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National Theatre Connections Yth Theatre

Every Saturday 2.30pm - 4.30pm

  • 2 hours
  • 15 British pounds
  • The Black Cherry

Service Description

The Project: Connections is the National Theatre's annual, nationwide youth theatre festival. The programme has been established for 27 years with a celebrated history of championing the talent of young people from across the UK. Every year, ten new plays for young people to perform are commissioned, bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. Further details here The Director: Rachel Maddix is one of the Black Cherry's Company Directors, she is an experienced Theatre Practitioner & Educator having worked extensively on National Theatre Projects before when heading up Performing Arts Departments in both London and Sussex. Rachel runs day to day operations at The Black Cherry and is on hand to discuss the project further. The Participants: Any teenager who is keen and committed once involved. This will be a proactively inclusive project with a highly experienced practitioner capable of working with parents to ensure accessibility is effective. Enthusiastic participants should not be deterred from participating for any reason, including physical &/or financial. The Content: Participants will rehearse a play from the National Theatre 2023 list of new plays aimed at younger audiences. The plays are edgy, different and contemporary, challenging and powerful. The play will rehearse at The Black Cherry, then performed both at The Black Cherry & Poole Lighthouse, there is a chance we could even perform at The National itself!! The Cost: £10 per session. Travel to Lighthouse on day of performance. Tickets to watch performances. No cost for additional rehearsals or costumes.There will be concessions and sponsored places available for some families experiencing financial struggles. Commitment: The first session will be an audition workshop session that is free of charge. Participants will be selected from that workshop and invited to enrol for the full course. Participants are expected to attend all sessions/maintain good communication when that is not possible, to ensure rehearsals are productive and fun! The Black Cherry Venue: We are a small venue run by Creatives for Creatives and rely on our cafe revenue to keep us going. Our prices are competitive & fair, please ensure only food purchased at The Black Cherry is consumed during breaks on the premises. Further enquiries/book first workshop -

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4AP, UK


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