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This Week at NYT | Win a chance to perform with us!

Posted 29 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

Welcome to your weekly news round up of all things NYT...

Southwark Season

The Fall
Rehearsals are in full swing for James Fritz’s The Fall at Southwark Playhouse, directed by Matt Harrison. Take a look at our brand new trailer for the show.

The Fall is a play with heart, humour and fire in its belly that bridges the empathy gap between young and old.

There are a limited number of £12 preview tickets left for the show, so grab one while you can.

Perform with us on a West End Stage

To celebrate James Fritz’s The Fall coming to Southwark Playhouse this April, we’re launching a brand new duologue competition with a money can’t buy prize of performing on a West End stage.

The competition is open to anyone and everyone aged 14 – 26. Whether you’ve been a NYT member for years, or if this is the first time you’ve ever heard of us - get involved!

All you need to do partner up with a friend, and devise and film a performance of the attached duologue from The Fall.

Full information

We had a sneak peek into rehearsals for DNA this week courtesy of this brand new rehearsal photos from Helen Murray, and a Instagram takeover from cast member and NYT Social Ambassador Joseph Payne!

If you missed it, you can also meet the cast of DNA over on our Facebook page where yesterday we hosted a Facebook Live from the rehearsal space.

There are just a handful of tickets left for DNA so book now to avoid disappointment

Big Arts & Education Debate

NYT Member Faye Campbell is representing NYT at the Big Arts & Education Debate at Birmingham REP taking place 20 April from 2pm. Tune into our social media channels to keep up to date.

Acting for Screen Spring Bank Masterclass

There’s still some space on our Spring Bank Holiday Acting for Screen Masterclass! Spend six days working with actress and NYT Associate Abigail Rose to brush up your screen acting skills.

Check out this new trailer for our Acting for Screen course!

Not around this Spring? Our summer masterclasses are also now on sale – from Acting for Screen, to Performing Shakespeare to Audition Technique, join one of our masterclasses in Manchester, Guildford, London or Milton Keynes.

We also have two brand new courses kicking off this summer. Our Digital Storytelling short course exploring a range of digital technologies currently being used by innovative theatre makers including virtual reality, augmented reality, location-based apps, video projection and more. As well as our Writing and Directing course giving participants the opportunity to gain experience in the theatre-making process over six days with a professional writer / director.

Playing Up

After a half term break, our Playing Up company have just started their new term at our Holloway Road rehearsal rooms. As well as working on achieving their level 3 Access to Higher Education diploma, the company will be working towards their final production this summer at the Bunker Theatre.

Start Up Saturdays

The new Start Up Saturdays term kicks off tomorrow – and there are still a couple of spaces left on our North London course this term if you know someone 11-14 who would be interested in learning a bit more about NYT.

Booking is also currently open for our six-day Start Up Summer course as well as the next Start Up Saturday term starting in September!


Our Auditions and Backstage Interviews national roadshow is nearly at an end. This week we head to Bristol for our penultimate Backstage Interviews day. If you are looking to join NYT this year, and want to learn more about stage management, costume, lighting and sound design, and scenic construction our backstage summer courses could be perfect for you.

Book onto our final interview date in Birmingham next weekend!

Member / Alumni News

Current member Grace Richardson performed alongside the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, playing a modern day Juliet at Royal Festival Hall. Catch it on BBC Radio 3!

Congratulations to NYT REP Alumni Sope Dirisu and Hannah Morrish who have each been nominated for an Ian Charleson Award for their performances with The RSC!