|Production Company: Shenley||Duration: 65mins including 10mins Q&A after the show|
Shenley Academy presents Heritage, a new play by Dafydd James.
It’s Mayday, and a group of misfit children are specially chosen to close the day’s festivities; but as they gather together in uniform to rehearse the village anthem, all is not well. Tubbsy’s hiding a cat in his bag; Deirdre-May’s grieving her Nanna and Mark’s turned up as Stegosaurus. As the rehearsal breaks down, they soon begin to suspect that they’ve been chosen for a far darker purpose… Heritage is a blistering black comedy with music that explores the darker side of nationalism.
Each year the National Theatre asks ten writers to create new plays for performance by young theatre companies all over the country. From Scotland to Cornwall and Northern Ireland to Norfolk, Connections celebrates great new writing for the stage – and the energy, commitment and talent of young theatre-makers.