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National Theatre Connections performances


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Design sketch - Fraz Roughton

This year Bubble's Youth Theatre group have been taking part in the National Theatre Connections programme.
In March & April 2014 they performed:
'A Shop Selling Speech' by Sabrina Mahfouz

About National Theatre Connections
Each year the National Theatre invites ten writers to create new plays for young people to perform. In spring 2014, 230 youth theatre companies  present the premieres of these plays in venues across the country, and Bubble is one of them.
Each company performs their play on their home turf, as well as at one of 26 Connections festivals in professional theatres across the country.  
Ten companies will go on to perform at the National Theatre.
Connections celebrates great new writing for the stage – and the energy, commitment and talent of young theatre-makers.

Our youth theatre group have been developing their production of
'A Shop Selling Speech' by Sabrina Mahfouz.

There a robbery in a newly opened shop in Cairo, Egypt.  
What's being stolen?  Speech.  Can the robbers succeed?  
Can the staff stop them?  Should they be stopped?

The group shared their work at their home performances in March and at Greenwich Theatre in April.

Performances at Bubble HQ, SE16 4JD
Saturday 8th March, 7.30pm
Sunday 9th March, 5pm

Performance at Greenwich Theatre
Monday 14th April, 8pm

Recommended age 13yrs+.  Please note the performance includes moderate references to violence.
Expected running time 50 mins

What our audiences said about the performance:
"“Stunning.   Great writing, content, and interpretation by the performers.  I was gob smacked.”

"a massive well done to everyone involved with yesterday. My mum and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance, found it thought-provoking and we loved the set as well."

Find out more about our youth theatre groups and our classes for all ages HERE

Sketch designs by Fraz Roughton
Photography by Helen Murray