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Thursday
12
APR

Connections 2018 - Day Three

19:00
21:00
Derby Theatre
Event organized by Derby Theatre

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Act 1: Bilborough College - The Changing Room by Chris Bush
Act 2: New Vic Theatre - Three Bridges by Phoebe Eclair-Powell

The Changing Room by Chris Bush
Recommended for ages 11+

A lyrical piece about existing on the cusp of growing up.
Are we teenagers? Are we children? What are we? It’s about bodies in flux and perspectives shifting; knowing change is coming but not what that change will look like. Set in and around a swimming pool, The Changing Room follows a group of teens full of excitement, impatience and uncertainty, each with their own secret worries and desires for what comes next.

Chris Bush – Why I Wrote this Play: "In writing this piece I’m trying to capture something of the hormonal rush and sensory overload of adolescence in all its messy and magical glory. While no two teenagers are the same, ultimately I wanted to show that this is an experience no-one goes through alone."

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These Bridges by Phoebe Éclair Powell
Recommended for ages 11+

When the Thames bursts its banks and submerges London, the north and the south of the city become separated. Myths abound about ‘the other side’ – is it really better? Four sets of teenagers ignore the risks of the treacherous crossing, to find out whether the other side is all it’s cracked up to be. The drowned commuters of the Circle Line conjure memories of the past. These Bridges looks at a fearful future and seeks to show that if we stick together, we may just survive it all.

Phoebe Éclair Powell – Why I Wrote this Play: "Every time I cross Waterloo Bridge I look out onto the big, bold Thames and make a wish. The river slithers across the city I call home, and love with all my heart. But pre – and now post – the Brexit referendum, I could tell we stood divided. I wanted to write about fear and hope; about the myths of the city and the teenagers who will hopefully save us all from a terrifying future by reminding us of how to work together."

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Connections is the National Theatre's annual festival for 11 to 25 year olds. Each year ten new plays are commissioned and performed by youth theatre companies around the UK.

Show your support for the theatre makers of tomorrow and join us for a regional showcase with 9 talented groups from across the Midlands.

Plays and Performances: https://www.derbytheatre.co.uk/connections-festival-2018-performances

On Saturday 14 April we will also be holding a day of workshops for everyone aged 11 to 25: https://www.derbytheatre.co.uk/connections-festival-2018-workshops