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This Week at NYT | Last chance NYT castings!

Posted 29 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

It's nearly Christmas! But that doesn't mean we're any less busy at NYT, take a look at all we have on offer in the next couple of months... 

Castings 2018 

Members! If you want to be eligible for any of our performance opportunities in 2018 you only a couple of days left to sign up to your Casting Audition! 

Fancy performing in our spring season at Southwark Playhouse, joining our 2018 REP Company, or performing in one of our yet to be announced productions? Book your Casting Audition here! 

Deadline: Monday 18th December. 

The Host, DNA and The Fall on sale! 

We’ve got a whole host of NYT productions returning to stage in early 2018

Join NYT for three nights at St James's Church, Piccadilly for the return of Nessah Muthy’s award nominated The Host in February. 

Head down to the Southwark Playhouse for NYT’s three week residency, featuring runs of Dennis Kelly’s DNA and James Fritz’s The Fall. Interested in booking for a school group, get in touch: frankie.haynes@nyt.org.uk!  

A message from Hugh Bonneville

Take a listen to National Youth Theatre Patron and alumnus Hugh Bonneville on how you can give to National Youth Theatre this Christmas while you do your shopping!

NYT Backstage

Calling all backstage members! We have just launched a brand new twitter feed for all things backstage!

We’ll be updating @NYT_Backstage with all of our backstage opportunities, whether they’re on our productions, external shows, or courses or training opportunities.

It’s Christmas! 

If you’re looking for an inspiring stocking filler for a young person this Christmas, why not give them the chance to be a part of the National Youth Theatre’s auditions and masterclasses in 2018. Donate just £5 on top of your audition or masterclass order, and we’ll send you an exclusive NYT Christmas card and personalized Gift Card. 

REP Company 

Today marks the official last day of training for the REP Company. After their three month run at Ambassadors Theatre, the REP Company returned to Holloway Road for an evaluation week working with NYT Associates on audition technique, planning their next steps, and reflecting on the past nine months. 

We’ve absolutely loved having them train with us for the past nine months, and know they’ll smash it whatever they all get up to next. 

Want to join our REP Company in 2018? Make sure you book onto your casting audition now!

NYT heads to Birmingham this weekend 

Tomorrow we’ll be running an introductory workshop at the Birmingham Old REP, ahead of our new Start Up Saturdays course in Birmingham from January. 

It’ll be lead by NYT associate and actor Lauren O'Rourke (TV Credits include: White Gold, The Inbetweeners, Drifters), this workshop will explore National Youth Theatre’s approach to ensemble theatre making, and introduce you to our new team of associates who will be running regular classes at the theatre early next year. It will give you the opportunity to learn more about the organisation and how you can get involved.


14-25 and want to find out more about NYT? In February we’ll be running six-day masterclasses in Acting for Screen, Audition Technique and Performing Shakespeare!

11-14 and can’t wait to get involved in NYT? There are a limited number of places left on our Start Up Saturdays course in London, starting in January. We’re also running the course in Birmingham from January, and in Manchester from September.

BBC Radio Norman Beaton Fellowship

The first round auditions for the BBC Radio Norman Beaton Fellowship happened at NYT this week. 

NBF is a flagship initiative run by BBC Radio Drama as a key part of the department's actor talent events. Its aim is to broaden the range of actors available to Radio Drama producers across the UK by encouraging applicants from non-traditional training backgrounds. 

In 2018 NYT’s REP Company is once again one of the Fellowship’s participating theatres. 

#NoGreyArea Town Hall Meeting 

Due to poor weather conditions, our scheduled #NoGreyArea Town Hall meeting on Sunday 10th December had to be posted. The meeting will be rescheduled for January, with the new date to be confirmed as soon as possible.  

Member & Alumni News

Preview performances for the smash hit Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre began this week, with NYT Member Jamael Westman starring as Alexander Hamilton! 

More member success this week with The Twilight Zone opening at the Almeida Theatre, with current NYT Member Adrianna Bertola. 

NYT Alumna and founder of The Mono Box Joan Iyiola has just been cast as the Duchess in RSC's Duchess of Malfi!

It has also been a winning week for NYT Member Josh Barrow, star of Zigger Zagger this summer at Wilton’s Music Hall, who was named as this year’s Monologue Slam UK National Champion.

As well as Evangeline Beaven who has won the Emerging Actor category of the Mandy Monologue Competition!