As­pir­ing young ac­tors’ time to shine

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Retail Report -

Bud­ding ac­tors will have the chance to show their po­ten­tial when The Na­tional Youth Theatre of Great Bri­tain (NYT) heads to Can­ter­bury next month.

As part of a na­tion­wide search to find undis­cov­ered tal­ent, young­sters will have the chance to fol­low in the foot­steps of alumni Or­lando Bloom, Daniel Craig and He­len Mir­ren.

Au­di­tions, which cost £46, will take place at the Gul­benkian on Fe­bru­ary 16, 17, 23 and 24.

They con­sist of a three-hour group work­shop and an in­di­vid­ual per­for­mance of a pre­pared speech from a pub­lished play, which must be learned by heart.

Suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants aged 14 to 17 will gain a space on NYT’S Ju­nior Act­ing Course, while those aged 18 to 25 will join NYT’S three-week se­nior act­ing course or a four-week course.

The NYT does op­er­ate a bur­sary fund for those suf­fer­ing from fi­nan­cial hard­ship. Ap­pli­cants must ap­ply at least 48 hours be­fore the au­di­tion dates.

Au­di­tion places can be booked and pur­chased at www.nyt.org. uk.

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