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This Week at NYT | Masterclasses and Magazines!

Posted 29 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

Welcome to another weekly round up of everything that’s been happening at NYT this past week! 


On Monday our October Masterclasses got underway in Manchester, Norwich and at Greycoat Hospital School in London. We welcomed a mix of current NYT members, and non members to our six day masterclasses in Acting for Screen, Audition Technique, and Performing Shakespeare. Our masterclasses run at various points throughout the year, and our next round will be in February half term. 

Some of our brilliant course leaders this time round include: Kirsty Woodward, Ste Johnston, Paul David Gough, Abigail Rose, Cathy Owen and Tim Hoare! 

Take a look at some photos from this week’s activities 


Spoken Word Competition

This week we launched our first ever Spoken Word Poetry competition, open to anyone and everyone aged 14-25! Our competition centres on the theme ‘Find Your Voice’, and our three winners will be invited to perform at the inaugural National Youth Theatre spoken word event in 2018, as well as having their poems showcased on our social media.

Find out more and enter here

Club Membership: Self Tape Feedback

We’ve expanded the remit of our Club Membership to include a brand new perk: free self-tape feedback. 

Want to get some feedback on your monologue from an NYT associate artist before you audition? Fancy getting some practice with filming and submitting a self tape? Get involved in our new self-tape feedback initiative, exclusive to Club Membership.

Find out more about Club Membership


This week saw our first ever copy of Scene – National Youth Theatre’s new magazine – sent out to our members, alumni and supporters! Featuring a front cover with Sarah Solemani, a feature celebrating five years of REP, as well as a piece on 50 years of Zigger Zagger!

Fancy getting your own copy? Head here

Chic to Cheek Rehearsals 

Rehearsals kicked off this week at our rehearsal rooms for a very special performance by some of our members at our Chic to Cheek fundraising gala, directed by Olivier Award winner Adam Meggido. 

Find our more about Chic to Cheek and how to support NYT 

Whither Would You Go Gala

On Sunday a number of current NYT Members, and alumni took part in the Whither Would You Go gala at Harold Pinter Theatre in aid of UNHCR. Take a look at them all in action: 

Alumni News 

It was press night last week for NYT Alumnus James Fritz’s new play Parliament Square, currently at the Manchester Royal Exchange. It’s directed NYT Alumus Jude Christian, as well as featuring NYT Member and REP Alumna Seraphina Beh!

Congrats to NYT Alumna Susan Wokoma who has been named as one of BAFTA’s breakthrough Brits of 2017! 

Also congrats to Rebekah Murrell, who played the lead in The Host at the Yard Theatre this summer for NYT, who has been cast in Nine Night at the National Theatre. The play will be directed by Roy Alexander Weise who is currently directing Jekyll and Hyde for NYT.