29 Jan

One of Mrs Sigsworth’s S3 classes are involved in the National Theatre Connections project and will be performing The Free9 on Friday 2nd Feb at Perth High and then transferring to the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. It is a newly written play and is about a very current topic, North Korea.

Play Synopsis

The Free9

Nine teenagers flee North Korea, dreaming of a new life in the South. But the danger is far from over. With threats around every corner, perhaps the mysterious figure of The Big Brother can help them? Or is he the very person they’re running from? As their lives hang in the balance, could the teenagers’ fate ultimately come down to a garish South Korean game show?

Based on a true story, this is the story of hope, escape and cultural difference.


About National Theatre Connections

National Theatre Connections is one of the UK’s largest celebrations of youth theatre. Plays are commissioned for and about young people, from some of the best contemporary playwrights, and performed by schools and youth theatres all over the UK and Ireland.

In 2018, National Theatre Connections is working with up to 270 youth theatres and schools to stage ten newly commissioned plays, adding to the 160+ plays the National Theatre have commissioned for young people since 1995. All the companies will transfer their production to one of 28 Connections Partner Theatres across the UK.

Tickets go on sale on today and are available from Mrs Sigsworth and will also be available on the night at the door!