As part of NT Connections Festival 2024

Double Bill: Orchestra & Age is Revolting

Sat 27 Apr, 2024 Archive
Derby Youth Theatre & PQA Burton perform at Derby Theatre as part of NT Connections Festival 2024.

ORCHESTRA, by Charlie Josephine

A youth orchestra practises during half term holidays in preparation for a concert. Unexpected events cause them all to interrogate their relationship with success. How do you protect the joy of the process whilst also wanting to be the best? Is striving for artistic excellence worth the pressure of losing soul?

Content Guidance:

  • Recommended for ages 13+
  • In one scene, there is a description of a character taking an overdose

AGE IS REVOLTING, by Abi Zakarian

Choir is for mad old people, right?

When a group of school kids rebel against their boring music lesson they hit the wrong note and magically transform into their 80 year-old selves…and now live in a care home. Suddenly age, and their understanding of it, feels very relevant as they begin to confusedly navigate their way back to the present; no longer older, but maybe just a little wiser.

Content Guidance:

  • Recommended for ages 13+
  • Some Strong language


Main House


Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Performance duration: 2 hours 30 mins
Age guidance: 13+
Advisories: **show specific**
**Please be aware, these times are approximate**