Wed 25 Nov 2020

Shetland Youth Theatre Company (12-19 years) returns to Mareel for socially distanced sessions!

Shetland Youth Theatre have been selected to take part in National Theatre Connections. Through this, they will be working with Director Stephenie Pagulayan to work on and perform a play provided by them. They will be mentored online through National Theatre, and will have chance to perform this play in Spring 2021.  

This is an exciting opportunity for young drama enthusiasts to be part of a national programme, which will provide us a partner theatre to share and develop work with.  

"Connections is the National Theatre’s nationwide youth theatre festival. Each year it offers a unique opportunity for youth theatres and school theatre groups to stage new plays written for young people by some of theatre’s most exciting playwrights, and to perform in leading theatres across the UK. 

This year we will work with 300 youth theatres and schools to stage ten fantastic plays especially commissioned by the National Theatre for Connections. We’ll provide all the support you’ll need and you’ll have the chance to stage your play in one of our leading partner theatres across the UK. 

Connections 2021 will involve talented young people from right across the UK, and inspire and entertain audiences with plays for and about young people that are current, challenging and resonant. This year we are adapting the Connections programme to be as flexible as possible, and to respond to the restrictions in place due to Covid-19".

For more information, see here  

This booking is for a 6 week block and the dates are as follows:
Wednesday 11 Nov
Wednesday 18 Nov
Wednesday 25 Nov
Wednesday 2 Dec
Wednesday 9 Dec
Wednesday 16 Dec

All sessions will follow current government guidance on social distancing and may be subject to change if guidance changes.