In 2020, in recognition of the Belgrade Theatre’s ground-breaking co-creation Theatre in Education practices, and as part of Coventry’s City of Culture Year, the National Theatre commissioned the Belgrade’s Young Company to create a piece of theatre about Climate Change as part of its NT Connections Programme. This was the first play to be commissioned from, and co-created by, young people rather than adult professional playwrights.
The words and ideas of Coventry’s Young People on this key issue are now being amplified around the country through the NT Connections Festival 2021, in which 20 different youth groups from Plymouth to Falkirk are staging the play in various formats, both live and digital.
As part of the festival, Like There’s No Tomorrow returns to the Belgrade with a brand-new digital version from the Belgrade Youth Theatre made in collaboration with some of the Midlands most talented digital artists.
In a VIP night like no other, we invite you to join members of our Young Company and our Youth Theatre as they share the journey of Like There’s No Tomorrow from its inception, scripting and staging in 2020 – as the last show to take place at the Belgrade before lockdown struck, to it’s reimagining as a digital film, made entirely on Zoom with some of the Midlands most exciting digital creatives, in the midst of a pandemic.
This will take place as a post-show panel discussion led by members of the Belgrade Young Company and Youth Theatre. We invite you to stream Like There’s No Tomorrow at 6pm, and join us at 7:30pm on Zoom for the live panel discussion.
The running time for Like There’s No Tomorrow is approx. 1 hour 15 minutes. The panel discussion will run for approx. 1 hour.