Southampton youth theater group to perform at national festival

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A SOUTHAMPTON theater has been selected to stage a play at a national festival this summer.

The Mayflower Youth Theater will perform ‘The Ramayana Reset’ at the National Theater Connection Festival.

The play follows the story of Zara, a young teenager who must make a friendship decision while exploring love and loyalty.

The action-packed drama fills the stage with “fires, battles and trials.”

The show was written by Ayeesha Menon and choreographed by Hofesh Shechter.

The cast will take over the stage and perform at the Dorfman Theater from Tuesday, June 28 through Saturday, July 2.

The Mayflower Youth Theater currently has eight youth groups spanning musical theater and acting at both the Mayflower Theater and MAST Mayflower Studios in Southampton.Daily Echo:

The Mayflower said the Ramayana Reset will provide an “exciting challenge for everyone involved, allowing the whole company to explore a different style of theater while placing ensemble and movement work at the heart of their production”.

National Theater Director Rufus Norris said: “It’s fantastic to have young people performing in theaters across the UK as part of Connections over the past few months, and we’re delighted the NT building is buzzing of their talent in June for the culmination of the national festival.”

Tickets cost £5 each and go on sale from Friday 20 May.

To book, visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/connections.

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