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Cillian Donaghy's Audition Tips


Cillian Donaghy, our brilliant Musical Director, whose credits include productions of The Mikado, Annie, Oliver!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, and who is on the panel for YMT's Auditions 2018, is sharing his audition tips:

For anyone taking part in the YMT National Audition Tour this year, the best piece of advice I could give is to have fun!

When you walk into an audition room just remember the audition panel want you to be the best you you can be and if you do your best, what more can you ask for?

Everyone, including professionals, gets nervous for auditions so don’t let that stop you from enjoying your experience.

When choosing something to present to the audition panel, make sure you pick something you love and are confident performing.

It is much better to pick something simple and execute it well, than something difficult that you will worry about on the day of your audition. 

So enjoy the experience and don’t forget to smile!

YMT National Auditions 2018 are taking place all across the country from 14 January to 18 February. BOOK NOW and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to train with leading theatre professionals.