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NT Connections Festival: Kiss / Marry / Push Off Cliff and Wind Rush Generation(s)

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Connections is the National Theatre’s annual, nationwide youth theatre festival, running for 29 years. Each year, schools and youth theatres across the country perform a new piece of writing developed for the programme at their home venues before visiting a festival theatre. Trinity is proud to host 13 young companies this year as part of its festival programme.

Each ticket gives you access to an evening of two one act plays, with a short interval in between.

For all of our Connections 2024 performances, we are offering an option to buy tickets at a reduced price, full price or, if you are able to, a slightly higher price that helps subsidise those who cannot afford the to pay the higher prices.

 

BHASVIC Theatre Company presents
Kiss / Marry / Push Off Cliff by Josh Azouz

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.

Josh Azouz is an award-winning writer working across stage, screen and radio. His plays have been produced in the UK and across the US. Plays include: The Get (BBC Radio 3) Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia (Almeida Theatre), The Night After (Headlong / BBC 4), The Mikvah Project (Orange Tree Theatre, Yard Theatre, & Radio 4), Buggy Baby (Yard Theatre). TV writing includes: The Box (MGM/NENT).

Josh won a Channel 4 playwright award for Buggy Baby and spent a year on attachment at Headlong. Previously he’s been on attachment at the NT Studio. From 2015-2017: Josh was an associate artist of the Yard Theatre, and between 2011-2015: Josh wrote, directed and performed with MUJU (A Muslim-Jewish theatre company) a resident company at the Tricycle Theatre (now Kiln).

Suggested age guidance: 14+

Content warnings:

  • Strong language
  • Sexual references
  • Scenes of drug use and distribution
  • Scenes of alcoholism, and children drinking alcohol

 

The Gulbenkian presents
Wind/Rush Generation(s) by Mojisola Adebayo

This is a play about the British Isles, its past and its present. Set in a senior common room, in a prominent university, a group of 1st year undergraduates are troubled, not by the weight of their workload, but by a ‘noisy’ ghost. So they do what any group self-respecting and intelligent university students would do in such a situation – they get out the Ouija Board to confront their spiritual irritant and lay them to rest – only to be confronted by the full weight of Britain’s colonial past – in all its gory glory.

However, if you think you know about British history, Empire, slavery, economics, racism and humanity, then this play might get you to think again. As the planch on the Ouija Board skates from letter to letter at an ever-increasing breakneck speed, the students are catapulted through space and time, witnessing the injustices, incongruities and inhumanity of the past. This is a smorgasbord of genres and styles. Fusing naturalism, with physical theatre, spoken-word, absurdism, poetry and direct address – this is event-theatre that whips along with the grace, pace and hypnotic magnetism of a hurricane.

Mojisola Adebayo BA (Hons), MA, PhD, FRSL, is a Black British performer, playwright, director, producer, workshop leader and teacher. of Nigerian (Yoruba) and Danish heritage. Over the past 30 years, she has worked on various theatre and performance projects in Antarctica, Botswana, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greenland, India, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, Malawi, Mauritius, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Syria, the USA and Zimbabwe. She has acted in over 50 theatre, television and radio productions, devised and directed over 30 scripts for stage and video, published 12 plays, several academic articles and lead countless workshops and training courses.

Suggested age guidance: 15+

Content warnings:

  • Strong and graphic language including:
    • Racially-abusive language – including the ‘N word’
    • Language describing the racially motivated abuse of power and violations and attacks
    • References to colonialism
    • References to genocide
    • References to Human Rights Abuse
    • Allusions to gun violence

 

 

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  • Date: Sat 20 Apr 2024Time:  19:00Book Now

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