We’re excited to be involved in NT Connections for the fifth year, especially as we have a compliment of 10 young companies joining us from across the UK.
NT Connections is a national program of activity and performance for young companies form around the country. Each group selects a script to work with and perform with advice and guidance form the National. They will complete Home Shows and Partner Festival Show as one of 48 regional venues and then if selected take their performance to the National Theatre in London. Apart from being a fantastic experience for the young people it’s great for teachers and directors as you become part of a huge national network with whom you can share work and ideas and receive CPD from the National Theatre as part of the project.
NT Connections is open annually to schools and youth theatre companies to participate. If you aren’t taking part this year why not join us at our festival weekend in May 2016 where you can chat with companies who are performing and see some of the plays. Can’t make the festival weekend? Give us a call – we would love to tell you more about the project and all of the fantastic work we are doing with the National Theatre.
Meet the Team
Natalie Hart is our Company Director for National Theatre Connections 2016. Natalie is an experienced youth theatre director and drama facilitator and she even gained a PhD for her research on the Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s youth theatre, the Young REP. She has a wide knowledge of arts education in England and was part of the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value team that researched and wrote the report Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth. Natalie is excited about taking on the challenge of Davey Anderson’s Blackout, an ensemble play based on the real life experiences of a teenage boy from Glasgow who was convicted of attempted murder.