Milton Keynes Theatre are looking for sponsors to support their participation in National Theatre Connections 2022.
Each year the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. 300 youth theatre companies and over 6,000 young people from every corner of the UK are producing a Connections play this year.
Young people aged 14 to 19 will be invited to audition to be part of the MKT Academy Young Company, offering them the opportunity to gain valuable experience in staging a professional production, from the audition to the final curtain.
16 participants will work with director Kitty Benford to create their own version of the play Like There’s No Tomorrow for NT Connections. Like There’s No Tomorrow will be a fast paced and vibrant show that focuses on young people and how they feel about climate change and the inaction of the adults around them. This production by MKT Academy Young Company will highlight the unique relationship that Milton Keynes has with the topics of climate change and capitalism, as well as exploring the links our citizens have to other parts of the world that are impacted by climate change. The show will be high energy, feature ensemble storytelling, movement and music and hopes to gather all the resources required in an eco-friendly manner.
The Young Company will perform their new production at Milton Keynes Theatre and the Royal & Derngate in Northampton, with the potential to perform at the Connections showcase at the National Theatre in London.
Milton Keynes Theatre is looking for local sponsors to support this exciting project, which would offer young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to take part.
£300* pays for a bursary place to enable a child to participate regardless of circumstance.
£180* pays for costumes (all to be repurposed materials)
£150* pays for props and staging (to be created from recycled materials)
£200* pays for participants tee shirts
£150* pays for transportation
£150* pays for an original sound score to be created
£300* pays for additional marketing
£300* pays for a photographer to capture all aspects of the project.
If you think you could help, or for more details, please contact the theatre’s Sales and Development Manager, Linda Davies on: email@example.com