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InterACT Youth Theatre (part of Little Actors Theatre in Neston) will be
performing The Blue Electric Wind by Brad Birch at Neston Civic Hall on
Saturday 17th March as part of National Theatre Connections - a
nationwide celebration of new plays for young people.

The Blue Electric Wind is one of 10 brand new plays written especially
for Connections by a selection of the best playwriting talent in the UK.
When people at school start forgetting things, Scott wonders if he’s
the only one who’s noticed. He and some of the school’s misfits seem to
be the only ones who can see what’s happening. Is it the weather? Is it
a virus? They must join forces to try and work out what is causing
everyone in town to lose all sense of who they are. The Blue Electric
Wind is about why we remember what we do; it’s about bravery and about
growing up. Award winning playwright Brad Birch says – ‘I wanted to
write an ensemble adventure story set in an ordinary school and to
create the kind of story I would have enjoyed when I was the age of the
characters. I think there's something interesting in questions around
the role of our memory in society, and how young people's relationships
with their memories change over time.’

National Theatre Connections is one of the UK’s largest celebrations of
youth theatre. Plays are commissioned for and about young people, from
some of the best contemporary playwrights, and performed by schools and
youth theatres all over the UK and Ireland. In 2018, National Theatre
Connections is working with up to 270 youth theatres and schools to
stage 10 newly commissioned plays, adding to the 160 + plays the
National Theatre have commissioned for young people since 1995. All the
companies will transfer their production to one of 28 Connections
Partner Theatres across the UK.

Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre, said:

‘Connections is at the heart of the National Theatre's work for young
people and one of the most exciting and important projects we do. We
think it's vital that young people, wherever they are in the country and
whatever their future path, have a chance to get involved in theatre.’

InterACT Youth Theatre has been based in Neston for ten years and last
year won a clutch of awards including the Nan Nuttall Memorial award at
the National Drama Festivals British final in 2017. This was after
winning two awards at the Leverhulme Drama Festival at the Gladstone
Theatre. The group focusses on new wiring for young people and being
involved in National Theatre Connections validates the work on offer in
this rural town. InterACT Youth Theatre will take the play to The Lowry
on the 12th May and will be part of this year's Leverhulme Drama
Festival in April.

To book to see InterACT Youth Theatre perform The Blue Electric Wind at
Neston Civic Hall on Saturday 17th March 2018 - contact the box office:
0151 336 4302 or

For further information, contact Artistic Director Samantha Giblin or to
find out more about National Theatre Connections, visit

Suitable for ages: 5+
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