A nationwide celebration of new writing for young people is coming to a market town.
The independent InterACT Youth Theatre in Neston , which is supported by the town’s Little Actors Theatre, will be on stage at Neston Town Hall on Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 13 as part of National Theatre Connections.
Connections is produced by the National Theatre and supported by a number of individuals, trusts and foundations.
Its plays, commissioned for and about young people from some of the best contemporary playwrights, are performed by schools and youth theatres all over the UK and Ireland making Connections one of the world’s largest celebrations of youth theatre.
For its 21st anniversary, Connections is working with 500 groups to stage 12 ‘fantastic’ plays picked from the more than 150 they have commissioned for young people since 1995.
InterACT will be staging ‘It Snows’ written by Bryony Lavery with Scott Graham and Stephen Hoggart from London based Frantic Assembly.
The play, first performed in 2008, is said to be the same old story of boy doesn’t meet girl, girl doesn’t meet boy, threatened by terrifying lads gang, threatened by awe-inspiring girls gang, mum and dad declare war... against each other, weird neighbour in the building opposite, usual ordinary gloominess. Then, one day, it snows. Everything changes.
It Snows will be performed at 7.30pm on Saturday March 12 and at 3.30pm and 6pm on Sunday March 13.
Tickets cost £5 or £3 concessions. To book now to see the show contact InterACT YT on 0151 336 4302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
InterACT, run by professional actors, specialises in new writing for young people.