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Tue 7 Dec - Tue 14 Dec

NT Connections: Company Workshop Auditions

Every year we bring together a group of fantastic young people to make our artsdepot Connections company to perform one of the National Theatre Connections plays. The company explore and rehearse the play with a professional director from January to April; and then perform the play at artdepot on our Studio Theatre stage as part of the NT Connections Festival!

Connections is the National Theatre's annual, nationwide youth theatre festival. Each year the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people across the UK to perform.

Head to the 'How to get involved' tab to find out how and why you should get involved in this unique and exciting project.

The workshop auditions are free. It costs £95 to take part in the full project, but discounts and subsidised places at £45 are available for those in receipt of Income Support or on low incomes. Please see the 'How to get involved' tab for more info.

Who can get involved?  

If you’re aged 13 – 19 and have an interest or curiosity in performing in a play, this is for you! You do not need to have any previous experience of performing to join our company.  

Why get involved? 

This is a wonderful opportunity to explore and develop your performance skills, your confidence and get to know new people interested in the same thing.  

What is the commitment?  

Rehearsals are January - April and are every Tuesday evening from 5pm – 7.30pm, with some daytime rehearsals in half term and easter break. 

What’s the cost?  

It costs £95 to take part. Discounts and subsidised places at £45 are available for those in receipt of Income Support or on low incomes (subject to availability). Subsidised places will need to be approved by our Programming & Participation Team, please email brigitte.adela@artsdepot.co.uk to enquire. 

How to get involved? 

We will be holding two group workshop auditions in December (you only need to come to one of them). This is an opportunity for us to meet each other and for you to get a taste of the process. These are on Tue 7 Dec and Tue 14 Dec, 5pm – 7pm at artsdepot. 

If you would like to come, please register here: NT Connections: Company Workshop Audition 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Brigitte at brigitte.adela@artsdepot.co.uk

This year's play is called Like There’s No Tomorrow created by the Belgrade Young Company with Justine Themen, Claire Procter and Liz Mytton.  

Like There’s No Tomorrow is about climate change. Set in an imagined city, now, the people are choking on the fumes from the cars and the factories, produced by the slavish commitment of the masses to mass consumerism and mass consumption and yet they still vote for more and more -more cheap clothes, more cheap travel, and more disposable goods in a fast ephemeral life. It seems only one or two people can see through this non-sustainable madness, but when they open their mouths to speak out, they cannot be heard as their words are strangled in their throats as they choke on the poisonous fumes they are forced to inhale and besides, no one can hear them above the cacophony created by the wheels of the global economy grinding against each other. Even when the evidence of imminent climate disaster across the globe is staring them in the face, as presented as the world literally cracking up before their very eyes, still no one wants to listen, they just want to carry on consuming, like they have always have and always will, won’t they? 

In line with government guidelines, we have returned to full capacity for events and seating for this performance is not socially distanced. 

Following the recent lifting of restrictions, we have kept some safety measures in place and are asking visitors to:

  • Scan the NHS Covid-19 Test & Trace QR code on arrival
  • Wear a face covering inside the building, including in the auditorium
  • Be aware of their proximity to others when moving around the building
  • Use contactless payment methods where possible

Read more about our current procedures


Booking Info

Ages 13 -19

Register here: NT Connections: Company Workshop Audition 

If you have any questions, contact Brigitte at brigitte.adela@artsdepot.co.uk

  • Tue 7 Dec 20215.00pm
  • Tue 14 Dec 20215.00pm

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