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Stuart Harvey - Youth Music Theatre UK

Stuart Harvey's Auditions Tips


Here are some audition tips from Actor and Theatre Director, Stuart Harvey, who will be on the panel for YMT’s 2018 auditions. Check it out below!

Be ready - If you are asked to prepare something make sure that you know it inside out. The panel know things can go wrong due to nerves but they shouldn't go wrong due to lack of preparation.

Be yourself - It is what you are best at. Remember no one is trying to trick you or catch you out, the panel will want to see you at your best and most confident.

Be supportive of others - You are all in the same boat and this industry is all about a collaborative process. Of course it is competitive but the panel are looking for performers who can work together in an open and inclusive environment.

Be inspired - Come with an interest in the arts. It is always exciting for a panel to meet someone who has real passion and isn't frightened to show it

Be brave - Remember audition panels see hundreds if not thousands of young hopefuls and you want to be someone who we remember. So don't be frightened to think outside the box and take yourself out of your comfort zone.

Be heard - No one is going to think any less of you if you don't understand something- just ask politely and don't suffer in silence.

We wish you the best of luck and looking forward to see you at YMT’s Auditions!

Stuart’s credits include: Annie, Wizard of Oz, Hamlet, The Collector, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Art, West Side Story and Oliver, as well as radio projects for the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and BBC. He was Senior Youth Theatre Leader for Chichester Festival Theatre, Head of Acting at the Wilkes Academy and had the opportunity to write and deliver a brand new course. Many of his ex-students after prominent drama schools are performing in the West End, national tours, the RSC and the National Theatre.