A number of pupils will be performing 'The School Film' by Patrick Marber at The Lecture Theatre
Tues 21st March & Wednesday 22nd March 2017 as part of National Theatre Connections – a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people. Tickets are available at the school office for £5 for what should be sell out performances.
The School Film is one of 10 brand new plays written especially for Connections by a selection of the best playwriting talent in the UK.
National Theatre Connections is one of the world’s largest celebrations of youth theatre. Plays are commissioned for and about young people, from some of the best contemporary playwrights, and performed by schools and youth theatres all over the UK and Ireland. Connections is produced by the National Theatre, supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and by a number of individuals, trusts and foundations.
In 2017, National Theatre Connections is working with up to 260 youth theatres and schools to stage 10 newly commissioned plays, adding to the 150 + plays the National Theatre have commissioned for young people since 1995. All the companies will transfer their production to one of 28 Connections Partner Theatres across the UK.
Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre, said:
‘Connections is at the heart of the National Theatre's work for young people and one of the most exciting and important projects we do. We think it's vital that young people, wherever they are in the country and whatever their future path, have a chance to get involved in theatre.’
For further information, to find out more about National Theatre Connections, visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/connections