Sheffield People's Theatre Production of HEARTS Selected to Be Performed at National Theatre

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Sheffield People's Theatre Production of HEARTS Selected to Be Performed at National Theatre

The Sheffield People's Theatre production of Hearts, which was performed in the Studio as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival in March this year, has been selected to perform at the National Theatre in July.

National Theatre Connections, a festival of new work performed by young people, was hosted by Sheffield Theatres earlier this year. Each year the National Theatre ask 10 writers to create dynamic new plays to be performed by schools and youth theatres all over the country. Luke Norris, whose debut play Goodbye to All Thatpremiered at the Royal Court in 2012, wrote Hearts, a knockabout comedy of romance and the beautiful game, which was performed by Sheffield People's Theatrein March this year at the Studio Theatre.

Directed by Sheffield Theatres' Creative Projects Manager Emily Hutchinson, Sheffield People's Theatre put together a young company of 13-18 year olds for the production who took roles covering both performance and stage management.

Daniel Evans, Artistic Director at Sheffield Theatres, said: 'We're over the moon that the Sheffield People's Theatre production of Hearts by Luke Norris has been selected to perform at the Connections Festival at the National Theatre. As this was our first ever entry into the festival, the achievement feels particularly special. It's a true testament to the hard work of the cast and creative team, as well as the production staff at the Crucible, that our work in South Yorkshire will be represented on the South Bank.'

Hearts will be performed on Saturday 5 July at the National Theatre, in the space formerly known as The Shed.

The NT Connections Festival runs at the National Theatre from Wed 2 - Mon 7 July 2014. There will be two shows per night; the first at 7.00pm and the second at 8.30pm. Tickets are £5.00 (one show) or £8.00 (two shows).

Tickets are available to buy by visiting nationaltheatre.org or by calling the National Theatre Box Office on 0207 452 3000.

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