National Theatre Connections and Petchey Academy present SALT

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. ALL WELCOME to come and support our Drama students on 11th and 12th March from 5-6pm as they perform new play SALT.

Salt by Dawn King
Life is never plain sailing, but when a new government initiative comes into place offering young people the chance to train and learn skills overseas, droves of teens jump at the chance to secure their future. Once on board the transport ship, the promises of the glossy advert seem a far cry from what lies ahead.

A play about generations, choices and hope.

Why I wrote this play

‘I was interested in the idea of young people being treated badly by the older generation, of their being “sold out”. I was also drawn to the idea of a ship full of young people who are sailing away to find their futures and fortunes in a similar way to how young people have gone to sea or joined the army/navy for many centuries. I wanted to write about young people taking control, and finding their own path to their own future.’