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This Week at NYT | ★★★★★ The Fall reviews and NYT Results 2018!

Posted 29 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

The Fall 

Reviews are in for The Fall at Southwark Playhouse, written by James Fritz and directed by Matt Harrison. Check out our review round-up here! 

"It is youth theatre at its most mature, and most dazzling" ★★★★ Guardian
“All ten actors are astonishing” ★★★★★ Plays to See
"Incredibly compelling" Exeunt 

This isn’t a show you want to miss. Get your tickets while you can

Take a look at these pics from last week's press night! 


This Thursday we also held a post show discussion with Helena Herklots CEO of Carers UK, Councillor Jackie Meldrum, Dan Dumoulin  from Depaul UK and NYT Members Madeline Charlemagne and Corey Peterson discussing the themes of housing and end of life care which are central to the play. Missed it? Catch up on our Twitter feed. 



NYT Results Day 

Recently auditioned or interviewed for NYT? Last week on 3 May, we released all the results from our 2018 national auditions and interviews roadshow! 

Congratulations to everyone who successfully applied for NYT this year, and will be joining us this summer for an intake course. We can’t wait to meet you all. 

Don’t believe you’ve received your result yet? Get in touch 

Backstage Creative Leadership 

Applications are now open for FREE Creative Leadership Training for backstage members! 

Through taking part in our Creative Leadership Training day, successful applicants will learn and develop teaching and facilitation techniques. You will also be considered for paid Course Assistant roles on the 2018 Backstage summer courses.

Find out more and apply


Looking to brush up your screen acting skills this bank holiday? We have a couple of spaces remaining on our Spring Bank Holiday Acting for Screen masterclass – perfect for those wanting to get some experience in front of the camera. 

Work for us

We’re looking for a highly organised and personable Executive Assistant to join our core team and support our expanding programme around the UK and beyond. This new role will support the heart of NYT’s administrative processes and executive team in a busy and fast-paced environment. 

Find out more and apply!


The winners of SHORTFLIX, NYT’s collaboration with Sky Arts and Creative England are having their short films screened for the first time on Sky Arts this May. The scheme is aimed at aspiring new filmmakers aged 18-25 who are not currently in full-time education, employment or training. 

Playing Up alumnus and ShortFLIX winner Dior Clarke and Blain Ho-Shing’s film BATTY BOY by is an uncompromising take on black gay culture, set against homophobia & dancehall music, appearing on SkyArts, 24th May at 10.30pm

Alumni and Member news 

Jade Anouka will play title role of Queen Margaret at the Royal Exchange in Manchester this Septermber. 

David Witts has been cast as Fiyero in Wicked in the West End.

Diane Youdale is set to appear in the fantasy comedy film, Eric and the Barbarian, alongside Brian Blessed

The OLLIE Foundation (One Life Lost is Enough) an awareness initiative surrounding suicide intervention skills training entirely co-ordinated by National Youth Theatre young creatives have released their first film.  

Richard Hope will star as ‘Arthur Kipps’ in the Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre. 

Finally, this week we heard the sad news that actor and NYT Alumnus John Stride passed away aged 81