojisola Adebayo

Set in a senior common room, in a prominent university, a group of 1st year undergraduates are troubled, not by the weight of their workload, but by a ‘noisy’ ghost. So they do what any group self-respecting and intelligent university students would do in such a situation – they get out the Ouija Board to confront their spiritual irritant and lay them to rest – only to be confronted by the full weight of Britain’s colonial past – in all its gory glory.

Book Tickets

National Theatre Connections

at Venue: Borough SE1

Group Booking

Southwark Playhouse has a group booking rate of one free ticket in every 10 booked at the same time, and this discount may be combined with applicable concessions (i.e. student rate) where available. These can be booked by contacting the box office either by phoning us at 020 7407 0234, or filling in the below form.

Tickets may be reserved for two weeks without payment, and we can send an invoice which can be settled via a card payment, bank transfer, or cheque.

Once an enquiry form has been submitted the box office team will be in touch to confirm and invoice within 1-2 working days. If you have any questions please contact boxoffice@southwarkplayhouse.co.uk.

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Tuesday 1pm to 11pm
Wednesday 5.30pm to 11pm
Thursday 5.30pm to 11pm
Friday 5.30pm to 11pm
Saturday 1pm to 11pm
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