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NT Connections Festival: The School Film

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 26 Mar

by Patrick Marber

“What are great expectations?”

“It means he’s going to be rich. And a gentleman”

The whole school assemble in the hall to watch ‘the school film’ which turns out to be an old British classic from the 1940s, in black and white no less. As the young viewers absorb the adventures of the characters in the old story they begin to discover what their own expectations might be.


Patrick Marber

Plays for the National Theatre include Dealer’s Choice (also Vaudeville and MTC in New York), Closer (also Lyric, London, and Music Box, New York), Howard Katz (also Roundabout, New York); and The Musicians for NT Connections. Other plays include After Miss Julie (also Roundabout, New York) and Don Juan in Soho at the Donmar Warehouse; and Hoop Lane for BBC Radio 3. TV includes co-writing Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan PartridgePaul & Pauline Calf Video Diaries and The Curator. Film includes CloserNotes on a ScandalOld Street and Love You More. Radio includes co-writing Knowing MeKnowing You with Alan Partridge and Bunk Bed (with Peter Curran). The Red Lion and Three Days in the Country opened at the National Theatre in 2015.

Photography by Sorted. Design by National Theatre Graphic Design Studio.

  • Sat 25 Mar - Sun 26 Mar
  • Saturday 18:00 / Sunday 15:00
  • 3 UoE Students / £5 Full Price
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