Stagecoach Buckingham to perform in nationwide youth theatre festival

Youngsters' performance for the National Theatre competition will be live-streamed from the Royal Latin School

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 9:08 am
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 9:10 am
Stagecoach Performing Arts Buckingham will be performing ‘Look Up’ by Andrew Muir

Talented youngsters from Stagecoach Performing Arts Buckingham are set to take part in the National Theatre’s annual Connections competition next month.

The young performers have been rehearsing on Zoom for six months, after hearing they had been chosen to perform in the prestigious event, which gives youth theatres and school theatre groups the chance to stage challenging and resonant 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, Stagecoach Buckingham will be staging Look Up, by Andrew Muir, which has been specially commissioned by the National Theatre for Connections.

Due to social distancing, the students will be live-streaming Look Up from their Stagecoach venue, the Royal Latin School, on Sunday May 9.

The event is hosted by Northampton's Royal & Derngate theatre, and the play has been expertly adapted for the new, remote format of the performance.

Principal of Stagecoach Performing Arts Buckingham, Tilly James, said: “I have been amazed by the resilience of our Further Stages students who have continued on despite the challenges that this year has presented us with.

"They have demonstrated creative courage and committed to their rehearsals in-venue and found innovative ways to use Zoom.

"We have been impressed with their achievements, all whilst completing GCSEs, A-levels and drama school applications.

"One of our students successfully gained a place at the prestigious Guildford School of Acting. They make us so proud.”

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