NT Connections Festival - Day 5
Bodens Performing Arts & Through The Wardrobe
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:
When They Go Low
By Natalie Mitchell | Performed by Bodens Performing Arts
Social media is in a frenzy over pictures of Sarah at a party on the weekend – no one knows quite what she got up to. When Miss Reef lectures the girls on taking more responsibility for their actions, Louise becomes enraged that the boys who took the pictures aren’t made accountable too. She wages war on the misogyny but when she threatens school stalwart Scott and his claim to the School Captain title, things get very nasty.
When They Go Low is about everyday feminism and the changing face of teenage sexuality in an online world. When they go low, we go high.
The Blue Electric Wind
By Brad Birch | Performed by Through The Wardrobe: Children's Theatre Company
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.