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Connections 2024: Shout

by Alexis Zegerman

On a plain cream background, an orange old fashioned scientific cross section drawing of a human brain is depicted to the left and the right of the image, with 'SHOUT' in large teal blue letters over the top.

Booking and details

8.30pm on Wednesday 26 June
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The event location is

Dorfman Theatre

National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

£5 for one performance
£8 when you book for Shout and Kiss / Marry / Push Off Cliff by Josh Azouz in the same order

Performed by Stockton Riverside College

In a world full of words, how can Dana survive when she can’t speak? Dana has selective mutism, but that doesn’t stop her vivid imagination.

Shout is a funny, moving play about anxiety, celebrating difference, and finding your voice. A play that wonders what exactly it takes to overcome anxiety and mental health issues when you’re a teenager.

It’s not just the noise you make that makes you who you are.


Alexis Zegerman’s theatre work includes The Fever Syndrome (Hampstead Theatre); Holy Shit (Kiln Theatre); The Steingolds (National Theatre Studio – Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2012); Lucky Seven (Hampstead Theatre -Pearson Writer in Residence 2008-2009); Killing Brando (Oran Mor, a Play a Pie and a Pint season/Paines Plough Theatre Company at the Young Vic); I Ran the World (Royal Court/Flight 5065); Marriage and Noise (Soho Theatre). Alexis is currently under commission with Hampstead Theatre and the Manhattan Theater Club, New York.

Her film work includes the screenplay of Arthur’s Whiskey, starring Diane Keaton and David Harewood; The Honeymoon Suite (Palm Springs Film Festival, UK Jewish Film Festival, New York Short Film Festival, Encounters, Winner of the Pears Film Fund Award). Her radio work includes the two comedy series Mum’s on the Run and School Runs and radio plays are Déjà Vu (Prix Europa Special Commendation); Jump; The Singing Butler; Are You Sure? and Ronnie Gecko (Richard Imison Award).


Content guidance

  • Recommended for ages 14+
  • The play explores experiences of anxiety disorders.
  • Moments of characters struggling with poor mental health.


This performance will be Captioned


Connections 2024


The Mohn Westlake Foundation supports nationwide Learning programmes for young people.

Connections is supported by The Mohn Westlake Foundation, Buffini Chao Foundation, The EBM Charitable Trust, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Katie Bradford Arts Trust, Susan Miller & Byron Grote, Mulberry Trust, Tuixen Foundation, The Peter Cundill Foundation, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Woodward Charitable Trust and The John Thaw Foundation.

Nationwide learning is supported by Buffini Chao Foundation, Clore Duffield Foundation, Tim & Sarah Bunting, MFPA Trust Fund for the Training of Disabled Children in the Arts, Behrens Foundation, Cleopatra Trust, and The Andor Charitable Trust.

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