Youth Theare Plus: National Theatre Connections


Youth Theatre+

TRSE Youth Theatre + being selected to be in NT Connections for 3rd year running and have been selected to perform at the National Theatre twice. We are excited to be back this year and will be performing:

WHEN THEY GO LOW by Natalie Mitchell
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. A website appears, rating the girls on their appearance and shaming them for their actions. 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.



National Theatre Connections 2017

Connections is the National Theatre’s nationwide youth theatre festival. Connections celebrates great new writing for the stage offers a unique opportunity for youth theatres and school theatre groups to stage new plays written for young people by some of theatre’s most exciting playwrights, and to perform in leading theatres across the UK.

Theatre Royal Stratford East will host a festival involving 8 groups of talented young people both on and off stage, who will inspire and entertain audiences with plays for and about young people that are current, challenging and resonant.

Connections gives young people experience of professional theatre-making. Their experience mirrors that of a company producing a new play in any theatre in the country. Each year we are thrilled by the skill, creativity, commitment and passion that go into each production that we showcase on our main stage here at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Click this link to see the 2017 NT Connections playlist.

Youth Theatre+ meets weekly on a Thursday evening 7pm-9pm

Registration day is: Thursday 19 October 2017

Term Starts: Thursday 2 November 2017

Festival Dates

8th-12th May 2018


Come down on our sign up day or contact Darnell for more info:


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