National Theatre Connections 2022

National Theatre Connections 2022

Fri 29 Apr – Sun 01 May 2022

Connections is the National Theatre‘s annual, nationwide youth theatre festival, a unique celebration of young people, theatre-making and the importance of access to the arts.

Each year, the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.

With local festivals taking place in leading venues across the country, Connections is an unforgettable feast of theatre made by and for young people. The North Wall is delighted to once more be a partner theatre to this exciting festival.

This year, eight companies from Oxfordshire and beyond take part, with plays including The Ramayana Reset by Ayeesha Menon, with choreography by Hofesh Shechter, ‘dance’s most explosive choreographer’ (The Guardian), Superglue by Tim Crouch and Variations by Katie Hims.

The North Wall is a Partner Theatre of National Theatre Connections 2022.

Age guidance: 13+
Performances: to be announced
Tickets: £5 (concessions £3) per show; on sale soon


The Ramayana Reset by Ayeesha Menon, with choreography by Hofesh Shechter
The Ramayana Reset is about Zara, a young teenage woman who has a decision to make. This is a BIG story that fills the stage with action – there are fires, battles, trials and weapons powerful enough to end the universe. But most importantly of all there is love… and loyalty?

Superglue by Tim Crouch
Superglue tells the story of a group of climate activists gathering at a woodland burial ground to say goodbye to a friend who died during a protest. As they gather, they erect banners and they talk about their pasts and their futures, about peaceful action versus violent action, about how society dismisses them and undervalues their cause.

Variations by Katie Hims
Thirteen-year-old Alice wishes her life was completely different. She wakes up one morning to find that her life is different. In fact, it’s so different that all she wants to do is get back to normality. But how does she do that? A play about family, string theory and breakfast.

Other plays to be announced.

National Theatre Connections 2022


Full price: £5 per show
Concessions: £3 per show

Performances: to be announced; on sale soon

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