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This Week at NYT | New shows and courses announced!

Posted 29 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

Our full season announcement is just around the corner - as a teaser this week we've just announced our two latest productions!


Tortoise at the Bunker Theatre    

We’ve just announced our Playing Up Company’s end of course production which this year will take place at the Bunker Theatre! 

2015 Bryan Forbes Assistant Director Matt Harrison, fresh from critically acclaimed The Fall, directs the world premiere of Tortoise, an electric story of escapism, grief and the pressures to succeed by NYT Associate Artist Mark Weinman (Sex Ed).

As technology continues to consume us, there are more and more places to hide. This brand new play asks at what point does reality come knocking on its virtual siblings door?

11-14 July | Bunker Theatre


The Reluctant Fundamentalist in Bradford and Edinburgh 

Following two critically-acclaimed sell-out runs, The Reluctant Fundamentalist adapted for stage by Stephanie Street and directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah returns to NYT.

This time we're heading to the Bradford Literary Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in July and August!

Drink tea in a Lahore café with Changez, as he traces his journey back from an America gripped with fear and retribution in the wake of 9/11. A tale for our times that speaks directly to a world that still lives in fear of the ‘other’.

1-2 July | Bradford Literary Festival 

14-26 August | Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe


Digital Course in collaboration with Central St Martins 

Not got summer plans? Why not join our brand new Digital Storytelling Course, in association with Central Saint Martins, which aims to develop a new generation of digital theatrical talent. 

It is open to young people aged 15 to 25 from all disciplines, including directors, designers, performers, digital specialists, artists and technicians.

Book your place


Writing and Directing Course

Got a great idea for a show or want to learn more about creative roles in theatre beyond acting? We’ve also just launched a brand new Writing and Directing course, joining this summers programme of masterclasses. 

See the full list here 


Week Three for our REP Company 

Our 2018 REP Company have just finished their third week of training with us! This week they’ve been working with actor John Hollingworth on text work, exploring screen work with Johnny Capps, and working with BBC Radio Drama.

Follow everything they get up to on the NYT REP Company Twitter account, and follow our Instagram account for takeovers.  


Playing Up 

Our Playing Up Company wrap up their professional development week today with a workshop with Wendy Spon and panel with industry professionals including Charlotte Sutton (Casting Director), Gwyneth Keyworth (Actor), Nikesh Patel (Actor) and Prasanna Puwanarajah (Director / Actor / NYT Board member).

Next week rehearsals kick off for Tortoise at the Bunker Theatre!


Stay in touch 

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Alumni and Member news 

Channel 4 has just announced a new comedy with NYT Alumni Susan Wokoma and Freddie Fox, Year Of The Rabbit

REP Company alumna Zainab Hasan has just been announced as part of the cast of Michael Boyd's production of Tamburlaine at RSC. 

Alli Afolabi is currently appearing as Paris in the RSC’s Romeo and Juliet 

NYT member James Moore has just started at Emmerdale, playing Ryan Stock

Joshua Asare from last year’s Playing Up Company is starring in Beautiful Thing at Above the Stag Theatre in Vauxhall 

Eben Figueiredo features in the new blockbuster Solo: A Star Wars Story 

Alumna Vanessa Kirby is currently starring in Julie at the National Theatre