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Aspiring Emma Watsons and Tom Hollands took to the stage at the weekend to perform a play written especially for young performers.

Members of the Nine Lives Theatre Company entertained audiences at the Secret Garden in Wisbech when they performed 'Superglue' written by Tom Crouch as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival 2022.

Each year the National Theatre commissions10 new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.

Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274453)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274453)

Over 300 youth theatre companies and over 6,000 young people from every corner of the UK are producing a Connections play this year and Nine Lives Theatre Company, which is based in Wisbech, was one of them.

'Superglue' tells the story of a group of climate activists gathering at a woodland burial ground to say goodbye to a friend who died during a protest.

As they gather, they erect banners and they talk about their pasts and their futures, about peaceful action versus violent action, about how society dismisses them and undervalues their cause.

Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274457)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274457)

Parallels are drawn between old age and adolescence in a play that gently invites an intergenerational understanding of the future of our planet.

Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274460)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274460)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274459)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274459)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274461)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274461)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274458)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274458)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274454)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274454)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274462)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274462)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274446)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274446)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274447)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274447)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274448)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274448)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274452)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274452)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274451)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274451)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274463)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274463)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274459)
Nine Lives Theatre dress rehearsal of Superglue. (55274459)


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