Tuesday performed by The Community School of Auchterarder

By Alison Carr

Premieres Wed 9 Jun, 7pm

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Performed by The Community School of Auchterarder

Tuesday is light, playful and nuanced in tone. And a little bit sci-fi.

The play centres on an ordinary Tuesday that suddenly turns very weird indeed when a tear rips across the sky over the schoolyard. Not only that, but it starts sucking up pupils and staff while at the same time raining down a whole new set of people. But then, that’s what happens when parallel worlds collide!

Confusion reigns as the ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ try to work out what is going on. How are Ash and Magpie identical? Can Billy cope with having his sister back? Who is Franky?

Eventually, though, cracks appear between the two groups. As the air here starts to disagree with the ‘Them’, the race is on to try to get things back to how they were and safely return everyone to the Universe they came from.

The play touches on themes of friendship, sibling love, family, identity, grief, bullying, loneliness and responsibility. And in the process, we might just learn something about ourselves as well as some astronomical theories of the multiverse!

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.

This performance is part of theNational Theatre Connections Festival - a celebration of young people, theatremaking and the importance of access to the arts.

Photography by Ekua King. Design by National Theatre Graphic Design Studio

The National Theatre's Partner for Learning is Bank of America

Connections is supported by The Mohn Westlake Foundation, The Buffini Chao Foundation, The EBM Charitable Trust, The Broughton Family Charitable Trust, The Peter Cundill Foundation, CHK Foundation, Delta Air Lines, Katie Bradford Arts Trust, Susan Miller and Byron Grote, Sherling Charitable Trust, Mulberry Trust, and The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation


  • PerformersMegan, Carter, Emma, Ilja, Nuria & Jemma
  • Lighting DesignerCharlie Rogers

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