The Corn Exchange Intermediate Youth Theatre takes to our stage.
Connections is the National Theatre's annual, nationwide youth theatre festival. The programme has been established for 27 years with a celebrated history of championing the talent of young people from across the UK.
Each year the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. Each year 300 youth companies and over 6,000 young people, from every corner of the UK, take part.
This year's production is Is My Microphone On? by Jordan Tannahill. How do we move forward from here? Young people will no longer be able to avoid the consequences of climate change. They speak to adults, holding them to account, questioning the choices that have not been made, the ones that children will be forced to make, and what kind of future they stand to inherit.
Jordan Tannahill is a novelist, playwright, and director of film and theatre. He has been described as being ‘widely celebrated as one of Canada’s most accomplished young playwrights, filmmakers and all-round multidisciplinary artists’ (Toronto Star); ‘one of Canada's most extraordinary artists’ (CBC Arts); and ‘the enfant terrible of Canadian theatre’ (Libération).