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Zero For The Young Dudes

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 country.

This year we will be producing Zero for the Young Dudes by Alistair McDowell as our entry to the Connections festival.

The inmates at a bizarre summer camp are plotting a revolution. Or has it already happened?

Spending a day watching their schedule of exercise, lessons and meals, a long history of unrest and injustice lies hidden, and as the day wears on, a violent future looms large on the horizon.

The Hunger Games meets Lord of the Flies in this brutal and thrilling new work by Alistair McDowell.

Directed by Rebecca Huggins, this piece will bring together members of the Young Company aged 13-16 to perform this play and this year we are touring to 4 schools before moving into the Drum for the festival. Zero for the Young Dudes is a dark, meaty drama set in the near future. It contains strong themes, and some bad language, so be prepared!