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Connections 2017

Connections 2017

 Drawing together the work of 10 leading playwrights, this National Theatre Connections anthology features work by some of the most exciting and established contemporary playwrights. Gathered together in one volume, the plays collected offer young performers between the ages of 13 and 19 an engaging selection of material to perform, read or study.

Each play has been specifically commissioned by the National Theatre's literary department with the young performer in mind. The anthology contains 10 play scripts; notes from the writer and director of each play, addressing the themes and ideas behind the play; and production notes and exercises for the drama groups.

This year's anniversary anthology includes plays by Suhayla El-Bushra, Anders Lustgarten, Robin French, Tim Etchells, Patrick Marber, Kellie Smith, Lizzie Nunnery, Harriet Braun and Alistair McDowall.

Contents: Three by Harriet Braun; #YOLO by Matthew Bulgo; Fomo by Suhayla El-Bushra; Status Update by Tim Etchells; Musical Differences by Robin French; Extremism by Anders Lustgarten; The School Film by Patrick Marber; Zero for the Young Dudes! by Alistair McDowall; The Snow Dragons by Lizzie Nunnery; The Monstrum by Kellie Smith