Sheffield Theatres brings new writing and local young talent to South Yorkshire

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Thrilling new international writing, performed by rising stars of the region, will be showcased at Sheffield Theatres as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival, from Wednesday March 28 – Tuesday April 3.

A nationwide celebration of new writing and young theatre talent, National Theatre Connections Festival will feature new plays commissioned especially for the festival. Written by some of the most exciting British and international playwrights, the plays will be performed in the Studio Theatre over six evenings by twelve local youth companies and school groups from Sheffield, Rotherham, Nottingham, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. Sheffield Theatres is one of twenty partner venues across the UK, from Bristol to Belfast, hosting the festival.

As part of National Theatre Connections, Sheffield Theatres is also running the Connect Festival. This offers young people aged between 13 and 19 the chance to get involved in a variety of workshops led by industry professionals, including performance, directing, design, voice and movement, as well as the chance to take part in a musical theatre session with Sheffield Theatres Artistic Director, Daniel Evans.

Sheffield Theatres Creative Projects Manager, Emily Hutchinson said: ‘We are delighted to be working with the National Theatre on National Theatre Connections. Sheffield Theatres has a long-standing reputation for nurturing and supporting new, young talent so it is great to be a part of such a valuable and innovative festival, which challenges and inspires young people. It is going to be a fantastic week with two performances each evening and interval acts, as well as workshop and performance opportunities, and at just £5 per ticket this is the perfect opportunity to experience and get involved with the theatre.’

Tickets for both the performances and workshops during the National Theatre Connections Festival are on sale now, priced £5 and can be bought by calling the Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or online at Sheffield Theatres