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NT Connections Auditions


  • Category: Youth Theatre

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Trinity Youth Theatre is taking part in National Theatre Connections 2020!

Every year, the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.

For those in school years 9 – 13

In 2019, we performed Variations by Katie Hims and in 2018, we staged Natalie Mitchell’s When They Go Low. In 2020, we are doing it all again! This time, we are excited to be presenting Dungeness by Chris Thompson.

Fifty years on from the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England, Chris Thompson wanted to write a play about the struggles and the joy of being gay. In a remote part of the UK, where nothing ever happens, a group of teenagers share a safe house for LGBT+ young people. While their shared home welcomes difference, it can be tricky for self-appointed group leader Birdie to keep the peace.

The group must decide how they want to commemorate an attack that happened to people like them in a country far away. How do you take to the streets and protest if you’re not ready to tell the world who you are? If you’re invisible, does your voice still count? A play about love, commemoration and protest.

Read the script (please note: it contains strong language and those in school years 9 – 11 will need to have their parents read the script in advance).

Rehearsals start in November, with performances at Trinity in April, and one at the Marlowe in late April/early May. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. It’s a great opportunity to get your teeth into new writing.

Trinity performances: Sunday 5 and Monday 6 April 2020
Marlowe performance: week commencing 27 April 2020 (dates confirmed before rehearsals begin)

“Connections was one of the best things I’ve ever got involved with. I’d love to do it again in the future! I loved that fact I got to know the cast. They were incredible and I’ve made some good friends from that cast.”

– Nathan, 2019 company

It costs £150 to take part in Connections, including months of rehearsals and training, two Trinity performances, a performance and paid for trip to the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury and a paid for trip to see the final performance at the National Theatre. Price also includes cast hoodie and two tickets to the performances at Trinity. There are bursaries available for those on low income contact

“It was interesting to work with new material, giving us an insight into the theatre industry.”
– James, 2019 company

“A great exposure to new pieces of theatre and upcoming writers, brilliant to work with such a unique piece and amazing teamwork with the cast.”
– Mae, 2019 company

Dates & Times

  • Date: 26 / 10 / 19Time: 11:00Book Now
  • Date: 30 / 10 / 19Time: 17:00Book Now


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