Following a very competitive audition process, congratulations are due to Sam (C) who has been successful in gaining a place in the National Youth Music Theatre this year.

The application process included submission of a self-recorded video of a musical theatre song, followed by participation in a day-long audition workshop led by industry professionals in acting, singing and movement, from which successful participants were invited to attend a recall for final selection.

Over the Easter holidays, Sam took part in a week of rehearsals in preparation for NYMT’s When I Grow Up concert, a new showcase involving a large cast and orchestra performing semi-staged musical theatre extracts on the theme of growing up. Sam will be performing “All the Wasted Time” from the musical Parade at the Fuse Festival on 8th July and at Southwark Playhouse on 27th August.

At School, Sam has taken full advantage of opportunities to pursue his interests in singing and theatre. On the stage of the Stahl Theatre he has been in four productions, including the leads in My Fair Lady and The Seagull. In May, he will play Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In the Music department he is in the Chapel Choir and Schola Cantorum, and is the male vocalist for OSJO. Sam was the winner of the Hepburn Festival Diploma Singing class and was selected to perform Mozart’s aria, “Se vuol Ballare” at the Hepburn Festival Final Recital.

The National Youth Music Theatre offers exceptional opportunities in pre-professional, musical theatre training, enabling young people to develop both their creative and personal potential, leading Andrew Lloyd Webber to dub it “the best youth music theatre in the world”.