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What’s better than one theatrical performance? Two theatrical performances! The National Theatre Connections Festival is back, pairing the nation’s greatest writers with youth theatres to develop plays to be performed across the country.

One of Sunderland’s newest venues The Fire Station plays host to not one, but two such productions for an evening of new talent and fresh content as staged by the next generation of theatre-makers. Education forms the basis of these pieces’ settings. The first half features Model Behaviour, a fast-paced comedic romp through the chaos that is playground politics – literally. Because what else would happen when the high-achieving Ronni gets to play delegate in her class’ Model UN activity during her politics class? Sometimes we get the biggest reality checks when we’re playing make-believe.

After an interval (and I hope some essential interval ice cream) comes Tuesday. Worlds collide (literally) when a tear in the fabric of the universe(s) appears above the schoolyard on one seemingly normal Tuesday. With populations of this world and the other intermingling without their consent, the race is on to try and mend the rip and get everyone back home – hopefully before the school bell rings.

National Theatre Connections Festival takes place at Fire Station, Sunderland on Saturday 1st April.

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