Founded in 1976, the National Youth Music Theatre offers exceptional opportunities in pre-professional, musical theatre training for talented young people aged 11 to 23 years through skills workshops, master classes and residential courses led by industry professionals, through commissioning and presentation of exciting new work and, in collaboration with some of the UK’s leading creative minds, producing bold, new realisations of major works of the core repertoire.
These opportunities exist for stage performers, musicians, technicians and stage crew and, through our Creative Team Mentorship programme, for aspiring directors, musical directors, choreographers and designers.
The National Youth Music Theatre represents the very best in work with young people through musical theatre enabling thousands of youngsters across the UK to develop both their creative and personal potential, leading Andrew Lloyd Webber to dub it “the finest youth music theatre in the world”.
SUMMER COURSE at SEVENOAKS
OH, WHAT A LOVELY WAR!
Tuesday 5 to Sunday 10 August 2014
Sevenoaks School, Kent
Director: Andrew Pearson
Musical Director: Candida Caldicot
Choreographer: Matthew Hawksworth
This course is available to young people aged 11 to 23.
After the tremendous success of our 2013 course, we are delighted to return to Sevenoaks School for this six-day residential course. This year we commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of The Great War and our summer course will focus on Oh, What a Lovely War! Developed by Joan Littlewood and her ensemble at the Theatre Workshop, this powerful comment against war was first performed at Theatre Royal Stratford East in 1963 and was an immediate hit, transferring to the West End in June 1963 and opening on Broadway in 1964. It received four Tony Award nominations including Best Musical.
Participants will have the opportunity to perform extracts from Oh, What a Lovely War! at Sevenoaks School and, on Saturday 30 August, at a special charity race day in aid of NYMT at Sandown Racecourse.
The course will also include the following activities:
Sevenoaks has exceptional facilities for the performing arts and for a wide variety of leisure activities.
Course fee: £520