Over 150 young people from 10 groups across Ireland performing brand new plays commissioned by the National Theatre on both our stages; this is the largest Connections Festival that the Lyric has ever had!
National Theatre Connections at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast runs from the 24th – 26th April 2015
Each year the National Theatre asks ten writers to create new plays for performance by young theatre companies all over the country. From Scotland to Cornwall and Northern Ireland to Norfolk, Connections celebrates great new writing for the stage – and the energy, commitment and talent of young theatre-makers.
9 Plays across 3 Days!
Friday 24th April
Hood – by Crescent Arts Youth Theatre @ 6:30pm
Remote – byHunterhouseCollege@ 8:15pm
Saturday 25th April
Remote – by M.A.D Youth Theatre @ 12noon
The Accordion Shop – bySouthWesternCollege@ 1:30pm
The Crazy Sexy Cool Girls’ Fan Club – by Patrician Youth Centre @ 3:15pm
Hospital Food – by Kildare Youth Theatre @ 4:45pm
The Boy Preference – by The Grand Opera House @ 6:45pm
Sunday 26th April
Hospital Food – by MorePies,Derry@ 3:30pm
Drama Baby – byClassActDramaAcademy@ 5:15pm
Tickets for the shows are only £5 or enjoy two shows for just £8
Across the Weekend the Young people will all be attending each others shows as well as taking part in a range of development workshops which include:
Prosthetics, Acting, Voice,Clowning, Improv and Meyerhold
We also have amazing music performances happening throughout Saturday including ‘Travis is a Tourist’ performing from 4:15pm – 4:45pm and then again from 6pm-6:30pm. Triona Carville will also be performing from 2:30pm-3:15pm
And all of it - FREE OF CHARGE!
Also on Saturday, we have a very special showing of a brand new Belfast Based company’s videos of Romeo and Juliette along with Macbeth. If you want a bite sized look at either of these plays Quoth Me will provide you with just that! Their videos will be running on loop on Saturday all day!
ALSO FREE OF CHARGE