National Theatre Connections is a nationwide festival for young people and companies from around the country take on 10 brand new plays, written by established writers which are then performed at their home venue and at a partner theatre.

With a company of 14 young people, we will be performing Alistair McDowall's, Zero for the Young Dudes!

If you have any questions regarding the festival call Izzy Cotterill on 020 8940 0141 or email 


Zero for the Young Dudes!

by Alistair McDowall

The inmates at a bizarre summer camp are plotting a revolution. Or has it already happened?

Spending a day watching their schedule of exercise, lessons and meals, a long history of unrest and injustice lies hidden, and as the day wears on, a violent future looms large on the horizon.

Alistair McDowall’s critically-acclaimed Pomona opened at the Orange Tree in 2014 before transferring to the National Theatre and Royal Exchange Theatre. His other plays include X and Talk Show at the Royal Court Theatre.

With thanks to the Noel Coward Foundation for their support of this production.