National Youth Theatre (NYT) in rep at Ambassadors to Nov 2013

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) has announced a new Rep Company for 15 young actors, who will perform three shows in repertoire at London’s Ambassadors Theatre. Also, Pope Joan by Louise Brealey to receive world premiere at St James’s Church, Piccadilly.

The three shows to be performed in repertoire at the Ambassadors theatre, from 23 Sep to 29 Nov 2013 are...

Prince of Denmark, by Michael Lesslie, directed by Anthony Banks. A prequel to Hamlet, set a decade before the events of Shakespeare's play. There’s romance, rivalry and rebellion in the air as teenagers Hamlet, Ophelia and Laertes rage against their parents’ expectations in royal Elsinore.

Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Paul Roseby. The adaptation is set in the Skamania/New Wave era of the early 80s, against a back-drop of youth unemployment and economic recession.

Tory Boyz, by James Graham, directed by Thomas Hescott. Political comedy that goes behind the scenes of the corridors of power at Westminster where saving face and avoiding scandal is the order of the day.

The NYT Rep Company are Laurence Baker, Louisa Beadel, Miguel Brooking, Sope Dirisu, Sophie Ellerby, Aruhan Galieva, Aaron Gordon, Zainab Hasan, Simon Lennon, Niall McNamee, Tom Prior, Abigail Rose, Anna Spearpoint, Tom Thompson , Daisy Whalley.

In St James’s Church, Piccadilly, central London...
Pope Joan, by Louise Brealey, directed by Abbey Wright, from 31 Aug to 15 Sep 2013. Tells the story of the legend that is Pope Joan – the first and only female to achieve Papal status, according to 15th Century myth.

The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain is a youth arts organisation. It was established in 1956 as the first youth theatre in the world and over the past 57 years it has nurtured the talent of hundreds of thousands of young people. The National Youth Theatre inspires, trains, and showcases performers and theatre technicians aged 14-25 from Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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