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YMT has just wrapped up it’s 2018 Summer season and that means that hundreds of young actors have finished the summer of a lifetime! Over the course of just a few months young performers from all over the country gathered to create critically acclaimed and unique pieces of theatre, varying from well known works like Shakespeare's “Winters Tale” to new and devised pieces such as  “Wild,” where students were involved  in creating original this original piece of theatre from start to finish. Take a look at what one actresses tweeted about her time working on the piece "Wild" this summer with YMT. 

"Just finished an amazing two week course at @ymtuk performing our devised piece of WILD #YMTWILD with an incredibly talented all womens cast and an amazing creative team. I have made some amazing friends and learnt loads of new skils it's heart breaking to realise it's over"                                                       


During their time with YMT students receive training from the industry's top professionals that allows them  learn and improve their performance technique. Additionally, students were  encouraged to branch out and cultivate a strong sense of creativity and community when working on the shows. Students often leave us with many new skills they can apply to their future professional careers and even more new friends that they’ll have for a lifetime. See what these students had to say about working with the actors and creative team on “Barrack Room Ballads” this past August.

@EmilyGraceActor tweeted "#barrackroomballads has been the expierence of a lifetime and I cannot thank the creative team and cast enough. I have developed not only with skill but as a person too and I cannot wait fort eh future.  You're all stars and I love you all millions. Thank you @ymtuk"

@maddieematthews also added "@tmtuk never fails to be an incredible expierence. learnt so much and have met and worked with the most wonderful talented people, beyond greatful x #YMTBarrackRoomBallads @NAM_London"



“Barrack Room Ballads”  was called “an impressive, quite original theatrical idea which sits conceptually, and very thoughtfully, somewhere between Cats and Oh” by the Musical Theatre Review.

Do you or someone you know what to get involved in a YMT production and spend your next summer with fellow theatre enthusiasts and professionals ? Reserve your spot now to come to one of our national auditions beginning in 2019 and earn your place in one of our many companies. Find your nearest audition venue HERE - BOOK TODAY!

Is performing not your thing? We're also looking for musicians and young people interested in technical & stage management - find more information on our Backstage Courses and Creative Trainee Schemes.





And that's a wrap for YMT's 2018 Summer Shows! Here's what you missed...


SEVEN full-scale shows within SEVEN weeks. Led by different industry-renowned creative teams. Taking place at multiple professional perfroming spaces and theatres across the UK. Performed by the young and outstanding talent of tomorrow. And over 5000 tickets sold! This is Youth Music Theatre UK's Summer Season 2018 wrapped up! 

This weekend saw the close of our final show of the summer, A Winter's Tale, at the Rose Theatre Kingston. In celebration and reflection of the wonderful season we've had, we've chosen some pictures and review highlights to share with you all! 

26 - 29 July, Lyric Theatre Belfast

Youth Music Theatre UK - Paperboy (2018)

'West End transfer shouldn’t be out of the question for Paperboy' (Irish News).

'There is a line a minute to bring a smile to your face' (Culture Hub).

'Charming and Imaginative' (The Stage).


Help! Get Me Out of This Musical
10 - 12 August, South Hill Park Arts Centre

Youth Music Theatre UK - Help! Get Me Out of This Musical (2018)

'[The cast of] HELP! Get Me Out of This Musical...Nicholson describes in his programme note as “disgustingly talented”. On the strength of this impressive performance, I am inclined to agree' (Musical Theatre Review).


Cautionary Tales
11 - 12 August, Barbican Theatre Plymouth

Youth Music Theatre UK - Cautionary Tales (2018)

No Man's Land (Dance Connection 4)
18 - 19 August, Halifax Square Chapel

Youth Music Theatre UK - No Man's Land (2018)

'The cast has to be absolutely committed to the drama to be convincing, and they are – in spades' (Musical Theatre Review). 


24 - 25 August, Barbican Theatre Plymouth

Youth Music Theatre UK - WILD (2018)

Barrack Room Ballads
24 - 26 August, The National Army Museum

Youth Music Theatre UK - Barrack Room Ballads (2018)

'It’s an impressive, quite original theatrical idea which sits conceptually, and very thoughtfully, somewhere between Cats and Oh, What a Lovely War! Well done, Youth Music Theatre UK' (Musical Theatre Review). 

A Winter's Tale
30 Aug - 2 Sep, Rose Theatre Kingston

Youth Music Theatre UK - A Winter's Tale (2018)