Greater Manchester’s youth theatres, schools and colleges perform here at HOME in the National Theatre’s Connections festival, a celebration of young people, theatre-making and the importance of access to the arts.
Each year the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the most exciting writers with the theatre makers of tomorrow.
Connections is supported by The Mohn Westlake Foundation, The Buffini Chao Foundation, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Delta Air Lines, Jacqueline and Richard Worswick, The Peter Cundill Foundation, Mactaggart Third Fund, The EBM Charitable Trust, Samantha and Richard Campbell-Breeden, Susan Miller and Byron Grote, The Broughton Family Charitable Trust and The Derrill Allatt Foundation.
The National Theatre’s Partner for Learning is Bank of America Merrill Lynch
All shows begin at 7pm and finish at around 9.15pm. Which group performs first will not be decided until the date of the performance.
Mon 20 Apr
Woodchurch High School: Look Up by Andrew Muir
Lymm High School: The Changing Room by Chris Bush
Tue 21 Apr
Oaks Academy: A series of public apologies (in response to an unfortunate incident in the school lavatories) by John Donnelly
Bishops High School: The IT by Vivienne Franzmann
Wed 22 Apr
Professional Theatre Programme: Tuesday by Alison Carr
Stockport Academy: Witches Can’t Be Burned by Silva Semerciyan
Thu 23 Apr
St John Plessington: The Changing Room by Chris Bush
St Mary’s Catholic College: Look Up by Andrew Muir
Fri 24 Apr
Smithills School: Look Up by Andrew Muir
Freddies Connect: A series of public apologies (in response to an unfortunate incident in the school lavatories) by John Donnelly
Sat 25 Apr
Spotlight Drama Youth Theatre: The Changing Room by Chris Bush
Fire and Steel Theatre Company: The IT by Vivienne Franzmann