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This Week at NYT | 2019 Auditions and Backstage Interviews now open!

Posted 22 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

School's out, summer's begun and it's been a busy week at NYT

Apply for NYT in 2019!

Our early bird auditions and backstage interviews are now on sale

Are you aged between 14-25 and interested in joining our prestigious company of young artists, technicians and performers? 

From 12 January 2019 the National Youth Theatre will be running auditions and backstage interviews all over the UK to meet young people who have a flare for performing and theatre-making. Regardless of experience, we want to meet you! 

F Off 

Our F Off company kicked off rehearsals on Monday with a research and development week. They’ve been mapping out their relationship with social media, exploring the impact of social media on today’s generation through a whole range of mediums, and getting clued up on the latest social media scandals. Catch up with cast member Doyin's instagram takeover.

There’s just a month until their scratch performance of the show. You an get book tickets now!

REP Company 

Rehearsals have also gotten underway this week for the REP Company’s production of Consensual, hitting the stage at Soho Theatre this October. The company have been working with director Pia Furtado, and the creative team all this week. 
Follow their rehearsal process on Twitter @NYTREPCompany!

Grab your tickets for the show  

Playing Up

Last week we said goodbye to our 2017/18 Playing Up Company who completed their Access to Higher Education diploma in Theatre Arts with us this week. They’re all off on the next stage of their journeys now, with some of this year’s graduates going to RADA, ALRA, Rose Bruford, Central School of Speech and Drama, and Rose Bruford. 

Preparation has begun for our 2018/19 course and we’re currently recruiting for our next Playing Up Course Assistant. Find out full details and how to apply here

Summer Masterclasses

Time is running out to book onto our summer masterclasses, happening in London, Manchester, Milton Keynes and Guildford this summer! If you’re looking to brush up an old skill, or learn an entirely new one you can check out our full programme of summer six-day masterclasses here

Alumni and Member News 

Alumnus Joe Cole’s new film A Prayer Before Dawn is out in cinemas now

NYT Alumni Abi Rose and Stacey Arthur were in the studio recording with Sophie Ellis-Bextor this week 

NYT Member James Moore talks about getting into acting and being cast in Emmerdale 

Alumna Lucie Sword won this year's Spotlight Prize this week, whilst NYT members Helena Antoinou and Mhairi Ghayer were nominees with NYT alumnus Alex Jennings as a judge

NYT Alumnus Ed Sheeran reveals trailer on documentary film on how to write a song

NYT Alumnus Ben Miles stars in The Lehman Trilogy at the National Theatre

NYT Alumnus Colin Firth back in Mamma Mia! Here I go again! 

NYT Alumnus Chiwetel Ejiofor joins the cast of Maleficent II