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This Week at NYT | #FindYourStage launches, and the REP Season kicks off!

Posted 29 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

It’s all kicking off this week! Our 2017 REP Company had the first preview performances for both  Othello and Jekyll and Hyde at the Ambassadors Theatre! We’ve also launched our brand new 2018 Auditions and Backstage Interviews campaign. Read all about it below! 


Our national 2018 Auditions and Backstage Interviews tour is fast approaching. With dates and venues already selling out, now’s the time to book your Audition or Backstage Interview to secure your slot. 
Check out our new #FindYourStage Auditions and Backstage Interviews animation. 



REP Season 

Tuesday Night saw the first preview performance of the NYT REP Company’s version of Frantic Assembly’s Othello hit the stage of the Ambassadors Theatre with a bang as the company got to grips with the dark and moody setting of the gritty Northern pub in which the play is set. Directed by Simon Pittman, Associate Director at Frantic Assembly, this is not one to be missed.  

Take a look at this video blog from our very own Desdemona, Rebecca Hesketh-Smith. 



The next day, Evan Placey’s radical reimagining of Jekyll and Hyde took to the stage for the first time. Complete with beautiful costumes (shout out to Angels Costumes), and directed by the award winning Roy Alexander Weise, this is Jekyll and Hyde like you’ve never seen it before! 

Hear what the women of Jekyll and Hyde have to say about the production: 




Book your tickets to the REP Season

Chic to Cheek

Tickets are selling FAST, to the National Youth Theatre Fundraising Gala Dinner, Chic to Cheek, this year held at Café de Paris. Don't miss out on your chance to be involved. If you’d like to buy tickets or if you can donate a prize for our auction then please contact Clíodhna on Cliodhna.McCorley@nyt.org.uk

Take a look at our Chic to Cheek brochure to peruse what's on offer. 

We are also absolutely delighted to announce that Champagne Bollinger will be sponsoring our Champagne Reception.

NYT Alumni 

For the past few weeks NYT Alumnus and Trustee Prasanna Puwanarajah has been gracing our screens as James in the second series of BBC One hit Doctor Foster. Catch the show’s finale next week. 

This week saw a preview production of LIT by NYT REP Company Alumna Sophie Ellerby at HighTide Festival Walthamstow 2017. The production will form part of HighTide in 2018. Earlier this year Sophie, wrote Three for NYT’S Playing Up Company. 

We’ve heard great things about Victoria and Abdul, in which NYT Alumnus Adeel Akhtar is currently appearing in cinemas across the UK. 

A "beast of a play" says Fiona Mountford in the Evening Standard for RSC’s Coriolanus with Sope Dirisu and Hannah Morrish, both graduates of The NYT REP Company

NYT Alumnus Tim Delap is currently appearing as Mr Rochester in Jane Eyre at the National 

This week Hijab Monologues is on at the Bush for two nights only, directed by Milli Bhatia and starring Zainab Hasan