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For Audiences 9+


Saturday, December 02 - Saturday, December 09, 2023 The Workshop Theatre

By Rebecca Manley

Directed by Andrew Whyment

Broadway World 'Talent aplenty'

Meet Ada Lovelace - the world's first computer programmer - in a funny and fast-paced new play for young audiences by Rebecca Manley (Liminal, Victory Street). Ada follows a contemporary teenager’s adventure with the legendary Victorian mathematician, as they both face their fears about family, change and identity. Leaping through space and time and meeting some larger-than-life characters along the way, from a useless prime minister to Queen Victoria herself, Ada is an ideal show for schools and family audiences this December.


Directed with wit and invention by NYT alumnus Andrew Whyment, Ada has been developed for primary and young secondary school audiences with dramaturgy from Sarah Frankcom.

National Youth Theatre would like to thank our principal supporter Arts Council England and the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation for their generous support of Ada.

Running Time

60 minutes

Content Information

Features loud music, flashing lights and themes including death.

Performance Dates and Times

7pm Saturday 2 December 2023 - FREE Workshop for NYT Members Pre-Show

2pm Tuesday 5 December 2023

7pm Tuesday 5 December 2023

7pm Wednesday 6 December 2023

2pm Thursday 7 December 2023

7pm Thursday 7 December 2023

11am Friday 8 December 2023 - Relaxed performance & BSL interpreted

2pm Saturday 9 December 2023 - FREE Workshop for NYT Members Post-Show

7pm Saturday 9 December 2023 - FREE Workshop for NYT Members Pre-Show


There are many price plans available including:

General Admission - £15

Pay What You Decide - You choose the amount you pay for the ticket

Pay It Forward - Help us break down barriers to the arts by supporting someone's else's discounted ticket

Islington Resident - £12

Family Ticket - £50 (Admits 4. Group ticket for four people that can be used with any combination of adults or children)

Standard ticket + Free Carer - £15 (Group tickets including x1 standard ticket and one free carer ticket (no id ​required or questions asked)


To make an enquiry about a booking for a school group, please email schools@nyt.org.uk

Tickets are £12 per pupil, with one teacher going free with every 9 pupils.

A free educational pack will be available alongside the show.

Creative Team & Production Team

Writer - Rebecca Manley

Director - Andrew Whyment

Set & Costume Designer - Laura Ann Price

Composer - John Patrick Elliott

Lighting Designer - Jack Hathaway

Sound Designer - Jamie Lu

Movement Director - Malik Nashad Sharpe

Dramaturg - Sarah Frankom

Assistant Director (NYT Member) - Elly Roberts

Voice - Josh Mathieson

Production Manager - Sean Laing

- Jack Greenyer

Company Stage Manager - Beth Pratt

Stage Manager - Sophy Leys Johnston

Costume Supervisor - Madeleine Edis

Wardrobe Manager - Sophie Andrews

Backstage NYT Members

Assistant Stage Manager - Fleur Brotherton

- Anise Sloper

Costume Assistant - Ryan Webster

- Chiara Knorr

Design Assistant - Miranda Cattermole


Travel through time with Ada Lovelace the world’s first computer programmer this December #fyp #theatrekids

♬ original sound - NYT


Ella Dacres


Kira Golightly

Ada 1

Leo Corbitt


Mark Crawley

Peel / Bryon

El Simons

Ada 2

Taz Rahman


Kijana Mihajlovski

Ada 3

Lydia Milne


Stella Saltibus

Mary Somerville

The Workshop Theatre

443-445 Holloway Rd,
London N7 6LW