Book Review – National Theatre Connections
National Theatre Connections 500, Plays for young people
Published by Bloomsbury
From the publishers:
National Theatre Connections puts young people centre stage.
Every year since 1995 brilliant writers have worked with young people across the nation to develop short plays for young actors to perform. This volume, published to celebrate National Theatre Connections’ 21st anniversary in 2016, brings together twelve of those plays. Written by key contemporary playwrights, the plays in this collection offer young theatre companies an infinite variety of inspiration – in their stories, themes, characters and styles.
With an introduction by the National Theatre’s Director Rufus Norris, as well as production notes exploring each play and providing ideas about characters, rehearsing and staging, this anniversary volume will capture the imagination of producers and performers alike.
Connections is the National Theatre’s annual youth theatre festival, commissioning brand new plays by inspiring writers for young theatre companies to perform.
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