Weekly News 1 December 2017
As Christmas approaches, we’ve opened our final show of 2017, launched our Christmas social media campaign, nearly wrapped on our new LGBTQ+ film and got some lovely news. Here it is:
'Tis the season to be thankful films
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ALW Foundation Grant
Thank you to the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, who this week announced three more years of support for the NYT REP Company, which offers a free alternative to expensive formal training. Read all about it here.
Last chance to see the REP
Next week is the final week of our 2018 REP Season at Ambassadors Theatre, and marks the end of the REP Company's nine months of training with us.
Frantic Assembly's Othello is now all sold out - but we have a very limited number of tickets still available for the final performances of Mrs Dalloway adapted by Hal Coarse and Jekyll and Hyde in a new version by Evan Placey. Don't miss your chance to catch this talented bunch in action.
Mrs Dalloway opened to a great house for it’s Industry performance sponsored by Spotlight this week and they’ll be a Q&A after the final performance on Monday 4 December.
Filming wraps today on Acronymity, a new short film created with NYT members by NYT Associate Artist Rikki Beadle-Blair. Keep an eye on our social media feeds over Christmas for more and catch a sneak peak on set on our Instagram stories today (@nationalyouththeatee.)
Start Up Saturday Term to End
This Saturday see’s our final Start Up Saturday of the year. In January we’ll be back with two venues in London and a brand new venue in Birmingham. If you know a young person aged 11-14 who wants to get involved now they can find out more here.
Tonic Theatre ‘s Platform Launch
NYT members performed extracts from two new plays at the National Theatre studio yesterday. One by Somalia Seaton who wrote for Epic Stages this year and both directed by Alice Knight, our 2014 Bryan Forbes Bursary recipient. Find out more about Tonic Theatre here.
Town Hall Meeting
On Sunday 10 December we’ll be holding a Town Hall Meeting for NYT members at Holloway Road in response to the #NoGreyArea movement. Head to the members’ board to find out more.
Our Playing Up company have spent this week working on their UCAS and drama school applications. Thank you to Campus Living Villages and City and Islington College for their support.
Parliament Square, written by James Fritz, directed by Jude Christian and starring Seraphina Beh opens at the Bush Theatre toinght. Break a leg to this brilliant NYT alumni trio.
Sope Dirisu, another former NYT REP member, has been cast in The Brothers Size at the Young Vic by Oscar-winning writer of Moonlight Tarell Alvin McCraney
The Man Who Invented Christmas starring Dan Stevens opens in cinemas today
Mike Kinsey & Olivia Sweeney in The Secret Garden at Theatre by the Lake
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