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Plays

Plays

2018 plays:

  • [ BLANK ] by Alice Birch (a co-commission with Clean Break)
  • The Blue Electric Wind by Brad Birch
  • The Changing Room by Chris Bush
  • The Free Nine by In-Sook Chappell
  • Ceasefire Babies by Fiona Doyle
  • These Bridges by Phoebe Eclair-Powell
  • When They Go Low by Natalie Mitchell
  • Want by Barney Norris
  • The Sweetness Of A Sting by Chinonyerem Odimba
  • Dungeness by Chris Thompson

 

2017 plays:

Acquiring rights to Connections Plays

The National Theatre has commissioned more than 150 new plays for Connections.

The NT holds the rights to plays commissioned for Connections for a further two months after the NT Connections Festival (in July). During this time the NT will decide whether we wish to produce a professional production of any of the plays.

If the NT does produce a play then the NT holds exclusive performance rights for the full duration of the run.

If the NT does not exercise the option to produce a professional production, the rights are then released back to the agent of the writer. Until the option period or run has ceased the NT cannot release the rights for any of the plays.

After either of these periods has expired, if you wish to perform a past Connections script, you must contact the relevant writer’s agent to obtain the rights. Each year new Connections plays are published in an anthology, which also contains details of writers’ agents.

When staging a Connections play, the following credit should be used:

[TITLE OF PLAY] by [WRITER] was first commissioned and produced by National Theatre Connections in [YEAR OF PRODUCTION]

Visit the NT Bookshop to buy previous Connections Anthologies.

Contact us

The Connections team is part of the NT Learning Department. We are:

Holly Aston
Producer

Adele Geddes
Assistant Producer

You can contact the Connections team on connections@nationaltheatre.org.uk or 020 7452 3313

Connections Playwrights 2018: In-Sook Chappell

In-Sook Chappell discusses her play "The Free Nine" chosen for young people to perform as part of National Theatre Connections in 2018.

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Connections Playwrights 2018: Phoebe Eclair-Powell

Phoebe Eclair-Powell discusses her play "These Bridges" chosen for young people to perform as part of National Theatre Connections in 2018.

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Connections Playwrights 2018: Chinonyerem Odimba

Chinonyerem Odimba discusses her play "The Sweetness of a Sting" chosen for young people to perform as part of National Theatre Connections in 2018.

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Connections Playwrights 2018: Chris Bush

Chris Bush discusses her play "The Changing Room" chosen for young people to perform as part of National Theatre Connections in 2018.

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Connections Playwrights 2018: Barney Norris

Barney Norris discusses his play "Want" chosen for young people to perform as part of National Theatre Connections in 2018.

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Connections is supported by:

The Mohn Westlake Foundation, The Buffini Chao Foundation, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Delta Air Lines, Jacqueline and Richard Worswick, Mactaggart Third Fund, The EBM Charitable Trust, Samantha and Richard Campbell-Breeden, The Garvey Family Trust, Susan Miller and Byron Grote, Anthony P. Skyrme, The Derrill Allatt Foundation, Hays Travel Foundation, Faithorn Farrell Timms and supporters of the Connections Appeal

Buffini Chao Foundation    Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation    Delta Airlines

 

 

Connections Playwrights 2018: Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson discusses his play "Dungeness" chosen for young people to perform as part of National Theatre Connections in 2018.

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Connections Playwrights 2018: Brad Birch

Brad Birch discusses his play "The Blue Electric Wind" chosen for young people to perform as part of National Theatre Connections in 2018.

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Connections Playwrights 2018: Natalie Mitchell

Natalie Mitchell discusses her play "When They Go Low" chosen for young people to perform as part of National Theatre Connections in 2018.

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Connections Playwrights 2018: Fiona Doyle

Fiona Doyle discusses her play "Ceasefire Babies" chosen for young people to perform as part of National Theatre Connections in 2018.

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