NT Connections Festival - Day 1
The Playing Space & The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts Enfield
NT Connections celebrates new writing for young people, performed by young people as part of the National Theatre’s nationwide festival programme.
Tonight's performances are:
The Changing Room
By Chris Bush | Performed by The Playing Space
A lyrical piece about existing on the cusp of growing up. Are we teenagers? Are we children? What are we? It's about bodies in flux and perspectives shifting; knowing change is coming but not what that change will look like.
Set in and around a swimming pool, The Changing Room follows a group of teens full of excitement, impatience and uncertainty, each with their own secret worries and desires for what comes next.
The Blue Electric Wind
By Brad Birch | Performed by The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts Enfield
When people at school start forgetting things, Scott wonders if he’s the only one who’s noticed. He and some of the school’s misfits seem to be the only ones who can see what’s happening. Is it the weather? Is it a virus? They must join forces to try and work out what is causing everyone in town to lose all sense of who they are.
The Blue Electric Wind is about why we remember what we do; it’s about bravery and about growing up.
Venue: Studio Theatre
Running Time: 2 hrs 30 mins (inc interval)
Age Guidance: 14+
May contain strong language and adult content.
Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance, please note that this may be the interval.