Like There's No Tomorrow will be performed digitally as part of our City of Culture programme of events
Like There’s No Tomorrow was first performed in B2 in March 2020, the week before theatres closed down due to the pandemic.
The piece is now being given a new lease of live, this time in a digital rendering which will be available from Weds 19 May – Sun 13 June.
Originally devised by our very own Young Company, the digital version is being performed by the Belgrade’s Youth Theatre as part of our programme of events for City of Culture 2021.
Like There’s No Tomorrow is one of the first National Theatre Connections plays to be co-created by young people.
We’re excited to also be hosting the region’s NT Connections Festival this summer, showcasing work by local youth theatres across the West Midlands in a digital programme of shows, workshops and panels aimed at connecting young local talent with professional theatres.
There are strange cracks appearing in the land on the other side of the world, turning habitats into wastelands and creating a new wave of climate refugees. But no one’s worrying about that here – where a mayoral candidate is promising more, more, more. It’s what the people want. Apart from Maru that is, who can’t breathe.
The cast of the digital rendering of Like There’s No Tomorrow have already started filming. Take a look into their rehearsal process below.
Bringing together young talent from across Belgrade’s Youth Theatre, working with some of the most exciting digital artists and joining groups all over the country to stage the play as part of the NT Connections programme, Like There’s No Tomorrow gives voice to young people’s concerns about the climate at a time when the future has never looked more uncertain.
“Working towards a new digital version of the show, rehearsing and performing over Zoom, provides us with a unique challenge. We can reimagine it in a way we’d never considered in a pre-COVID world and invite multidisciplinary artists to collaborate with our young people to create something really different.”
“The interesting thing about doing this show now is that we’ve actually SEEN what would happen if we changed the way we live. We have been forced to stop driving and cease flying, and the quality of the air has vastly improved. Unfortunately with an ease to lockdown, it doesn’t take long for us to return to some of our old ways.”
Tickets for Like There’s No Tomorrow will be on sale on Fri 30 April. Tickets will be free to book with the option to donate whatever you can to the Belgrade.