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Connections: Gargantua

by Carl Grose

4 July at 8.30pm
Running Time: 60 mins approx

Olivier Theatre

£5.00 £5.00
£8 for both Connections shows on the same night

When Mr. and Mrs. Mungus have a baby it isn't the bouncing blue-eyed boy they were hoping for. After a two-and-a-half year pregnancy, Mini Mungus gives birth to a monster - one with an accelerated growth rate and an insatiable appetite for anything that moves (including joggers). But when sinister military scientists become intent on cloning an army of giant babies from the giant, he breaks his chains and escapes. The world can only watch in horror as he embarks on learning how to walk and rampant destruction. Who will stop this freak of nature? Who will decide his tragic fate? And who, more importantly, will change his nappy?

Age Guidance 15 + 

Performed by Redbridge Youth Theatre Workshop

Connections 500 Festival

The National Theatre’s Connections festival celebrates the talent and passion of young theatre-makers.

This year we mark the 21st anniversary of Connections. 500 youth theatre companies and 10,000 young people from every corner of the UK, working with 45 partner theatres, have performed twelve outstanding plays drawn from the 150 plus commissioned by the NT since the festival began.

The result is an unforgettable feast of theatre made by and for young people.

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Tuesday 28 June
What Are They Like? by Lucinda Coxon , performed by The Barbara Priestman Academy, 7pm Dorfman Theatre
Blackout by Davey Anderson, performed by Take Part, 8.30pm Dorfman Theatre

Wednesday 29 June
Take Away by Jackie Kay, performed by ACTS, 7pm Dorfman Theatre
The Musicians by Patrick Marber, performed by Hall for Cornwall Youth Theatre, 8.30pm Dorfman Theatre

Thursday 30 June
Bedbug by Snoo Wilson, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt, performed by Theatre Royal Bath Theatre School, 7pm Dorfman Theatre
Bassett by James Graham, performed by the Peploe-Williams Academy, 8.30pm Dorfman Theatre

Friday 1 July
Eclipse by Simon Armitage, performed by Oldham Theatre Workshop,  7pm Dorfman Theatre
It Snows by Bryony Lavery, Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, performed by Ilex Theatre, 8.30pm Dorfman Theatre

Saturday 2 July
Citizenship by Mark Ravenhill, performed by Hove Park School, 7pm Dorfman Theatre
I'm Spilling My Heart Out Here by Stacey Gregg, performed by The Young Pretenders Theatre Company, 8.30pm Dorfman Theatre

Monday 4 July
Children of Killers by Katori Hall, performed by See & Eye Theatre, 7pm Olivier Theatre
Gargantua by Carl Grose, performed by Redbridge Youth Theatre Workshop, 8.30pm Olivier Theatre

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