National Theatre Connections Festival

NT Connections 500



15 - 17 April 2016


£5 per ticket or 20% off for day passes;Friday - £8.00, Saturday - £16.00 and Sunday - £12.00

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For a full schedule and to book tickets for each show click the SHOW TIMES tab.

Warning: some performances contain stong language

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The National Theatre’s Connections Festival is 21 and this year it involves more young people than ever in making theatre. 500 youth theatres and schools from across the UK stage 11 fantastic plays.

This year Sherman Youth Theatre present Mark Ravenhill’s Citizenship, along with ten other productions from local schools, youth groups and drama groups.  Citizenship recieved great reviews in February included this 5 star review from The Sprout. "The entire production from start to finish was marvellous.  The acting was spectacular."

This years groups include; Caerleon Comprehensive, Everyman Youth Theatre, West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company, Caerphilly Youth Theatre, Mark Jermin Stage School, Riverfront Youth Theatre, Found in The Forest and Bridgend College.

Connections inspires 13 - 19 year olds with high quality new playwriting, encourages young people to get involved in all aspects of theatremaking and celebrates young people’s talent.

For a full schedule and to book tickets for each show click the SHOW TIMES tab.

Show Times

Friday 15 April
7.00pm Sherman Cymru Youth Theatre Citizenship Book Tickets
8.15pm Caerleon Comprehensive I'm Spilling My Heart Out Here Book Tickets
      Friday Day Pass
Saturday 16 April
10.30am Everyman Youth Theatre Eclipse Book Tickets
1.15pm WGYTC What Are They Like? Book Tickets
4.45pm Caerphilly Youth Theatre Blackout Book Tickets
8.15pm Mark Jermin Stage School Blackout Book Tickets
      Saturday Day Pass
Sunday 17 April
10.30am Riverfront Youth Theatre Gargantua Book Tickets
1.00pm Found In The Forest It Snows Book Tickets
4.30pm Bridgend College The Musicians Book Tickets
      Sunday Day Pass


Citizenship - Sherman Youth Theatre, Cardiff

Saturday 27th February 2016, The Sprout

Citizenship is a bittersweet one-act play about growing up, following a boy's frank and messy search to discover his sexual identity.

When this play premiered in 2005, it was subject to much controversy due to its themes of sexuality, self-harm, drugs, and other themes often associated with teenagers.

11 years on the Sherman Youth Theatre decided to give Mark Ravenhill's play a try.

The entire production, from start to finish, was marvellous. The acting was spectacular and it was obvious right from the very start how well rehearsed it had been. It was clear to see that every single actor worked their hardest for the show to be a success, which it was.

They induced sadness, a few laughs, and a sense of melancholy. The play itself requires a basic set, so that was easily achieved. The main characters pulled it off exquisitely, with not a single stutter to be heard.

When taking into account that this is a youth theatre group, it really does come as a shock to see how perfectly it all pulled together.

My favourite play I've seen so far. Ever.

Rating: ***** (5 stars)

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