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This Week at NYT | Rehearsals, summer courses and festival fever!

Posted 22 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

The sun is shining and summer is in full swing at NYT! 

F Off

Rehearsals for our summer show at the Criterion Theatre, F Off, directed by Paul Roseby and written by Tatty Hennessey are underway. From music, to magic, to spoken word – this show has it all. 

Join us on the 20 August for a theatre event like no other! 

Lost Boys New Town 

This week saw the research and development process begin for our Lost Boys New Town company up in Liverpool. The show, written by Luke Barnes and directed by Zoe Lafferty will be coming to Skelmersdale later this year!

A London Theatre Experience 

This weekend we say goodbye to our 2018 A London Theatre Experience course participants, after three weeks immersing themselves in the London theatre scene with us! Here they are at their end of course sharing at Soho Theatre. 


This week our Junior Courses and Epic Stages courses kicked off at Goldsmiths and Rose Bruford. On the course? Share your experience with #MyNYTSummer 

REP Company 

Our REP Company have just finished their third week of rehearsals for Consensual at Soho Theatre, part of the REP Company Season kicking off this October. Next week the REP Company start rehearsals for their gender fluid version of Macbeth, coming to Garrick Theatre this winter!

Edinburgh Fringe 

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival has officially begun! Sending huge luck to all our brilliant members who are taking part in shows during this year’s festival. 

Don’t forget, we’ll be there from 14 August with our production of Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist – adapted for the stage by Stephanie Street and directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah. 

Early bird Auditions and Backstage Interviews 

Don’t forget our early bird auditions and backstage interviews for 2019 are now on sale! Book now to take advantage of our discounted early bird prices. In 2019 we’ll be taking our roadshow nationally once again, and visiting some brand new venues including North Wall in Oxford, Cambridge Junction, and Royal Welsh School of Speech and Drama! 

We’re recruiting 

Want to get involved in NYT? Now’s the perfect time, as we’ve got a load of juicy roles on offer!

Youth Trustees
Want to have your say on how National Youth Theatre is run? Apply to join our Board of Trustees as a Youth Rep? 

Marketing Manager 
We’re looking for a dynamic, creative and persuasive marketer to join our team as our new Marketing Manager. Deadline 13 August. 

Playing Up Course Assistant
We're after a confident and considerate self-starter to play a key role on our flagship social inclusion programme. Deadline 8 August. 

Member / Alumni News 

REP Company Alumna Zainab Hasan has just been cast in Timon of Athens at the RSC  

NYT Alumni Jade Anouka and Kwami Odoom are gearing up for Queen Margaret at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Simon Lennon has been cast in One Man's Story at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall  

Alumnus Marion Bailey has just been cast in The Crown season 3

Itch and Scratch are heading to Edinburgh for one night only. Catch their Big Night Out!