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NT Connections: Bassett
February 17, 2016 - February 18, 2016
At Wootton Bassett School the supply teacher has done a runner and locked the pupils in their classroom. Dean needs the toilet, Aimee needs a coffee, Amid needs to pray, and Leo… well, Leo really, really wants to escape.
Outside, only yards from their confinement, a repatriation of fallen British soldiers is happening along the high street, as it has over a hundred times before through this quiet Wiltshire town. But this one is more personal than most. As factions form and secrets are revealed, maybe Leo is not the only one who’ll want to get away. An exhilarating startling snapshot of a generation who have inherited a world at war.
James Graham wrote This House (National Theatre), Privacy and The Vote (Donmar) and Coalition on Channel 4.
National Theate Connections
Every year the National Theatre commissions new plays by leading playwrights for young theatre companies all over the country to perform, in our nationwide Connections Festival.
This year we celebrate the 21st anniversary of Connections. 500 youth theatre companies and 10,000 young people from every corner of the UK, working with 41 partner theatres, will perform twelve outstanding plays drawn from the 150 works written for young people since the festival began in 1995.
Connections celebrates great new writing for the stage – and the energy, commitment and talent of young theatre-makers.