National Theatre Connections 2019
Allstars Theatre Company, Allstars Academy will be performing Flesh by Rob Drummond at Court Theatre Tring on the 8th and 9th of February as part of National Theatre Connections – a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people.
Flesh is one of ten brand new plays written especially for Connections by a selection of the best playwriting talent in the UK.
A group of teenagers wake up in a forest with no clue how they got there. They find themselves separated into two different teams but have no idea what game they are expected to play. With no food, no water and seemingly no chance of escape, it’s only a matter of time before things start to get drastic. But whose side are people on and how far will they go to survive?
This is a play about human nature, the tribes we create and cannibalism.
National Theatre Connections is one of the UK’s largest celebrations of youth theatre. Plays are commissioned for and about young people, from some of the best contemporary playwrights, and performed by schools and youth theatres all over the UK and Ireland. Young people have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of creating and staging the play both on and offstage, from set design to costume, lighting and stage management.
In 2019, National Theatre Connections is working with up to 300 youth theatres and schools to stage ten newly commissioned plays, adding to the 150 + plays the National Theatre have commissioned for young people since 1995. All the companies will transfer their production to one of 30 Connections Partner Theatres across the UK.
Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre, said:
“Connections is at the heart of the National Theatre’s work for young people, built on the belief that young people in every corner of the UK should have the opportunity to experience and take part in theatre. We’re so excited to welcome new and returning youth theatre companies and schools to take part in Connections this year. All participants are invited to get involved with every aspect of theatre-making and have the chance to premiere a brand new play in a leading regional theatre”.
Miss Holly, Director and Head of Drama Allstars Academy:
“The young company have come together to work as a true ensemble and are producing some incredibly advanced and technical theatre. But even more importantly the joy that fills the rehearsal space as they begin and journey through the session along with their dedication, inspires me as their director. Its going to be a fierce and passionate piece that challenges both actor and audience alike.”
To book to see Allstars Theatre Company perform Flesh at Court Theatre, Tring on the 8th and 9th of February – contact the box office: 07543 560478 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website and click ‘Whats on’ www.courttheatre.co.uk
For further information, contact Allstars Theatre Company, email@example.com or to find out more about National Theatre Connections, visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/connections
Suitable for ages: 13+