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This Week at NYT | Wrapping up on ShortFLIX

Posted 29 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

It's been another busy week at NYT with ShortFLIX filming underway, rehearsals for Mrs Dalloway and our fundraiser Chic to Cheek entering final stages. Read on for all of our news updates... 

NYT Statement on #NoGreyArea

Last month, the Royal Court Theatre's #NoGreyArea put out an industry-wide challenge to call out unacceptable behaviour relating to abuses of power in the theatre industry and beyond. We have added our support to this movement and on Wednesday made a statement about the National Youth Theatre, which you can read on our website here, in the spirit of collaborative action, to ensure that our community can be open and honest with us about their time with the company as we move forward together. You can read more about our robust safeguarding policy and procedures at National Youth Theatre here


Filming has wrapped on 'BATTY BOY' by NYT Member and ShortFLIX winner Dior Clarke. Congratulations Dior! We can't wait to see the finished product broadcast on Sky Arts in the new year. 

ShortFLIX is a collaboration between Creative England, Sky Arts and NYT. Find out more here.

Current NYT Playing Up member Tony Kay is also appearing in the cast. Here he is on set... 

REP Season 

There’s now only three weeks left of the REP Season in the West End at the Ambassadors Theatre. Catch our REP Company in action by getting your hands on the final few tickets for Othello and Jekyll and Hyde!

Want to support our development of new talent? Come along to Mrs Dalloway, on for two days only at Ambassadors Theatre. Mrs Dalloway is directed by Thomas Bailey, recipient of the Bryan Forbes Assistant Director Bursary 2017 who has been training alongside the REP this year.

Start Up Saturdays 

Our Start Up Saturdays sessions are expanding! We’re really excited to be taking our 10 week long masterclasses for 11-13 year olds to Birmingham this January. We’re also still running classes in London. 

To secure your place book now

Chic to Cheek 

On Monday night, NYT is hosting its Chic to Cheek fundraising gala, aiming to raise big funds for big talent. As well as performances from NYT Vintage Members Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Tom Allen, we’ll be treated to an exclusive performance by current NYT Members directed by Olivier Award Winner Adam Meggido. 

Check out their Instagram takeover by member Rhys Stephenson below! 




Ambassador Training 

We’re in the middle of our annual Auditions and Backstage Interviews Ambassador training. We’ve loved having our members get together for training sessions with NYT Associate Kane Husbands, and can’t wait for our Auditions and Interviews roadshow in 2018 so our members can put all of their training into good use. 

Alumni News

NYT Vintage Member and Associate Shane Zaza has been announced as Victor Frankenstein in a new production of Frankenstein, directed by Matthew Xia at the Royal Exchange Theatre. 

NYT Vintage Member Ashley Jensen stars in Love, Lies And Records, a new BBC One series which premiered last night. 

Congrats to NYT Vintage Member Dinita Gohil who is currently playing Viola in the RSC’s Twelfth Night. Check out this interview with Dinita about growing up in Birmingham and the relevance of Shakespeare!

Read about NYT REP Alumna Hannah Morrish's pathway to Shakespeare. In Hannah's debut season the RSC she's played Portia in Julius Caesar, Lavinia in Titus Andronicus and Virgilia in Coriolanus!

Take a look at NYT Vintage Member Lisa Tarbuck's new book, I An Distracted by Everything 

Abby Russell (Playing Up 2016 – 17) is performing as part of Wax Lyrical at Roundhouse today and tomorrow.