NT Connections at the Lyric

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!