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Trinity Youth Theatre and TheatreWorks Deal 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 Two – Sat 4 May 2024

Your Name is Dead by Elgan Rhys, in collaboration with Leo Drayton (Performed by Trinity Youth Theatre) 6pm

M has got a new name: Another piece in the jigsaw that is his life. We follow him over a day, as he navigates shifting relationships and the challenges and joys of being young and trans. Does the jigsaw ever get completed?

  • Recommended for ages: 14+

Content Warning:

  • Strong language
  • Domestic violence
  • Experience of gender dysphoria

The Sad Club by Luke Barnes with music by Adam Pleeth (Performed by TheatreWorks Deal) 8pm

This is a musical about depression and anxiety. It’s a collection of monologues, songs and duologues from all over time and space exploring what about living in this world stops us from being happy and how we might go about tackling those problems

  • Recommended for ages: 13+

Content Warnings:

  • Themes of mental health
  • Strong language
  • References to sex
  • Underage drinking

Please Note – Tickets cost £5 and give you access to both performances on NT Connections – Partner Theatre Festival Night Two. There will be an interval between each show.

National Theatre Connections – Partner Theatre Festival Night Two

Sat 4 May


ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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