Every year, National Theatre Connections commissions ten new plays, bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the next generation of theatre-makers. For 2021, Shetland Youth Theatre chose Tuesday by Alison Carr, a light, playful, and slightly sci-fi production, focussed on the confusion when a rip in the multiverse sucks up school staff and pupils, whilst also raining down new people. There will also be a live introduction from the play’s director, Stephenie Pagulayan.
Usually taking place in front of a live audience, things were a little different this year for Shetland Youth Theatre, due to the distancing requirements for performances. Working throughout lockdown with Stephenie, development sessions and workshops took place online via Zoom, with the young actors balancing rehearsals with studying from home. The production was performed to an empty auditorium and recorded live in a multi-camera shoot. It will join other youth company filmed productions in June for National Theatre Connections.