Young Company performers preview their Connections productions

Young performers from our Young Company will perform two plays in the Underground Studio ahead of taking part in the National Theatre’s Connections Festival here later in the year.

Witches landscape titles
Witches Can’t Be Burned by Silva Semerciyan is set against a backdrop of students performing Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and explores the changing perceptions of gender, protest and equality. Directed by Georgia Tillery Randak (The Cagebirds), Witches Can’t Be Burned puts Miller’s iconic play on trial.

Wind Rush landscape titles

Through the questionable use of an Ouija Board, Wind / Rush Generation(s) by Mojisola Adebayo takes a group of students back in time to witness the injustices and inhumanity of Britain’s colonial past in all its glory gory. Directed by Hannah Conway (The Reluctant Dragon), the play concerns Britain’s history, Empire, slavery and what Britain is today.


Our Young Company work on a variety of projects over the academic year that enable members to experience different theatrical approaches and work with a range of professional theatre practitioners and directors. Each year the National Theatre commissions ten brand new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. We are proud to host one of the largest and most diverse local festivals, which takes place from Monday 6 – Sunday 12 April this year.

In advance of the festival, Young Company present their home performances in a Double Bill taking place on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 February in our Underground Studio.


Performance times:


Witches Can’t Be Burned

Friday 28 February 7pm

Saturday 29 February 1.30pm & 7pm


Wind/Rush Generation(s)

Friday 28 February 8.30pm

Saturday 29 February 3pm & 8.30pm


Tickets from £8* are on sale now – book by clicking the links above, or by calling our Box Office team on 01604 624811


* A charge of £3.50 applies for all transactions of £20 and over. Does not apply to Groups, Members or Disabled Patrons, and is per-transaction, not per-ticket