Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School and Brockhill Park Performing Arts College presents...
This year we are hosting The National Theatre Connections Partner Festival at Gulbenkian!
Connections is the National Theatre’s annual, nationwide youth theatre festival. The programme is 29 years old and has a history of championing the talent of young people from across the UK. Every year, Connections commissions new plays for young people to perform. The programme brings together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. This year we are hosting the National Theatre Connections – Partner Theatre Festival.
Night Four – Wed 8 May 2024
Kiss/Marry/Push Off Cliff by Josh Azouz (Performed by Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School) 6pm
A group of friends go camping – but after only one night, one of them is ostracised by the rest of the group and cast out into wilderness for something they said…or was it something they did…? it’s strange and it’s about to get stranger as friendships are tested, new alliances formed, trusts are broken and reality is twisted out of shape…the trip becomes a rite of passage…guided by a moral compass, that isn’t entirely reliable.
Recommended for ages: 14+
- Strong language.
- Sexual references.
- Scenes of drug use and distribution.
- Scenes of alcoholism, and children drinking alcohol
Age is Revolting by Abi Zakarian (Performed by Brockhill Park Performing Arts College) 8pm
Choir is for mad old people, right? When a group of school kids rebel against their boring music lesson, they hit the wrong note and magically transform into their 80-year-old selves…and now live in a care home. Suddenly age, and their understanding of it, feels very relevant as they begin to confusedly navigate their way back to the present; no longer older, but maybe just a little wiser.
- Recommended for ages: 13+
- Content Warnings: Some strong language
Please Note – Tickets cost £5 and give you access to both performances on NT Connections – Partner Theatre Festival Night Four. There will be an interval between each show.