NT Connections Bright Minds Collective / Page2stage Youth Theatre

Saturday 4th May, 7pm, tickets from just Pay as you Feel £0 / £3 / £5 / £7

The National Theatre’s annual, nationwide youth theatre festival. Each year the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the performers of tomorrow. This year they’re headed to Arts Centre Washington!

Bright Minds Collective presents
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.

Page2stage Youth Theatre present
AGE IS REVOLTING, by Abi Zakarian
Choir is for mad old people, right? When a group of school kids rebel against their boring music lesson they hit the wrong note and magically transform into their 80 year-old selves…and now live in a care home. Suddenly age, and their understanding of it, feels very relevant as they begin to confusedly navigate their way back to the present; no longer older, but maybe just a little wiser.

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