Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys and Spires Academy 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 Three – Tue 7 May 2024
Replica by Titas Halder (Performed by Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys) 6pm
Something happened on the school trip. One of the class has been replaced by an exact replica of themselves. At least that’s what everyone’s saying. Once a rumour starts, it can be difficult to remember what is real – or who. Convinced that there is an impostor walking among them, a group of teenagers is determined to root out the intruder. A mystery about friendship, the nature of truth, and humanity. When it comes to it, how do you prove that you are a human?
- Recommended for ages: 16+
- Strong language
- Some mildly violent language, used in a sci-fi contex
Age is Revolting by Abi Zakarian (Performed by Spires Academy) 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 Three. There will be an interval between each show.