The National Youth Theatre (NYT) will host its annual REP West End season this year, welcoming schools to its extended programme of performances.
Frankenstein, Great Expectations and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are the three productions featured in this year’s season.
Themes of Science and Technology will be present in some of the performances, with school tickets starting at £15.
Free Q&As and educational resource packs can also be organised to inspire children against a backdrop of declining Drama in schools.
About the shows
Frankenstein is an artificial intelligence-inspired production of Mary Shelley’s original, Gothic story. It has been adapted by Carl Miller and directed by Emily Gray (Southwark Playhouse, 26th October - 30th November).
The classic Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations has been adapted by Neil Bartlett, artistic director of the lyric Hammersmith. The performance follows the story of Pip on his journey to becoming a gentleman (Southwark Playhouse, 18th October – 28th November).
Shakespeare’s comical love story, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is the third production featured in the NYT season, directed by Matt Harrison (The Fall, Snowbird). This is a modern twist on the story of order and disorder, reality and appearance and love and marriage (Criterion Theatre, 6th December – 17th January 2020).
The work of the NYT
The NYT is an arts charity which has been inspiring young people and audiences for more than 60 years.
The charity offers free and affordable opportunities both on-stage and backstage to young people aged 14-25.
More than 150,000 young people have been involved with the charity since 1956, performing to over two billion people and national and international events.
Paul Roseby, NYT artistic director, said: “We are proud to have extended and expanded our free alternative routes into the industry, the NYT REP Company and Playing Up, offering diverse young talent unique opportunities to learn in front of an audience on leading stages.”
For tickets and more information about these performances for schools, visit www.nyt.org.uk