Members of our Young Company and Youth Theatre unite to discuss the story behind Like There's No Tomorrow
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.
This panel discussion took place after the show premiered on Weds 19 May. Members of our Young Company and our Youth Theatre united to 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 its reimagining as a digital film, made entirely on Zoom with some of the Midlands most exciting digital creatives, in the midst of a pandemic.
You can stream Like There’s No Tomorrow free until Sun 13 June. You can follow this link if you would like to make a donation.