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This Week at NYT | Sneak peek into The Host rehearsals

Posted 29 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

Welcome to your weekly run down of NYT news.

The Host 

Rehearsals are well underway for The Host, which is back after a sell-out debut run in 2017, playing for three nights only at St James’s Church, Piccadilly 01-03 Feb. 

Get a sneak peek into rehearsals with these shots from photographer and NYT Member Dina T! 

Earlier this week The Host cast member Taylor Keegan took us behind the scenes with an Instagram takeover. Missed it? Catch up here. 




It’s a triple bill of The Host perks this week, as we meet the cast in a Facebook Live stream this Friday afternoon at 2.15pm. 

Jingle Competition 

Are you a budding composer or musician? Fancy having your work showcased to a national audience including NYT members, associates and friends? Submit to our NYT Podcast Jingle Competition

We’re launching a brand new NYT Podcast, and we’re looking for a talented member to create a jingle for the podcast, which will feature in each episode! 

We've extended the deadline until Friday 2nd of February, so get your submissions in


We’ve been auditioning in a number of schools and venues across the last couple of weeks, and there’s still time to book your audition! Whether you’re from Brighton or Bridlington Spa, Swansea or Elgin – we have a local audition venue for you. 

Still undecided as to whether you’re going to audition for us this year? Have a watch of this video by NYT Member and School Ambassador Corey P. 




Backstage Interviews

Love theatre but not a performer? Take a look at our Backstage summer courses in stage management, lighting, sound, costume and scenic construction! 

Find out more about what it's like to work backstage with NYT below. 



#NoGreyArea Town Hall Meeting  

On Sunday 21st January we held a Town Hall meeting with our members in response to the recent #NoGreyArea movement. Members, our Associate Director Anna Niland and representatives from the NSPCC met to continue the conversation surrounding safeguarding.  
Diverse City Associate Training Day!

Diverse City Training Day 

On Monday we were joined at our Holloway Road site by Diverse City, who ran a fantastic training day for our staff and associates about inclusivity. The session was kicks off our eight month long pilot project with Diverse City and Highshore School, focusing on inclusivity at National Youth Theatre. 

Judy Browne 

On Sunday 4th February 2018 we will be hosting a celebration of the life, loves and laughs of the much loved and much missed Judy Alice Browne, a long time friend and associate of NYT. 

We will sing, we will dance, we will be merry and remember the good times. We will also be launching a special NYT bursary in Judy’s name. If you are interested in attending please email info@nyt.org.uk for more information. 

Alumni / Member News 

NYT Alumnus Kane Husband's new show Boys featuring a number of current NYT Members is at the Vault Festival in February!

NYT Alumna Paksie Vernon is currently appearing in Network at the National Theatre. 

Alumna Leaphia Darko is appearing as Portia in Julius Caesar at the newly opened The Bridge Theare. 

This week is was announced that Susan Wokoma is to star in ‘The Ghost and the House of Truth'. 

Alumnus Daniel Day Lewis has once again been nominated for best actor at the Oscars

NYT Patron Prasanna Puwanarajah will star in Absolute Hell at the National Theatre, due to open later this year.

Sam Frenchum is to star in Agatha Christie’s Love From A Stranger 

NYT Vintage member Devika Wood has just been announced as one of the Forbes 30 under 30 for her work with people with Dementia.