​​​​​​​​National Theatre Connections Festival

Castleford Academy's Drama Department have been rehearsing since January on the production of 'Ceasefire Babies', in association with the National Theatre Connections Festival. Each year, the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre makers of tomorrow!

We are delighted to have entered into the festival for the second year in a row with another group of talented and committed BTEC Performing Arts students. We are proud to be part of a 5000 strong community of young people from all across the UK, producing original plays to public audiences in theatres across the nation.

The opening production will be performed on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March at Castleford Academy.  Our company will take then take to the stage at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on the 24th April 2018. Tickets are priced at £5 and can be booked directly through their website:


We're incredibly proud of the pupils involved!