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Summer Fest

Past production The Bunker

Written by Yolanda Mercy
Directed by Lakesha Arie-Angelo

How far would you go to fit in?

Performed by young talent from National Youth Theatre’s Playing Up Company, Summer Fest is a brand new commission from NYT Alumna and award-winning writer Yolanda Mercy (whose recent credits include Quarter Life Crisis, recently broadcast on BBC Radio 1Xtra) exploring the dramatic highs and lows of the highlight of the social calendar: Summer Fest.

With dynamic direction from Lakesha Arie-Angelo, Associate Artist at Soho Theatre, whose recent work includes soft animals (Soho Theatre), and The Hoes (Hampstead Theatre).

Now in it’s eleventh year, Playing Up is free, accredited nine-month drama training course from National Youth Theatre for 19-24s, offering a second chance to young people who have fallen out of education and help gaining access to further training or employment.

Summer Fest contains emotive themes. If you'd like to discuss the content of the production, please get in touch with info@nyt.org.uk

Members' Night - Friday 12 July

Join writer Yolanda Mercy, directed Lakesha Arie-Angelo and members of the 2019 National Youth Theatre Playing Up Company for a short post show Q+A, discussing the story behind Summer Fest, and the experience of being part of NYT’s Playing Up course.

Playing Up Company 2019

Gregory Arundell&nbsp

Blanche Bosman

James Brewer

Subira Damali

Sana El-Wakili

Rowan Fornah

Rachel Isaac-Wilson&nbsp

Eunique Maduako

Jim McElvar

Georgia-Rose Oliver

Adrian David-Paul

Dean Phillips

Sam Purkis

Hollie Regan

Prabjot Sanduh

Ashley Snoding

Leila Sweeney

Ellie Taylor

Rhiannon Willans

Nathan Chettry

Emily Sawyer

National Youth Theatre would like to thank the following lead supporters of Playing Up: City and Islington College, L&Q Foundation, The Henry Smith Charity.