Drawing Together The Work Of Ten Leading Playwrights A Mixture Of Established And Emerging Writers This National Theatre Connections Anthology Is Published To Coincide With The Festival, Which Takes Place Across The UK And Ireland, Finishing Up At The National Theatre In London The Programme Offers Young Performers Between The Ages Of Thirteen And Nineteen Everywhere An Engaging Selection Of Plays To Perform, Read Or Study Each Play Is Specifically Commissioned By The National Theatre S Literary Department With The Young Performer In Mind The Plays Are Performed By Approximately Schools And Youth Theatre Companies Across The UK And Ireland, In Partnership With Multiple Professional Regional Theatres Where The Works Are ShowcasedThe Anthology Contains All Ten Of The Play Scripts, And Notes From The Writer And Director Of Each Play, Addressing The Themes And Ideas Behind The Play, As Well As Production Notes And ExercisesThe National Theatre Connections Series Has Been Running For Twenty Years And The Anthology That Accompanies It, Published For The Last Five Years By Methuen Drama, Is Gaining A Greater Profile By The Year This Year S Anthology Includes Plays By Jamie Brittain, Katherine Chandler, Elinor Cook, Ayub Khan Din, Katie Douglas, Cush Jumbo, Ben Ockrent, Eugene O Hare, Stef Smith And Sarah Solemani