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Highgate youth drama group set for National Theatre day out

PUBLISHED: 15:13 13 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:13 13 June 2018

TRANSMISSION performing The Free9. Picture: Tracey Anderson

TRANSMISSION performing The Free9. Picture: Tracey Anderson

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Ten students from a youth group based at Jacksons Lane Theatre in Highgate are preparing for the night of their lives — a one-night-only show at the National Theatre.

The students are all aged 15 to 19 and part of the theatre’s Transmission youth company.

They’ve been taking part in the National’s Connections project, which gives teens the chance to perform a new play by a high-profile playwright. At the end of the project, 10 are chosen to perform at the National Theatre.

The Transmission group will perform The Free9, a play about North Korean defectors who flee to the south, at the National’s Dorfman Theatre on June 29.

Jacksons Lane’s Stuart Cox, head of participation, told the Ham&High: “It’s really exciting for them to get the opportunity to do this. It’s something professional actors might never get the chance to do.

Kebra McIntosh, 19, said: “I’ve learned more about the world from taking part in Connections. When I watch the news now, I understand what’s happening more.”

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