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This Week at NYT | To Kill a Mockingbird opens and Playing Up recruitment starts

Posted 22 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

With our Auditions and Backstage Interviews national roadshow in full swing looking for talented 14-25s to join our company, Casting Auditions taking place to audition our current membership for our 2019 season, and the final production of our REP Season underway, it's a busy time at NYT

Playing Up Applications Open

Applications for our flagship FREE Playing Up programme are now open for Oct 2019 entry.

19-24 and not in education, employment or training yourself, or know someone who is? Playing Up is a nine-month accredited course leading to a Level 3 Access to Higher Education diploma.

Find out more and apply

To Kill A Mockingbird Opens

On Thursday our 2018 REP Company’s final production, To Kill A Mockingbird, kicked off at the Lyric Hammersmith. Directed by our Bryan Forbes Assistant Director Bursary recipient Meghan Doyle, who has been training alongside REP supported by a £10,000 bursary, To Kill A Mockingbird runs until the 22 January. Take a look at some of the production shots from the show by Helen Murray.

Auditions and Backstage Interviews

It’s the second weekend of our annual Auditions and Backstage Interviews national roadshow! This weekend we’re in Manchester and London looking for 14-25 year olds to join our company of creatives! There’s plenty of time to sign up to one of our auditions which are happening all across the UK until 31 March. Bursaries available.

Auditions Access Fund

14-25 and local to the below areas? We’re running free participation workshops and audition days, thanks to the Auditions Access Fund supported by Hugh Bonneville.

Head here to find out more and apply to take part.

  • Ebbsfleet
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Hartlepool
  • Derry/Londonderry
  • Minehead, Somerset
  • Liskeard, Cornwall
  • Leeds
  • Southampton

February Masterclasses

Don't forget, our six-day masterclasses are back this February half-term and we've still got some slots left on them. Join us for Performing Shakespeare, Writing and Directing, and Audition Technique masterclasses in London, and Acting for Screen masterclasses in London and Norwich!

Alumni News

NYT Members and Alumni Isabel Adomokah Young, Shalisha James-Davis, Barbara Smith, Jade Anouka, Temi Wilkey, Kwame Owusu, Luke Norris are all appearing in Dear Elizabeth at The Gate

NYT Member Matt Greenwood has been cast in Call Me Vicky, coming to the Pleasance Theatre in February

REP Company member Oseloka Obi has been cast in The Son at Kiln Theatre

NYT Alumni David Oyelowo and Adeel Akhtar are currently appearing in BBC One’s Les Miserables